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RCF - Interprocess Communication for C++

, 25 Oct 2011 CPOL
A server/client IPC framework, using the C++ preprocessor as an IDL compiler.
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//*****************************************************************************
// RCF - Remote Call Framework
// Copyright (c) 2005. All rights reserved.
// Developed by Jarl Lindrud.
// Contact: jlindrud@hotmail.com .
//*****************************************************************************

#ifndef INCLUDE_RCF_CLIENTSTUB_HPP
#define INCLUDE_RCF_CLIENTSTUB_HPP

#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include <memory>

#include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp>

#include <RCF/AsyncFilter.hpp>
#include <RCF/Endpoint.hpp>
#include <RCF/GetInterfaceName.hpp>
#include <RCF/Protocol/Protocol.hpp>
#include <RCF/SerializationProtocol.hpp>
#include <RCF/Token.hpp>

#include <SF/shared_ptr.hpp>
#include <SF/SerializeEnum.hpp>

namespace RCF {

    namespace IDL {

        class DoRequest;

        template<typename T> 
        class InParameter;

        template<typename T> 
        class OutParameter;

        template<typename T> 
        class InReturnValue;

        template<typename T> 
        class OutReturnValue;

    } // namespace IDL

    /// Indicates whether a client should use one-way or two-way semantics for remote calls.
    enum RemoteCallSemantics
    {
        Oneway,
        Twoway
    };

#ifdef RCF_USE_SF_SERIALIZATION
    SF_SERIALIZE_ENUM(RemoteCallSemantics)
#endif

    class ClientStub;

    typedef boost::shared_ptr<ClientStub> ClientStubPtr;
    
    /// Manages the client side of communications between server and client.
    class ClientStub
    {
    public:
        /// Constructor.
        ClientStub();

        /// Constructor.
        /// \param objectName Name of the binding on the server which the client wants to invoke.
        ClientStub(const std::string &objectName);

        /// Copy constructor. NB - transfers ownership of the client transport!
        ClientStub(const ClientStub &rhs);

        /// Assignment operator. NB - transfers ownership of the client transport!
        ClientStub &operator=(const ClientStub &rhs);
        
        /// Destructor.
        ~ClientStub();

        /// Sets the server endpoint to which the client will call.
        /// \param endpoint Server endpoint.
        void setEndpoint(const I_Endpoint &endpoint);

        /// Sets the server endpoint to which the client will call.
        /// \param endpoint Server endpoint.
        void setEndpoint(boost::shared_ptr<I_Endpoint> endpoint);

        /// Returns a copy of the currently set server endpoint.
        /// \return Shared pointer to an endpoint.
        boost::shared_ptr<I_Endpoint> getEndpoint() const;
        
        // TODO: a lot of these get/set functions should not be publicly available
        /// Gets the token, if any, that the client is using.
        /// \return Returns a copy of the token the client is using. If none, then it returns a default constructed Token.
        Token getToken() const;

        /// Sets the token that the client should use in its calls to the server.
        /// \param token Token that the client should pass in subsequent calls to the server.
        void setToken(Token token);

        /// Gets the binding name on the server that the client is accessing.
        /// \return Name of the server binding.
        std::string getServerBindingName() const;

        /// Sets the binding name on the server that the client should access on subsequent calls.
        /// \param serverBindingName Name of the server binding.
        void setServerBindingName(const std::string &serverBindingName);
        
        /// Gets the calling semantics that the client is currently using (oneway or twoway).
        /// \return Current calling semantics.
        RemoteCallSemantics getDefaultCallingSemantics() const;

        /// Sets the calling semantics that the client should use in subsequent calls (oneway or twoway).
        /// \param defaultCallingSemantics Calling semantics to be used.
        void setDefaultCallingSemantics(RemoteCallSemantics defaultCallingSemantics);

        /// Sets the serialization protocol.
        /// \param protocol Integer identifier of the desired serialization protocol.
        void setSerializationProtocol(int protocol);

        /// Gets the serialization protocol.
        /// \return Integer identifier of the currently set serialization protocol.
        int getSerializationProtocol();

