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SoSensor - The SoSensor class is the abstract base class for all sensors. Sensors is a mechanism in Coin for scheduling jobs to be run upon specific events. The events in question could be particular points in time, or changes to entities in the scene graph.
#include <Inventor/sensors/SoSensor.h> Inherited by SoDelayQueueSensor, and SoTimerQueueSensor. Public Member Functions SoSensor (void) SoSensor (SoSensorCB *func, void *data) virtual ~SoSensor (void) void setFunction (SoSensorCB *callbackfunction) SoSensorCBPtr getFunction (void) const void setData (void *callbackdata) void * getData (void) const virtual void schedule (void)=0 virtual void unschedule (void)=0 virtual SbBool isScheduled (void) const =0 virtual void trigger (void) virtual SbBool isBefore (const SoSensor *s) const =0 void setNextInQueue (SoSensor *next) SoSensor * getNextInQueue (void) const Static Public Member Functions static void initClass (void) Protected Attributes SoSensorCB * func void * funcData
The SoSensor class is the abstract base class for all sensors. Sensors is a mechanism in Coin for scheduling jobs to be run upon specific events. The events in question could be particular points in time, or changes to entities in the scene graph. See documentation of subclasses for insight into exactly for what types of events we can trigger sensor callbacks. For most tasks where application programmers can use sensors, it is also possible to achieve the same results by using engines. There are a few important differences between sensors and engines, though: Engines are considered part of the scene graph, and is written to file upon SoWriteAction export operations. Sensors, on the other hand, are not included in export operations. Engines basically connects fields (and comes with a lot of builtin functionality for combining and converting inputs and outputs), you just decide which engine you want, connect inputs and output and forgets about it. Sensors are a lot more flexible in what you can do when they trigger, as control is transfered internally from Coin to your registered callback functions. See Also: SoSensorManager, SoEngine
Constructor & Destructor Documentation
SoSensor::SoSensor (void) Constructor. SoSensor::SoSensor (SoSensorCB *funcptr, void *data) Constructor taking as parameters the sensor callback function func and the user data pointer which will be passed the callback. See Also: setFunction(), setData() SoSensor::~SoSensor (void) [virtual] Destructor.
Member Function Documentation
void SoSensor::setFunction (SoSensorCB *callbackfunction) Set the callback function pointer which will be used when the sensor is triggered. See Also: getFunction(), setData() SoSensorCB * SoSensor::getFunction (void) const Returns the callback function pointer. See Also: setFunction() void SoSensor::setData (void *callbackdata) Set the user-supplied data pointer which will be used as the first argument to the sensor callback function. See Also: getData(), setFunction() void * SoSensor::getData (void) const Returns the user-supplied callback function data pointer. See Also: setData() void SoSensor::schedule (void) [pure virtual] Put the sensor in a queue to be triggered at a later time. See Also: unschedule(), isScheduled() Implemented in SoDelayQueueSensor, SoTimerSensor, SoAlarmSensor, and SoTimerQueueSensor. void SoSensor::unschedule (void) [pure virtual] Remove sensor from queue. The sensor will not be triggered unless it is later rescheduled. See Also: schedule(), isScheduled() Implemented in SoDelayQueueSensor, SoTimerSensor, and SoTimerQueueSensor. SbBool SoSensor::isScheduled (void) const [pure virtual] Check if this sensor is scheduled for triggering. See Also: schedule(), unschedule() Implemented in SoDelayQueueSensor, and SoTimerQueueSensor. void SoSensor::trigger (void) [virtual] Trigger the sensor's callback function. Reimplemented in SoDataSensor, SoDelayQueueSensor, SoTimerQueueSensor, and SoFieldSensor. SbBool SoSensor::isBefore (const SoSensor *s) const [pure virtual] Returns TRUE if this sensor should precede sensor s in its sensor queue. void SoSensor::setNextInQueue (SoSensor *next) This API member is considered internal to the library, as it is not likely to be of interest to the application programmer. Open Inventor function not implemented in Coin. SoSensor * SoSensor::getNextInQueue (void) const This API member is considered internal to the library, as it is not likely to be of interest to the application programmer. Open Inventor function not implemented in Coin. void SoSensor::initClass (void) [static] Sets up initialization for static data for the sensors. Called by SoDB::init().
Member Data Documentation
SoSensorCB * SoSensor::func [protected] Function to be called when a sensor triggers. void * SoSensor::funcData [protected] Data passed to the callback function.
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