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1 /***************************************************************************
2 * *
3 * Copyright (C) 2007 Christian Schoenebeck *
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20
21 #ifndef LS_INSTRUMENT_EDITOR_H
22 #define LS_INSTRUMENT_EDITOR_H
23
24 #include "../common/global.h"
25 #include "../common/Thread.h"
26
27 #include <set>
28
29 namespace LinuxSampler {
30
31 // just symbol prototyping
32 class InstrumentEditorListener;
33
34 /** @brief Instrument Editor Interface (external plugin)
35 *
36 * LinuxSampler allows to spawn arbitrary instrument editor applications
37 * within the sampler's own process. That way instrument editors are
38 * able to modify already loaded instruments live or on-the-fly, that is
39 * without having to load it again neither on sampler nor on editor side,
40 * which is essential for editing large instruments.
41 *
42 * Instrument editors have to implement this abstract base class, embedded
43 * into a DLL and placed into the respective sampler's library path. The
44 * sampler will load these external DLLs as plugins on startup. Whenever
45 * there's a request for editing an instrument, the sampler will try to
46 * launch a matching registered editor, by calling the respective
47 * plugin's @c Main() method.
48 */
49 class InstrumentEditor : protected Thread {
50 public:
51
52 /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
53 // abstract methods
54 // (these have to be implemented by the descendant)
55
56 /**
57 * Entry point for the instrument editor's thread. As the
58 * instrument data structure is passed as typeless (void*)
59 * pointer, this is not type safe! The implementing instrument
60 * editor has to interpret the @a sTypeName and @a sTypeVersion
61 * arguments to determine if it's able to cast the instrument
62 * pointer to a known type and actually be able to work with it.
63 *
64 * @param pInstrument - pointer to the respective instrument object
65 * @param sTypeName - format of the instrument data structure
66 * (i.e. @c "libgig" )
67 * @param sTypeVersion - version of the instrument data structure
68 * (i.e. @c "3.0.1" ).
69 */
70 virtual int Main(void* pInstrument, String sTypeName, String sTypeVersion) = 0;
71
72 /**
73 * The instrument editor has to return @c true in case it supports
74 * the given instrument data structure type and version, it has to
75 * return @c false otherwise. This method will be called by the
76 * sampler to determine which editor is capable to work with a
77 * certain instrument.
78 *
79 * @param sTypeName - i.e. @c "libgig"
80 * @param sTypeVersion - i.e. @c "3.0.1"
81 */
82 virtual bool IsTypeSupported(String sTypeName, String sTypeVersion) = 0;
83
84 /**
85 * The instrument editor's name (i.e. @c "gigedit" ).
86 */
87 virtual String Name() = 0;
88
89 /**
90 * The instrument editor's version (i.e. @c "0.0.1" ).
91 */
92 virtual String Version() = 0;
93
94 /**
95 * Arbitrary textual description of the instrument editor
96 * (i.e. "Gigasampler and DLS format editor, GTK based").
97 */
98 virtual String Description() = 0;
99
100
101
102 /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
103 // normal methods
104 // (usually not to be overriden by descendant)
105
106 /** @brief Dispatch pending sample removal event.
107 *
108 * @e SHOULD be called by the instrument editor @e before deleting
109 * samples, so the sampler can react by stopping usage of these
110 * samples to avoid a crash.
111 *
112 * After calling this method, the instrument editor @e MUST call
113 * @c NotifySamplesRemoved() after it actually deleted the samples, so
114 * the sampler can react by i.e. resuming playback of sampler engines.
115 *
116 * @param Samples - list of samples that will be deleted by the
117 * instrument editor
118 */
119 void NotifySamplesToBeRemoved(std::set<void*> Samples);
120
121 /** @brief Dispatch completed sample removal event.
122 *
123 * Inform the sampler that the by @c NotifySamplesToBeRemoved()
124 * previously announced samples have been deleted.
125 */
126 void NotifySamplesRemoved();
127
128 /** @brief Dispatch pending data structure modification event.
129 *
130 * @e SHOULD be called by the instrument editor @e before modifying
131 * data structures (except samples, which have their own dispatch
132 * methods) which could otherwise lead to undesired synchronisation
133 * issues and a crash. The respective data structure is passed as a
134 * typeless pointer @a pStruct , so the instrument editor additionally
135 * has to pass the name of the data structure (i.e. @c "gig::Region" ),
136 * so the sampler can cast the pointer to an appropriate type. The
137 * sampler will react by stopping usage of the respective data
138 * structure.
139 *
140 * After calling this method, the instrument editor @e MUST call
141 * @c NotifyDataStructureChanged() , so the sampler can react by
142 * resuming usage of the respective data structure for playback.
143 *
144 * @param pStruct - data structure going to be modified
145 * @param sStructType - name of the data structure (i.e. its C++
146 * struct or class name)
147 */
148 void NotifyDataStructureToBeChanged(void* pStruct, String sStructType);
149
150 /** @brief Dispatch completed data structure modification event.
151 *
152 * Inform the sampler that the by @c NotifyDataStructureToBeChanged()
153 * previously announced data structure has been completely modified.
154 *
155 * @param pStruct - data structure that has been modified
156 * @param sStructType - name of the data structure (i.e. its C++
157 * struct or class name)
158 */
159 void NotifyDataStructureChanged(void* pStruct, String sStructType);
160
161 /** @brief Dispatch sample reference changed event.
