EBookClientCursor

EBookClientCursor — An addressbook cursor

Synopsis

#include <libebook/libebook.h>

struct              EBookClientCursor;
struct              EBookClientCursorClass;
struct _EBookClient * e_book_client_cursor_ref_client   (EBookClientCursor *cursor);
gint                e_book_client_cursor_get_total      (EBookClientCursor *cursor);
gint                e_book_client_cursor_get_position   (EBookClientCursor *cursor);
const gchar * const * e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         gint *n_labels,
                                                         gint *underflow,
                                                         gint *inflow,
                                                         gint *overflow);
void                e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp       (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         const gchar *sexp,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                                         gpointer user_data);
gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_finish
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         GAsyncResult *result,
                                                         GError **error);
gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_sync  (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         const gchar *sexp,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GError **error);
void                e_book_client_cursor_step           (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         EBookCursorStepFlags flags,
                                                         EBookCursorOrigin origin,
                                                         gint count,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                                         gpointer user_data);
gint                e_book_client_cursor_step_finish    (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         GAsyncResult *result,
                                                         GSList **out_contacts,
                                                         GError **error);
gint                e_book_client_cursor_step_sync      (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         EBookCursorStepFlags flags,
                                                         EBookCursorOrigin origin,
                                                         gint count,
                                                         GSList **out_contacts,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GError **error);
void                e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         gint index,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                                         gpointer user_data);
gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_finish
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         GAsyncResult *result,
                                                         GError **error);
gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_sync
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         gint index,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GError **error);
gint                e_book_client_cursor_get_contact_alphabetic_index
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         EContact *contact);

Object Hierarchy

  GObject
   +----EBookClientCursor

Implemented Interfaces

EBookClientCursor implements GInitable.

Properties

  "alphabet"                 GStrv                 : Read
  "client"                   EBookClient*          : Read / Write / Construct Only
  "connection"               GDBusConnection*      : Write / Construct Only
  "context"                  GMainContext*         : Write / Construct Only
  "direct-cursor"            EDataBookCursor*      : Write / Construct Only
  "object-path"              gchar*                : Write / Construct Only
  "position"                 gint                  : Read
  "sort-fields"              GStrv                 : Write / Construct Only
  "total"                    gint                  : Read

Signals

  "refresh"                                        : Run Last

Description

The EBookClientCursor is an iteration based interface for browsing a sorted list of contacts in the addressbook.

Sort Keys

When creating the cursor initially with e_book_client_get_cursor(), a list of EContactFields must be provided to define the sort order for the newly created cursor. Only contact fields of type G_TYPE_STRING can potentially be used to define a cursor's sort order.

Backends which support cursors may refuse to create a cursor based on the fields specified as sort keys, if this happens then an E_CLIENT_ERROR_INVALID_QUERY error will be reported by e_book_client_get_cursor().

The default SQLite backend provided with Evolution Data Server only supports EContactFields that are specified as summary information to be used as sort keys. Whether a contact field is configured to be part of the summary for your addressbook can be verified with e_source_backend_summary_setup_get_summary_fields().

The order of sort keys given to e_book_client_get_cursor() defines which sort key will be the primary sort key and which keys will serve as tie breakers where the previous sort keys are exact matches. In the following example we create a typical cursor sorted with E_CONTACT_FAMILY_NAME as the primary sort key and E_CONTACT_GIVEN_NAME as a tie breaker.

    EBookClientCursor *cursor = NULL;
    EContactField sort_fields[] = { E_CONTACT_FAMILY_NAME, E_CONTACT_GIVEN_NAME };
    EBookCursorSortType sort_types[] = { E_BOOK_CURSOR_SORT_ASCENDING, E_BOOK_CURSOR_SORT_ASCENDING };
    GError *error = NULL;

    if (e_book_client_get_cursor_sync (book_client, // EBookClient
                                       NULL,        // Search Expression
                                       sort_fields, // Sort Keys
                                       sort_types,  // Ascending / Descending
                                       2,           // Number of keys
                                       &cursor,     // Return location for cursor
                                       NULL,        // GCancellable
                                       &error)) {
            // Now we have a cursor ...
    }

Sort order is immutable, if you need to browse content in a different order, then you need to create a separate cursor.

Understanding cursor state

At any given time in a cursor's life cycle, a cursor's internal state will refer to a relative position in a sorted list.

There are three basic varieties of cursor states:

  • Virtual states referring to the beginnng and end of the list.

    The beginning state is positioned before any contact in the addressbook. When the cursor is in this state, a call to e_book_client_cursor_step() will always start reporting contacts from the beginning of the list. Similarly when in the end state, stepping in reverse will start reporting contacts from the end of the list.

    The beginning and end states can be reached by stepping off the end of the list, or by specifying the E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_BEGIN or E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END origins to e_book_client_cursor_step(). The cursor is also initially positioned before the contact list.

  • States referring to a specific contact.

    A state which refers to a specific contact in the list of contacts associated with a given cursor. At the end of any successful call to e_book_client_cursor_step() with the E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_MOVE flag specified; the cursor state is updated with the value of the last result.

  • States referring to an alphabetic position.

    When a state refers to an Alphabetic Index, it refers to a position which is in between contacts. For instance the alphabetic position "E" refers to a position after contacts starting with "D" and before contacts starting with "E".

Cursor position and total

The "position" and "total" attributes provide feedback about a cursor's position in relation to the addressbook provided the cursor's sort order.

The total reflects that total amount of contacts in the addressbook given the cursor's Search Expression. The position is defined as the number of contacts leading up to the cursor position inclusive of the cursor position.

To help illustrate how the total and position attributes relate to a sorted list of contacts, we've provided the diagram below.

