Trait glib::object::Cast[][src]

pub trait Cast: ObjectType {
    fn upcast<T: ObjectType>(self) -> T
    where
        Self: IsA<T>
, { ... }
fn upcast_ref<T: ObjectType>(&self) -> &T
    where
        Self: IsA<T>
, { ... }
fn downcast<T: ObjectType>(self) -> Result<T, Self>
    where
        Self: CanDowncast<T>
, { ... }
fn downcast_ref<T: ObjectType>(&self) -> Option<&T>
    where
        Self: CanDowncast<T>
, { ... }
fn dynamic_cast<T: ObjectType>(self) -> Result<T, Self> { ... }
fn dynamic_cast_ref<T: ObjectType>(&self) -> Option<&T> { ... }
unsafe fn unsafe_cast<T: ObjectType>(self) -> T { ... }
unsafe fn unsafe_cast_ref<T: ObjectType>(&self) -> &T { ... } }
Expand description

Upcasting and downcasting support.

Provides conversions up and down the class hierarchy tree.

Provided methods

Upcasts an object to a superclass or interface T.

NOTE: This statically checks at compile-time if casting is possible. It is not always known at compile-time, whether a specific object implements an interface or not, in which case upcast would fail to compile. dynamic_cast can be used in these circumstances, which is checking the types at runtime.

Example
let button = gtk::Button::new();
let widget = button.upcast::<gtk::Widget>();

Upcasts an object to a reference of its superclass or interface T.

NOTE: This statically checks at compile-time if casting is possible. It is not always known at compile-time, whether a specific object implements an interface or not, in which case upcast would fail to compile. dynamic_cast can be used in these circumstances, which is checking the types at runtime.

Example
let button = gtk::Button::new();
let widget = button.upcast_ref::<gtk::Widget>();

Tries to downcast to a subclass or interface implementor T.

Returns Ok(T) if the object is an instance of T and Err(self) otherwise.

NOTE: This statically checks at compile-time if casting is possible. It is not always known at compile-time, whether a specific object implements an interface or not, in which case upcast would fail to compile. dynamic_cast can be used in these circumstances, which is checking the types at runtime.

Example
let button = gtk::Button::new();
let widget = button.upcast::<gtk::Widget>();
assert!(widget.downcast::<gtk::Button>().is_ok());

Tries to downcast to a reference of its subclass or interface implementor T.

Returns Some(T) if the object is an instance of T and None otherwise.

NOTE: This statically checks at compile-time if casting is possible. It is not always known at compile-time, whether a specific object implements an interface or not, in which case upcast would fail to compile. dynamic_cast can be used in these circumstances, which is checking the types at runtime.

Example
let button = gtk::Button::new();
let widget = button.upcast::<gtk::Widget>();
assert!(widget.downcast_ref::<gtk::Button>().is_some());

Tries to cast to an object of type T. This handles upcasting, downcasting and casting between interface and interface implementors. All checks are performed at runtime, while downcast and upcast will do many checks at compile-time already.

It is not always known at compile-time, whether a specific object implements an interface or not, and checking has to be performed at runtime.

Returns Ok(T) if the object is an instance of T and Err(self) otherwise.

Example
let button = gtk::Button::new();
let widget = button.dynamic_cast::<gtk::Widget>();
assert!(widget.is_ok());
let widget = widget.unwrap();
assert!(widget.dynamic_cast::<gtk::Button>().is_ok());

Tries to cast to reference to an object of type T. This handles upcasting, downcasting and casting between interface and interface implementors. All checks are performed at runtime, while downcast and upcast will do many checks at compile-time already.

It is not always known at compile-time, whether a specific object implements an interface or not, and checking has to be performed at runtime.

Returns Some(T) if the object is an instance of T and None otherwise.

Example
let button = gtk::Button::new();
let widget = button.dynamic_cast_ref::<gtk::Widget>();
assert!(widget.is_some());
let widget = widget.unwrap();
assert!(widget.dynamic_cast_ref::<gtk::Button>().is_some());

Casts to T unconditionally.

Panics

Panics if compiled with debug_assertions and the instance doesn’t implement T.

Safety

If not running with debug_assertions enabled, the caller is responsible for ensuring that the instance implements T

Casts to &T unconditionally.

Panics

Panics if compiled with debug_assertions and the instance doesn’t implement T.

Safety

If not running with debug_assertions enabled, the caller is responsible for ensuring that the instance implements T

Implementors