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gdcmSubject.h

/*=========================================================================

  Program: GDCM (Grassroots DICOM). A DICOM library
  Module:  $URL$

  Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Mathieu Malaterre
  All rights reserved.
  See Copyright.txt or http://gdcm.sourceforge.net/Copyright.html for details.

     This software is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even
     the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
     PURPOSE.  See the above copyright notice for more information.

=========================================================================*/
#ifndef __gdcmSubject_h
#define __gdcmSubject_h

#include "gdcmObject.h"

namespace gdcm
{
class Event;
class Command;
class SubjectInternals;
/**
 * \brief Subject
 */
00028 class GDCM_EXPORT Subject : public Object
{
public:
  Subject();
  ~Subject();

  /** Allow people to add/remove/invoke observers (callbacks) to any GDCM
   * object. This is an implementation of the subject/observer design
   * pattern. An observer is added by specifying an event to respond to
   * and an gdcm::Command to execute. It returns an unsigned long tag
   * which can be used later to remove the event or retrieve the
   * command.  The memory for the Command becomes the responsibility of
   * this object, so don't pass the same instance of a command to two
   * different objects  */
  unsigned long AddObserver(const Event & event, Command *);
  unsigned long AddObserver(const Event & event, Command *) const;
 
  /** Get the command associated with the given tag.  NOTE: This returns
   * a pointer to a Command, but it is safe to asign this to a
   * Command::Pointer.  Since Command inherits from LightObject, at this
   * point in the code, only a pointer or a reference to the Command can
   * be used.   */
  Command* GetCommand(unsigned long tag);

  /** Call Execute on all the Commands observing this event id. */
  void InvokeEvent( const Event & );

  /** Call Execute on all the Commands observing this event id.
   * The actions triggered by this call doesn't modify this object. */
  void InvokeEvent( const Event & ) const;

  /** Remove the observer with this tag value. */
  void RemoveObserver(unsigned long tag);

  /** Remove all observers . */
  void RemoveAllObservers();

  /** Return true if an observer is registered for this event. */
  bool HasObserver( const Event & event ) const;

protected:

private:
  SubjectInternals *Internals;
private:
};

} // end namespace gdcm

#endif //__gdcmSubject_h


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