The above diagram shows two representations of a sorted contact list, using E_CONTACT_FAMILY_NAME as the primary sort key and E_CONTACT_GIVEN_NAME as a secondary sort key. On either side we can see the symbolic positions E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_BEGIN and E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END.

For a given cursor state, the position value will be equal to the total number of contacts leading up to the current cursor state inclusive of the cursor state itself. In the left hand side of the above diagram the cursor points to the fourth contact and the cursor position is also 4. An exception to this is when the cursor state refers to the E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END position. When the cursor state refers to the end of list, the position property will have a value of (total + 1).

Another thing the above diagram illustrates is the effect that an asynchronous addressbook modification has on the cursor. The right hand side of the diagram portrays the result of deleting "Mickey Mouse" from the original list on the left.

The cursor state at this time still litteraly refers to "Mickey Mouse", however the number of contacts leading up to "Mickey Mouse" is now 3 instead of 4. As one might have guessed, any addition of a contact which is considered to be less than or equal to "Mickey Mouse" at this point, will cause the position to increase again. In this way, asynchronous addressbook modification might cause the cursor's position and total values to change, but never effect the cursor's state and it's actual position in relation to other contacts in the sorted list.

These total and position values are guaranteed to always be coherent, they are updated synchronously upon successful completion of any of the asynchronous cursor API calls, and also updated asynchronously whenever the addressbook changes and a "refresh" signal is delivered.

Change notifications are guaranteed to only ever be delivered in the GMainContext which was the thread default main context at cursor creation time.

Search Expressions

The list of contacts associated to a given cursor can be filtered with a search expression generated by e_book_query_to_string(). Since this effects how the data will be traversed in the backend, seach expressions come with the same limitation as sort keys. Backends will report E_CLIENT_ERROR_INVALID_QUERY for contact fields which are not supported. For the default local addressbook, any fields which are configured in the summary can be used to filter cursor results.

Changing the search expression can be done at any time using e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp(). The cursor position and total values will be updated synchronously after successfully setting the search expression at which time you might refresh the current view, displaying the new filtered list of contacts at the same cursor position.

Iteration with the cursor API

The cursor API allows you to iterate through a sorted list of contacts without keeping a potentially large collection of contacts loaded in memory.

Iterating through the contact list is done with e_book_client_cursor_step(), this function allows one to move the cursor and fetch the results following the current cursor position:

    GError *error = NULL;
    GSList *results;

    if (!e_book_client_cursor_step_sync (cursor,
                                         E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_MOVE |
                                         E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_FETCH,
                                         E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT,
                                         10,
                                         &results,
                                         NULL,
                                         &error))
      {
        if (g_error_matches (error,
                             E_CLIENT_ERROR,
                             E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC))
          // The addressbook has been modified at the same time as
          // we asked to step. The appropriate thing to do is wait
          // for the "refresh" signal before trying again.
          handle_out_of_sync_condition (cursor);
        else if (g_error_matches (error,
                                  E_CLIENT_ERROR,
                                  E_CLIENT_ERROR_QUERY_REFUSED))
          // We asked for 10 contacts but were already positioned
          // at the end of the list (or we asked for -10 contacts
          // and were positioned at the beginning).
          handle_end_of_list_condition (cursor);
        else
          // Some error actually occurred
          handle_error_condition (cursor, error);

        g_clear_error (&error);
      }

In the above example we chose E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT as our EBookCursorOrigin so the above call will traverse 10 contacts following the cursor's current position. One can also choose the E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_BEGIN or E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END origin to start at the beginning or end of the results at any time.

We also specified both of the flags E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_MOVE and E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_FETCH, this means we want to receive results from the addressbook and we also want to modify the current cursor state (move the cursor), these operations can however be done completely independantly of eachother, which is often what is desired for a contact browsing user interface. It is however recommended to move and fetch results in a single pass wherever that makes sense in your application.

Because the addressbook might be modified at any time by another application, it's important to handle the E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC error. This error will occur at any time that the cursor detects an addressbook change while trying to move. Whenever an out of sync condition arises, the cursor should be left alone until the next "refresh" signal. The "refresh" signal is triggered any time that the addressbook changes and is the right place to refresh the currently loaded content, it is also guaranteed to be triggered after any E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC error.

The diagram below illustrates some scenarios of how the cursor state is updated in calls to e_book_client_cursor_step().

Alphabetic Indexes

The cursor permits navigation of the sorted contact list in terms of alphabetic positions in the list, allowing one to jump from one letter to the next in the active alphabet.

The active alphabet itself is represented as an array of UTF-8 strings which are suitable to display a given glyph or alphabetic position in the user's active alphabet. This array of alphabetic position labels is exposed via the "alphabet" property and can always be fetched with e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet().

As shown below, each index in the active alphabet array is a potential cursor state which refers to a position before, after or in between contacts in the sorted contact list. Most of the positions in the active alphabet array refer to alphabetic glyhps or positions, however the the 'underflow', 'inflow' and 'overflow' positions represent positions for contacts which sort outside the bounderies of the active alphabet.

The active alphabet is dynamically resolved from the system locale at startup time and whenever a system locale change notification is delivered to Evolution Data Server. If ever the system locale changes at runtime then a change notification will be delivered for the "alphabet" property, this is a good time to refresh the list of alphabetic positions available in a user interface.

