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itk::EventObject Class Reference
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#include <itkEventObject.h>

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Detailed Description

Abstraction of the Events used to communicating among filters and with GUIs.

EventObject provides a standard coding for sending and receiving messages indicating things like the initiation of processes, end of processes, modification of filters.

EventObjects form a hierarchy similar to the itk::ExceptionObject allowing to factorize common events in a tree-like structure. Higher detail can be assigned by users by subclassing existing itk::EventObjects.

EventObjects are used by itk::Command and itk::Object for implementing the Observer/Subject design pattern. Observers register their interest in particular kinds of events produced by a specific itk::Object. This mechanism decouples classes among them.

As oppossed to itk::Exception, itk::EventObject does not represent error states, but simply flow of information allowing to trigger actions as a consecuence of changes occurring in state on some itk::Objects.

itk::EventObject carries information in its own type, it relies on the appropiate use of the RTTI (Run Time Type Information).

A set of standard EventObjects is defined near the end of itkIndent.h.

See also:


Definition at line 58 of file itkEventObject.h.
virtual void PrintHeader (std::ostream &os, Indent indent) const
virtual void PrintSelf (std::ostream &os, Indent indent) const
virtual void PrintTrailer (std::ostream &os, Indent indent) const

Public Member Functions

virtual bool CheckEvent (const EventObject *) const =0
 EventObject (const EventObject &)
 EventObject ()
virtual const char * GetEventName (void) const=0
virtual EventObjectMakeObject () const=0
virtual void Print (std::ostream &os) const
virtual ~EventObject ()

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

itk::EventObject::EventObject (  )  [inline]

Constructor and copy constructor. Note that these functions will be called when children are instantiated.

Definition at line 63 of file itkEventObject.h.

itk::EventObject::EventObject ( const EventObject  )  [inline]

Definition at line 65 of file itkEventObject.h.

virtual itk::EventObject::~EventObject (  )  [inline, virtual]

Virtual destructor needed

Definition at line 68 of file itkEventObject.h.

Member Function Documentation

virtual bool itk::EventObject::CheckEvent ( const EventObject  )  const [pure virtual]

Check if given event matches or derives from this event.

virtual const char* itk::EventObject::GetEventName ( void   )  const [pure virtual]

Return the StringName associated with the event.

Implemented in itk::TreeChangeEvent< TTreeType >, itk::TreeNodeChangeEvent< TTreeType >, itk::TreeAddEvent< TTreeType >, itk::TreeRemoveEvent< TTreeType >, and itk::TreePruneEvent< TTreeType >.

virtual EventObject* itk::EventObject::MakeObject (  )  const [pure virtual]

Create an Event of this type This method work as a Factory for creating events of each particular type.

Implemented in itk::TreeChangeEvent< TTreeType >, itk::TreeNodeChangeEvent< TTreeType >, itk::TreeAddEvent< TTreeType >, itk::TreeRemoveEvent< TTreeType >, and itk::TreePruneEvent< TTreeType >.

virtual void itk::EventObject::Print ( std::ostream &  os  )  const [virtual]

Print Event information. This method can be overridden by specific Event subtypes. The default is to print out the type of the event.

virtual void itk::EventObject::PrintHeader ( std::ostream &  os,
Indent  indent 
) const [protected, virtual]

virtual void itk::EventObject::PrintSelf ( std::ostream &  os,
Indent  indent 
) const [protected, virtual]

Methods invoked by Print() to print information about the object including superclasses. Typically not called by the user (use Print() instead) but used in the hierarchical print process to combine the output of several classes.

virtual void itk::EventObject::PrintTrailer ( std::ostream &  os,
Indent  indent 
) const [protected, virtual]

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