This class provides a simple abstraction for creating and handling files. More...

#include <fileref.h>

Classes

class  FileTypeResolver
 A class for pluggable file type resolution. More...

Public Member Functions

 FileRef ()
 FileRef (FileName fileName, bool readAudioProperties=true, AudioProperties::ReadStyle audioPropertiesStyle=AudioProperties::Average)
 FileRef (File *file)
 FileRef (const FileRef &ref)
virtual ~FileRef ()
Tagtag () const
AudioPropertiesaudioProperties () const
Filefile () const
bool save ()
bool isNull () const
FileRefoperator= (const FileRef &ref)
bool operator== (const FileRef &ref) const
bool operator!= (const FileRef &ref) const

Static Public Member Functions

static const FileTypeResolveraddFileTypeResolver (const FileTypeResolver *resolver)
static StringList defaultFileExtensions ()
static Filecreate (FileName fileName, bool readAudioProperties=true, AudioProperties::ReadStyle audioPropertiesStyle=AudioProperties::Average)

Detailed Description

This class provides a simple abstraction for creating and handling files.

FileRef exists to provide a minimal, generic and value-based wrapper around a File. It is lightweight and implicitly shared, and as such suitable for pass-by-value use. This hides some of the uglier details of TagLib::File and the non-generic portions of the concrete file implementations.

This class is useful in a "simple usage" situation where it is desirable to be able to get and set some of the tag information that is similar across file types.

Also note that it is probably a good idea to plug this into your mime type system rather than using the constructor that accepts a file name using the FileTypeResolver.

See Also
FileTypeResolver
addFileTypeResolver()

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

TagLib::FileRef::FileRef ( )

Creates a null FileRef.

TagLib::FileRef::FileRef ( FileName  fileName,
bool  readAudioProperties = true,
AudioProperties::ReadStyle  audioPropertiesStyle = AudioProperties::Average 
)
explicit

Create a FileRef from fileName. If readAudioProperties is true then the audio properties will be read using audioPropertiesStyle. If readAudioProperties is false then audioPropertiesStyle will be ignored.

Also see the note in the class documentation about why you may not want to use this method in your application.

TagLib::FileRef::FileRef ( File file)
explicit

Contruct a FileRef using file. The FileRef now takes ownership of the pointer and will delete the File when it passes out of scope.

TagLib::FileRef::FileRef ( const FileRef ref)

Make a copy of ref.

virtual TagLib::FileRef::~FileRef ( )
virtual

Destroys this FileRef instance.

Member Function Documentation

static const FileTypeResolver* TagLib::FileRef::addFileTypeResolver ( const FileTypeResolver resolver)
static

Adds a FileTypeResolver to the list of those used by TagLib. Each additional FileTypeResolver is added to the front of a list of resolvers that are tried. If the FileTypeResolver returns zero the next resolver is tried.

Returns a pointer to the added resolver (the same one that's passed in – this is mostly so that static inialializers have something to use for assignment).

See Also
FileTypeResolver
AudioProperties* TagLib::FileRef::audioProperties ( ) const

Returns the audio properties for this FileRef. If no audio properties were read then this will returns a null pointer.

static File* TagLib::FileRef::create ( FileName  fileName,
bool  readAudioProperties = true,
AudioProperties::ReadStyle  audioPropertiesStyle = AudioProperties::Average 
)
static

A simple implementation of file type guessing. If readAudioProperties is true then the audio properties will be read using audioPropertiesStyle. If readAudioProperties is false then audioPropertiesStyle will be ignored.

Note
You generally shouldn't use this method, but instead the constructor directly.
static StringList TagLib::FileRef::defaultFileExtensions ( )
static

As is mentioned elsewhere in this class's documentation, the default file type resolution code provided by TagLib only works by comparing file extensions.

This method returns the list of file extensions that are used by default.

The extensions are all returned in lowercase, though the comparison used by TagLib for resolution is case-insensitive.

Note
This does not account for any additional file type resolvers that are plugged in. Also note that this is not intended to replace a propper mime-type resolution system, but is just here for reference.
See Also
FileTypeResolver
File* TagLib::FileRef::file ( ) const

Returns a pointer to the file represented by this handler class.

As a general rule this call should be avoided since if you need to work with file objects directly, you are probably better served instantiating the File subclasses (i.e. MPEG::File) manually and working with their APIs.

This handle exists to provide a minimal, generic and value-based wrapper around a File. Accessing the file directly generally indicates a moving away from this simplicity (and into things beyond the scope of FileRef).

Warning
This pointer will become invalid when this FileRef and all copies pass out of scope.
bool TagLib::FileRef::isNull ( ) const

Returns true if the file (and as such other pointers) are null.

bool TagLib::FileRef::operator!= ( const FileRef ref) const

Returns true if this FileRef and ref do not point to the same File object.

FileRef& TagLib::FileRef::operator= ( const FileRef ref)

Assign the file pointed to by ref to this FileRef.

bool TagLib::FileRef::operator== ( const FileRef ref) const

Returns true if this FileRef and ref point to the same File object.

bool TagLib::FileRef::save ( )

Saves the file. Returns true on success.

Tag* TagLib::FileRef::tag ( ) const

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file: