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#ifndef _VAMP_PLUGIN_BASE_H_
#define _VAMP_PLUGIN_BASE_H_

#include <string>
#include <vector>

#define VAMP_SDK_VERSION "1.2"

namespace Vamp {

/**
 * A base class for plugins with optional configurable parameters,
 * programs, etc.  The Vamp::Plugin is derived from this, and
 * individual Vamp plugins should derive from that.
 *
 * This class does not provide the necessary interfaces to instantiate
 * or run a plugin.  It only specifies an interface for retrieving
 * those controls that the host may wish to show to the user for
 * editing.  It could meaningfully be subclassed by real-time plugins
 * or other sorts of plugin as well as Vamp plugins.
 */

00059 class PluginBase 
{
public:
    virtual ~PluginBase() { }

    /**
     * Get the Vamp API compatibility level of the plugin.
     */
00067     virtual unsigned int getVampApiVersion() const { return 1; }

    /**
     * Get the computer-usable name of the plugin.  This should be
     * reasonably short and contain no whitespace or punctuation
     * characters.  It may only contain the characters [a-zA-Z0-9_].
     * This is the authoritative way for a program to identify a
     * plugin within a given library.
     *
     * This text may be visible to the user, but it should not be the
     * main text used to identify a plugin to the user (that will be
     * the name, below).
     *
     * Example: "zero_crossings"
     */
    virtual std::string getIdentifier() const = 0;

    /**
     * Get a human-readable name or title of the plugin.  This
     * should be brief and self-contained, as it may be used to
     * identify the plugin to the user in isolation (i.e. without also
     * showing the plugin's "identifier").
     *
     * Example: "Zero Crossings"
     */
    virtual std::string getName() const = 0;

    /**
     * Get a human-readable description for the plugin, typically
     * a line of text that may optionally be displayed in addition
     * to the plugin's "name".  May be empty if the name has said
     * it all already.
     *
     * Example: "Detect and count zero crossing points"
     */
    virtual std::string getDescription() const = 0;
    
    /**
     * Get the name of the author or vendor of the plugin in
     * human-readable form.  This should be a short identifying text,
     * as it may be used to label plugins from the same source in a
     * menu or similar.
     */
    virtual std::string getMaker() const = 0;

    /**
     * Get the copyright statement or licensing summary for the
     * plugin.  This can be an informative text, without the same
     * presentation constraints as mentioned for getMaker above.
     */
    virtual std::string getCopyright() const = 0;

    /**
     * Get the version number of the plugin.
     */
    virtual int getPluginVersion() const = 0;


    struct ParameterDescriptor
    {
      /**
       * The name of the parameter, in computer-usable form.  Should
       * be reasonably short, and may only contain the characters
       * [a-zA-Z0-9_].
       */
      std::string identifier;

      /**
       * The human-readable name of the parameter.
       */
      std::string name;

      /**
       * A human-readable short text describing the parameter.  May be
         * empty if the name has said it all already.
       */
      std::string description;

      /**
       * The unit of the parameter, in human-readable form.
       */
      std::string unit;

      /**
       * The minimum value of the parameter.
       */
      float minValue;

      /**
       * The maximum value of the parameter.
       */
      float maxValue;

      /**
       * The default value of the parameter.  The plugin should
       * ensure that parameters have this value on initialisation
       * (i.e. the host is not required to explicitly set parameters
       * if it wants to use their default values).
       */
      float defaultValue;
      
      /**
       * True if the parameter values are quantized to a particular
       * resolution.
       */
      bool isQuantized;

      /**
       * Quantization resolution of the parameter values (e.g. 1.0
       * if they are all integers).  Undefined if isQuantized is
       * false.
       */
      float quantizeStep;

        /**
         * Names for the quantized values.  If isQuantized is true,
         * this may either be empty or contain one string for each of
         * the quantize steps from minValue up to maxValue inclusive.
         * Undefined if isQuantized is false.
         *
         * If these names are provided, they should be shown to the
         * user in preference to the values themselves.  The user may
         * never see the actual numeric values unless they are also
         * encoded in the names.
         */
        std::vector<std::string> valueNames;
    };

    typedef std::vector<ParameterDescriptor> ParameterList;

    /**
     * Get the controllable parameters of this plugin.
     */
00200     virtual ParameterList getParameterDescriptors() const {
      return ParameterList();
    }

    /**
     * Get the value of a named parameter.  The argument is the identifier
     * field from that parameter's descriptor.
     */
00208     virtual float getParameter(std::string) const { return 0.0; }

    /**
     * Set a named parameter.  The first argument is the identifier field
     * from that parameter's descriptor.
     */
00214     virtual void setParameter(std::string, float) { } 

    
    typedef std::vector<std::string> ProgramList;

    /**
     * Get the program settings available in this plugin.  A program
     * is a named shorthand for a set of parameter values; changing
     * the program may cause the plugin to alter the values of its
     * published parameters (and/or non-public internal processing
     * parameters).  The host should re-read the plugin's parameter
     * values after setting a new program.
     *
     * The programs must have unique names.
     */
00229     virtual ProgramList getPrograms() const { return ProgramList(); }

    /**
     * Get the current program.
     */
00234     virtual std::string getCurrentProgram() const { return ""; }

    /**
     * Select a program.  (If the given program name is not one of the
     * available programs, do nothing.)
     */
00240     virtual void selectProgram(std::string) { }

    /**
     * Get the type of plugin.  This is to be implemented by the
     * immediate subclass, not by actual plugins.  Do not attempt to
     * implement this in plugin code.
     */
    virtual std::string getType() const = 0;
};

}

#endif

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