cGate Class Reference
[Simulation core classes]

Represents a module gate. More...

#include <cgate.h>

Inheritance diagram for cGate:
cObject noncopyable

List of all members.

Public Types

enum  Type

Public Member Functions

virtual bool deliver (cMessage *msg, simtime_t at)
Redefined cObject member functions

virtual const char * getName () const
virtual const char * getFullName () const
virtual void forEachChild (cVisitor *v)
virtual std::string info () const
virtual cObjectgetOwner () const
Connecting the gate.

cChannelconnectTo (cGate *gate, cChannel *channel=NULL, bool leaveUninitialized=false)
void disconnect ()
cChannelreconnectWith (cChannel *channel, bool leaveUninitialized=false)
_OPPDEPRECATED void setChannel (cChannel *channel)
Transmission state.

cChannelgetTransmissionChannel () const
cChannelfindTransmissionChannel () const
cChannelgetIncomingTransmissionChannel () const
cChannelfindIncomingTransmissionChannel () const
Gate connectivity.

cGategetPreviousGate () const
cGategetNextGate () const
cGategetPathStartGate () const
cGategetPathEndGate () const
bool pathContains (cModule *module, int gateId=-1)
bool isConnectedOutside () const
bool isConnectedInside () const
bool isConnected () const
bool isPathOK () const
Display string.

cDisplayStringgetDisplayString ()
void setDisplayString (const char *dispstr)


class cModule

Information about the gate.

const char * getBaseName () const
const char * getNameSuffix () const
cPropertiesgetProperties () const
Type getType () const
cModulegetOwnerModule () const
int getId () const
bool isVector () const
int getBaseId () const
int getIndex () const
int getVectorSize () const
int size () const
cChannelgetChannel () const
void setDeliverOnReceptionStart (bool d)
bool getDeliverOnReceptionStart () const
static const char * getTypeName (Type t)

Detailed Description

Represents a module gate.

cGate object are created and managed by modules; the user typically does not want to directly create or destroy cGate objects. However, they are important if a simple module algorithm needs to know about its surroundings.

Member Function Documentation

cChannel* cGate::connectTo ( cGate gate,
cChannel channel = NULL,
bool  leaveUninitialized = false 

Connects the gate to another gate, using the given channel object (if one is specified).

This method can be used to manually create connections for dynamically created modules.

This method invokes callInitialize() on the channel object, unless the compound module containing this connection is not yet initialized (then it assumes that this channel will be initialized as part of the compound module initialization process.) To leave the channel uninitialized, specify true for the leaveUninitialized parameter.

If the gate is already connected, an error will occur. The gate argument cannot be NULL, that is, you cannot use this function to disconnect a gate; use disconnect() for that.

Note: When you set channel parameters after channel initialization, make sure the channel class is implemented so that the changes take effect; i.e. the channel should either override and properly handle handleParameterChange(), or should not cache any values from parameters.

virtual bool cGate::deliver ( cMessage msg,
simtime_t  at 
) [virtual]

This function is called internally by the send() functions and channel classes' deliver() to deliver the message to its destination.

A false return value means that the message object should be deleted by the caller. (This is used e.g. with parallel simulation, for messages leaving the partition.)

void cGate::disconnect (  ) 

Disconnects the gate, and also deletes the associated channel object if one has been set.

disconnect() must be invoked on the source gate ("from" side) of the connection.

The method has no effect if the gate is not connected.

virtual void cGate::forEachChild ( cVisitor v  )  [virtual]

Calls v->visit(this) for each contained object.

See cObject for more details.

Reimplemented from cObject.

int cGate::getBaseId (  )  const

If the gate is part of a gate vector, returns the ID of the first element in the gate vector.

Otherwise, it returns the gate's ID.

cChannel* cGate::getChannel (  )  const [inline]

Returns the channel object attached to this gate, or NULL if there is no channel.

This is the channel between this gate and this->getNextGate(), that is, channels are stored on the "from" side of the connections.

bool cGate::getDeliverOnReceptionStart (  )  const [inline]

Returns whether messages delivered through this gate will mark the start or the end of the reception process (assuming nonzero message length and data rate on the channel.


See also:
cDisplayString& cGate::getDisplayString (  ) 

Returns the display string for the gate, which controls the appearance of the connection arrow starting from gate.

