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# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Copyright (c) Vispy Development Team. All Rights Reserved.
# Distributed under the (new) BSD License. See LICENSE.txt for more info.
The event module implements the classes that make up the event system.
The Event class and its subclasses are used to represent "stuff that happens".
The EventEmitter class provides an interface to connect to events and
to emit events. The EmitterGroup groups EventEmitter objects.
For more information see
from __future__ import division
from collections import OrderedDict
import inspect
import traceback
import weakref
from .logs import logger, _handle_exception
from ..ext.six import string_types
class Event(object):
"""Class describing events that occur and can be reacted to with callbacks.
Each event instance contains information about a single event that has
occurred such as a key press, mouse motion, timer activation, etc.
Subclasses: :class:`KeyEvent`, :class:`MouseEvent`, :class:`TouchEvent`,
The creation of events and passing of events to the appropriate callback
functions is the responsibility of :class:`EventEmitter` instances.
Note that each event object has an attribute for each of the input
arguments listed below.
type : str
String indicating the event type (e.g. mouse_press, key_release)
native : object (optional)
The native GUI event object
**kwargs : keyword arguments
All extra keyword arguments become attributes of the event object.
def __init__(self, type, native=None, **kwargs):
# stack of all sources this event has been emitted through
self._sources = []
self._handled = False
self._blocked = False
# Store args
self._type = type
self._native = native
for k, v in kwargs.items():
setattr(self, k, v)
def source(self):
"""The object that the event applies to (i.e. the source of the event).
return self._sources[-1] if self._sources else None
def sources(self):
""" List of objects that the event applies to (i.e. are or have
been a source of the event). Can contain multiple objects in case
the event traverses a hierarchy of objects.
return self._sources
def _push_source(self, source):
def _pop_source(self):
return self._sources.pop()
def type(self):
# No docstring; documeted in class docstring
return self._type
def native(self):
# No docstring; documeted in class docstring
return self._native
def handled(self):
"""This boolean property indicates whether the event has already been
acted on by an event handler. Since many handlers may have access to
the same events, it is recommended that each check whether the event
has already been handled as well as set handled=True if it decides to
act on the event.
return self._handled
def handled(self, val):
self._handled = bool(val)
def blocked(self):
"""This boolean property indicates whether the event will be delivered
to event callbacks. If it is set to True, then no further callbacks
will receive the event. When possible, it is recommended to use
Event.handled rather than Event.blocked.
return self._blocked
def blocked(self, val):
self._blocked = bool(val)
def __repr__(self):
# Try to generate a nice string representation of the event that
# includes the interesting properties.
# need to keep track of depth because it is
# very difficult to avoid excessive recursion.
global _event_repr_depth
_event_repr_depth += 1
if _event_repr_depth > 2:
return "<...>"
attrs = []
for name in dir(self):
if name.startswith('_'):
# select only properties
if not hasattr(type(self), name) or \
not isinstance(getattr(type(self), name), property):
attr = getattr(self, name)
attrs.append("%s=%s" % (name, attr))
return "<%s %s>" % (self.__class__.__name__, " ".join(attrs))
_event_repr_depth -= 1
def __str__(self):
"""Shorter string representation"""
return self.__class__.__name__
_event_repr_depth = 0
class EventEmitter(object):
"""Encapsulates a list of event callbacks.
Each instance of EventEmitter represents the source of a stream of similar
events, such as mouse click events or timer activation events. For
example, the following diagram shows the propagation of a mouse click
event to the list of callbacks that are registered to listen for that
User clicks |Canvas creates
mouse on |MouseEvent: |'mouse_press' EventEmitter: |callbacks in sequence: # noqa
Canvas | | | # noqa
-->|event = MouseEvent(...) -->| -->|callback1(event) # noqa
| | -->|callback2(event) # noqa
| | -->|callback3(event) # noqa
Callback functions may be added or removed from an EventEmitter using
:func:`connect() <vispy.event.EventEmitter.connect>` or
:func:`disconnect() <vispy.event.EventEmitter.disconnect>`.
