library: libCore
#include "TPluginManager.h"


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class TPluginManager: public TObject

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voidTObject::AbstractMethod(const char* method) const
voidAddHandler(const char* base, const char* regexp, const char* className, const char* pluginName, const char* ctor = "0")
virtual voidTObject::AppendPad(Option_t* option = "")
virtual voidTObject::Browse(TBrowser* b)
static TClass*Class()
virtual const char*TObject::ClassName() const
virtual voidTObject::Clear(Option_t* = "")
virtual TObject*TObject::Clone(const char* newname = "") const
virtual Int_tTObject::Compare(const TObject* obj) const
virtual voidTObject::Copy(TObject& object) const
virtual voidTObject::Delete(Option_t* option = "")
virtual Int_tTObject::DistancetoPrimitive(Int_t px, Int_t py)
virtual voidTObject::Draw(Option_t* option = "")
virtual voidTObject::DrawClass() const
virtual TObject*TObject::DrawClone(Option_t* option = "") const
virtual voidTObject::Dump() const
virtual voidTObject::Error(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual voidTObject::Execute(const char* method, const char* params, Int_t* error = 0)
virtual voidTObject::Execute(TMethod* method, TObjArray* params, Int_t* error = 0)
virtual voidTObject::ExecuteEvent(Int_t event, Int_t px, Int_t py)
virtual voidTObject::Fatal(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
TPluginHandler*FindHandler(const char* base, const char* uri = "0")
virtual TObject*TObject::FindObject(const char* name) const
virtual TObject*TObject::FindObject(const TObject* obj) const
virtual Option_t*TObject::GetDrawOption() const
static Long_tTObject::GetDtorOnly()
virtual const char*TObject::GetIconName() const
virtual const char*TObject::GetName() const
virtual char*TObject::GetObjectInfo(Int_t px, Int_t py) const
static Bool_tTObject::GetObjectStat()
virtual Option_t*TObject::GetOption() const
virtual const char*TObject::GetTitle() const
virtual UInt_tTObject::GetUniqueID() const
virtual Bool_tTObject::HandleTimer(TTimer* timer)
virtual ULong_tTObject::Hash() const
virtual voidTObject::Info(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::InheritsFrom(const char* classname) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::InheritsFrom(const TClass* cl) const
virtual voidTObject::Inspect() const
voidTObject::InvertBit(UInt_t f)
virtual TClass*IsA() const
virtual Bool_tTObject::IsEqual(const TObject* obj) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::IsFolder() const
Bool_tTObject::IsOnHeap() const
virtual Bool_tTObject::IsSortable() const
Bool_tTObject::IsZombie() const
voidLoadHandlersFromEnv(TEnv* env)
virtual voidTObject::ls(Option_t* option = "") const
voidTObject::MayNotUse(const char* method) const
virtual Bool_tTObject::Notify()
static voidTObject::operator delete(void* ptr)
static voidTObject::operator delete(void* ptr, void* vp)
static voidTObject::operator delete[](void* ptr)
static voidTObject::operator delete[](void* ptr, void* vp)
void*TObject::operator new(size_t sz)
void*TObject::operator new(size_t sz, void* vp)
void*TObject::operator new[](size_t sz)
void*TObject::operator new[](size_t sz, void* vp)
virtual voidTObject::Paint(Option_t* option = "")
virtual voidTObject::Pop()
virtual voidPrint(Option_t* opt = "") const
virtual Int_tTObject::Read(const char* name)
virtual voidTObject::RecursiveRemove(TObject* obj)
voidRemoveHandler(const char* base, const char* regexp = "0")
voidTObject::ResetBit(UInt_t f)
virtual voidTObject::SaveAs(const char* filename = "", Option_t* option = "") const
virtual voidTObject::SavePrimitive(ostream& out, Option_t* option = "")
voidTObject::SetBit(UInt_t f)
voidTObject::SetBit(UInt_t f, Bool_t set)
virtual voidTObject::SetDrawOption(Option_t* option = "")
static voidTObject::SetDtorOnly(void* obj)
static voidTObject::SetObjectStat(Bool_t stat)
virtual voidTObject::SetUniqueID(UInt_t uid)
virtual voidShowMembers(TMemberInspector& insp, char* parent)
virtual voidStreamer(TBuffer& b)
voidStreamerNVirtual(TBuffer& b)
virtual voidTObject::SysError(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
Bool_tTObject::TestBit(UInt_t f) const
Int_tTObject::TestBits(UInt_t f) const
virtual voidTObject::UseCurrentStyle()
virtual voidTObject::Warning(const char* method, const char* msgfmt) const
virtual Int_tTObject::Write(const char* name = "0", Int_t option = 0, Int_t bufsize = 0)
virtual Int_tTObject::Write(const char* name = "0", Int_t option = 0, Int_t bufsize = 0) const
virtual voidTObject::DoError(int level, const char* location, const char* fmt, va_list va) const
TPluginManager(const TPluginManager& pm)
TPluginManager&operator=(const TPluginManager& pm)

