SoFieldConverter.3coin3 - Man Page

The SoFieldConverter class is the abstract base class for field converters.

Synopsis

#include <Inventor/engines/SoFieldConverter.h>

Inherits SoEngine.

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId (void) const
virtual const SoFieldData * getFieldData (void) const
virtual const SoEngineOutputData * getOutputData (void) const
virtual SoField * getInput (SoType type)=0
virtual SoEngineOutput * getOutput (SoType type)=0
virtual SoField * getConnectedInput (void)
int getForwardConnections (SoFieldList &l) const

Public Member Functions inherited from SoEngine
void evaluateWrapper (void)
virtual int getOutputs (SoEngineOutputList &l) const
SoEngineOutput * getOutput (const SbName &outputname) const
SbBool getOutputName (const SoEngineOutput *output, SbName &outputname) const
virtual const SoEngineOutputData * getOutputData (void) const =0
SbBool isNotifying (void) const
virtual void notify (SoNotList *nl)
SoEngine * copy (void) const
virtual SoFieldContainer * copyThroughConnection (void) const
SbBool shouldCopy (void) const
virtual void writeInstance (SoOutput *out)

Public Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
void setToDefaults (void)
SbBool hasDefaultValues (void) const
SbBool fieldsAreEqual (const SoFieldContainer *container) const
void copyFieldValues (const SoFieldContainer *container, SbBool copyconnections=FALSE)
SbBool set (const char *const fielddata)
void get (SbString &fielddata)
virtual int getFields (SoFieldList &l) const
virtual int getAllFields (SoFieldList &l) const
virtual SoField * getField (const SbName &name) const
virtual SoField * getEventIn (const SbName &name) const
virtual SoField * getEventOut (const SbName &name) const
SbBool getFieldName (const SoField *const field, SbName &name) const
SbBool enableNotify (const SbBool flag)
SbBool isNotifyEnabled (void) const
SbBool set (const char *fielddata, SoInput *input)
void get (SbString &fielddata, SoOutput *out)
virtual void notify (SoNotList *l)
virtual SbBool validateNewFieldValue (SoField *field, void *newval)
virtual void addWriteReference (SoOutput *out, SbBool isfromfield=FALSE)
virtual void writeInstance (SoOutput *out)
SbBool getIsBuiltIn (void) const
virtual const SoFieldData * getFieldData (void) const
virtual void copyContents (const SoFieldContainer *from, SbBool copyconnections)
virtual SoFieldContainer * copyThroughConnection (void) const
virtual void getFieldsMemorySize (size_t &managed, size_t &unmanaged) const
void setUserData (void *userdata) const
void * getUserData (void) const

Public Member Functions inherited from SoBase
void ref (void) const
void unref (void) const
void unrefNoDelete (void) const
int32_t getRefCount (void) const
void touch (void)
virtual SoType getTypeId (void) const =0
SbBool isOfType (SoType type) const
virtual SbName getName (void) const
virtual void setName (const SbName &newname)
virtual void startNotify (void)
virtual void notify (SoNotList *l)
void addAuditor (void *const auditor, const SoNotRec::Type type)
void removeAuditor (void *const auditor, const SoNotRec::Type type)
const SoAuditorList & getAuditors (void) const
virtual void addWriteReference (SoOutput *out, SbBool isfromfield=FALSE)
SbBool shouldWrite (void)
void assertAlive (void) const

Static Public Member Functions

static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static void initClass (void)
static void initClasses (void)

Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoEngine
static void initClass (void)
static void initClasses (void)
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static SoEngine * getByName (const SbName &name)
static int getByName (const SbName &name, SoEngineList &el)

Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
static void initClass (void)
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static void cleanupClass (void)
static void initCopyDict (void)
static void addCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig, const SoFieldContainer *copy)
static SoFieldContainer * checkCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig)
static SoFieldContainer * findCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig, const SbBool copyconnections)
static void copyDone (void)

Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoBase
static void initClass (void)
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
static void addName (SoBase *const base, const char *const name)
static void removeName (SoBase *const base, const char *const name)
static void incrementCurrentWriteCounter (void)
static void decrementCurrentWriteCounter (void)
static SoBase * getNamedBase (const SbName &name, SoType type)
static int getNamedBases (const SbName &name, SoBaseList &baselist, SoType type)
static SbBool read (SoInput *input, SoBase *&base, SoType expectedtype)
static void setInstancePrefix (const SbString &c)
static void setTraceRefs (SbBool trace)
static SbBool getTraceRefs (void)
static SbBool connectRoute (SoInput *input, const SbName &fromnodename, const SbName &fromfieldname, const SbName &tonodename, const SbName &tofieldname)
static SbBool readRoute (SoInput *input)

