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/*=========================================================================

   Program: ParaView
   Module:    pqThreadedEventSource.h

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#ifndef _pqThreadedEventSource_h
#define _pqThreadedEventSource_h

#include "QtTestingExport.h"
#include "pqEventSource.h"

class QString;

/// Abstract interface for objects that can supply high-level testing events
/// on a separte thread.  This class is derived from, and run() is
/// implemented.
class QTTESTING_EXPORT pqThreadedEventSource : public pqEventSource
{
  Q_OBJECT
public:
  pqThreadedEventSource();
  ~pqThreadedEventSource();

  /** Called by the dispatcher on the GUI thread.
    Retrieves the next available event.  Returns true if an event was
    returned, false if there are no more events. 
    In the case of a threaded event source, this function is called by the GUI
    thread and waits for the other thread to pos and event. */
  virtual bool getNextEvent(
    QString& object,
    QString& command,
    QString& arguments);
  
  /** The testing thread may post an event for the GUI to process.
      This function blocks until there are no previously queued events to play.  */
  void postNextEvent(const QString& object,
                     const QString& command,
                     const QString& argument);
  
protected:

  // start the thread
  void start();

  // called by the testing thread to signify it is done
  void done();

  // run the thread, return 
  virtual void run() = 0;

protected slots:
  void unlockTestingMutex();

private:
  class pqInternal;
  friend class pqInternal;
  pqInternal* Internal;

};

#endif // !_pqThreadedEventSource_h