Calling an instance of EventEmitter will cause each of its callbacks
to be invoked in sequence. All callbacks are invoked with a single
argument which will be an instance of :class:`Event <vispy.event.Event>`.
EventEmitters are generally created by an EmitterGroup instance.
source : object
The object that the generated events apply to. All emitted Events will
have their .source property set to this value.
type : str or None
String indicating the event type (e.g. mouse_press, key_release)
event_class : subclass of Event
The class of events that this emitter will generate.
def __init__(self, source=None, type=None, event_class=Event):
self._callbacks = []
self._callback_refs = []
# count number of times this emitter is blocked for each callback.
self._blocked = {None: 0}
# used to detect emitter loops
self._emitting = False
self.source = source
self.default_args = {}
if type is not None:
self.default_args['type'] = type
assert inspect.isclass(event_class)
self.event_class = event_class
self._ignore_callback_errors = True
self.print_callback_errors = 'reminders'
def ignore_callback_errors(self):
"""Whether exceptions during callbacks will be caught by the emitter
This allows it to continue invoking other callbacks if an error
return self._ignore_callback_errors
def ignore_callback_errors(self, val):
self._ignore_callback_errors = val
def print_callback_errors(self):
"""Print a message and stack trace if a callback raises an exception
Valid values are "first" (only show first instance), "reminders" (show
complete first instance, then counts), "always" (always show full
traceback), or "never".
This assumes ignore_callback_errors=True. These will be raised as
warnings, so ensure that the vispy logging level is set to at
least "warning".
return self._print_callback_errors
def print_callback_errors(self, val):
if val not in ('first', 'reminders', 'always', 'never'):
raise ValueError('print_callback_errors must be "first", '
'"reminders", "always", or "never"')
self._print_callback_errors = val
def callback_refs(self):
"""The set of callback references"""
return tuple(self._callback_refs)
def callbacks(self):
"""The set of callbacks"""
return tuple(self._callbacks)
def source(self):
"""The object that events generated by this emitter apply to"""
return None if self._source is None else self._source(
) # get object behind weakref
def source(self, s):
if s is None:
self._source = None
self._source = weakref.ref(s)
def connect(self, callback, ref=False, position='first',
before=None, after=None):
"""Connect this emitter to a new callback.
callback : function | tuple
*callback* may be either a callable object or a tuple
(object, attr_name) where object.attr_name will point to a
callable object. Note that only a weak reference to ``object``
will be kept.
ref : bool | str
Reference used to identify the callback in ``before``/``after``.
If True, the callback ref will automatically determined (see
Notes). If False, the callback cannot be referred to by a string.
If str, the given string will be used. Note that if ``ref``
is not unique in ``callback_refs``, an error will be thrown.
position : str
If ``'first'``, the first eligible position is used (that
meets the before and after criteria), ``'last'`` will use
the last position.
before : str | callback | list of str or callback | None
List of callbacks that the current callback should precede.
Can be None if no before-criteria should be used.
after : str | callback | list of str or callback | None
List of callbacks that the current callback should follow.
Can be None if no after-criteria should be used.
If ``ref=True``, the callback reference will be determined from:
1. If ``callback`` is ``tuple``, the secend element in the tuple.
2. The ``__name__`` attribute.
3. The ``__class__.__name__`` attribute.
The current list of callback refs can be obtained using
``event.callback_refs``. Callbacks can be referred to by either
their string reference (if given), or by the actual callback that
was attached (e.g., ``(canvas, 'swap_buffers')``).
