Grabba Driver for Android
Unified driver for Grabba devices on the Android operating system
ConnectionListener Class Reference

Description

Base class for receiving events when a Grabba device is connected or disconnected.

The following events are supported by this class:

  • connectEvent - driver established a connection to a Grabba device
  • disconnectEvent - driver terminated or lost its connection to a Grabba device

Each event may invoke callbacks in two ways:

  • Subclassing - the relevant event methods (e.g. connectEvent) are called directly
    • This approach is recommended wherever feasible, due to its simplicity.
    • To use it, create an object of a suitable subclass, which overrides the desired event method(s).
  • Delegation - event methods trigger method calls for a delegate object
    • This approach is only recommended when the callback handler must inherit from a different base class
    • To use it, create an object of this class, create an object of a class which implements ConnectionInterface, then call setDelegate() to provide the necessary linkage.
Note
Delegation will be disabled for an event if that event's method is subclassed, unless the subclass calls the superclass' equivalent method from within its override thereof.

By default, each listener object will receive event notifications from the driver for its entire lifetime; the enable() and disable() methods may be used if control is required over whether notifications are received.

The default behaviour for each event, if not overridden, on an enabled listener object is as follows:

  • If setDelegate() has not been called, then take no action
  • If the last call to setDelegate() accepted a null reference, then take no action
  • If the last call to setDelegate() accepted a non-null object reference, then delegate to that object

Overrides need not call the superclass' equivalent method unless it is necessary to preserve the delegation (i.e. to support both subclassing and delegation from a single object).

Thread safety: This class is intended to be thread-safe; any classes deriving from it should ensure that the relevant methods are callable from any thread.

See also
CoreAPI for related API functions
Inheritance diagram for ConnectionListener:
Listener< ConnectionInterface > ConnectionInterface

Public Member Functions

 ConnectionListener ()
 Default constructor - builds a listener object then enables receipt of events from the driver.
 
 ConnectionListener (boolean startEnabled)
 Constructor - builds a listener object then optionally enables receipt of events from the driver. More...
 
void connectEvent ()
 Callback which is invoked when a Grabba device is connected. More...
 
final void disable ()
 Disable receipt of events from the driver by this object. More...
 
void disconnectEvent ()
 Callback which is invoked when a Grabba device is disconnected. More...
 
final void enable ()
 Enable receipt of events from the driver by this object. More...
 
final void setDelegate (Delegate newDelegate)
 Set the delegate which will receive event callbacks if default listener behaviour is not overridden. More...
 

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ ConnectionListener()

ConnectionListener ( boolean  startEnabled)

Constructor - builds a listener object then optionally enables receipt of events from the driver.

Parameters
startEnabledIf set, the listener object is enabled immediately (equivalent of default constructor), otherwise it is disabled until the first call to enable()

Member Function Documentation

◆ connectEvent()

void connectEvent ( )

Callback which is invoked when a Grabba device is connected.

This method will be triggered by the driver when it establishes a connection to a Grabba device, providing the listener object is enabled.

Override this method to receive callbacks when the object is enabled (at construction or via enable()) and the event is triggered.

Note
Overrides of this method are required to be thread-safe; no guarantees are made about which thread(s) they will be called from.

Implements ConnectionInterface.

◆ disable()

final void disable ( )
inherited

Disable receipt of events from the driver by this object.

This has no effect if the object was already disabled.

◆ disconnectEvent()

void disconnectEvent ( )

Callback which is invoked when a Grabba device is disconnected.

This method will be triggered by the driver when it loses an established connection to a Grabba device, regardless of the reasons, providing the listener object is enabled.

Override this method to receive callbacks when the object is enabled (at construction or via enable()) and the event is triggered.

Note
Overrides of this method are required to be thread-safe; no guarantees are made about which thread(s) they will be called from.

Implements ConnectionInterface.

◆ enable()

final void enable ( )
inherited

Enable receipt of events from the driver by this object.

This has no effect if the object was already enabled.

◆ setDelegate()

final void setDelegate ( Delegate  newDelegate)
inherited

Set the delegate which will receive event callbacks if default listener behaviour is not overridden.

Delegation may alternatively be disabled by providing a null reference here.

Parameters
newDelegateIf null, disables delegation; if non-null, enables delegation and sets the delegate to the supplied object.