The display string is stored in the channel associated with the connection. If there is no channel, this call creates an installs a cIdealChannel to hold the display string.

virtual const char* cGate::getFullName (  )  const [virtual]

Returns the full name of the gate, which is getName() plus the index in square brackets (e.g.

"out[4]"). Redefined to add the index.

Reimplemented from cObject.

int cGate::getId (  )  const

Returns the gate ID, which uniquely identifies the gate within the module.

IDs are guaranteed to be contiguous within a gate vector: module->gate(id+index) == module->gate(id)+index.

Gate IDs are stable: they are guaranteed not to change during simulation. (This is a new feature of OMNeT++ 4.0. In earlier releases, gate IDs could change when the containing gate vector was resized.)

Note: As of OMNeT++ 4.0, gate IDs are no longer small integers, and cannot be used for iterating over the gates of a module. Use cModule::GateIterator for iteration.

cChannel* cGate::getIncomingTransmissionChannel (  )  const

Typically invoked on an input gate, this method searches the reverse path (i.e.

calls getPreviousGate() repeatedly) for the transmission channel. It is guaranteed that there can be at most one such channel per path. If no transmission channel is found, the method throws an error.

See also:
getTransmissionChannel(), cChannel::isTransmissionChannel()
int cGate::getIndex (  )  const [inline]

If the gate is part of a gate vector, returns the gate's index in the vector.

Otherwise, it returns 0.

cGate* cGate::getNextGate (  )  const [inline]

Returns the next gate in the series of connections (the path) that contains this gate, or a NULL pointer if this gate is the last one in the path.

(E.g. for a simple module input gate, this function will return NULL.)

cGate* cGate::getPreviousGate (  )  const [inline]

Returns the previous gate in the series of connections (the path) that contains this gate, or a NULL pointer if this gate is the first one in the path.

(E.g. for a simple module output gate, this function will return NULL.)

cProperties* cGate::getProperties (  )  const

Returns the properties for this gate.

Properties cannot be changed at runtime.

cChannel* cGate::getTransmissionChannel (  )  const

Typically invoked on an output gate, this method returns the channel in the connection path that supports datarate (as determined by cChannel::isTransmissionChannel(); it is guaranteed that there can be at most one such channel per path).

If there is no such channel, an error is thrown.

This method only checks the segment of the connection path that starts at this gate, so, for example, it is an error to invoke it on a simple module input gate.

Note: this method searches the connection path linearly, so at performance-critical places it may be better to cache its return value (provided that connections are not removed or created dynamically during simulation.)

See also:
Type cGate::getType (  )  const [inline]

Returns the gate's type, cGate::INPUT or cGate::OUTPUT.

(It never returns cGate::INOUT, because a cGate object is always either the input or the output half of an inout gate ("name$i" or "name$o").

int cGate::getVectorSize (  )  const [inline]

If the gate is part of a gate vector, returns the size of the vector.

For non-vector gates it returns 1.

The gate vector size can also be obtained by calling the cModule::gateSize().

virtual std::string cGate::info (  )  const [virtual]

Produces a one-line description of the object's contents.

See cObject for more details.

Reimplemented from cObject.

bool cGate::isConnected (  )  const

Returns true if the gate fully connected.

For a compound module gate this means both isConnectedInside() and isConnectedOutside() are true; for a simple module, only isConnectedOutside() is checked.

bool cGate::isConnectedInside (  )  const

Returns true if the gate (of a compound module) is connected inside (i.e.

to one of its submodules).

This means that for an input gate, getNextGate() must be non-NULL; for an output gate, getPreviousGate() must be non-NULL.

bool cGate::isConnectedOutside (  )  const

Returns true if the gate is connected outside (i.e.

to one of its sibling modules or to the parent module).

This means that for an input gate, getPreviousGate() must be non-NULL; for an output gate, getNextGate() must be non-NULL.

cChannel* cGate::reconnectWith ( cChannel channel,
bool  leaveUninitialized = false 

Disconnects the gate, then connects it again to the same gate, with the given channel object (if not NULL).

The gate must be connected.

See also:
void cGate::setDeliverOnReceptionStart ( bool  d  ) 

This method may only be invoked on input gates of simple modules.

Messages with nonzero length then have a nonzero transmission duration (and thus, reception duration on the other side of the connection). By default, the delivery of the message to the module marks the end of the reception. Setting this bit will cause the channel to deliver the message to the module at the start of the reception. The duration that the reception will take can be extracted from the message object, by its getDuration() method.

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