162 *
163 * @e SHOULD be called by the instrument editor @e after a certain data
164 * structure changed its reference / pointer to a sample, so the
165 * sampler can react by:
166 *
167 * - Caching the newly referenced sample if necessary.
168 * - Un-caching the old referenced sample if necessary.
169 *
170 * @e Note: the instrument editor additionally @e MUST embed this call
171 * into the respective @c NotifyDataStructureToBeChanged() and
172 * @c NotifyDataStructureChanged() calls for announcing the data
173 * structure whose sample reference is actually to be changed, so the
174 * sampler can react by suspending usage. For example:
175 * @code
176 * NotifyDataStructureToBeChanged(pDimReg, "gig::DimensionRegion");
177 * gig::Sample* pOldSample = pDimReg->pSample;
178 * pDimReg->pSample = pNewSample;
179 * NotifySampleReferenceChanged(pOldSample, pNewSample);
180 * NotifyDataStructureChanged(pDimReg, "gig::DimensionRegion");
181 * @endcode
182 * So calling this method alone is not safe!
183 *
184 * @param pOldSample - previous sample reference
185 * @param pNewSample - current sample reference
186 */
187 void NotifySampleReferenceChanged(void* pOldSample, void* pNewSample);
188
189 /**
190 * Launch the instrument editor for the given instrument. The
191 * editor will be spawned in its own thread and this method will
192 * return as soon as the editor's thread actually started.
193 */
194 void Launch(void* pInstrument, String sTypeName, String sTypeVersion);
195
196 /**
197 * Registers object that wants to be notified on events.
198 */
199 void AddListener(InstrumentEditorListener* pListener);
200
201 /**
202 * Unregisters object that doesn't want to be notified anymore.
203 */
204 void RemoveListener(InstrumentEditorListener* pListener);
205
206 /**
207 * Constructor
208 */
209 InstrumentEditor();
210
211 protected:
212 std::set<InstrumentEditorListener*> listeners;
213
214 // derived abstract method from base class 'Thread'
215 virtual int Main();
216 private:
217 void* pInstrument;
218 String sTypeName;
219 String sTypeVersion;
220 };
221
222 /** @brief Instrument Editor Notifications
223 *
224 * This abstract interface class has to be implemented by classes that
225 * want to be notified on certain events of an instrument editor. This is
226 * typically used on sampler side, but might also be used by an instrument
227 * editor to get informed about modifications another instrument editor
228 * makes.
229 */
230 class InstrumentEditorListener {
231 public:
232 /** @brief Called after the instrument editor stopped running.
233 *
234 * Automatically called after the instrument editor application stopped
235 * running. This method has to be implemented by the descendant.
236 *
237 * @param pSender - instrument editor that died
238 */
239 virtual void OnInstrumentEditorQuit(InstrumentEditor* pSender) = 0;
240
241 /** @brief Called before samples are to be deleted.
242 *
243 * See the dispatcher method
244 * @c InstrumentEditor::NotifySamplesToBeRemoved() for details.
245 * This method has to be implemented by the descendant.
246 *
247 * @param Samples - list of samples that will be deleted by the
248 * instrument editor
249 * @param pSender - instrument editor that is going to do this
250 * modification
251 */
252 virtual void OnSamplesToBeRemoved(std::set<void*> Samples, InstrumentEditor* pSender) = 0;
253
254 /** @brief Called after samples have been deleted.
255 *
256 * See the dispatcher method
257 * @c InstrumentEditor::NotifySamplesRemoved() for details.
258 * This method has to be implemented by the descendant.
259 *
260 * @param pSender - instrument editor that did this modification
261 */
262 virtual void OnSamplesRemoved(InstrumentEditor* pSender) = 0;
263
264 /** @brief Called before data structure is to be modified.
265 *
266 * See the dispatcher method
267 * @c InstrumentEditor::NotifyDataStructureToBeChanged() for details.
268 * This method has to be implemented by the descendant.
269 *
270 * @param pStruct - data structure going to be modified
271 * @param sStructType - name of the data structure (i.e. its C++
272 * struct or class name)
273 * @param pSender - instrument editor that is going to do this
274 * modification
275 */
276 virtual void OnDataStructureToBeChanged(void* pStruct, String sStructType, InstrumentEditor* pSender) = 0;
277
278 /** @brief Called after data structure has been modified.
279 *
280 * See the dispatcher method
281 * @c InstrumentEditor::NotifyDataStructureChanged() for details.
282 * This method has to be implemented by the descendant.
283 *
284 * @param pStruct - data structure that has been modified
285 * @param sStructType - name of the data structure (i.e. its C++
286 * struct or class name)
287 * @param pSender - instrument editor that did this modification
288 */
289 virtual void OnDataStructureChanged(void* pStruct, String sStructType, InstrumentEditor* pSender) = 0;
290
291 /** @brief Called after some data structure changed its reference to a sample.
292 *
293 * @c InstrumentEditor::NotifySampleReferenceChanged() for details.
294 * This method has to be implemented by the descendant.
295 *
296 * @param pOldSample - previous sample reference
297 * @param pNewSample - current sample reference
298 * @param pSender - instrument editor that did this modification
299 */
300 virtual void OnSampleReferenceChanged(void* pOldSample, void* pNewSample, InstrumentEditor* pSender) = 0;
301 };
302
303 } // namespace LinuxSampler
304
305 #endif // LS_INSTRUMENT_EDITOR_H

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