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/* -*- C++ -*-
Dialog widget using the addressbook,
provided for inclusion in other programs.
the TDE addressbook
$ Author: Mirko Boehm $
$ Copyright: (C) 1996-2001, Mirko Boehm $
$ Contact: mirko@kde.org
http://www.kde.org $
$ License: GPL with the following explicit clarification:
This code may be linked against any version of the Qt toolkit
from Troll Tech, Norway. $
$Id$
*/
#ifndef KABAPI_H
#define KABAPI_H
#include "addressbook.h"
#include <kdialogbase.h>
class TQPushButton;
class TQFrame;
class TDEListBox;
/**
* The class KabAPI provides a public interface to access the
* users address database created using kab. The complete
* functionality regarding database operations provided by kab is
* available using an object of this class.
*
* The class is derived from the class KDialogBase, thus objects
* can be used as a KDE dialog where the user may select a person
* out of the entries in his personal database.
* The following code may be used to let the user select an address:
* \code
* KabAPI kabapi(this);
* if(dialog.init()!=KabAPI::NoError)
* {
* ... error handling
* }
* AddressBook::Entry entry;
* if(kabapi.exec())
* {
* if(!kabapi.getEntry(entry))
* {
* // ... the database is empty
* } else {
* // ... use the entry
* }
* }
* ...
* \endcode
* Some methods declared here return keys of entries. The keys are of the
* datatype KabKey. Every key
* is (of course) unique and identifying. If you store it, you can access
* the entry it represents with it. Be careful that the entry may have been
* deleted by another program instance meanwhile!
* <tt>Please be careful to test for the return code NotImplemented as
* long the kab API is not completely finished.</tt>
* @short The class KabAPI defines the API to access user address databases.
* @author Mirko Boehm <mirko@kde.org>
* @version $Id$
* @see AddressBook #KDialogBase
*/
class KabAPI : public KDialogBase
{
// ############################################################################
Q_OBJECT
// ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
public:
/**
* The constructor creates a KabAPI object, but it does not load the
* database itselfes, as you could not query if this could be done
* without failures. Thus you have to call init before you can
* use the database.
* @param parent The TQWidget pointer to the parent widget.
* @param name The widgets name (used for debugging)
*/
KabAPI(TQWidget* parent=0, const char* name=0);
/**
* You must call init before accessing the database. init opens the
* database file (usually $HOME/.trinity/share/apps/kab/addressbook.database)
* and loads its contents.
* @return NoError if all succeeded or a valid ErrorCode.
* @see AddressBook::ErrorCode
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode init();
/**
* Get the addressbook object of this API. This is probably the most powerful
* method in the KabAPI since it allows you to access the database backend
* itselfes.
* If the API has not been initialized (using #init) before, zero is returned.
* @see init
*/
AddressBook* addressbook();
/**
* Save the database to the file.
* This method is used to force the database to save its contents.
* If force is true, the method will try to get writing permissions to
* the file if the database is opened readonly. After finishing saving,
* the r/o state is reset. This allows easier file sharing, since by default,
* all files are opened readonly aand closed after all read accesses.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode save(bool force=false);
/**
* The method getEntry returns the selected entry.
* @return NoError if all succeeded or a valid ErrorCode.
* @see AddressBook::ErrorCode
* @param entry Reference to an AddressBook::Entry -object.
* @param key Reference to a KabKey where the key of the entry is stored.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode getEntry(AddressBook::Entry& entry, KabKey& key);
/**
* Using the method getEntries, the caller will get a copy of all entries
* in the database. This might seem unneeded, but the address database can be
* used by multiple instances of the kab API at the same time, so that,
* if the programmer wants, for example, print a letter header for all
* persons, the database might change during the operation. That is why
* she can retrieve the whole database in one operation.
* It is required that the referenced list is empty.
* Note that the function returns NoEntry if the database is empty.
* @see AddressBook::ErrorCode
* @short Retrieves all entries out of the database.
* @param entries Reference to a list of entries.
* @return NoError or a valid error code.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode getEntries(std::list<AddressBook::Entry>& entries);
/**
* The method requires that the database is not opened readonly.
* @short Adds an entry to the users default database.
* @return NoError if all succeeded or a valid ErrorCode, especially PermDenied.
* @param entry Reference to the entry to be added.
* @param key Reference to a KabKey where the key of the new entry is stored.
* @param update Whether to update the mirror map or not.
* Note: The functionality to edit an entry herein has been removed.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode add(const AddressBook::Entry& entry, KabKey& key,
bool update=true);
/**
* If the preferences of kab say to query before deleting, the user has
* to click "yes" on a message box that appeares.
* If called for a read only database, the method will return
* PermDenied.
* @short Deletes an entry in the database by its key.
* @param key The key of the entry to delete.
* @return NoEntry if there is no entry with this key or another ErrorCode.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode remove(const KabKey& key);
/**
* Use getEntryByName to find entries that look like the name given.
* The name might be incomplete or diffuse.
* @short This method delivers the closest matches to the given name.
* @param name The name, containing "." for abbreviations.
* @param entries Reference to a list of entries where matches are stored.
* @param max Maximum number of returned entries.
* @return NoError if an entry is found or NoEntry.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode getEntryByName(const TQString& name,
std::list<AddressBook::Entry>& entries,
const int max=5);
/**
* This method also searches for close matches to the pattern,
* but it compares the whole entry given. This way you can search for,
* for example, nearly similar email addresses. Empty parts of the
* entry are not considered as criteria.
* @short This method delivers the closest matches to the given entry.
* @param pattern The pattern, containing "." for abbreviations.
* @param entries Reference to a list of entries where matches are stored.
* @param max Maximum number of returned entries.
* @return NoError if an entry is found or NoEntry.
*/
AddressBook::ErrorCode getEntryByName(const AddressBook::Entry& pattern,
std::list<AddressBook::Entry>& entries,
const int max=5);
/**
* Execute this dialog. This overloads TQDialog::exec to fill the list box
* before showing.
*/
int exec();
// ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
protected:
/**
* This is our backend to the users address database.
*/
AddressBook* book;
/**
* This displays the overview over the addresses in the dialog.
*/
TDEListBox* listbox;
/**
* The index of the selected entry. This value is only valid after the
* KabAPI dialog has been executed and accepted by the user.
*/
int selection;
protected slots:
/**
* Capture selections in the dialog (listbox).
*/
void entrySelected(int);
/**
* Capture status messages from book.
*/
void setStatusSlot(const TQString&);
void slotDoubleClicked ( TQListBoxItem * );
signals:
/**
* Send status messages.
*/
void setStatus(const TQString&);
// ############################################################################
private:
class KAbAPIPrivate;
KAbAPIPrivate *d;
};
#endif // KABAPI_H