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/* LV2 UI Extension
 * Copyright (C) 2006-2008 Lars Luthman <lars.luthman@gmail.com>
 * Copyright (C) 2009-2010 David Robillard <d@drobilla.net>
 *
 * Based on lv2.h, which was
 * Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Richard W.E. Furse, Paul Barton-Davis,
 *                         Stefan Westerfeld
 * Copyright (C) 2006 Steve Harris, David Robillard.
 *
 * This header is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 * under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published
 * by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License,
 * or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This header is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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 * Lesser General Public License for more details.
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 */

/** @file
 * C header for the LV2 UI extension <http://lv2plug.in/ns/extensions/ui>.
 */

#ifndef LV2_UI_H
#define LV2_UI_H

#include "lv2.h"

#define LV2_UI_URI "http://lv2plug.in/ns/extensions/ui"


#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
#endif


/** A pointer to some widget or other type of UI handle.
    The actual type is defined by the type URI of the UI.
    All the functionality provided by this extension is toolkit
    independent, the host only needs to pass the necessary callbacks and
    display the widget, if possible. Plugins may have several UIs, in various
    toolkits. */
00050 typedef void* LV2UI_Widget;


/** A pointer to a particular instance of a UI.
    It is valid to compare this to NULL (0 for C++) but otherwise the
    host MUST not attempt to interpret it. The UI plugin may use it to
    reference internal instance data. */
00057 typedef void* LV2UI_Handle;


/** A pointer to a particular plugin controller, provided by the host.
    It is valid to compare this to NULL (0 for C++) but otherwise the
    UI plugin MUST not attempt to interpret it. The host may use it to
    reference internal instance data. */
00064 typedef void* LV2UI_Controller;


/** The type of the host-provided function that the UI can use to
    send data to a plugin's input ports. The @c buffer parameter must point
    to a block of data, @c buffer_size bytes large. The contents of this buffer
    and what the host should do with it depends on the value of the @c format
    parameter.

    The @c format parameter should either be 0 or a numeric ID for a "Transfer
    mechanism". Transfer mechanisms are Features and may be defined in
    meta-extensions. They specify how to translate the data buffers passed
    to this function to input data for the plugin ports. If a UI wishes to
    write data to an input port, it must list a transfer mechanism Feature
    for that port's class as an optional or required feature (depending on
    whether the UI will work without being able to write to that port or not).
    The only exception is when the UI wants to write single float values to
    input ports of the class lv2:ControlPort, in which case @c buffer_size
    should always be 4, the buffer should always contain a single IEEE-754
    float, and @c format should be 0.

    The numeric IDs for the transfer mechanisms are provided by a
    URI-to-integer mapping function provided by the host, using the URI Map
    feature <http://lv2plug.in/ns/ext/uri-map> with the map URI
    "http://lv2plug.in/ns/extensions/ui". Thus a UI that requires transfer
    mechanism features also requires the URI Map feature, but this is
    implicit - the UI does not have to list the URI map feature as a required
    or optional feature in it's RDF data.

    An UI MUST NOT pass a @c format parameter value (except 0) that has not
    been returned by the host-provided URI mapping function for a
    host-supported transfer mechanism feature URI.

    The UI MUST NOT try to write to a port for which there is no specified
    transfer mechanism, or to an output port. The UI is responsible for
    allocating the buffer and deallocating it after the call.
*/
00101 typedef void (*LV2UI_Write_Function)(LV2UI_Controller controller,
                                     uint32_t         port_index,
                                     uint32_t         buffer_size,
                                     uint32_t         format,
                                     const void*      buffer);


/** This struct contains the implementation of a UI. A pointer to an
    object of this type is returned by the lv2ui_descriptor() function.
*/
00111 typedef struct _LV2UI_Descriptor {

  /** The URI for this UI (not for the plugin it controls). */
00114   const char* URI;

  /** Create a new UI object and return a handle to it. This function works
      similarly to the instantiate() member in LV2_Descriptor.

