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SoFieldConverter Class Referenceabstract

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

#include <Inventor/engines/SoFieldConverter.h>

Inheritance diagram for SoFieldConverter:
SoEngine SoFieldContainer SoBase

Public Member Functions

virtual SoType getTypeId (void) const
 Returns the type identification of an object derived from a class inheriting SoBase. This is used for runtime type checking and "downward" casting. More...
 
virtual const SoFieldDatagetFieldData (void) const
 
virtual const SoEngineOutputDatagetOutputData (void) const
 
virtual SoFieldgetInput (SoType type)=0
 
virtual SoEngineOutputgetOutput (SoType type)=0
 
virtual SoFieldgetConnectedInput (void)
 
int getForwardConnections (SoFieldList &l) const
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from SoEngine
void evaluateWrapper (void)
 
virtual int getOutputs (SoEngineOutputList &l) const
 
SoEngineOutputgetOutput (const SbName &outputname) const
 
SbBool getOutputName (const SoEngineOutput *output, SbName &outputname) const
 
SbBool isNotifying (void) const
 
virtual void notify (SoNotList *nl)
 
SoEnginecopy (void) const
 
virtual SoFieldContainercopyThroughConnection (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 SoFieldgetField (const SbName &name) const
 
virtual SoFieldgetEventIn (const SbName &name) const
 
virtual SoFieldgetEventOut (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 SbBool validateNewFieldValue (SoField *field, void *newval)
 
virtual void addWriteReference (SoOutput *out, SbBool isfromfield=FALSE)
 
SbBool getIsBuiltIn (void) const
 
virtual void copyContents (const SoFieldContainer *from, SbBool copyconnections)
 
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)
 
SbBool isOfType (SoType type) const
 Returns TRUE if the type of this object is either of the same type or inherited from type. More...
 
virtual SbName getName (void) const
 
virtual void setName (const SbName &newname)
 
virtual void startNotify (void)
 
void addAuditor (void *const auditor, const SoNotRec::Type type)
 
void removeAuditor (void *const auditor, const SoNotRec::Type type)
 
const SoAuditorListgetAuditors (void) const
 
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 SoEnginegetByName (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 SoFieldContainercheckCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig)
 
static SoFieldContainerfindCopy (const SoFieldContainer *orig, const SbBool copyconnections)
 
static void copyDone (void)
 
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoBase
static void initClass (void)
 Sets up initialization for data common to all instances of this class, like submitting necessary information to the Coin type system.
 
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
 This static method returns the SoType object associated with objects of this class.
 
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 SoBasegetNamedBase (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 ()
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
 SoBase (void)
 
virtual ~SoBase ()
 
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 SoNotRec createNotRec (void)
 

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::SoFieldConverter ( void  )
protected

Default constructor.

◆ ~SoFieldConverter()

SoFieldConverter::~SoFieldConverter ( void  )
protectedvirtual

Default destructor.

Member Function Documentation

◆ getTypeId()

SoType SoFieldConverter::getTypeId ( void  ) const
virtual

Returns the type identification of an object derived from a class inheriting SoBase. This is used for runtime 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 predefined 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 top level superclasses for the various class groups.

Implements SoBase.

◆ getFieldData()

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.

◆ getOutputData()

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.

◆ getInput()

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

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

◆ getOutput()

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

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

◆ getConnectedInput()

SoField * SoFieldConverter::getConnectedInput ( void  )
virtual

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

◆ getForwardConnections()

int SoFieldConverter::getForwardConnections ( SoFieldList l) const

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


The documentation for this class was generated from the following files: