modules/plugin/base/public/nsIPlugin.idl
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/**
 * nsIPlugin
 *
 * @status DEPRECATED
 *
 * Originally published XPCOM Plugin API is now deprecated
 * Developers are welcome to use NPAPI, please refer to:
 * http://mozilla.org/projects/plugins/
 */

#include "nsIFactory.idl"
#include "nspluginroot.idl"

%{C++
#include "nsplugindefs.h"
%}

%{C++
// {ffc63200-cf09-11d2-a5a0-bc8f7ad21dfc}
#define NS_PLUGIN_CID \
{ 0xffc63200, 0xcf09, 0x11d2, { 0xa5, 0xa0, 0xbc, 0x8f, 0x7a, 0xd2, 0x1d, 0xfc } }

// Prefix for ContractID of all plugins
#define NS_INLINE_PLUGIN_CONTRACTID_PREFIX "@mozilla.org/inline-plugin/"
%}

/**
 * The nsIPlugin interface is the minimum interface plugin developers need to 
 * support in order to implement a plugin. The plugin manager may QueryInterface 
 * for more specific plugin types, e.g. nsILiveConnectPlugin.
 *
 * The old NPP_New plugin operation is now subsumed by two operations:
 *
 * CreateInstance -- called once, after the plugin instance is created. This 
 * method is used to initialize the new plugin instance (although the actual
 * plugin instance object will be created by the plugin manager).
 *
 * nsIPluginInstance::Start -- called when the plugin instance is to be
 * started. This happens in two circumstances: (1) after the plugin instance
 * is first initialized, and (2) after a plugin instance is returned to
 * (e.g. by going back in the window history) after previously being stopped
 * by the Stop method. 
 */
[uuid(df773070-0199-11d2-815b-006008119d7a)]
interface nsIPlugin : nsIFactory
{
    /**
     * Creates a new plugin instance, based on a MIME type. This
     * allows different impelementations to be created depending on
     * the specified MIME type.
     */
    void createPluginInstance(in nsISupports aOuter, 
                            in nsIIDRef aIID,
                            in string aPluginMIMEType,
                            [retval, iid_is(aIID)] out nsQIResult aResult);

    /**
     * Initializes the plugin and will be called before any new instances are
   * created. It is passed browserInterfaces on which QueryInterface
   * may be used to obtain an nsIPluginManager, and other interfaces.
   *
   * @param browserInterfaces - an object that allows access to other browser
   * interfaces via QueryInterface
   * @result - NS_OK if this operation was successful
     */
    void initialize();

    /**
     * Called when the browser is done with the plugin factory, or when
     * the plugin is disabled by the user.
     *
     * (Corresponds to NPP_Shutdown.)
   *
   * @result - NS_OK if this operation was successful
     */
    void shutdown();

    /**
     * Returns the MIME description for the plugin. The MIME description 
     * is a colon-separated string containg the plugin MIME type, plugin
     * data file extension, and plugin name, e.g.:
     *
     * "application/x-simple-plugin:smp:Simple LiveConnect Sample Plug-in"
     *
     * (Corresponds to NPP_GetMIMEDescription.)
     *
   * @param aMIMEDescription - the resulting MIME description 
   * @result                 - NS_OK if this operation was successful
     */
  //readonly attribute string MIMEDescription;
  void getMIMEDescription(out constCharPtr aMIMEDescription);

    /**
   * Returns the value of a variable associated with the plugin.
     *
   * (Corresponds to NPP_GetValue.)
     *
   * @param aVariable - the plugin variable to get
   * @param aValue    - the address of where to store the resulting value
   * @result          - NS_OK if this operation was successful
     */
   void getValue(in nsPluginVariable aVariable, in voidPtr aValue);
};