QDBusReply Class Reference

The QDBusReply class stores the reply for a method call to a remote object. More...

 #include <QDBusReply>

This class was introduced in Qt 4.2.

Public Functions

QDBusReply ( const QDBusMessage & reply )
QDBusReply ( const QDBusPendingCall & pcall )
QDBusReply ( const QDBusPendingReply<T> & reply )
QDBusReply ( const QDBusError & error = QDBusError() )
const QDBusError & error ()
bool isValid () const
Type value () const
operator Type () const
QDBusReply & operator= ( const QDBusMessage & message )
QDBusReply & operator= ( const QDBusPendingCall & pcall )
QDBusReply & operator= ( const QDBusError & error )
QDBusReply & operator= ( const QDBusReply & other )

Detailed Description

The QDBusReply class stores the reply for a method call to a remote object.

A QDBusReply object is a subset of the QDBusMessage object that represents a method call's reply. It contains only the first output argument or the error code and is used by QDBusInterface-derived classes to allow returning the error code as the function's return argument.

It can be used in the following manner:

 QDBusReply<QString> reply = interface->call("RemoteMethod");
 if (reply.isValid())
     // use the returned value
     useValue(reply.value());
 else
     // call failed. Show an error condition.
     showError(reply.error());

If the remote method call cannot fail, you can skip the error checking:

 QString reply = interface->call("RemoteMethod");

However, if it does fail under those conditions, the value returned by QDBusReply::value() is a default-constructed value. It may be indistinguishable from a valid return value.

QDBusReply objects are used for remote calls that have no output arguments or return values (i.e., they have a "void" return type). Use the isValid() function to test if the reply succeeded.

See also QDBusMessage and QDBusInterface.

Member Function Documentation

QDBusReply::QDBusReply ( const QDBusMessage & reply )

Automatically construct a QDBusReply object from the reply message reply, extracting the first return value from it if it is a success reply.

QDBusReply::QDBusReply ( const QDBusPendingCall & pcall )

Automatically construct a QDBusReply object from the asynchronous pending call pcall. If the call isn't finished yet, QDBusReply will call QDBusPendingCall::waitForFinished(), which is a blocking operation.

If the return types patch, QDBusReply will extract the first return argument from the reply.

QDBusReply::QDBusReply ( const QDBusPendingReply<T> & reply )

Constructs a QDBusReply object from the pending reply message, reply.

QDBusReply::QDBusReply ( const QDBusError & error = QDBusError() )

Constructs an error reply from the D-Bus error code given by error.

const QDBusError & QDBusReply::error ()

Returns the error code that was returned from the remote function call. If the remote call did not return an error (i.e., if it succeeded), then the QDBusError object that is returned will not be a valid error code (QDBusError::isValid() will return false).

See also isValid().

bool QDBusReply::isValid () const

Returns true if no error occurred; otherwise, returns false.

See also error().

Type QDBusReply::value () const

Returns the remote function's calls return value. If the remote call returned with an error, the return value of this function is undefined and may be undistinguishable from a valid return value.

This function is not available if the remote call returns void.

QDBusReply::operator Type () const

Returns the same as value().

This function is not available if the remote call returns void.

QDBusReply & QDBusReply::operator= ( const QDBusMessage & message )

Makes this object contain the reply specified by message message. If message is an error message, this function will copy the error code and message into this object

If message is a standard reply message and contains at least one parameter, it will be copied into this object, as long as it is of the correct type. If it's not of the same type as this QDBusError object, this function will instead set an error code indicating a type mismatch.

QDBusReply & QDBusReply::operator= ( const QDBusPendingCall & pcall )

Makes this object contain the reply specified by the pending asynchronous call pcall. If the call is not finished yet, this function will call QDBusPendingCall::waitForFinished() to block until the reply arrives.

If pcall finishes with an error message, this function will copy the error code and message into this object

If pcall finished with a standard reply message and contains at least one parameter, it will be copied into this object, as long as it is of the correct type. If it's not of the same type as this QDBusError object, this function will instead set an error code indicating a type mismatch.

QDBusReply & QDBusReply::operator= ( const QDBusError & error )

Sets this object to contain the error code given by error. You can later access it with error().

QDBusReply & QDBusReply::operator= ( const QDBusReply & other )

Makes this object be a copy of the object other.

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