xpcom/proxy/public/nsIProxyObjectManager.idl
author Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin@smedbergs.us>
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:38:29 -0400
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ipc/glue imported verbatim from http://hg.mozilla.org/users/bturner_mozilla.com/libchromiumipc/

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#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface nsIEventTarget;

/**
 * An interface for the proxy object manager.
 *
 * See http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xpcom/Proxies.html
 */
[scriptable, uuid(ee8ce1e3-0319-4bd9-8f70-7258b21c7733)]
interface nsIProxyObjectManager : nsISupports 
{
    /**
     * Construct a proxy object that invokes methods on the real object
     * synchronously (i.e., the calling thread is blocked until the real method
     * call returns).  This flag causes methods invoked on the proxy object to
     * emmulate a real method call.
     *
     * For C++ callers, NS_PROXY_SYNC is a synonym for this flag.
     */
    const long INVOKE_SYNC = 0x0001; 

    /**
     * Construct a proxy object that invokes methods on the real object
     * asynchronously (i.e., the calling thread does not wait for the real
     * method call to occur).
     * 
     * WARNING: do not pass pointers into the stack when using this flag.
     *
     * For C++ callers, NS_PROXY_ASYNC is a synonym for this flag.
     */
    const long INVOKE_ASYNC = 0x0002; 

    /**
     * Always create the proxy object even if for same thread as current thread.
     *
     * For C++ callers, NS_PROXY_ALWAYS is a synonym for this flag.
     */
    const long FORCE_PROXY_CREATION = 0x0004;

    /**
     * Create a proxy for the given object.  The proxy implements the specified
     * interface, but when its methods are invoked, it causes the corresponding
     * method on the actual object to be called via the designated event
     * target.  Typically, the event target identifies a thread where the
     * method call should occur.
     *
     * @param target
     *   If target is null, then the current thread is used as the target.
     *   Otherwise, target identifies the nsIEventTarget from which proxy
     *   method calls should be executed.
     * @param iid
     *   Identifies the interface being proxied.  The given object must QI to
     *   this type.
     * @param object
     *   The object being proxied.
     * @param proxyType
     *   Specifies the type of proxy to construct.  Either INVOKE_SYNC or
     *   INVOKE_ASYNC must be specified.  FORCE_PROXY_CREATION may be bit-wise
     *   OR'd with either of those flags.
     * @param result
     *   This param holds the resulting proxy object upon successful return.
     */
    void getProxyForObject(in nsIEventTarget target, 
                           in nsIIDRef iid, 
                           in nsISupports object, 
                           in PRInt32 proxyType,
                           [iid_is(iid),retval] out nsQIResult result);
};


%{C++
/**
 * convenience macros
 */
#define NS_PROXY_SYNC    nsIProxyObjectManager::INVOKE_SYNC
#define NS_PROXY_ASYNC   nsIProxyObjectManager::INVOKE_ASYNC
#define NS_PROXY_ALWAYS  nsIProxyObjectManager::FORCE_PROXY_CREATION

/**
 * Pass this value as the target to {NS_}GetProxyForObject to specify the current
 * thread as the target for the proxy object.
 */
#define NS_PROXY_TO_CURRENT_THREAD  ((nsIEventTarget *) 0)

/**
 * Pass this value as the target to NS_GetProxyForObject to specify the main
 * thread as the target for the proxy object.
 */
#define NS_PROXY_TO_MAIN_THREAD  ((nsIEventTarget *) 1)

#ifdef MOZILLA_INTERNAL_API
/**
 * Helper function for code that already has a link-time dependency on the
 * internal API (MOZILLA_INTERNAL_API) and needs to get proxies in a bunch of
 * different places.  This way, the caller isn't forced to get the proxy object
 * manager themselves every single time, thus making the calling code more
 * readable.  The parameters are the same as for GetProxyForObject.
 */
extern NS_COM nsresult
NS_GetProxyForObject(nsIEventTarget *target, REFNSIID iid, nsISupports* object,
                     PRInt32 proxyType, void** result);
#endif
%}