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Channel Context Info Support

Channel Context Interface.

  • [plug imp]
  • [extends IEditController]
  • [released: 3.6.5]
  • [optional]

Allows the host to inform the Plug-in about the context in which the Plug-in is instantiated, mainly channel based info (color, name, index,...). Index could be defined inside a namespace (for example index start from 1 to N for Type Input/Output Channel (Index namespace) and index start from 1 to M for Type Audio Channel).
As soon as the Plug-in provides this IInfoListener interface, the host will call setChannelContextInfos for each change occurring to this channel (new name, new color, new indexation,...)

Example

tresult PLUGIN_API MyPlugin::setChannelContextInfos (IAttributeList* list)
{
if (list)
{
// optional we can ask for the Channel Name Length
int64 length;
if (list->getInt (ChannelContext::kChannelNameLengthKey, length) == kResultTrue)
{
...
}
// get the Channel Name where we, as Plug-in, are instantiated
String128 name;
if (list->getString (ChannelContext::kChannelNameKey, name, sizeof (name)) == kResultTrue)
{
...
}
// get the Channel UID
if (list->getString (ChannelContext::kChannelUIDKey, name, sizeof (name)) == kResultTrue)
{
...
}
// get Channel Index
int64 index;
if (list->getInt (ChannelContext::kChannelIndexKey, index) == kResultTrue)
{
...
}
// get the Channel Color
int64 color;
if (list->getInt (ChannelContext::kChannelColorKey, color) == kResultTrue)
{
uint32 channelColor = (uint32)color;
String str;
str.printf ("%x%x%x%x", ChannelContext::GetAlpha (channelColor),
ChannelContext::GetRed (channelColor),
ChannelContext::GetGreen (channelColor),
ChannelContext::GetBlue (channelColor));
String128 string128;
Steinberg::UString (string128, 128).fromAscii (str);
...
}
// get Channel Index Namespace Order of the current used index namespace
{
...
}
// get the channel Index Namespace Length
{
...
}
// get the channel Index Namespace
String128 namespaceName;
if (list->getString (ChannelContext::kChannelIndexNamespaceKey, namespaceName, sizeof (namespaceName)) == kResultTrue)
{
...
}
// get Plug-in Channel Location
int64 location;
if (list->getInt (ChannelContext::kChannelPluginLocationKey, location) == kResultTrue)
{
String128 string128;
switch (location)
{
Steinberg::UString (string128, 128).fromAscii ("PreVolFader");
break;
Steinberg::UString (string128, 128).fromAscii ("PostVolFader");
break;
Steinberg::UString (string128, 128).fromAscii ("UsedAsPanner");
break;
default: Steinberg::UString (string128, 128).fromAscii ("unknown!");
break;
}
}
// do not forget to call addRef () if you want to keep this list
}
}


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