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EffectParameter Class Reference
(Phonon::EffectParameter)
[Phonon module]

The EffectParameter class describes one parameter of an effect. More...

 #include <Phonon>

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Detailed Description

Author: Matthias Kretz <kretz@kde.org>

The EffectParameter class describes one parameter of an effect.

You fetch the parameters of an Effect with Effect::parameters().

     QList<Phonon::EffectParameter> parameters = effect->parameters();

     foreach(Phonon::EffectParameter parameter, parameters) {
         // Do something with parameter
     }

To describe itself, an effect parameter gives a name() and possibly description() (depending on the backend used). These are suited to present the effect parameter to the user of a Phonon application.

Note that effects are created by the backend, and that their name and descriptions may vary.

The value of an effect parameter is stored in a QVariant, of which type() is usually int or double.

The value is retrieved with Effect::parameterValue() and set with setParameterValue() - both of which takes the EffectParameter as argument. Note that not all effect parameters support setting of their value.

You get the values a parameter can take with possibleValues(); an empty list is returned if the values are continuous.

A parameter may also specify default(), minimum(), and maximum() values. Values are returned as QVariants. If the parameter does not have the requested value, an QVariant::Invalid invalid QVariant is returned from these functions.

The EffectWidget provides a widget with which one can control the parameters of an Effect.

     Phonon::EffectWidget *effectWidget = new Phonon::EffectWidget(effect);

See also Effect, EffectWidget, and Capabilities Example.


Member Type Documentation

enum EffectParameter::Hint
flags EffectParameter::Hints

Only for backend developers:

Flags to set the return values of isToggleControl(), isLogarithmicControl(), isIntegerControl(), isBoundedBelow() and isBoundedAbove(). The values of the flags correspond to the values used for LADSPA effects.

ConstantValueDescription
Phonon::EffectParameter::ToggledHint0x04If this hint is set it means that the the control has only two states: zero and non-zero (see isToggleControl()).
Phonon::EffectParameter::LogarithmicHint0x10LADSPA's SAMPLE_RATE hint needs to be translated by the backend to normal bounds, as the backend knows the sample rate - and the frontend doesn't (see isLogarithmicControl()).
Phonon::EffectParameter::IntegerHint0x20See isIntegerControl().

The Hints type is a typedef for QFlags<Hint>. It stores an OR combination of Hint values.


Member Function Documentation

EffectParameter::EffectParameter ( const EffectParameter & rhs )

EffectParameter::EffectParameter ( int parameterId, const QString & name, Hints hints, const QVariant & defaultValue, const QVariant & min = QVariant(), const QVariant & max = QVariant(), const QVariantList & values = QVariantList(), const QString & description = QString() )

Only to be used by backend implementations:

Creates a new effect parameter.

parameterId This is a number to uniquely identify the parameter. The id is used for value() and setValue().

name is the name/label for this parameter.

hints sets the hints for the type of parameter.

defaultValue The value that should be used as a default.

min is the minimum value allowed for this parameter. You only need to set this if the BoundedBelowHint is set.

max is the maximum value allowed for this parameter. You only need to set this if the BoundedAboveHint is set.

The values parameter is the values that the effect parameter can take (only applies if non-continuous)

description is a descriptive text for the parameter (explaining what it controls) to be used as a tooltip or WhatsThis help.

EffectParameter::~EffectParameter ()

QVariant EffectParameter::defaultValue () const

The default value.

const QString & EffectParameter::description () const

The parameter may come with a description (LADSPA doesn't have a field for this, so don't expect many effects to provide a description).

The description can be used for a tooltip or WhatsThis help.

Returns A text describing the parameter.

bool EffectParameter::isLogarithmicControl () const

Returns whether the parameter should be displayed using a logarithmic scale. This is particularly useful for frequencies and gains.

QVariant EffectParameter::maximumValue () const

The maximum value to be used for the control to edit the parameter.

If the returned QVariant is invalid the value is not bounded from above.

QVariant EffectParameter::minimumValue () const

The minimum value to be used for the control to edit the parameter.

If the returned QVariant is invalid the value is not bounded from below.

const QString & EffectParameter::name () const

The name of the parameter. Can be used as the label.

Returns A label for the parameter.

QVariantList EffectParameter::possibleValues () const

The possible values to be used for the control to edit the parameter.

if the value of this parameter is to be picked from predefined values this returns the list (otherwise it returns an empty QVariantList).

QVariant::Type EffectParameter::type () const

Returns the parameter type.

Common types are QVariant::Int, QVariant::Double, QVariant::Bool and QVariant::String. When QVariant::String is returned you get the possible values from possibleValues.

EffectParameter & EffectParameter::operator= ( const EffectParameter & other )

Assigns the other effect parameter to this parameter and returns a reference to this parameter.


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