Protected Member Functions

SoFieldConverter (void)
virtual ~SoFieldConverter (void)

Protected Member Functions inherited from SoEngine
SoEngine (void)
virtual ~SoEngine (void)
virtual void evaluate (void)=0
virtual SbBool readInstance (SoInput *in, unsigned short flags)
virtual void inputChanged (SoField *which)
void writeOutputTypes (SoOutput *out)

Protected Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
SoFieldContainer (void)
virtual ~SoFieldContainer ()
virtual SbBool readInstance (SoInput *in, unsigned short flags)

Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
SoBase (void)
virtual ~SoBase ()
virtual void destroy (void)
SbBool hasMultipleWriteRefs (void) const
SbBool writeHeader (SoOutput *out, SbBool isgroup, SbBool isengine) const
void writeFooter (SoOutput *out) const
virtual const char * getFileFormatName (void) const
virtual SbBool readInstance (SoInput *input, unsigned short flags)=0

Static Protected Member Functions

static const SoFieldData ** getInputDataPtr (void)
static const SoEngineOutputData ** getOutputDataPtr (void)

Static Protected Member Functions inherited from SoEngine
static const SoFieldData ** getInputDataPtr (void)
static const SoEngineOutputData ** getOutputDataPtr (void)

Static Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
static uint32_t getCurrentWriteCounter (void)
static void staticDataLock (void)
static void staticDataUnlock (void)

Additional Inherited Members

Protected Types inherited from SoBase

enum BaseFlags { IS_ENGINE = 0x01, IS_GROUP = 0x02 }

Protected Attributes inherited from SoFieldContainer
SbBool isBuiltIn

Detailed Description

The SoFieldConverter class is the abstract base class for field converters.

When fields of different types are attempted connected, the Coin library tries to find a field converter class which can be inserted between them, acting as a filter converting values from the master field to values matching the type of the slave field.

If a value type conversion is possible (like between an SoSFFloat field and an SoSFInt32 field, for instance, where we could do a simple typecast for converting the value of one to the other), an SoFieldConverter derived object is inserted.

This class is the abstract base superclass which all such field converters needs to inherit.

Coin comes with one built-in field converter class which takes care of all possible field-to-field conversions we know about. This means applications programmers should seldom need to care about this class, it will probably only be useful if you expand the Coin library with your own field type classes. (Doing so is considered advanced use of the library.)

See also

SoDB::addConverter()

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

SoFieldConverter::SoFieldConverter (void) [protected]

Default constructor.

SoFieldConverter::~SoFieldConverter (void) [protected], [virtual]

Default destructor.

Member Function Documentation

SoType SoFieldConverter::getTypeId (void) const [virtual]

Returns the type identification of an object derived from a class inheriting SoBase. This is used for run-time type checking and 'downward' casting.

Usage example:

void foo(SoNode * node)
{
  if (node->getTypeId() == SoFile::getClassTypeId()) {
    SoFile * filenode = (SoFile *)node;  // safe downward cast, knows the type
  }
}

For application programmers wanting to extend the library with new nodes, engines, nodekits, draggers or others: this method needs to be overridden in all subclasses. This is typically done as part of setting up the full type system for extension classes, which is usually accomplished by using the pre-defined macros available through for instance Inventor/nodes/SoSubNode.h (SO_NODE_INIT_CLASS and SO_NODE_CONSTRUCTOR for node classes), Inventor/engines/SoSubEngine.h (for engine classes) and so on.

For more information on writing Coin extensions, see the class documentation of the toplevel superclasses for the various class groups.

Implements SoBase.

const SoFieldData * SoFieldConverter::getFieldData (void) const [virtual]

Returns a pointer to the class-wide field data storage object for this instance. If no fields are present, returns NULL.

Reimplemented from SoFieldContainer.

const SoEngineOutputData * SoFieldConverter::getOutputData (void) const [virtual]

This API member is considered internal to the library, as it is not likely to be of interest to the application programmer.

Implements SoEngine.

SoField * SoFieldConverter::getInput (SoType type) [pure virtual]

Returns input field for the converter engine. Must be overridden in non-abstract converter engine classes.

SoEngineOutput * SoFieldConverter::getOutput (SoType type) [pure virtual]

Returns output for the converter engine. Must be overridden in non-abstract converter engine classes.

SoField * SoFieldConverter::getConnectedInput (void) [virtual]

This method is obsoleted in Coin. It should probably have been private in OIV.

int SoFieldConverter::getForwardConnections (SoFieldList & l) const

Returns fields which are connected as slaves of the engine output.

Author

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Referenced By

The man page SoFieldConverter.3coin2(3) is an alias of SoFieldConverter.3coin3(3).

Wed Jan 18 2023 Version 3.1.3 Coin