Version: 3.1.1
wxTCPClient Class Reference

#include <wx/sckipc.h>

+ Inheritance diagram for wxTCPClient:

Detailed Description

A wxTCPClient object represents the client part of a client-server conversation.

It emulates a DDE-style protocol, but uses TCP/IP which is available on most platforms.

A DDE-based implementation for Windows is available using wxDDEClient.

To create a client which can communicate with a suitable server, you need to derive a class from wxTCPConnection and another from wxTCPClient. The custom wxTCPConnection class will intercept communications in a 'conversation' with a server, and the custom wxTCPServer is required so that a user-overridden wxTCPClient::OnMakeConnection() member can return a wxTCPConnection of the required class, when a connection is made.

Library:  wxNet
Category:  Networking
See also
wxTCPServer, wxTCPConnection, Interprocess Communication

Public Member Functions

 wxTCPClient ()
 Constructs a client object. More...
 
virtual wxConnectionBaseMakeConnection (const wxString &host, const wxString &service, const wxString &topic)
 Tries to make a connection with a server specified by the host (a machine name under Unix), service name (must contain an integer port number under Unix), and a topic string. More...
 
virtual wxConnectionBaseOnMakeConnection ()
 The type of wxTCPConnection returned from a MakeConnection() call can be altered by deriving the OnMakeConnection member to return your own derived connection object. More...
 
virtual bool ValidHost (const wxString &host)
 Returns true if this is a valid host name, false otherwise. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from wxObject
 wxObject ()
 Default ctor; initializes to NULL the internal reference data. More...
 
 wxObject (const wxObject &other)
 Copy ctor. More...
 
virtual ~wxObject ()
 Destructor. More...
 
virtual wxClassInfoGetClassInfo () const
 This virtual function is redefined for every class that requires run-time type information, when using the wxDECLARE_CLASS macro (or similar). More...
 
wxObjectRefDataGetRefData () const
 Returns the wxObject::m_refData pointer, i.e. the data referenced by this object. More...
 
bool IsKindOf (const wxClassInfo *info) const
 Determines whether this class is a subclass of (or the same class as) the given class. More...
 
bool IsSameAs (const wxObject &obj) const
 Returns true if this object has the same data pointer as obj. More...
 
void Ref (const wxObject &clone)
 Makes this object refer to the data in clone. More...
 
void SetRefData (wxObjectRefData *data)
 Sets the wxObject::m_refData pointer. More...
 
void UnRef ()
 Decrements the reference count in the associated data, and if it is zero, deletes the data. More...
 
void UnShare ()
 This is the same of AllocExclusive() but this method is public. More...
 
void operator delete (void *buf)
 The delete operator is defined for debugging versions of the library only, when the identifier WXDEBUG is defined. More...
 
void * operator new (size_t size, const wxString &filename=NULL, int lineNum=0)
 The new operator is defined for debugging versions of the library only, when the identifier WXDEBUG is defined. More...
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Member Functions inherited from wxObject
void AllocExclusive ()
 Ensure that this object's data is not shared with any other object. More...
 
virtual wxObjectRefDataCreateRefData () const
 Creates a new instance of the wxObjectRefData-derived class specific to this object and returns it. More...
 
virtual wxObjectRefDataCloneRefData (const wxObjectRefData *data) const
 Creates a new instance of the wxObjectRefData-derived class specific to this object and initializes it copying data. More...
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from wxObject
wxObjectRefDatam_refData
 Pointer to an object which is the object's reference-counted data. More...
 

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

wxTCPClient::wxTCPClient ( )

Constructs a client object.

Member Function Documentation

virtual wxConnectionBase* wxTCPClient::MakeConnection ( const wxString host,
const wxString service,
const wxString topic 
)
virtual

Tries to make a connection with a server specified by the host (a machine name under Unix), service name (must contain an integer port number under Unix), and a topic string.

If the server allows a connection, a wxTCPConnection object will be returned.

The type of wxTCPConnection returned can be altered by overriding the OnMakeConnection() member to return your own derived connection object.

virtual wxConnectionBase* wxTCPClient::OnMakeConnection ( )
virtual

The type of wxTCPConnection returned from a MakeConnection() call can be altered by deriving the OnMakeConnection member to return your own derived connection object.

By default, a wxTCPConnection object is returned.

The advantage of deriving your own connection class is that it will enable you to intercept messages initiated by the server, such as wxTCPConnection::OnAdvise(). You may also want to store application-specific data in instances of the new class.

virtual bool wxTCPClient::ValidHost ( const wxString host)
virtual

Returns true if this is a valid host name, false otherwise.