Using the active alphabet, one can build a user interface which allows the user to navigate to a specific letter in the results. To set the cursor's position directly before any results starting with a specific letter, one can use e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index():

    GError *error = NULL;
    gint index = currently_selected_index (user_interface);

    // At this point 'index' must be a numeric value corresponding
    // to one of the positions in the array returned by
    // e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet().
    if (!e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_sync (cursor,
                                                         index,
                                                         NULL,
                                                         &error))
      {
        if (g_error_matches (error,
                             E_CLIENT_ERROR,
                             E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC))
          // The system locale has changed at the same time
          // as we were setting an alphabetic cursor position.
          handle_out_of_sync_condition (cursor);
        else
          handle_error_condition (cursor, error);

        g_clear_error (&error);
      }

After setting the alphabetic index successfully, you can go ahead and use e_book_client_cursor_step() to load some contacts at the beginning of the given letter.

This API can result in an E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC error. This error will occur at any time that the cursor tries to set the alphabetic index whilst the addressbook is changing its active locale setting. In the case of a dynamic locale change, a change notification will be delivered for the "alphabet" property at which point the application should reload anything related to the alphabet (a "refresh" signal will also be delivered at this point).

One can determine the appropriate index for a given EContact by calling e_book_client_cursor_get_contact_alphabetic_index(), this is useful to use when updating any indicators in the user interface showing what letter you have reached in the active alphabet.

Example Contact Browser

Evolution Data Server comes with an example implementation of a contact browser using the cursor features, the main portion of this example is included here below.

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 */
 
#include <libebook/libebook.h>

#include "cursor-example.h"
#include "cursor-navigator.h"
#include "cursor-search.h"
#include "cursor-data.h"

#define N_SLOTS         10

#define INITIAL_TIMEOUT 600
#define TICK_TIMEOUT    100

#define d(x)

typedef enum _TimeoutActivity TimeoutActivity;

/* GObjectClass */
static void            cursor_example_class_init              (CursorExampleClass *klass);
static void            cursor_example_init                    (CursorExample      *example);
static void            cursor_example_dispose                 (GObject            *object);

/* UI Callbacks */
static gboolean        cursor_example_up_button_press         (CursorExample      *example,
							       GdkEvent           *event,
							       GtkButton          *button);
static gboolean        cursor_example_up_button_release       (CursorExample      *example,
							       GdkEvent           *event,
							       GtkButton          *button);
static gboolean        cursor_example_down_button_press       (CursorExample      *example,
							       GdkEvent           *event,
							       GtkButton          *button);
static gboolean        cursor_example_down_button_release     (CursorExample      *example,
							       GdkEvent           *event,
							       GtkButton          *button);
static void            cursor_example_navigator_changed       (CursorExample      *example,
							       CursorNavigator    *navigator);
static void            cursor_example_sexp_changed            (CursorExample      *example,
							       GParamSpec         *pspec,
							       CursorSearch       *search);

/* EDS Callbacks */
static void            cursor_example_refresh                 (EBookClientCursor  *cursor,
							       CursorExample      *example);
static void            cursor_example_alphabet_changed        (EBookClientCursor  *cursor,
							       GParamSpec         *pspec,
							       CursorExample      *example);
static void            cursor_example_status_changed          (EBookClientCursor  *cursor,
							       GParamSpec         *spec,
							       CursorExample      *example);

/* Utilities */
static void            cursor_example_load_alphabet           (CursorExample      *example);
static gboolean        cursor_example_move_cursor             (CursorExample      *example,
							       EBookCursorOrigin   origin,
							       gint                count);
static gboolean        cursor_example_load_page               (CursorExample      *example,
							       gboolean           *full_results);
static void            cursor_example_update_status           (CursorExample      *example);
static void            cursor_example_update_sensitivity      (CursorExample      *example);
static void            cursor_example_update_current_index    (CursorExample      *example,
							       EContact           *contact);
static void            cursor_example_ensure_timeout          (CursorExample      *example,
							       TimeoutActivity     activity);
static void            cursor_example_cancel_timeout          (CursorExample      *example);

enum _TimeoutActivity {
	TIMEOUT_NONE = 0,
	TIMEOUT_UP_INITIAL,
	TIMEOUT_UP_TICK,
	TIMEOUT_DOWN_INITIAL,
	TIMEOUT_DOWN_TICK,
};

struct _CursorExamplePrivate {
	/* Screen widgets */
	GtkWidget *browse_up_button;
	GtkWidget *browse_down_button;
	GtkWidget *progressbar;
	GtkWidget *alphabet_label;
	GtkWidget *slots[N_SLOTS];
	CursorNavigator *navigator;

	/* EDS Resources */
	EBookClient          *client;
	EBookClientCursor    *cursor;

	/* Manage the automatic scrolling with button pressed */
	guint                 timeout_id;
	TimeoutActivity       activity;
};

G_DEFINE_TYPE_WITH_PRIVATE (CursorExample, cursor_example, GTK_TYPE_WINDOW);

/************************************************************************
 *                          GObjectClass                                *
 ************************************************************************/
static void
cursor_example_class_init (CursorExampleClass *klass)
{
	GObjectClass *object_class;
	GtkWidgetClass *widget_class;
	gint i;

	object_class = G_OBJECT_CLASS (klass);
	object_class->dispose = cursor_example_dispose;

	/* Bind to template */
	widget_class = GTK_WIDGET_CLASS (klass);
	gtk_widget_class_set_template_from_resource (widget_class, "/org/gnome/evolution/cursor-example/cursor-example.ui");
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_child_private (widget_class, CursorExample, navigator);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_child_private (widget_class, CursorExample, browse_up_button);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_child_private (widget_class, CursorExample, browse_down_button);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_child_private (widget_class, CursorExample, alphabet_label);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_child_private (widget_class, CursorExample, progressbar);

	for (i = 0; i < N_SLOTS; i++) {
		gchar *name = g_strdup_printf ("contact_slot_%d", i + 1);

		gtk_widget_class_bind_template_child_full (widget_class, name, FALSE, 0);
		g_free (name);
	}

