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SoSwitch Class Reference

The SoSwitch class is a group node which selects one child subgraph for traversal. More...

#include <Inventor/nodes/SoSwitch.h>

Inheritance diagram for SoSwitch:
SoGroup SoNode SoFieldContainer SoBase SoBlinker

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...
 
 SoSwitch (void)
 
 SoSwitch (int numchildren)
 
virtual SbBool affectsState (void) const
 
virtual void doAction (SoAction *action)
 
virtual void callback (SoCallbackAction *action)
 
virtual void GLRender (SoGLRenderAction *action)
 
virtual void pick (SoPickAction *action)
 
virtual void getBoundingBox (SoGetBoundingBoxAction *action)
 
virtual void handleEvent (SoHandleEventAction *action)
 
virtual void getMatrix (SoGetMatrixAction *action)
 
virtual void search (SoSearchAction *action)
 
virtual void write (SoWriteAction *action)
 
virtual void getPrimitiveCount (SoGetPrimitiveCountAction *action)
 
virtual void audioRender (SoAudioRenderAction *action)
 
virtual void notify (SoNotList *nl)
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from SoGroup
 SoGroup (void)
 
 SoGroup (int nchildren)
 
virtual void addChild (SoNode *node)
 
virtual void insertChild (SoNode *child, int newchildindex)
 
virtual SoNodegetChild (int index) const
 
virtual int findChild (const SoNode *node) const
 
virtual int getNumChildren (void) const
 
virtual void removeChild (int childindex)
 
virtual void removeChild (SoNode *child)
 
virtual void removeAllChildren (void)
 
virtual void replaceChild (int index, SoNode *newchild)
 
virtual void replaceChild (SoNode *oldchild, SoNode *newchild)
 
virtual SoChildListgetChildren (void) const
 
virtual void addWriteReference (SoOutput *out, SbBool isfromfield=FALSE)
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from SoNode
void setOverride (const SbBool state)
 
SbBool isOverride (void) const
 
void setNodeType (const NodeType type)
 
NodeType getNodeType (void) const
 
virtual SoNodecopy (SbBool copyconnections=FALSE) const
 
virtual void GLRenderBelowPath (SoGLRenderAction *action)
 
virtual void GLRenderInPath (SoGLRenderAction *action)
 
virtual void GLRenderOffPath (SoGLRenderAction *action)
 
virtual void rayPick (SoRayPickAction *action)
 
virtual void grabEventsSetup (void)
 
virtual void grabEventsCleanup (void)
 
virtual void startNotify (void)
 
SbUniqueId getNodeId (void) const
 
virtual void writeInstance (SoOutput *out)
 
virtual SoNodeaddToCopyDict (void) const
 
virtual SoFieldContainercopyThroughConnection (void) const
 
- 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)
 
SbBool getIsBuiltIn (void) const
 
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)
 
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 Public Member Functions inherited from SoGroup
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
 
static void initClass (void)
 
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from SoNode
static uint32_t getCompatibilityTypes (const SoType &nodetype)
 
static SoType getClassTypeId (void)
 
static SoNodegetByName (const SbName &name)
 
static int getByName (const SbName &name, SoNodeList &l)
 
static void initClass (void)
 
static void initClasses (void)
 
static SbUniqueId getNextNodeId (void)
 
static int getActionMethodIndex (const SoType type)
 
static void getBoundingBoxS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void GLRenderS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void callbackS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void getMatrixS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void handleEventS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void pickS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void rayPickS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void searchS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void writeS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void audioRenderS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
static void getPrimitiveCountS (SoAction *action, SoNode *node)
 
- 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)
 

Public Attributes

SoSFInt32 whichChild
 

Protected Member Functions

virtual const SoFieldDatagetFieldData (void) const
 
virtual ~SoSwitch ()
 
void traverseChildren (SoAction *action)
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoGroup
virtual ~SoGroup ()
 
virtual SbBool readInstance (SoInput *in, unsigned short flags)
 
virtual SbBool readChildren (SoInput *in)
 
virtual void copyContents (const SoFieldContainer *from, SbBool copyconnections)
 
virtual SoNotRec createNotRec (void)
 
void setOperation (const SoNotRec::OperationType opType=SoNotRec::UNSPECIFIED, const SoNode *cc=NULL, const SoNode *pc=NULL, const int ci=-1)
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoNode
 SoNode (void)
 
virtual ~SoNode ()
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoFieldContainer
 SoFieldContainer (void)
 
virtual ~SoFieldContainer ()
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
 SoBase (void)
 
virtual ~SoBase ()
 
virtual void destroy (void)
 
SbBool hasMultipleWriteRefs (void) const
 
SbBool writeHeader (SoOutput *out, SbBool isgroup, SbBool isengine) const
 
void writeFooter (SoOutput *out) const
 
virtual const char * getFileFormatName (void) const
 

Static Protected Member Functions

static const SoFieldData ** getFieldDataPtr (void)
 
- Static Protected Member Functions inherited from SoGroup
static const SoFieldData ** getFieldDataPtr (void)
 
- Static Protected Member Functions inherited from SoNode
static const SoFieldData ** getFieldDataPtr (void)
 
static void setNextActionMethodIndex (int index)
 
static int getNextActionMethodIndex (void)
 
static void incNextActionMethodIndex (void)
 
static void setCompatibilityTypes (const SoType &nodetype, const uint32_t bitmask)
 
- Static Protected Member Functions inherited from SoBase
static uint32_t getCurrentWriteCounter (void)
 
static void staticDataLock (void)
 
static void staticDataUnlock (void)
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Public Types inherited from SoNode
enum  NodeType {
  INVENTOR = 0x0000, VRML1 = 0x0001, VRML2 = 0x0002, INVENTOR_1 = 0x0004,
  INVENTOR_2_0 = 0x0008, INVENTOR_2_1 = 0x0010, INVENTOR_2_5 = 0x0020, INVENTOR_2_6 = 0x0040,
  COIN_1_0 = 0x0080, COIN_2_0 = 0x0100, EXTENSION = 0x0200, COIN_2_2 = 0x0400,
  COIN_2_3 = 0x0800, COIN_2_4 = 0x1000, INVENTOR_5_0 = 0x2000, COIN_2_5 = 0x4000,
  COIN_3_0 = 0x8000, INVENTOR_6_0 = 0x10000, COIN_4_0 = 0x20000
}
 
- Protected Types inherited from SoBase
enum  BaseFlags { IS_ENGINE = 0x01, IS_GROUP = 0x02 }
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from SoGroup
SoChildListchildren
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from SoNode
SbUniqueId uniqueId
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from SoFieldContainer
SbBool isBuiltIn
 
- Static Protected Attributes inherited from SoNode
static SbUniqueId nextUniqueId = 1
 
static int nextActionMethodIndex = 0
 

Detailed Description

The SoSwitch class is a group node which selects one child subgraph for traversal.

Which child to traverse is controlled by the application programmer by using the SoSwitch::whichChild field. In addition to picking out a single child for traversal, it is also possible to flip all children on or off for traversal.

This node is very useful for conditionally turning on or off parts of the scene graph based on the current application processing mode, visualizing mode, or whatever else the application can do.

FILE FORMAT/DEFAULTS:

Switch {
}

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ SoSwitch() [1/2]

SoSwitch::SoSwitch ( void  )

Default constructor.

◆ SoSwitch() [2/2]

SoSwitch::SoSwitch ( int  numchildren)

Constructor.

The argument should be the approximate number of children which is expected to be inserted below this node. The number need not be exact, as it is only used as a hint for better memory resource allocation.

◆ ~SoSwitch()

SoSwitch::~SoSwitch ( )
protectedvirtual

Destructor.

Member Function Documentation

◆ getTypeId()

SoType SoSwitch::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.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

Reimplemented in SoBlinker.

◆ getFieldData()

const SoFieldData * SoSwitch::getFieldData ( void  ) const
protectedvirtual

Returns a pointer to the class-wide field data storage object for this instance. If no fields are present, returns NULL.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

Reimplemented in SoBlinker.

◆ affectsState()

SbBool SoSwitch::affectsState ( void  ) const
virtual

Returns TRUE if the node could have any effect on the state during traversal.

If it returns FALSE, no data in the traversal state will change from the pre-traversal state to the post-traversal state. The SoSeparator node will for instance return FALSE, as it pushes and pops the state before and after traversal of its children. All SoShape nodes will also return FALSE, as just pushing out geometry data to the rendering engine won't affect the actual rendering state.

The default method returns TRUE, on a "better safe than sorry" philosophy.

Reimplemented from SoNode.

◆ doAction()

void SoSwitch::doAction ( SoAction action)
virtual

This function performs the typical operation of a node for any action.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ callback()

void SoSwitch::callback ( SoCallbackAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoCallbackAction.

