SoInfo.3iv man page

SoInfo — node containing information text string

Inherits from

SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoInfo


#include <Inventor/nodes/SoInfo.h>

Fields from class SoInfo:

SoSFString string

Methods from class SoInfo:


static SoType getClassTypeId()

Methods from class SoNode:

void setOverride(SbBool state)

SbBool isOverride() const

SoNode * copy(SbBool copyConnections = FALSE) const

virtual SbBool affectsState() const

static SoNode * getByName(const SbName &name)

static int getByName(const SbName &name, SoNodeList &list)

Methods from class SoFieldContainer:

void setToDefaults()

SbBool hasDefaultValues() const

SbBool fieldsAreEqual(const SoFieldContainer *fc) const

void copyFieldValues(const SoFieldContainer *fc, SbBool copyConnections = FALSE)

SbBool set(const char *fieldDataString)

void get(SbString &fieldDataString)

virtual int getFields(SoFieldList &resultList) const

virtual SoField * getField(const SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool getFieldName(const SoField *field, SbName &fieldName) const

SbBool isNotifyEnabled() const

SbBool enableNotify(SbBool flag)

Methods from class SoBase:

void ref()

void unref() const

void unrefNoDelete() const

void touch()

virtual SoType getTypeId() const

SbBool isOfType(SoType type) const

virtual void setName(const SbName &name)

virtual SbName getName() const


This class defines a information node in the scene graph. This node has no effect during traversal. It is used to store information in the scene graph, typically for application-specific purposes, copyright messages, or other strings. This node differs from the SoLabel node in that it stores its information in an SbString instead of an SbName; the SbString is more efficient for storing long strings that don't have to be accessed very often. Use an SoLabel node for short strings that have to be accessed more often.


SoSFString string
Defines the info string value as an SbString.


Creates an info node with default settings.

static SoType getClassTypeId()
Returns type identifier for this class.

File Format/Defaults

Info {
string	"<Undefined info>"

See Also

SbString, SoLabel