If the specified callback is already connected, then the request is
If before is None and after is None (default), the new callback will
be added to the beginning of the callback list. Thus the
callback that is connected _last_ will be the _first_ to receive
events from the emitter.
callbacks = self.callbacks
callback_refs = self.callback_refs
callback = self._normalize_cb(callback)
if callback in callbacks:
# deal with the ref
if isinstance(ref, bool):
if ref:
if isinstance(callback, tuple):
ref = callback[1]
elif hasattr(callback, '__name__'): # function
ref = callback.__name__
else: # Method, or other
ref = callback.__class__.__name__
ref = None
elif not isinstance(ref, string_types):
raise TypeError('ref must be a bool or string')
if ref is not None and ref in self._callback_refs:
raise ValueError('ref "%s" is not unique' % ref)
# positions
if position not in ('first', 'last'):
raise ValueError('position must be "first" or "last", not %s'
% position)
# bounds
bounds = list() # upper & lower bnds (inclusive) of possible cb locs
for ri, criteria in enumerate((before, after)):
if criteria is None or criteria == []:
bounds.append(len(callback_refs) if ri == 0 else 0)
if not isinstance(criteria, list):
criteria = [criteria]
for c in criteria:
count = sum([(c == cn or c == cc) for cn, cc
in zip(callback_refs, callbacks)])
if count != 1:
raise ValueError('criteria "%s" is in the current '
'callback list %s times:\n%s\n%s'
% (criteria, count,
callback_refs, callbacks))
matches = [ci for ci, (cn, cc) in enumerate(zip(callback_refs,
if (cc in criteria or cn in criteria)]
bounds.append(matches[0] if ri == 0 else (matches[-1] + 1))
if bounds[0] < bounds[1]: # i.e., "place before" < "place after"
raise RuntimeError('cannot place callback before "%s" '
'and after "%s" for callbacks: %s'
% (before, after, callback_refs))
idx = bounds[1] if position == 'first' else bounds[0] # 'last'
# actually add the callback
self._callbacks.insert(idx, callback)
self._callback_refs.insert(idx, ref)
return callback # allows connect to be used as a decorator
def disconnect(self, callback=None):
"""Disconnect a callback from this emitter.
If no callback is specified, then *all* callbacks are removed.
If the callback was not already connected, then the call does nothing.
if callback is None:
self._callbacks = []
self._callback_refs = []
callback = self._normalize_cb(callback)
if callback in self._callbacks:
idx = self._callbacks.index(callback)
def _normalize_cb(self, callback):
# dereference methods into a (self, method_name) pair so that we can
# make the connection without making a strong reference to the
# instance.
if inspect.ismethod(callback):
callback = (callback.__self__, callback.__name__)
# always use a weak ref
if (isinstance(callback, tuple) and not
isinstance(callback[0], weakref.ref)):
callback = (weakref.ref(callback[0]),) + callback[1:]
return callback
def __call__(self, *args, **kwargs):
""" __call__(**kwargs)
Invoke all callbacks for this emitter.
Emit a new event object, created with the given keyword
arguments, which must match with the input arguments of the
corresponding event class. Note that the 'type' argument is
filled in by the emitter.
Alternatively, the emitter can also be called with an Event
instance as the only argument. In this case, the specified
Event will be used rather than generating a new one. This allows
customized Event instances to be emitted and also allows EventEmitters
to be chained by connecting one directly to another.
Note that the same Event instance is sent to all callbacks.
This allows some level of communication between the callbacks
(notably, via Event.handled) but also requires that callbacks
be careful not to inadvertently modify the Event.
# This is a VERY highly used method; must be fast!
blocked = self._blocked
if self._emitting:
raise RuntimeError('EventEmitter loop detected!')
