SoLocateHighlight.3iv man page

SoLocateHighlight — special separator that performs locate highlighting

Inherits from

SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoGroup > SoSeparator > SoLocateHighlight


#include <Inventor/nodes/SoLocateHighlight.h>

enum Modes {

SoLocateHighlight::AUTO highlight when mouse is over (default)

SoLocateHighlight::ON always highlight

SoLocateHighlight::OFF never highlight

enum Styles {

SoLocateHighlight::EMISSIVE changes emissive color only (default)

SoLocateHighlight::EMISSIVE_DIFFUSE changes emissive and diffuse colors

Fields from class SoLocateHighlight:

SoSFColor color

SoSFEnum style

SoSFEnum mode

Fields from class SoSeparator:

SoSFEnum renderCaching

SoSFEnum boundingBoxCaching

SoSFEnum renderCulling

SoSFEnum pickCulling

Methods from class SoLocateHighlight:


static SoType getClassTypeId()

Methods from class SoSeparator:

static void setNumRenderCaches(int howMany)

static int getNumRenderCaches()

Methods from class SoGroup:

void addChild(SoNode *child)

void insertChild(SoNode *child, int newChildIndex)

SoNode * getChild(int index) const

int findChild(const SoNode *child) const

int getNumChildren() const

void removeChild(int index)

void removeChild(SoNode *child)

void removeAllChildren()

void replaceChild(int index, SoNode *newChild)

void replaceChild(SoNode *oldChild, SoNode *newChild)

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 is a subclass of SoSeparator that redraws itself in a different color when the cursor is over the contents of the separator.

The redraw happens for that separator only and not the entire window (redraw along the handle event pick path) and in the front buffer, to efficiently track the mouse motion. The highlighted redraw overrides the emissive and/or diffuse color of the subgraph based on the field values in this node.

NOTE: when using SoLightModel::BASE_COLOR (to turn lighting off) only the diffuse color will be used to render objects, so EMISSIVE_DIFFUSE must be used for this node to have any effect.


SoSFColor color
highlighting color - default [.3, .3, .3]

SoSFEnum style
highlighting draw style - default EMISSIVE

SoSFEnum mode
Whether to highlight or not - default AUTO


Creates a LocateHighlight node with default settings.

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

Action Behavior

Checks to see if the cursor moves onto or off of the contents of the separator, and redraws appropriately (if mode is AUTO), otherwise traverses as a normal separator.

Redraws either highlighted (if cursor is over the contents of the separator when mode == AUTO or always if mode == ON), otherwise traverses as a normal separator.

File Format/Defaults

LocateHighlight {
renderCaching	AUTO
boundingBoxCaching	AUTO
renderCulling	AUTO
pickCulling	AUTO
mode	AUTO
color	0.3 0.3 0.3

See Also

SoSeparator, SoSelection, SoMaterial