Data Members

enum TObject::EStatusBits { kCanDelete
enum TObject::[unnamed] { kIsOnHeap
TList*fHandlerslist of plugin handlers

Class Description

 This class implements a plugin library manager. It keeps track of    
 a list of plugin handlers. A plugin handler knows which plugin       
 library to load to get a specific class that is used to extend the   
 functionality of a specific base class and how to create an object   
 of this class. For example, to extend the base class TFile to be     
 able to read RFIO files one needs to load the plugin library  which defines the TRFIOFile class. This loading should    
 be triggered when a given URI contains a regular expression defined  
 by the handler. Handlers can be defined for example as resources     
 in the .rootrc file, e.g.:                                           
   Plugin.TFile:       ^rfio:   TRFIOFile    RFIO   "<constructor>"   
   Plugin.TSQLServer:  ^mysql:  TMySQLServer MySQL  "<constructor>"   
   +Plugin.TSQLServer: ^pgsql:  TPgSQLServer PgSQL  "<constructor>"   
   Plugin.TVirtualFitter: *     TFitter      Minuit "TFitter(Int_t)"  
 Where the + in front of Plugin.TSQLServer says that it extends the   
 existing definition of TSQLServer, usefull when there is more than   
 one plugin that can extend the same base class. The "<constructor>"  
 should be the constructor or a static method that generates an       
 instance of the specified class. Global methods should start with    
 "::" in their name, like "::CreateFitter()".                         
 Instead of being a shared library a plugin can also be a CINT        
 script, so instead of one can have Dialog.C.            
 The * is a placeholder in case there is no need for a URI to         
 differentiate between different plugins for the same base class.     
 For the default plugins see $ROOTSYS/etc/system.rootrc.              
 Plugin handlers can also be registered at run time, e.g.:            
   gROOT->GetPluginManager()->AddHandler("TSQLServer", "^sapdb:",     
                                         "TSapDBServer", "SapDB",     
             "TSapDBServer(const char*,const char*, const char*)");   
 A list of currently defined handlers can be printed using:           
   gROOT->GetPluginManager()->Print(); // use option="a" to see ctors 
 The use of the plugin library manager removes all textual references 
 to hard-coded class and library names and the resulting dependencies 
 in the base classes. The plugin manager is used to extend a.o.       
 TFile, TSQLServer, TGrid, etc. functionality.                        

 Clean up the plugin manager.
void LoadHandlersFromEnv(TEnv *env)
 Load plugin handlers specified in config file, like:
    Plugin.TFile:       ^rfio:    TRFIOFile      RFIO  "TRFIOFile(...)"
    Plugin.TSQLServer:  ^mysql:   TMySQLServer   MySQL "TMySQLServer(...)"
    +Plugin.TSQLServer: ^pgsql:   TPgSQLServer   PgSQL "TPgSQLServer(...)"
 The + allows the extension of an already defined resource (see TEnv).
void AddHandler(const char *base, const char *regexp, const char *className, const char *pluginName, const char *ctor)
 Add plugin handler to the list of handlers. If there is already a
 handler defined for the same base and regexp it will be replaced.
void RemoveHandler(const char *base, const char *regexp)
 Remove handler for the specified base class and the specified
 regexp. If regexp=0 remove all handlers for the specified base.
TPluginHandler * FindHandler(const char *base, const char *uri)
 Returns the handler if there exists a handler for the specified URI.
 The uri can be 0 in which case the first matching plugin handler
 will be returned. Returns 0 in case handler is not found.
void Print(Option_t *opt)
 Print list of registered plugin handlers. If option is "a" print
 also the ctor's that will be used.
TPluginHandler& operator=(const TPluginHandler&)
TPluginManager(const TPluginManager& pm)
{ }

Author: Fons Rademakers 26/1/2002
Last update: root/base:$Name: $:$Id: TPluginManager.cxx,v 1.32 2006/12/06 10:21:03 rdm Exp $
Copyright (C) 1995-2002, Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers. *

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