# create / massage event as needed
event = self._prepare_event(*args, **kwargs)
# Add our source to the event; remove it after all callbacks have been
# invoked.
self._emitting = True
if blocked.get(None, 0) > 0: # this is the same as self.blocked()
return event
rem = []
for cb in self._callbacks[:]:
if isinstance(cb, tuple):
obj = cb[0]()
if obj is None:
cb = getattr(obj, cb[1], None)
if cb is None:
if blocked.get(cb, 0) > 0:
self._invoke_callback(cb, event)
if event.blocked:
# remove callbacks to dead objects
for cb in rem:
self._emitting = False
if event._pop_source() != self.source:
raise RuntimeError("Event source-stack mismatch.")
return event
def _invoke_callback(self, cb, event):
except Exception:
self, cb_event=(cb, event))
def _prepare_event(self, *args, **kwargs):
# When emitting, this method is called to create or otherwise alter
# an event before it is sent to callbacks. Subclasses may extend
# this method to make custom modifications to the event.
if len(args) == 1 and not kwargs and isinstance(args[0], Event):
event = args[0]
# Ensure that the given event matches what we want to emit
assert isinstance(event, self.event_class)
elif not args:
args = self.default_args.copy()
event = self.event_class(**args)
raise ValueError("Event emitters can be called with an Event "
"instance or with keyword arguments only.")
return event
def blocked(self, callback=None):
"""Return boolean indicating whether the emitter is blocked for
the given callback.
return self._blocked.get(callback, 0) > 0
def block(self, callback=None):
"""Block this emitter. Any attempts to emit an event while blocked
will be silently ignored. If *callback* is given, then the emitter
is only blocked for that specific callback.
Calls to block are cumulative; the emitter must be unblocked the same
number of times as it is blocked.
self._blocked[callback] = self._blocked.get(callback, 0) + 1
def unblock(self, callback=None):
""" Unblock this emitter. See :func:`event.EventEmitter.block`.
Note: Use of ``unblock(None)`` only reverses the effect of
``block(None)``; it does not unblock callbacks that were explicitly
blocked using ``block(callback)``.
if callback not in self._blocked or self._blocked[callback] == 0:
raise RuntimeError("Cannot unblock %s for callback %s; emitter "
"was not previously blocked." %
(self, callback))
b = self._blocked[callback] - 1
if b == 0 and callback is not None:
del self._blocked[callback]
self._blocked[callback] = b
def blocker(self, callback=None):
"""Return an EventBlocker to be used in 'with' statements
For example, one could do::
with emitter.blocker():
pass # stuff; no events will be emitted..
return EventBlocker(self, callback)
class WarningEmitter(EventEmitter):
EventEmitter subclass used to allow deprecated events to be used with a
warning message.
def __init__(self, message, *args, **kwargs):
self._message = message
self._warned = False
EventEmitter.__init__(self, *args, **kwargs)
def connect(self, cb, *args, **kwargs):
return EventEmitter.connect(self, cb, *args, **kwargs)
def _invoke_callback(self, cb, event):
return EventEmitter._invoke_callback(self, cb, event)
def _warn(self, cb):
if self._warned:
# don't warn about unimplemented connections
if isinstance(cb, tuple) and getattr(cb[0], cb[1], None) is None:
self._warned = True
class EmitterGroup(EventEmitter):
"""EmitterGroup instances manage a set of related
:class:`EventEmitters <vispy.event.EventEmitter>`.
Its primary purpose is to provide organization for objects
that make use of multiple emitters and to reduce the boilerplate code
needed to initialize those emitters with default connections.
EmitterGroup instances are usually stored as an 'events' attribute on
objects that use multiple emitters. For example::
EmitterGroup EventEmitter
| |
EmitterGroup is also a subclass of
:class:`EventEmitters <vispy.event.EventEmitter>`,
allowing it to emit its own
events. Any callback that connects directly to the EmitterGroup will
receive *all* of the events generated by the group's emitters.
source : object
The object that the generated events apply to.
auto_connect : bool
If *auto_connect* is True (default), then one connection will
be made for each emitter that looks like
:func:`emitter.connect((source, 'on_' + event_name))
This provides a simple mechanism for automatically connecting a large
group of emitters to default callbacks.
emitters : keyword arguments
See the :func:`add <vispy.event.EmitterGroup.add>` method.
def __init__(self, source=None, auto_connect=True, **emitters):
EventEmitter.__init__(self, source)
self.auto_connect = auto_connect
self.auto_connect_format = "on_%s"
self._emitters = OrderedDict()
# whether the sub-emitters have been connected to the group:
self._emitters_connected = False
def __getitem__(self, name):
Return the emitter assigned to the specified name.
