Class SoError

  • Direct Known Subclasses:
    SoDebugError, SoErrorStack, SoGLError, SoMemoryError, SoReadError

    public class SoError
    extends Inventor
    Error handling base class. SoError is the base class for all error classes, which provide error handling for applications. There are two facets to errors: posting and handling. An error is posted when some bad condition occurs. Posting is done primarily by the Open Inventor library itself, but extenders can post their own errors. Posting an error creates an instance of the appropriate error class (or subclass) and then passes it to the active error handler. The default handler just prints an appropriate message to stderr. Applications can override this behavior by supplying a different handler (by specifying a callback ). Some implementations of the Open Inventor window system specific layer provide alternate ways to display an error message, for example SoConsole.

    Each subclass of SoError supports the setHandlerCallback() method, which is used to set the callback to handle errors. The callback for a specific error class is always used in preference to that of any base classes when handling errors. The error instance passed to a callback is deleted immediately after the callback is called; an application that wishes to save information from the instance has to copy it out first.

    Each error class contains a run-time class type id (SoType) that can be used to determine the type of an instance. The base class defines a character string that represents a detailed error message that is printed by the default handler. All handlers are called by the SoError.handleError() method. When debugging, you can set a breakpoint on this method to stop right before an error is handled.

    See Also:
    SoDebugError, SoMemoryError, SoReadError, SoGLError
    • Constructor Detail

      • SoError

        public SoError()
        Default constructor.
    • Method Detail

      • setHandlerCallback

        public static void setHandlerCallback​(SoError.Handler h)
        Sets the handler for SoError class.
      • post

        public static void post​(java.lang.String formatString)
        Posts an error. The debugString will be created from the given arguments, which are in printf() format
      • getDebugString

        public java.lang.String getDebugString()
        Returns debug string containing full error information from instance.