        /// Enables pointer tracking for outbound SF serialization.
        /// \parameter Whether to enable or not.
        void enableSfSerializationPointerTracking(bool enable);

        /// Sets the client transport, releasing the currently configured transport.
        /// \param transport Client transport.
        void setTransport(std::auto_ptr<I_ClientTransport> transport);

        /// Returns a reference to currently configured client transport.
        /// \return Current client transport.
        I_ClientTransport& getTransport();

        /// Releases and returns the currently configured client transport.
        /// \return Auto pointer to client transport.
        std::auto_ptr<I_ClientTransport> releaseTransport();

        /// Deletes the current client transport, and replaces it with a cloned copy.
        void resetTransport();

        /// Attempts to connect the underlying client transport.
        void connectTransport();

        /// Attempts to determine if the underlying client transport is connected.
        /// \return True if the transport is connected, false otherwise.
        bool isConnected();

        /// Sets the payload filtering sequence.
        /// \param filters Vector of filters, enumerated in the order in which they should be applied to unfiltered data
        void setPayloadFilters(const std::vector<FilterPtr> &filters);

        /// Sets the payload filtering sequence.
        /// \param filterPtr Single filter.
        void setPayloadFilters(FilterPtr filterPtr);

        /// Sets the transport filtering sequence.
        /// \param filters Vector of filters, enumerated in the order in which they should be applied to unfiltered data
        void setTransportFilters(const std::vector<FilterPtr> &filters);

        /// Sets the transport filtering sequence.
        /// \param filterPtr Single filter.
        void setTransportFilters(FilterPtr filterPtr);

        const std::vector<FilterPtr> &getPayloadFilters();

        /// Sets the remote call timeout value. By default, the timeout is set to 10 seconds.
        /// \param remoteCallTimeoutMs TImeout value, in milliseconds.
        void setRemoteCallTimeoutMs(unsigned int remoteCallTimeoutMs);

        /// Gets the remote call timeout value.
        /// \return Timeout value, in milliseconds.
        unsigned int getRemoteCallTimeoutMs();

        template<typename Archive> void serialize(Archive &ar, const unsigned int)
        {
            ar & token
                & defaultCallingSemantics
                & protocol
                & endpointName 
                & objectName 
                & interfaceName
                & remoteCallTimeoutMs 
                & mEndpoint;
        }

    private:

        Token token;
        RemoteCallSemantics defaultCallingSemantics;
        int protocol;
        std::string endpointName;
        std::string objectName;
        std::string interfaceName;

        unsigned int remoteCallTimeoutMs;

        boost::shared_ptr<I_Endpoint> mEndpoint;
        std::auto_ptr<I_ClientTransport> transport;
        std::vector<FilterPtr> mTransportFilters;
        std::vector<FilterPtr> mPayloadFilters;

        // TODO: a less intricate way of doing this
        /*template<
        typename R, 
        typename A1 = Meta::Null, 
        typename A2 = Meta::Null, 
        typename A3 = Meta::Null, 
        typename A4 = Meta::Null,
        typename A5 = Meta::Null,
        typename A6 = Meta::Null>
        friend class ClientMarshal;*/
        //friend class IDL::DoRequest;

    public:
/*  
    private:
        friend class IDL::DoRequest;
        
        template<typename T> 
        friend class IDL::InParameter;

        template<typename T> 
        friend class IDL::OutParameter;

        template<typename T> 
        friend class IDL::InReturnValue;

        template<typename T> 
        friend class IDL::OutReturnValue;
*/
        void onPreCall();
        SerializationProtocolIn in;
        SerializationProtocolOut out;
    };

} // namespace RCF

#endif // ! INCLUDE_RCF_CLIENTSTUB_HPP

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Jarl Lindrud

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Software developer, ex-resident of Sweden and now living in Canberra, Australia, working on distributed C++ applications. Jarl enjoys programming, but prefers skiing and playing table tennis. He derives immense satisfaction from referring to himself in third person.

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