	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_callback (widget_class, cursor_example_navigator_changed);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_callback (widget_class, cursor_example_up_button_press);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_callback (widget_class, cursor_example_up_button_release);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_callback (widget_class, cursor_example_down_button_press);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_callback (widget_class, cursor_example_down_button_release);
	gtk_widget_class_bind_template_callback (widget_class, cursor_example_sexp_changed);
}

static void
cursor_example_init (CursorExample *example)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv;
	gint i;

	example->priv = priv =
		cursor_example_get_instance_private (example);

	g_type_ensure (CURSOR_TYPE_NAVIGATOR);
	g_type_ensure (CURSOR_TYPE_SEARCH);

	gtk_widget_init_template (GTK_WIDGET (example));

	for (i = 0; i < N_SLOTS; i++) {

		gchar *name = g_strdup_printf ("contact_slot_%d", i + 1);
		priv->slots[i] = (GtkWidget *)gtk_widget_get_template_child (GTK_WIDGET (example),
									     CURSOR_TYPE_EXAMPLE,
									     name);
		g_free (name);
	}
}

static void
cursor_example_dispose (GObject  *object)
{
	CursorExample        *example = CURSOR_EXAMPLE (object);
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;

	cursor_example_cancel_timeout (example);

	if (priv->client) {
		g_object_unref (priv->client);
		priv->client = NULL;
	}

	if (priv->cursor) {
		g_object_unref (priv->cursor);
		priv->cursor = NULL;
	}

	G_OBJECT_CLASS (cursor_example_parent_class)->dispose (object);
}

/************************************************************************
 *                           UI Callbacks                               *
 ************************************************************************/
static gboolean
cursor_example_up_button_press (CursorExample *example,
				GdkEvent      *event,
				GtkButton     *button)
{
	d (g_print ("Browse up press\n"));

	/* Move the cursor backwards by 1 and then refresh the page */
	if (cursor_example_move_cursor (example, E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT, 0 - 1))
		cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);

	cursor_example_ensure_timeout (example, TIMEOUT_UP_INITIAL);

	return FALSE;
}

static gboolean
cursor_example_up_button_release (CursorExample *example,
				  GdkEvent      *event,
				  GtkButton     *button)
{
	d (g_print ("Browse up release\n"));

	cursor_example_cancel_timeout (example);

	return FALSE;
}

static gboolean
cursor_example_down_button_press (CursorExample *example,
				  GdkEvent      *event,
				  GtkButton     *button)
{
	d (g_print ("Browse down press\n"));

	/* Move the cursor forward by 1 and then refresh the page */
	if (cursor_example_move_cursor (example, E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT, 1))
		cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);

	cursor_example_ensure_timeout (example, TIMEOUT_DOWN_INITIAL);

	return FALSE;
}

static gboolean
cursor_example_down_button_release (CursorExample *example,
				    GdkEvent      *event,
				    GtkButton     *button)
{
	d (g_print ("Browse down released\n"));

	cursor_example_cancel_timeout (example);

	return FALSE;
}

static void
cursor_example_navigator_changed (CursorExample      *example,
				  CursorNavigator    *navigator)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	GError               *error = NULL;
	gint                  index;
	gboolean              full_results = FALSE;

	index = cursor_navigator_get_index (priv->navigator);

	d (g_print ("Alphabet index changed to: %d\n", index));

	/* Move to this index */
	if (!e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_sync (priv->cursor, index, NULL, &error)) {

		if (g_error_matches (error,
				     E_CLIENT_ERROR,
				     E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC)) {

			/* Just ignore the error.
			 *
			 * The addressbook locale has recently changed, very
			 * soon we will receive an alphabet change notification
			 * where we will reset the cursor position and reload
			 * the alphabet.
			 */
			d (g_print ("Cursor was temporarily out of sync while setting the alphabetic target\n"));
		} else
			g_warning ("Failed to move the cursor: %s", error->message);

		g_clear_error (&error);
	}

	/* And load one page full of results starting with this index */
	if (!cursor_example_load_page (example, &full_results))
		return;

	/* If we hit the end of the results (less than a full page) then load the last page of results */
	if (!full_results) {
		if (cursor_example_move_cursor (example,
						E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END,
						0 - (N_SLOTS + 1))) {
			cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);
		}
	}
}

static void
cursor_example_sexp_changed (CursorExample      *example,
			     GParamSpec         *pspec,
			     CursorSearch       *search)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	gboolean              full_results = FALSE;
	GError               *error = NULL;
	const gchar          *sexp;

	sexp = cursor_search_get_sexp (search);

	d (g_print ("Search expression changed to: '%s'\n", sexp));

	/* Set the search expression */
	if (!e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_sync (priv->cursor, sexp, NULL, &error)) {
		g_warning ("Failed to move the cursor: %s", error->message);
		g_clear_error (&error);
	}

	/* And load one page full of results */
	if (!cursor_example_load_page (example, &full_results))
		return;

	/* If we hit the end of the results (less than a full page) then load the last page of results */
	if (!full_results)
		if (cursor_example_move_cursor (example,
						E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END,
						0 - (N_SLOTS + 1))) {
			cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);
	}
}

/************************************************************************
 *                           EDS Callbacks                              *
 ************************************************************************/
static void
cursor_example_refresh (EBookClientCursor  *cursor,
			CursorExample      *example)
{
	d (g_print ("Cursor refreshed\n"));

	/* Refresh the page */
	if (cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL))
		cursor_example_update_status (example);
}

static void
cursor_example_alphabet_changed (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
				 GParamSpec        *spec,
				 CursorExample     *example)
{
	d (g_print ("Alphabet Changed\n"));

	cursor_example_load_alphabet (example);

	/* Get the first page of contacts in the addressbook */
	if (cursor_example_move_cursor (example, E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_BEGIN, 0))
		cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);
}

static void
cursor_example_status_changed (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
			       GParamSpec        *spec,
			       CursorExample     *example)
{
	d (g_print ("Status changed\n"));

	cursor_example_update_status (example);
}

/************************************************************************
 *                             Utilities                                *
 ************************************************************************/
static void
cursor_example_load_alphabet (CursorExample *example)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	const gchar *const   *alphabet;

	/* Update the alphabet on the navigator */
	alphabet = e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet (priv->cursor, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL);
	cursor_navigator_set_alphabet (priv->navigator, alphabet);

	/* Reset navigator to the beginning */
	g_signal_handlers_block_by_func (priv->navigator, cursor_example_navigator_changed, example);
	cursor_navigator_set_index (priv->navigator, 0);
	g_signal_handlers_unblock_by_func (priv->navigator, cursor_example_navigator_changed, example);
}

static gboolean
cursor_example_move_cursor (CursorExample     *example,
			    EBookCursorOrigin  origin,
			    gint               count)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	GError               *error = NULL;
	gint                  n_results;

	n_results = e_book_client_cursor_step_sync (priv->cursor,
						    E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_MOVE,
						    origin,
						    count,
						    NULL, /* Result list */
						    NULL, /* GCancellable */
						    &error);

	if (n_results < 0) {

		if (g_error_matches (error,
				     E_CLIENT_ERROR,
				     E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC)) {

			/* The addressbook has very recently been modified,
			 * very soon we will receive a "refresh" signal and
			 * automatically reload the current page position.
			 */
			d (g_print ("Cursor was temporarily out of sync while moving\n"));

		} else if (g_error_matches (error,
					    E_CLIENT_ERROR,
					    E_CLIENT_ERROR_QUERY_REFUSED)) {

			d (g_print ("End of list was reached\n"));

		} else
			g_warning ("Failed to move the cursor: %s", error->message);



		g_clear_error (&error);

	}

	return n_results >= 0;
}

/* Loads a page at the current cursor position, returns
 * FALSE if there was an error.
 */
static gboolean
cursor_example_load_page (CursorExample     *example,
			  gboolean          *full_results)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	GError               *error = NULL;
	GSList               *results = NULL;
	gint                  n_results;

	/* Fetch N_SLOTS contacts after the current cursor position,
	 * without modifying the current cursor position
	 */
	n_results = e_book_client_cursor_step_sync (priv->cursor,
						    E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_FETCH,
						    E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT,
						    N_SLOTS,
						    &results,
						    NULL, /* GCancellable */
						    &error);

	if (n_results < 0) {
		if (g_error_matches (error,
				     E_CLIENT_ERROR,
				     E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC)) {

			/* The addressbook has very recently been modified,
			 * very soon we will receive a "refresh" signal and
			 * automatically reload the current page position.
			 */
			d (g_print ("Cursor was temporarily out of sync while loading page\n"));

		} else if (g_error_matches (error,
					    E_CLIENT_ERROR,
					    E_CLIENT_ERROR_QUERY_REFUSED)) {

			d (g_print ("End of list was reached\n"));

		} else
			g_warning ("Failed to move the cursor: %s", error->message);

		g_clear_error (&error);

	} else {
		/* Display the results */
		EContact             *contact;
		gint                  i;

		/* Fill the page with results for the current cursor position
		 */
		for (i = 0; i < N_SLOTS; i++) {
			contact = g_slist_nth_data (results, i);

			/* For the first contact, give some visual feedback about where we
			 * are in the list, which alphabet character we're browsing right now.
			 */
			if (i == 0 && contact)
				cursor_example_update_current_index (example, contact);

			cursor_slot_set_from_contact (priv->slots[i], contact);
		}
	}

	if (full_results)
		*full_results = (n_results == N_SLOTS);

	g_slist_free_full (results, (GDestroyNotify)g_object_unref);

	return n_results >= 0;
}

static void
cursor_example_update_status (CursorExample *example)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	GError               *error = NULL;
	gint                  total, position;
	gchar                *txt;
	gboolean              up_sensitive;
	gboolean              down_sensitive;
	gdouble               fraction;

	total = e_book_client_cursor_get_total (priv->cursor);
	position = e_book_client_cursor_get_position (priv->cursor);

	/* Set the label showing the cursor position and total contacts */
	txt = g_strdup_printf ("Position %d / Total %d", position, total);
	gtk_progress_bar_set_text (GTK_PROGRESS_BAR (priv->progressbar), txt);
	g_free (txt);

	/* Give visual feedback on how far we are into the contact list */
	fraction = position * 1.0F / (total - N_SLOTS);
	gtk_progress_bar_set_fraction (GTK_PROGRESS_BAR (priv->progressbar), fraction);

	/* Update sensitivity of buttons */
	if (total <= N_SLOTS) {
		/* If the amount of contacts is less than the amount of visual slots,
		 * then we cannot browse up and down
		 */
		up_sensitive = FALSE;
		down_sensitive = FALSE;
	} else {
		/* The cursor is always pointing directly before
		 * the first contact visible in the view, so if the
		 * cursor is passed the first contact we can rewind.
		 */
		up_sensitive = position > 0;

		/* If more than N_SLOTS contacts remain, then
		 * we can still scroll down */
		down_sensitive = position < total - N_SLOTS;
	}

	gtk_widget_set_sensitive (priv->browse_up_button, up_sensitive);
	gtk_widget_set_sensitive (priv->browse_down_button, down_sensitive);
}

/* This is called when refreshing the window contents with
 * the first contact shown in the window.
 */
static void
cursor_example_update_current_index (CursorExample *example,
				     EContact      *contact)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	const gchar *const   *labels;
	gint                  index;

