SoSField.3iv man page

SoSField — abstract base class for all single-value fields

Inherits from

SoField > SoSField


#include <Inventor/fields/SoField.h>

Methods from class SoSField:

static SoType getClassTypeId()

Methods from class SoField:

void setIgnored(SbBool ignore)

SbBool isIgnored() const

SbBool isDefault() const

virtual SoType getTypeId() const

virtual SbBool isOfType(SoType type) const

SbBool set(const char *valueString)

void get(SbString &valueString)

int operator ==(const SoField &f) const

int operator !=(const SoField &f) const

void touch()

SbBool connectFrom(SoField *fromField)

SbBool connectFrom(SoEngineOutput *fromEngine)

void disconnect()

SbBool isConnected() const

SbBool isConnectedFromField() const

SbBool getConnectedField(SoField *&writingField) const

SbBool isConnectedFromEngine() const

SbBool getConnectedEngine(SoEngineOutput *&engineOutput) const

void enableConnection(SbBool flag)

SbBool isConnectionEnabled() const

int getForwardConnections(SoFieldList &list) const

SoFieldContainer * getContainer() const


Each class derived from SoSField begins with an SoSF prefix and contains one value of a particular type. Each has setValue() and getValue() methods that are used to change or access this value. In addition, some field classes have extra convenience routines that allow values to be set or retrieved in other related formats (see below).

In addition to setValue(), all single-value fields overload the "=" assignment operator to set the field value from the correct datatype or from another field instance of the same type.

The value of a single-value field is written to file in a format dependent on the field type; see the subclass man pages for details.

A field that is ignored has a tilde (~) either in place of the value (if the actual value is the default) or after it (otherwise).


static SoType getClassTypeId()
Return the type identifier for this field class.

See Also

SoField, SoMField