Note that emitters may also be retrieved as an attribute of the
return self._emitters[name]
def __setitem__(self, name, emitter):
Alias for EmitterGroup.add(name=emitter)
self.add(**{name: emitter})
def add(self, auto_connect=None, **kwargs):
""" Add one or more EventEmitter instances to this emitter group.
Each keyword argument may be specified as either an EventEmitter
instance or an Event subclass, in which case an EventEmitter will be
generated automatically::
# This statement:
# equivalent to this statement:
group.add(mouse_press=EventEmitter(group.source, 'mouse_press',
mouse_release=EventEmitter(group.source, 'mouse_press',
if auto_connect is None:
auto_connect = self.auto_connect
# check all names before adding anything
for name in kwargs:
if name in self._emitters:
raise ValueError(
"EmitterGroup already has an emitter named '%s'" %
elif hasattr(self, name):
raise ValueError("The name '%s' cannot be used as an emitter; "
"it is already an attribute of EmitterGroup"
% name)
# add each emitter specified in the keyword arguments
for name, emitter in kwargs.items():
if emitter is None:
emitter = Event
if inspect.isclass(emitter) and issubclass(emitter, Event):
emitter = EventEmitter(
elif not isinstance(emitter, EventEmitter):
raise Exception('Emitter must be specified as either an '
'EventEmitter instance or Event subclass. '
'(got %s=%s)' % (name, emitter))
# give this emitter the same source as the group.
emitter.source = self.source
setattr(self, name, emitter)
self._emitters[name] = emitter
if auto_connect and self.source is not None:
emitter.connect((self.source, self.auto_connect_format % name))
# If emitters are connected to the group already, then this one
# should be connected as well.
if self._emitters_connected:
def emitters(self):
""" List of current emitters in this group.
return self._emitters
def __iter__(self):
Iterates over the names of emitters in this group.
for k in self._emitters:
yield k
def block_all(self):
""" Block all emitters in this group.
for em in self._emitters.values():
def unblock_all(self):
""" Unblock all emitters in this group.
for em in self._emitters.values():
def connect(self, callback, ref=False, position='first',
before=None, after=None):
""" Connect the callback to the event group. The callback will receive
events from *all* of the emitters in the group.
See :func:`EventEmitter.connect() <vispy.event.EventEmitter.connect>`
for arguments.
return EventEmitter.connect(self, callback, ref, position,
before, after)
def disconnect(self, callback=None):
""" Disconnect the callback from this group. See
:func:`connect() <vispy.event.EmitterGroup.connect>` and
:func:`EventEmitter.connect() <vispy.event.EventEmitter.connect>` for
more information.
ret = EventEmitter.disconnect(self, callback)
if len(self._callbacks) == 0:
return ret
def _connect_emitters(self, connect):
# Connect/disconnect all sub-emitters from the group. This allows the
# group to emit an event whenever _any_ of the sub-emitters emit,
# while simultaneously eliminating the overhead if nobody is listening.
if connect:
for emitter in self:
for emitter in self:
self._emitters_connected = connect
def ignore_callback_errors(self):
return super(EventEmitter, self).ignore_callback_errors
def ignore_callback_errors(self, ignore):
EventEmitter.ignore_callback_errors.fset(self, ignore)
for emitter in self._emitters.values():
if isinstance(emitter, EventEmitter):
emitter.ignore_callback_errors = ignore
elif isinstance(emitter, EmitterGroup):
class EventBlocker(object):
""" Represents a block for an EventEmitter to be used in a context
manager (i.e. 'with' statement).
def __init__(self, target, callback=None): = target
self.callback = callback
def __enter__(self):
def __exit__(self, *args):