SoWWWAnchor.3iv man page

SoWWWAnchor — separator group node with a URL hyperlink

Inherits from

SoBase > SoFieldContainer > SoNode > SoGroup > SoSeparator > SoLocateHighlight > SoWWWAnchor


#include <Inventor/nodes/SoWWWAnchor.h>

typedef void SoWWWAnchorCB(const SbString &url, void *userData, SoWWWAnchor *node)

enum Mapping {

SoWWWAnchor::NONE Do not add information to the URL

SoWWWAnchor::POINT Add object-space coordinates to URL

Fields from class SoWWWAnchor:

SoSFString name

SoSFString description

SoSFEnum map

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 SoWWWAnchor:


static SoType getClassTypeId()

void setFullURLName(const SbString &url)

const SbString & getFullURLName()

static void setFetchURLCallBack(SoWWWAnchorCB *f, void *userData)

static void setHighlightURLCallBack(SoWWWAnchorCB *f, void *userData)

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 node defines a separator group which has a URL (Universal Resource Locator) hyperlink. When clicked on, this node invokes an application callback to fetch the URL. The application may fetch the data itself, or call a World Wide Web browser like the HTML based Netscape Navigator or the VRML based WebSpace Navigator to load the URL.


SoSFString name
URL which the application will be called back to fetch when this node is activated by a left mouse click (e.g. "http://www.sgi.com/Technology/Inventor").

SoSFString description
A description of the URL which may make more sense to users than the URL itself (e.g. "The Open Inventor Home Page").

SoSFEnum map
Specifies what additional information should be added to the end of the URL when passed back to the application for fetching. If set to POINT, then the x,y,z location of the object space intersection point when the mouse was clicked will be suffixed to the URL. Since the comma character does not transmit through some web browsers, it is written in hex form (e.g. if the intersection point is 17,4.5,1 the URL passed to the application callback would be "http://www.sgi.com/Technology/Inventor?…").


Creates an anchor node with default settings.

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

void setFullURLName(const SbString &url)

const SbString & getFullURLName()
If the name field contains a relative URL (e.g. "foo.wrl" instead of "http://bogus.com/foo.wrl"), the anchor cannot resolve the URL reference. This method allows the application to tell the anchor what it's full URL should be. getFullURLName() returns the fullURL set here, or if not set, returns the contents of the name field.

static void setFetchURLCallBack(SoWWWAnchorCB *f, void *userData)
Application callbacks invoked when the mouse is clicked on an anchor so that the application can fetch the URL or call Netscape or WebSpace to fetch the URL.

static void setHighlightURLCallBack(SoWWWAnchorCB *f, void *userData)
Application callbacks invoked when the mouse is moved over an anchor so that the app can provide feedback such as changing the cursor, or displaying the anchor description and name.

Action Behavior

When the left mouse is clicked over a child of this anchor node, the application is called back to fetch the URL (see setFetchURLCallBack()).

File Format/Defaults

WWWAnchor {
renderCaching	AUTO
boundingBoxCaching	AUTO
renderCulling	AUTO
pickCulling	AUTO
mode	AUTO
color	0.3 0.3 0.3
name	"<Undefined URL>"
description	""
map	NONE

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