TClass


class description - source file - inheritance tree

class TClass : public TDictionary

    private:
TMethod* GetClassMethod(Long_t faddr) protected:
public:
TClass TClass() TClass TClass(const char* name) TClass TClass(const char* name, Version_t cversion, const char* dfil = 0, const char* ifil = 0, Int_t dl = 0, Int_t il = 0) TClass TClass(TClass&) virtual void ~TClass() void AddInstance(Bool_t heap = kFALSE) static Int_t AutoBrowse(TObject* obj, TBrowser* browser) virtual void Browse(TBrowser* b) void BuildRealData(void* pointer = 0) Bool_t CanIgnoreTObjectStreamer() static TClass* Class() virtual Int_t Compare(const TObject* obj) const void Destructor(void* obj, Bool_t dtorOnly = kFALSE) virtual void Draw(Option_t* option) void* DynamicCast(const TClass* base, void* obj, Bool_t up = kTRUE) char* EscapeChars(char* text) const TClass* GetBaseClass(const char* classname) TClass* GetBaseClass(const TClass* base) Int_t GetBaseClassOffset(const TClass* base) TClass* GetBaseDataMember(const char* datamember) UInt_t GetCheckSum() const G__ClassInfo* GetClassInfo() const Version_t GetClassVersion() const TDataMember* GetDataMember(const char* datamember) Short_t GetDeclFileLine() const const char* GetDeclFileName() const UInt_t GetHeapInstanceCount() const Short_t GetImplFileLine() const const char* GetImplFileName() const UInt_t GetInstanceCount() const TList* GetListOfAllPublicDataMembers() TList* GetListOfAllPublicMethods() TList* GetListOfBases() TList* GetListOfDataMembers() TList* GetListOfMethods() TList* GetListOfRealData() const void GetMenuItems(TList* listitems) TMethod* GetMethod(const char* method, const char* params) TMethod* GetMethodAllAny(const char* method) TMethod* GetMethodAny(const char* method) TMethod* GetMethodWithPrototype(const char* method, const char* proto) virtual const char* GetName() const Int_t GetNdata() Int_t GetNmethods() TStreamerInfo* GetStreamerInfo(Int_t version = 0) TObjArray* GetStreamerInfos() const virtual const char* GetTitle() const virtual ULong_t Hash() const void IgnoreTObjectStreamer(Bool_t ignore = kTRUE) virtual Bool_t InheritsFrom(const char* cl) const virtual Bool_t InheritsFrom(const TClass* cl) const virtual TClass* IsA() const static Bool_t IsCallingNew() virtual Bool_t IsFolder() const static TClass* Load(TBuffer& b) void* New(Bool_t defConstructor = kTRUE) void* New(void* arena, Bool_t defConstructor = kTRUE) virtual Long_t Property() const Int_t ReadBuffer(TBuffer& b, void* pointer, Int_t version, UInt_t start, UInt_t count) Int_t ReadBuffer(TBuffer& b, void* pointer) void ResetInstanceCount() void SetStreamer(const char* name, Streamer_t p) TStreamerInfo* SetStreamerInfo(Int_t version, const char* info) virtual void ShowMembers(TMemberInspector& insp, char* parent) Int_t Size() const void Store(TBuffer& b) const virtual void Streamer(TBuffer& b) void StreamerNVirtual(TBuffer& b) Int_t WriteBuffer(TBuffer& b, void* pointer, const char* info)

Data Members

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TString fName name of class TObjArray* fStreamerInfo Array of TStreamerInfo TList* fRealData linked list for persistent members including base classes TList* fBase linked list for base classes TList* fData linked list for data members TList* fMethod linked list for methods TList* fAllPubData all public data members (including from base classes) TList* fAllPubMethod all public methods (including from base classes) const char* fDeclFileName name of class declaration file const char* fImplFileName name of class implementation file Short_t fDeclFileLine line of class declaration Short_t fImplFileLine line of class implementation UInt_t fInstanceCount number of instances of this class UInt_t fOnHeap number of instances on heap UInt_t fCheckSum checksum of data members and base classes Version_t fClassVersion Class version Identifier G__ClassInfo* fClassInfo pointer to CINT class info class static Bool_t fgCallingNew True when TClass:New is executing static Int_t fgClassCount provides unique id for a each class public:
static const enum TObject:: kLoading static const enum TObject:: kClassSaved static const enum TObject:: kIgnoreTObjectStreamer


See also

TQClass

Class Description

                                                                      
  The ROOT global object gROOT contains a list of all defined         
  classes. This list is build when a reference to a class dictionary  
  is made. When this happens, the static "class"::Dictionary()        
  function is called to create a TClass object describing the         
  class. The Dictionary() function is defined in the ClassDef         
  macro and stored (at program startup or library load time) together 
  with the class name in the TClassTable singleton object.            
  For a description of all dictionary classes see TDictionary.        
                                                                      


TClass() : TDictionary()
 Default ctor.