Simply updates the state according to how the node behaves for the render action, so the application programmer can use the SoCallbackAction for extracting information about the scene graph.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ GLRender()

void SoSwitch::GLRender ( SoGLRenderAction action)
virtual

Action method for the SoGLRenderAction.

This is called during rendering traversals. Nodes influencing the rendering state in any way or want to throw geometry primitives at OpenGL override this method.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ pick()

void SoSwitch::pick ( SoPickAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoPickAction.

Does common processing for SoPickAction action instances.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ getBoundingBox()

void SoSwitch::getBoundingBox ( SoGetBoundingBoxAction action)
virtual

Action method for the SoGetBoundingBoxAction.

Calculates bounding box and center coordinates for node and modifies the values of the action to encompass the bounding box for this node and to shift the center point for the scene more towards the one for this node.

Nodes influencing how geometry nodes calculate their bounding box also override this method to change the relevant state variables.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

Reimplemented in SoBlinker.

◆ handleEvent()

void SoSwitch::handleEvent ( SoHandleEventAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoHandleEventAction.

Inspects the event data from action, and processes it if it is something which this node should react to.

Nodes influencing relevant state variables for how event handling is done also override this method.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ getMatrix()

void SoSwitch::getMatrix ( SoGetMatrixAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoGetMatrixAction.

Updates action by accumulating with the transformation matrix of this node (if any).

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ search()

void SoSwitch::search ( SoSearchAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoSearchAction.

Compares the search criteria from the action to see if this node is a match. Searching is done by matching up all criteria set up in the SoSearchAction – if any of the requested criteria is a miss, the search is not deemed successful for the node.

See also
SoSearchAction

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ write()

void SoSwitch::write ( SoWriteAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoWriteAction.

Writes out a node object, and any connected nodes, engines etc, if necessary.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

Reimplemented in SoBlinker.

◆ getPrimitiveCount()

void SoSwitch::getPrimitiveCount ( SoGetPrimitiveCountAction action)
virtual

Action method for the SoGetPrimitiveCountAction.

Calculates the number of triangle, line segment and point primitives for the node and adds these to the counters of the action.

Nodes influencing how geometry nodes calculate their primitive count also override this method to change the relevant state variables.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ audioRender()

void SoSwitch::audioRender ( SoAudioRenderAction action)
virtual

Action method for SoAudioRenderAction.

Does common processing for SoAudioRenderAction action instances.

Reimplemented from SoGroup.

◆ notify()

void SoSwitch::notify ( SoNotList l)
virtual

Notifies all auditors for this instance when changes are made.

Reimplemented from SoNode.

Reimplemented in SoBlinker.

◆ traverseChildren()

void SoSwitch::traverseChildren ( SoAction action)
protected

This function was part of the original SGI Inventor API, but it is not supported in Coin, as it looks like it should probably have been private in Inventor.

Member Data Documentation

◆ whichChild

SoSFInt32 SoSwitch::whichChild

Selects which child to traverse during rendering (and some other) actions.

The value should be either SO_SWITCH_NONE (for traversing no children, like it was an empty SoGroup node), SO_SWITCH_ALL (for traversing like if we were an SoGroup node), SO_SWITCH_INHERIT (for traversing the same child as the last SoSwitch node), or an index value for a child.

When using SO_SWITCH_INHERIT, it is important to understand how the SoSwitch-node is affected by other SoSwitch-nodes. If you have several switches in the scene graph, the last switch with its whichChild field set to anything but SO_SWITCH_INHERIT will be used. The switch does not only inherit from its parent switch node, but also from its siblings, located anywhere before it in the scene graph. An example will help clarify this:

#Inventor V2.1 ascii
Separator {
Switch {
Group {
Switch {
BaseColor { rgb 1 0 0 } # red
BaseColor { rgb 1 1 0 } # yellow
}
Switch {
whichChild -2 # SO_SWITCH_INHERIT
BaseColor { rgb 0 1 0 } # green
BaseColor { rgb 0 0 1 } # blue
}
Cube { }
}
}
}

This results in a blue cube on the screen. The reason being that the value of the previous whichChild field was inherited by the final switch, making it select child 1 - the blue BaseColor.

When constructing ASCII Inventor files, the integer values for the keywords must be used instead of their names. They are -1 for SO_SWITCH_NONE, -2 for SO_SWITCH_INHERIT, and -3 for SO_SWITCH_ALL.

Default value for the field is SO_SWITCH_NONE.


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