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XComponent Interface Referencepublished

allows to explicitly free resources and break cyclic references. More...

import"XComponent.idl";

Inheritance diagram for XComponent:
XInterface XMSAAService XGridColumn XGridColumnModel XGridDataModel XTreeDataModel UnoControl UnoControlModel XControl XWindow XWindowPeer Bridge IiopBridge UrpBridge XBridgeFactory2 XDatabaseDataProvider AccessRootElement AdministrationProvider ConfigurationProvider SetElement ClipboardManager GenericClipboard XSystemClipboard OleDragSource OleDropTarget X11DragSource X11DropTarget XExtensionManager XPackage XPackageManager Shape XSelectionFunction DocumentCloser InstanceLocker StorageStream XExtendedStorageStream XHatchWindow XOLESimpleStorage XStorage ListEntrySource ValueBinding FormComponent FormController XFormController XFormOperations XForms PopupMenuController XController XDesktopTask XFrame XModel XStatusbarController XPropertyHandler ServiceManager Hyphenator SpellChecker Thesaurus XLinguServiceManager2 XLogHandler XMenuProxy XAnnotation CoreReflection TypeDescriptionManager TypeDescriptionProvider XFormulaParser XFunctionManager XFunction XFunctions XGroup XGroups XReportComponent XReportEngine XSection XQueryDefinition Connection PreparedStatement ResultSet Statement XTable XTextContent Content ContentResultSet FileContent FTPContent GnomeVFSDocumentContent GnomeVFSFolderContent HelpContent HierarchyDataReadAccess HierarchyDataSource HierarchyFolderContent HierarchyLinkContent HierarchyRootFolderContent ODMAContent PackageFolderContent PackageStreamContent TransientDocumentsDocumentContent TransientDocumentsFolderContent TransientDocumentsRootContent TransientDocumentsStreamContent WebDAVDocumentContent WebDAVFolderContent XDynamicResultSet XUniversalContentBroker XFilePicker3 XWizardPage UIElement XImageManager XUIConfigurationManager2 MacroExpander

Public Member Functions

void dispose ()
 The owner of an object calls this method to explicitly free all resources kept by this object and thus break cyclic references. More...
 
void addEventListener ([in] XEventListener xListener)
 adds an event listener to the object. More...
 
void removeEventListener ([in] XEventListener aListener)
 removes an event listener from the listener list. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from XInterface
any queryInterface ([in] type aType)
 queries for a new interface to an existing UNO object. More...
 
void acquire ()
 increases the reference counter by one. More...
 
void release ()
 decreases the reference counter by one. More...
 

Detailed Description

allows to explicitly free resources and break cyclic references.

Actually the real lifetime of an UNO object is controlled by references kept on interfaces of this object. But there are two distinct meanings in keeping a reference to an interface: 1st to own the object and 2nd to know the object.

You are only allowed to keep references of interfaces to UNO objects if you are by definition the owner of that object or your reference is very temporary or you have registered an EventListener at that object and release the reference when "disposing" is called.

Developers Guide
ProUNO - Lifetime of UNO objects
OfficeDev - Closing Documents
WritingUNO - XComponent
WritingUNO - Core Interfaces to Implement
OfficeDev - Using the Component Framework

Member Function Documentation

void addEventListener ( [in] XEventListener  xListener)

adds an event listener to the object.

The broadcaster fires the disposing method of this listener if the XComponent::dispose() method is called.

It is suggested to allow multiple registration of the same listener, thus for each time a listener is added, it has to be removed.

If this XComponent is already disposed when XComponent::addEventListener() is called, the call will not fail with a DisposedException, but the caller will be notified via the XEventListener::disposing() callback. This callback can occur synchronously within the addEventListener() call.

See also
XComponent::removeEventListener
void dispose ( )

The owner of an object calls this method to explicitly free all resources kept by this object and thus break cyclic references.

Only the owner of this object is allowed to call this method. The object should release all resources and references in the easiest possible manner ( for instance no serialization should take place anymore ).

The object must notify all registered listeners using the method XEventListener::disposing(). All notfied objects should release there references to this object without calling XComponent::removeEventListener() (the disposed object will release the listeners eitherway).

After this method has been called, the object should behave as passive as possible, thus it should ignore all calls in case it can comply with its specification (for instance addEventListener()). Often the object can't fulfill its specification anymore, in this case it must throw the DisposedException (which is derived from com::sun::star::uno::RuntimeException) when it gets called.

For some objects no real owner can be identified, thus it can be disposed from multiple reference holders. In this case the object should be able to cope with multiple dispose()-calls (which are inevitable in a multithreaded environment).

void removeEventListener ( [in] XEventListener  aListener)

removes an event listener from the listener list.

It is a "noop" if the specified listener is not registered.

It is suggested to allow multiple registration of the same listener, thus for each time a listener is added, it has to be removed.

If this XComponent is already disposed when XComponent::removeEventListener() is called, the call will not fail with a DisposedException, but will rather be ignored silently.

See also
XComponent::addEventListener

The documentation for this interface was generated from the following file: