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The QDBusMessage class represents one message sent or received over the D-Bus bus. More...
The QDBusMessage class represents one message sent or received over the D-Bus bus.
This object can represent any of the four different types of messages (MessageType) that can occur on the bus:
Objects of this type are created with the static createError(), createMethodCall() and createSignal() functions. Use the QDBusConnection.send() function to send the messages.
The possible message types:
|QDBusMessage.MethodCallMessage||1||a message representing an outgoing or incoming method call|
|QDBusMessage.SignalMessage||4||a message representing an outgoing or incoming signal emission|
|QDBusMessage.ReplyMessage||2||a message representing the return values of a method call|
|QDBusMessage.ErrorMessage||3||a message representing an error condition in response to a method call|
|QDBusMessage.InvalidMessage||0||an invalid message: this is never set on messages received from D-Bus|
Constructs an empty, invalid QDBusMessage object.
See also createError(), createMethodCall(), and createSignal().
Constructs a copy of the object given by other.
Note: QDBusMessage objects are shared. Modifications made to the copy will affect the original one as well. See setDelayedReply() for more information.
Returns the list of arguments that are going to be sent or were received from D-Bus.
See also setArguments().
Returns the auto start flag, as set by setAutoStartService(). By default, this flag is true, which means QtDBus will auto start a service, if it is not running already.
This function was introduced in Qt 4.7.
See also setAutoStartService().
Constructs a new DBus message representing an error, with the given name and msg.
Constructs a new DBus message representing the given error.
Constructs a new DBus message for the error type type using the message msg. Returns the DBus message.
Constructs a new DBus message representing an error reply message, with the given name and msg.
Constructs a new DBus message representing an error reply message, from the given error object.
Constructs a new DBus reply message for the error type type using the message msg. Returns the DBus message.
Constructs a new DBus message representing a method call. A method call always informs its destination address (service, path, interface and method).
The DBus bus allows calling a method on a given remote object without specifying the destination interface, if the method name is unique. However, if two interfaces on the remote object export the same method name, the result is undefined (one of the two may be called or an error may be returned).
When using DBus in a peer-to-peer context (i.e., not on a bus), the service parameter is optional.
The QDBusObject and QDBusInterface classes provide a simpler abstraction to synchronous method calling.
This function returns a QDBusMessage object that can be sent with QDBusConnection.call().
Constructs a new DBus message representing a reply, with the given arguments.
Constructs a new DBus message representing a reply, with the given argument.
Constructs a new DBus message with the given path, interface and name, representing a signal emission.
A DBus signal is emitted from one application and is received by all applications that are listening for that signal from that interface.
The QDBusMessage object that is returned can be sent using the QDBusConnection.send() function.
Returns the human-readable message associated with the error that was received.
This function was introduced in Qt 4.3.
Returns the name of the error that was received.
Returns the interface of the method being called (in the case of a method call) or of the signal being received from.
Returns the delayed reply flag, as set by setDelayedReply(). By default, this flag is false, which means QtDBus will generate automatic replies when necessary.
Returns the flag that indicates if this message should see a reply or not. This is only meaningful for method call messages: any other kind of message cannot have replies and this function will always return false for them.
Returns the name of the signal that was emitted or the name of the method that was called.
Returns the name of the service or the bus address of the remote method call.
Sets the arguments that are going to be sent over D-Bus to arguments. Those will be the arguments to a method call or the parameters in the signal.
See also arguments().
Sets the auto start flag to enable. This flag only makes sense for method call messages, where it tells the D-Bus server to either auto start the service responsible for the service name, or not to auto start it.
By default this flag is true, i.e. a service is autostarted. This means:
When the service that this method call is sent to is already running, the method call is sent to it. If the service is not running yet, the D-Bus daemon is requested to autostart the service that is assigned to this service name. This is handled by .service files that are placed in a directory known to the D-Bus server. These files then each contain a service name and the path to a program that should be executed when this service name is requested.
This function was introduced in Qt 4.7.
See also autoStartService().
Sets whether the message will be replied later (if enable is true) or if an automatic reply should be generated by QtDBus (if enable is false).
In D-Bus, all method calls must generate a reply to the caller, unless the caller explicitly indicates otherwise (see isReplyRequired()). QtDBus automatically generates such replies for any slots being called, but it also allows slots to indicate whether they will take responsibility of sending the reply at a later time, after the function has finished processing.
See also isDelayedReply() and Delayed Replies.
Returns the signature of the signal that was received or for the output arguments of a method call.
Returns the message type.