TClass(const char *name) : TDictionary()
 Create a TClass object. This object contains the full dictionary
 of a class. It has list to baseclasses, datamembers and methods.
 Use this ctor to create a standalone TClass object. Most useful
 to get a TClass interface to an interpreted class. Used by TTabCom.
 Normally you would use gROOT->GetClass("class") to get access to a
 TClass object for a certain class.

TClass(const char *name, Version_t cversion, const char *dfil, const char *ifil, Int_t dl, Int_t il) : TDictionary()
 Create a TClass object. This object contains the full dictionary
 of a class. It has list to baseclasses, datamembers and methods.

~TClass()
 TClass dtor. Deletes all list that might have been created.

Int_t AutoBrowse(TObject *obj, TBrowser *b)
 Browse external object inherited from TObject.
 It passes through inheritance tree and calls TBrowser::Add
 in appropriate cases. Static function.

void Browse(TBrowser *b)
 This method is called by a browser to get the class information.

void BuildRealData(void *pointer)
 Build a full list of persistent data members.
 Scans the list of all data members in the class itself and also
 in all base classes. For each persistent data member, inserts a
 TRealData object in the list fRealData.

 if pointer is NULL, uses the object at pointer
 otherwise creates a temporary object object of this class

Int_t Compare(const TObject *obj) const
 Compare to other object. Returns 0<, 0 or >0 depending on
 whether "this" is lexicographically less than, equal to, or
 greater than obj.

void Draw(Option_t *option)
 Draw detailed class inheritance structure.
 If a class B inherits from a class A, the description of B is drawn
 on the right side of the description of A.
 Member functions overridden by B are shown in class A with a blue line
 erasing the corresponding member function

char* EscapeChars(char *text) const
 Introduce an escape character (@) in front of a special chars.
 You need to use the result immediately before it is being overwritten.

TClass* GetBaseClass(const char *classname)
 Return pointer to the base class "classname". Returns 0 in case
 "classname" is not a base class. Takes care of multiple inheritance.

TClass* GetBaseClass(const TClass *cl)
 Return pointer to the base class "cl". Returns 0 in case "cl"
 is not a base class. Takes care of multiple inheritance.

Int_t GetBaseClassOffset(const TClass *cl)
 Return data member offset to the base class "cl".
 Returns -1 in case "cl" is not a base class.
 Takes care of multiple inheritance.

TClass* GetBaseDataMember(const char *datamember)
 Return pointer to (base) class that contains datamember.

TDataMember* GetDataMember(const char *datamember)
 Return pointer to datamember object with name "datamember".

TList* GetListOfBases()
 Return list containing the TBaseClass(es) of a class.

TList* GetListOfDataMembers()
 Return list containing the TDataMembers of a class.

TList* GetListOfMethods()
 Return list containing the TMethods of a class.

TList* GetListOfAllPublicMethods()
 Returns a list of all public methods of this class and its base classes.
 Refers to a subset of the methods in GetListOfMethods() so don't do
 GetListOfAllPublicMethods()->Delete().
 Algorithm used to get the list is:
 - put all methods of the class in the list (also protected and private
   ones).
 - loop over all base classes and add only those methods not already in the
   list (also protected and private ones).
 - once finished, loop over resulting list and remove all private and
   protected methods.

TList* GetListOfAllPublicDataMembers()
 Returns a list of all public data members of this class and its base
 classes. Refers to a subset of the data members in GetListOfDatamembers()
 so don't do GetListOfAllPublicDataMembers()->Delete().

void GetMenuItems(TList *list)
 Returns list of methods accessible by context menu.

TMethod* GetMethodAny(const char *method)
 Return pointer to method without looking at parameters.
 Does not look in (possible) base classes.

TMethod* GetMethodAllAny(const char *method)
 Return pointer to method without looking at parameters.
 Does look in all base classes.

TMethod* GetMethod(const char *method, const char *params)
 Find the best method (if there is one) matching the parameters.
 The params string must contain argument values, like "3189, "aap", 1.3".
 The function invokes GetClassMethod to search for a possible method
 in the class itself or in its base classes. Returns 0 in case method
 is not found.

TMethod* GetMethodWithPrototype(const char *method, const char *proto)
 Find the method with a given prototype. The proto string must be of the
 form: "char*,int,double". Returns 0 in case method is not found.

TMethod* GetClassMethod(Long_t faddr)
 Look for a method in this class that has the interface function
 address faddr.

const char* GetTitle() const
 Return the description of the class.

Int_t GetNdata()
 Return the number of data members of this class
 Note that in case the list of data members is not yet created, it will be done
 by GetListOfDataMembers().

Int_t GetNmethods()
 Return the number of methods of this class
 Note that in case the list of methods is not yet created, it will be done
 by GetListOfMethods().