	/* Fetch the alphabetic index for this contact */
	index = e_book_client_cursor_get_contact_alphabetic_index (priv->cursor, contact);

	/* Refresh the current alphabet index indicator.
	 *
	 * The index returned by e_book_client_cursor_get_contact_alphabetic_index() is
	 * a valid position into the array returned by e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet().
	 */
	labels = e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet (priv->cursor, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL);
	gtk_label_set_text (GTK_LABEL (priv->alphabet_label), labels[index]);

	/* Update the current scroll position (and avoid reacting to the value change)
	 */
	if (contact) {
		g_signal_handlers_block_by_func (priv->navigator, cursor_example_navigator_changed, example);
		cursor_navigator_set_index (priv->navigator, index);
		g_signal_handlers_unblock_by_func (priv->navigator, cursor_example_navigator_changed, example);
	}
}

static gboolean
cursor_example_timeout (CursorExample *example)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	gboolean can_move;

	switch (priv->activity) {
	case TIMEOUT_NONE:
		break;

	case TIMEOUT_UP_INITIAL:
	case TIMEOUT_UP_TICK:

		/* Move the cursor backwards by 1 and then refresh the page */
		if (cursor_example_move_cursor (example, E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT, 0 - 1)) {
			cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);
			cursor_example_ensure_timeout (example, TIMEOUT_UP_TICK);
		} else
			cursor_example_cancel_timeout (example);

		break;

	case TIMEOUT_DOWN_INITIAL:
	case TIMEOUT_DOWN_TICK:

		/* Avoid scrolling past the end of the list - N_SLOTS */
		can_move = (e_book_client_cursor_get_position (priv->cursor) < 
			    e_book_client_cursor_get_total (priv->cursor) - N_SLOTS);

		/* Move the cursor forwards by 1 and then refresh the page */
		if (can_move &&
		    cursor_example_move_cursor (example, E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_CURRENT, 1)) {
			cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);
			cursor_example_ensure_timeout (example, TIMEOUT_DOWN_TICK);
		} else
			cursor_example_cancel_timeout (example);

		break;
	}

	return FALSE;
}

static void
cursor_example_ensure_timeout (CursorExample      *example,
			       TimeoutActivity     activity)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;
	guint                 timeout = 0;

	cursor_example_cancel_timeout (example);

	if (activity == TIMEOUT_UP_INITIAL ||
	    activity == TIMEOUT_DOWN_INITIAL)
		timeout = INITIAL_TIMEOUT;
	else
		timeout = TICK_TIMEOUT;

	priv->activity = activity;

	priv->timeout_id =
		g_timeout_add (timeout,
			       (GSourceFunc)cursor_example_timeout,
			       example);
}

static void
cursor_example_cancel_timeout (CursorExample *example)
{
	CursorExamplePrivate *priv = example->priv;

	if (priv->timeout_id) {
		g_source_remove (priv->timeout_id);
		priv->timeout_id = 0;
	}
}

/************************************************************************
 *                                API                                   *
 ************************************************************************/
GtkWidget *
cursor_example_new (const gchar *vcard_path)
{
  CursorExample *example;
  CursorExamplePrivate *priv;

  example = g_object_new (CURSOR_TYPE_EXAMPLE, NULL);
  priv    = example->priv;

  priv->client = cursor_load_data (vcard_path, &priv->cursor);

  cursor_example_load_alphabet (example);

  /* Load the first page of results */
  cursor_example_load_page (example, NULL);
  cursor_example_update_status (example);

  g_signal_connect (priv->cursor, "refresh",
		    G_CALLBACK (cursor_example_refresh), example);
  g_signal_connect (priv->cursor, "notify::alphabet",
		    G_CALLBACK (cursor_example_alphabet_changed), example);
  g_signal_connect (priv->cursor, "notify::total",
		    G_CALLBACK (cursor_example_status_changed), example);
  g_signal_connect (priv->cursor, "notify::position",
		    G_CALLBACK (cursor_example_status_changed), example);

  g_message ("Cursor example started in locale: %s",
	     e_book_client_get_locale (priv->client));

  return (GtkWidget *)example;
}

  

Details

struct EBookClientCursor

struct EBookClientCursor;

Contains only private data.

Since 3.12


struct EBookClientCursorClass

struct EBookClientCursorClass {
	/* Signals */
	void		(* refresh) (EBookClientCursor *cursor);
};

The cursor class structure.

refresh ()

The class handler for the "refresh" signal

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_ref_client ()

struct _EBookClient * e_book_client_cursor_ref_client   (EBookClientCursor *cursor);

Returns the "client" associated with cursor.

The returned EBookClient is referenced because the cursor does not keep a strong reference to the client.

Unreference the EBookClient with g_object_unref() when finished with it.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

Returns :

an EBookClient. [transfer full]

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_get_total ()

gint                e_book_client_cursor_get_total      (EBookClientCursor *cursor);

Fetches the total number of contacts in the addressbook which match cursor's query

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

Returns :

The total number of contacts matching cursor's query

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_get_position ()

gint                e_book_client_cursor_get_position   (EBookClientCursor *cursor);

Fetches the number of contacts leading up to the current cursor position, inclusive of the current cursor position.

The position value can be anywhere from 0 to the total number of contacts plus one. A value of 0 indicates that the cursor is positioned before the contact list in the symbolic E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_BEGIN state. If the position is greater than the total, as returned by e_book_client_cursor_get_total(), then the cursor is positioned after the last contact in the symbolic E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END position.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

Returns :

The current cursor position

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet ()

const gchar * const * e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         gint *n_labels,
                                                         gint *underflow,
                                                         gint *inflow,
                                                         gint *overflow);

Fetches the array of displayable labels for the active alphabet.