      @param descriptor The descriptor for the UI that you want to instantiate.
      @param plugin_uri The URI of the plugin that this UI will control.
      @param bundle_path The path to the bundle containing the RDF data file
                         that references this shared object file, including the
                         trailing '/'.
      @param write_function A function provided by the host that the UI can
                            use to send data to the plugin's input ports.
      @param controller A handle for the plugin instance that should be passed
                        as the first parameter of @c write_function.
      @param widget A pointer to an LV2UI_Widget. The UI will write a
                    widget pointer to this location (what type of widget
                    depends on the RDF class of the UI) that will be the
                    main UI widget.
      @param features An array of LV2_Feature pointers. The host must pass
                      all feature URIs that it and the UI supports and any
                      additional data, just like in the LV2 plugin
                      instantiate() function. Note that UI features and plugin
                      features are NOT necessarily the same, they just share
                      the same data structure - this will probably not be the
                      same array as the one the plugin host passes to a
                      plugin.
  */
00141   LV2UI_Handle (*instantiate)(const struct _LV2UI_Descriptor* descriptor,
                              const char*                     plugin_uri,
                              const char*                     bundle_path,
                              LV2UI_Write_Function            write_function,
                              LV2UI_Controller                controller,
                              LV2UI_Widget*                   widget,
                              const LV2_Feature* const*       features);


  /** Destroy the UI object and the associated widget. The host must not try
      to access the widget after calling this function.
   */
00153   void (*cleanup)(LV2UI_Handle ui);

  /** Tell the UI that something interesting has happened at a plugin port.
      What is interesting and how it is written to the buffer passed to this
      function is defined by the @c format parameter, which has the same
      meaning as in LV2UI_Write_Function. The only exception is ports of the
      class lv2:ControlPort, for which this function should be called
      when the port value changes (it does not have to be called for every
      single change if the host's UI thread has problems keeping up with the
      thread the plugin is running in), @c buffer_size should be 4, the buffer
      should contain a single IEEE-754 float, and @c format should be 0.

      By default, the host should only call this function for input ports of
      the lv2:ControlPort class. However, the default setting can be modified
      by using the following URIs in the UI's RDF data:
      <pre>
      uiext:portNotification
      uiext:noPortNotification
      uiext:plugin
      uiext:portIndex
      </pre>
      For example, if you want the UI with uri
      <code><http://my.pluginui></code> for the plugin with URI
      <code><http://my.plugin></code> to get notified when the value of the
      output control port with index 4 changes, you would use the following
      in the RDF for your UI:
      <pre>
      <http://my.pluginui> uiext:portNotification [ uiext:plugin <http://my.plugin> ;
                                                    uiext:portIndex 4 ] .
      </pre>
      and similarly with <code>uiext:noPortNotification</code> if you wanted
      to prevent notifications for a port for which it would be on by default
      otherwise. The UI is not allowed to request notifications for ports of
      types for which no transfer mechanism is specified, if it does it should
      be considered broken and the host should not load it.

      The @c buffer is only valid during the time of this function call, so if
      the UI wants to keep it for later use it has to copy the contents to an
      internal buffer.

      This member may be set to NULL if the UI is not interested in any
      port events.
  */
00196   void (*port_event)(LV2UI_Handle ui,
                     uint32_t     port_index,
                     uint32_t     buffer_size,
                     uint32_t     format,
                     const void*  buffer);

  /** Returns a data structure associated with an extension URI, for example
      a struct containing additional function pointers. Avoid returning
      function pointers directly since standard C/C++ has no valid way of
      casting a void* to a function pointer. This member may be set to NULL
      if the UI is not interested in supporting any extensions. This is similar
      to the extension_data() member in LV2_Descriptor.
  */
00209   const void* (*extension_data)(const char* uri);

} LV2UI_Descriptor;



/** A plugin UI programmer must include a function called "lv2ui_descriptor"
    with the following function prototype within the shared object
    file. This function will have C-style linkage (if you are using
    C++ this is taken care of by the 'extern "C"' clause at the top of
    the file). This function will be accessed by the UI host using the
    @c dlsym() function and called to get a LV2UI_UIDescriptor for the
    wanted plugin.

    Just like lv2_descriptor(), this function takes an index parameter. The
    index should only be used for enumeration and not as any sort of ID number -
    the host should just iterate from 0 and upwards until the function returns
    NULL or a descriptor with an URI matching the one the host is looking for.
*/
const LV2UI_Descriptor* lv2ui_descriptor(uint32_t index);


/** This is the type of the lv2ui_descriptor() function. */
00232 typedef const LV2UI_Descriptor* (*LV2UI_DescriptorFunction)(uint32_t index);



#ifdef __cplusplus
}
#endif


#endif

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