TStreamerInfo* GetStreamerInfo(Int_t version)
 returns a pointer to the TStreamerInfo object for version
 If the object doest not exist, it is created

void IgnoreTObjectStreamer(Bool_t ignore)
  When the class kIgnoreTObjectStreamer bit is set, the automatically
  generated Streamer will not call TObject::Streamer.
  This option saves the TObject space overhead on the file.
  However, the information (fBits, fUniqueID) of TObject is lost.

  Note that this function must be called for the class deriving
  directly from TObject, eg, assuming that BigTrack derives from Track
  and Track derives from TObject, one must do:
     Track::Class()->IgnoreTObjectStreamer();
  and not:
     BigTrack::Class()->IgnoreTObjectStreamer();

Bool_t InheritsFrom(const char *classname) const
 Return kTRUE if this class inherits from a class with name "classname".

Bool_t InheritsFrom(const TClass *cl) const
 Return kTRUE if this class inherits from class cl.

void* DynamicCast(const TClass *cl, void *obj, Bool_t up)
 Cast obj of this class type up to baseclass cl if up is true.
 Cast obj of this class type down from baseclass cl if up is false.
 If this class is not a baseclass of cl return 0, else the pointer
 to the cl part of this (up) or to this (down).

void* New(Bool_t defConstructor)
 Return a pointer to a newly allocated object of this class.
 The class must have a default constructor.

void* New(void *arena, Bool_t defConstructor)
 Return a pointer to a newly allocated object of this class.
 The class must have a default constructor.

void Destructor(void *obj, Bool_t dtorOnly)
 Explicitely call destructor for object.

Int_t Size() const
 Return size of object of this class.

Long_t Property() const
 Get property description word. For meaning of bits see EProperty.

TClass* Load(TBuffer &b)
 Load class description from I/O buffer and return class object.

void Store(TBuffer &b) const
 Store class description on I/O buffer.

Bool_t IsCallingNew()
 Static method returning the defConstructor flag passed to TClass::New().
 This function cannot be inline (problems with NT linker).

TStreamerInfo* SetStreamerInfo(Int_t version, const char *info)
 Info is a string describing the names and types of attributes
 written by the class Streamer function.
 If info is an empty string (when called by TObject::StreamerInfo)
 the default Streamer info string is build. This corresponds to
 the case of an automatically generated Streamer.
 In case of user defined Streamer function, it is the user responsability
 to implement a StreamerInfo function (override TObject::StreamerInfo).
 The user must call IsA()->SetStreamerInfo(info) from this function.

UInt_t GetCheckSum() const
   Compute and/or return the class check sum.
  The class ckecksum is used by the automatic schema evolution algorithm
  to uniquely identify a class version.
  The check sum is built from the names/types of base classes and
  data members
  Algorithm from Victor Perevovchikov (perev@bnl.gov)

void SetStreamer(const char *name, Streamer_t p)
 store pointer to function to Stream non basic member name

Int_t ReadBuffer(TBuffer &b, void *pointer, Int_t version, UInt_t start, UInt_t count)
 function called by the Streamer functions to deserialize information
 from buffer b into object at p.
 This function assumes that the class version and the byte count information
 have been read.
   version  is the version number of the class
   start    is the starting position in the buffer b
   count    is the number of bytes for this object in the buffer

Int_t ReadBuffer(TBuffer &b, void *pointer)
 function called by the Streamer functions to deserialize information
 from buffer b into object at p

Int_t WriteBuffer(TBuffer &b, void *pointer, const char *info)
 function called by the Streamer functions to serialize object at p
 to buffer b. The optional argument info may be specified to give an
 alternative StreamerInfo instead of using the default StreamerInfo
 automatically built from the class definition.
 For more information, see class TStreamerInfo.



Inline Functions


                 void AddInstance(Bool_t heap = kFALSE)
               Bool_t CanIgnoreTObjectStreamer()
            Version_t GetClassVersion() const
          const char* GetDeclFileName() const
              Short_t GetDeclFileLine() const
        G__ClassInfo* GetClassInfo() const
               TList* GetListOfRealData() const
          const char* GetName() const
          const char* GetImplFileName() const
              Short_t GetImplFileLine() const
               UInt_t GetInstanceCount() const
               UInt_t GetHeapInstanceCount() const
           TObjArray* GetStreamerInfos() const
              ULong_t Hash() const
               Bool_t IsFolder() const
                 void ResetInstanceCount()
              TClass* Class()
              TClass* IsA() const
                 void ShowMembers(TMemberInspector& insp, char* parent)
                 void Streamer(TBuffer& b)
                 void StreamerNVirtual(TBuffer& b)
               TClass TClass(TClass&)


Author: Rene Brun 07/01/95
Last update: root/meta:$Name: $:$Id: TClass.cxx,v 1.54 2001/07/09 00:57:25 rdm Exp $
Copyright (C) 1995-2000, Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers. *


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