The active alphabet is based on the current locale configuration of the addressbook, and can be a different alphabet for locales requiring non-Latin language scripts. These UTF-8 labels are appropriate to display in a user interface to represent the alphabetic position of the cursor in the user's native alphabet.

The underflow, inflow and overflow parameters allow one to observe which indexes Evolution Data Server is using to store words which sort outside of the alphabet, for instance words from foreign language scripts and words which start with numeric characters, or other types of character.

While the underflow and overflow are for words which sort below or above the active alphabets, the inflow index is for words which sort in between multiple concurrently active alphabets. The active alphabet array might contain more than one alphabet for locales where it is very common or expected to have names in Latin script as well as names in another script.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

n_labels :

The number of labels in the active alphabet. [out][allow-none]

underflow :

The underflow index, for any words which sort below the active alphabet. [allow-none][out]

inflow :

The inflow index, for any words which sort between the active alphabets (if there is more than one). [allow-none][out]

overflow :

The overflow index, for any words which sort above the active alphabet. [allow-none][out]

Returns :

The array of displayable labels for each index in the active alphabet. [array zero-terminated=1][element-type utf8][transfer none]

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp ()

void                e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp       (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         const gchar *sexp,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                                         gpointer user_data);

Sets the Search Expression for the cursor.

See: e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_sync().

This asynchronous call is completed with a call to e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_finish() from the specified callback.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

sexp :

the new search expression for cursor

cancellable :

a GCancellable to optionally cancel this operation while in progress. [allow-none]

callback :

callback to call when a result is ready

user_data :

user data for the callback

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_finish ()

gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_finish
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         GAsyncResult *result,
                                                         GError **error);

Completes an asynchronous call initiated by e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp(), reporting whether the new search expression was accepted.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

result :

a GAsyncResult

error :

return location for a GError, or NULL. [out][allow-none]

Returns :

TRUE on success, otherwise FALSE is returned and error is set.

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_sync ()

gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_sexp_sync  (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         const gchar *sexp,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GError **error);

Sets the Search Expression for the cursor.

A side effect of setting the search expression is that the position and total properties will be updated.

If this method is called from the same thread context in which the cursor was created, then the updates to the "position" and "total" properties are guaranteed to be delivered synchronously upon successful completion of setting the search expression. Otherwise, notifications will be delivered asynchronously in the cursor's original thread context.

If the backend does not support the given search expression, an E_CLIENT_ERROR_INVALID_QUERY error will be set.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

sexp :

the new search expression for cursor

cancellable :

a GCancellable to optionally cancel this operation while in progress. [allow-none]

error :

return location for a GError, or NULL. [out][allow-none]

Returns :

TRUE on success, otherwise FALSE is returned and error is set.

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_step ()

void                e_book_client_cursor_step           (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         EBookCursorStepFlags flags,
                                                         EBookCursorOrigin origin,
                                                         gint count,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                                         gpointer user_data);

Steps the cursor through the results by a maximum of count and fetch the results traversed.

See: e_book_client_cursor_step_sync().

This asynchronous call is completed with a call to e_book_client_cursor_step_finish() from the specified callback.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

flags :

The EBookCursorStepFlags for this step

origin :

The EBookCursorOrigin from whence to step

count :

a positive or negative amount of contacts to try and fetch

cancellable :

a GCancellable to optionally cancel this operation while in progress. [allow-none]

callback :

callback to call when a result is ready

user_data :

user data for the callback

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_step_finish ()

gint                e_book_client_cursor_step_finish    (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         GAsyncResult *result,
                                                         GSList **out_contacts,
                                                         GError **error);

Completes an asynchronous call initiated by e_book_client_cursor_step(), fetching any contacts which might have been returned by the call.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

result :

a GAsyncResult

out_contacts :

return location for a GSList of EContacts. [element-type EContact][out][transfer full][allow-none]

error :

return location for a GError, or NULL. [out][allow-none]

Returns :

The number of contacts traversed if successful, otherwise -1 is returned and error is set.

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_step_sync ()

gint                e_book_client_cursor_step_sync      (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         EBookCursorStepFlags flags,
                                                         EBookCursorOrigin origin,
                                                         gint count,
                                                         GSList **out_contacts,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GError **error);

Steps the cursor through the results by a maximum of count and fetch the results traversed.

If count is negative, then the cursor will move backwards.

If cursor reaches the beginning or end of the query results, then the returned list might not contain the amount of desired contacts, or might return no results if the cursor currently points to the last contact. Reaching the end of the list is not considered an error condition. Attempts to step beyond the end of the list after having reached the end of the list will however trigger an E_CLIENT_ERROR_QUERY_REFUSED error.

If E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_FETCH is specified in flags, a pointer to a NULL GSList pointer should be provided for the results parameter.

If E_BOOK_CURSOR_STEP_MOVE is specified in flags, then the cursor's state will be modified and the position property will be updated as a result.

If this method is called from the same thread context in which the cursor was created, then the updates to the "position" property are guaranteed to be delivered synchronously upon successful completion of moving the cursor. Otherwise, notifications will be delivered asynchronously in the cursor's original thread context.

If this method completes with an E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC error, it is an indication that the addressbook has been modified and it would be unsafe to move the cursor at this time. Any E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC error is guaranteed to be followed by an "refresh" signal at which point any content should be reloaded.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

flags :

The EBookCursorStepFlags for this step

origin :

The EBookCursorOrigin from whence to step

count :

a positive or negative amount of contacts to try and fetch

out_contacts :

return location for a GSList of EContacts. [element-type EContact][out][transfer full][allow-none]

cancellable :

a GCancellable to optionally cancel this operation while in progress. [allow-none]

error :

return location for a GError, or NULL. [out][allow-none]

Returns :

The number of contacts traversed if successful, otherwise -1 is returned and error is set.

