OpenNI 1.5.4: Events and Handlers


Events and Handlers

Common Parameters for Events: Registration Methods and Handlers

Registering to Events

[in]pCookieA pointer to application-specific data, that will be retured to the application when the callback is called.
[out]hCallbackA callback handle to be used for unregistering this callback.

The pCookie parameter can point to any information ("cookie"). The application will receive that information through the event handler when the event is raised.

One possible use for this ability is that this allows the application to register to the same event from different points in the program, where each requires different things to happen when the callback is invoked; so additional information is passed here through this parameter. For example, the application could call a 'Register Callback' method to register the same callback more than once and each time pass a different value for pCookie.

When registration is successful, a callback handle is returned in the hCallback parameter. This is the identification ID of the event registration and is a confirmation that the registration succeeded.

For each separate call to registration callbacks, the application gets a different handle.

You use this callback handle to unregister from the event when you don't want your callback called anymore.

In the 'Register Callback' method the hCallback handle is an output parameter, whereas in the 'Unregister Callback' method the hCallback handle is an input parameter.

Unregistering from Events

Parameters to Unregister method

[in]hCallbackHandle received from registration.

Configuration Change Events

Most of the configuration options in OpenNI have events related to them which are raised whenever this configuration has changed. For example, setting the mirror state of a generator (by calling xn::MirrorCapability::SetMirror()) will cause the 'Mirror Changed' event to be raised.

Note that the configuration change does not neccessarily takes place as a result of your application. Some node implementations support multiple processes simultanously, and a configuration change in one application may sometime result in a configuration change in another - see Sharing Devices Between Applications and Locking Nodes.

Some common uses of the configuration change events are: #- Several components in an application that can change configuration, and all needs to be synchronized. #- Handling configuration changes resulting from a change made by another application. #- Cache management of certain configuration in the application.

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