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index ()

void                e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         gint index,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                                         gpointer user_data);

Sets the current cursor position to point to an Alphabetic Index.

See: e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_sync().

This asynchronous call is completed with a call to e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_finish() from the specified callback.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

index :

the alphabetic index

cancellable :

a GCancellable to optionally cancel this operation while in progress. [allow-none]

callback :

callback to call when a result is ready

user_data :

user data for the callback

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_finish ()

gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_finish
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         GAsyncResult *result,
                                                         GError **error);

Completes an asynchronous call initiated by e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index().

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

result :

a GAsyncResult

error :

return location for a GError, or NULL. [out][allow-none]

Returns :

TRUE on success, otherwise FALSE is returned and error is set.

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_sync ()

gboolean            e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index_sync
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         gint index,
                                                         GCancellable *cancellable,
                                                         GError **error);

Sets the cursor to point to an Alphabetic Index.

After setting the alphabetic index, for example the index for letter 'E', then further calls to e_book_client_cursor_step() will return results starting with the letter 'E' (or results starting with the last result in 'D' when navigating through cursor results in reverse).

The passed index must be a valid index into the alphabet parameters returned by e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet().

If this method is called from the same thread context in which the cursor was created, then the updates to the "position" property are guaranteed to be delivered synchronously upon successful completion of moving the cursor. Otherwise, notifications will be delivered asynchronously in the cursor's original thread context.

If this method completes with an E_CLIENT_ERROR_OUT_OF_SYNC error, it is an indication that the addressbook has been set into a new locale and it would be unsafe to set the alphabetic index at this time. If you receive an out of sync error from this method, then you should wait until a "alphabet" property change notification is delivered and then proceed to load the new alphabet before trying to set any alphabetic index.

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

index :

the alphabetic index

cancellable :

a GCancellable to optionally cancel this operation while in progress. [allow-none]

error :

return location for a GError, or NULL. [out][allow-none]

Returns :

TRUE on success, otherwise FALSE is returned and error is set.

Since 3.12


e_book_client_cursor_get_contact_alphabetic_index ()

gint                e_book_client_cursor_get_contact_alphabetic_index
                                                        (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                         EContact *contact);

Checks which alphabetic index contact would be sorted into according to cursor.

The returned index will be a valid position in the array of labels returned by e_book_client_cursor_get_alphabet().

cursor :

an EBookClientCursor

contact :

the EContact to check

Returns :

The alphabetic index of contact in cursor.

Since 3.12

Property Details

The "alphabet" property

  "alphabet"                 GStrv                 : Read

The currently active alphabet.

The value is a NULL terminated array of strings, each string is suitable to display a specific letter in the active alphabet.

Indexes from this array can later be used with e_book_client_cursor_set_alphabetic_index().

This property will automatically change if the active locale of the addressbook server changes.

Property change notifications are guaranteed to be delivered in the GMainContext which was the thread default context at cursor creation time.

Since 3.12


The "client" property

  "client"                   EBookClient*          : Read / Write / Construct Only

The EBookClient which this cursor was created for

Since 3.12


The "connection" property

  "connection"               GDBusConnection*      : Write / Construct Only

The GDBusConnection to the addressbook server.

Note

This is an internal parameter for constructing the cursor, to construct the cursor use e_book_client_get_cursor().

Since 3.12


The "context" property

  "context"                  GMainContext*         : Write / Construct Only

The GMainContext in which the EBookClient created this cursor.

Note

This is an internal parameter for constructing the cursor, to construct the cursor use e_book_client_get_cursor().

Since 3.12


The "direct-cursor" property

  "direct-cursor"            EDataBookCursor*      : Write / Construct Only

The direct handle to the EDataBookCursor for direct read access mode.

Note

This is an internal parameter for constructing the cursor, to construct the cursor use e_book_client_get_cursor().

Since 3.12


The "object-path" property

  "object-path"              gchar*                : Write / Construct Only

The D-Bus object path to find the server side cursor object.

Note

This is an internal parameter for constructing the cursor, to construct the cursor use e_book_client_get_cursor().

Default value: NULL

Since 3.12


The "position" property

  "position"                 gint                  : Read

The current cursor position in the cursor's result list.

More specifically, the cursor position is defined as the number of contacts leading up to the current cursor position, inclusive of the current cursor position.

If the position value is 0, then the cursor is positioned before the contact list in the symbolic E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_BEGIN position. If the position value is greater than "total", this indicates that the cursor is positioned after the contact list in the symbolic E_BOOK_CURSOR_ORIGIN_END position.

Property change notifications are guaranteed to be delivered in the GMainContext which was the thread default context at cursor creation time.

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 0

Since 3.12


The "sort-fields" property

  "sort-fields"              GStrv                 : Write / Construct Only

The EContactField names to sort this cursor with

Note

This is an internal parameter for constructing the cursor, to construct the cursor use e_book_client_get_cursor().

Since 3.12


The "total" property

  "total"                    gint                  : Read

The total number of contacts which satisfy the cursor's query.

Property change notifications are guaranteed to be delivered in the GMainContext which was the thread default context at cursor creation time.

Allowed values: >= 0

Default value: 0

Since 3.12

Signal Details

The "refresh" signal

void                user_function                      (EBookClientCursor *cursor,
                                                        gpointer           user_data)      : Run Last

Indicates that the addressbook has been modified and that any content currently being displayed from the current cursor position should be reloaded.

This signal is guaranteed to be delivered in the GMainContext which was the thread default context at cursor creation time.

cursor :

The EBookClientCursor which needs to be refreshed

user_data :

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

Since 3.12