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nsIBufferedOutputStream Interface Reference

An output stream that stores up data to write out to another output stream and does the entire write only when the buffer is full, so that fewer writes to the underlying output stream are necessary. More...

import "nsIBufferedStreams.idl";

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Public Member Functions

void init (in nsIOutputStream sinkToStream, in unsigned long bufferSize)
void close ()
 Close the stream.
void flush ()
 Flush the stream.
unsigned long write (in string aBuf, in unsigned long aCount)
 Write data into the stream.
unsigned long writeFrom (in nsIInputStream aFromStream, in unsigned long aCount)
 Writes data into the stream from an input stream.
unsigned long writeSegments (in nsReadSegmentFun aReader, in voidPtr aClosure, in unsigned long aCount)
 Low-level write method that has access to the stream's underlying buffer.
boolean isNonBlocking ()

Detailed Description

An output stream that stores up data to write out to another output stream and does the entire write only when the buffer is full, so that fewer writes to the underlying output stream are necessary.

Definition at line 25 of file nsIBufferedStreams.idl.


Member Function Documentation

void nsIOutputStream::close ( ) [inherited]

Close the stream.

Forces the output stream to flush any buffered data.

Exceptions:
NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCKif unable to flush without blocking the calling thread (non-blocking mode only)
void nsIOutputStream::flush ( ) [inherited]

Flush the stream.

Exceptions:
NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCKif unable to flush without blocking the calling thread (non-blocking mode only)
void nsIBufferedOutputStream::init ( in nsIOutputStream  sinkToStream,
in unsigned long  bufferSize 
)
Parameters:
sinkToStream- add buffering to this stream
bufferSize- specifies the maximum buffer size
Returns:
true if stream is non-blocking

NOTE: writing to a blocking output stream will block the calling thread until all given data can be consumed by the stream.

unsigned long nsIOutputStream::write ( in string  aBuf,
in unsigned long  aCount 
) [inherited]

Write data into the stream.

Parameters:
aBufthe buffer containing the data to be written
aCountthe maximum number of bytes to be written
Returns:
number of bytes written (may be less than aCount)
Exceptions:
NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCKif writing to the output stream would block the calling thread (non-blocking mode only)
<other-error>on failure
unsigned long nsIOutputStream::writeFrom ( in nsIInputStream  aFromStream,
in unsigned long  aCount 
) [inherited]

Writes data into the stream from an input stream.

Parameters:
aFromStreamthe stream containing the data to be written
aCountthe maximum number of bytes to be written
Returns:
number of bytes written (may be less than aCount)
Exceptions:
NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCKif writing to the output stream would block the calling thread (non-blocking mode only)
<other-error>on failure

NOTE: This method is defined by this interface in order to allow the output stream to efficiently copy the data from the input stream into its internal buffer (if any). If this method was provided as an external facility, a separate char* buffer would need to be used in order to call the output stream's other Write method.

unsigned long nsIOutputStream::writeSegments ( in nsReadSegmentFun  aReader,
in voidPtr  aClosure,
in unsigned long  aCount 
) [inherited]

Low-level write method that has access to the stream's underlying buffer.

The reader function may be called multiple times for segmented buffers. WriteSegments is expected to keep calling the reader until either there is nothing left to write or the reader returns an error. WriteSegments should not call the reader with zero bytes to provide.

Parameters:
aReaderthe "provider" of the data to be written
aClosureopaque parameter passed to reader
aCountthe maximum number of bytes to be written
Returns:
number of bytes written (may be less than aCount)
Exceptions:
NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCKif writing to the output stream would block the calling thread (non-blocking mode only)
<other-error>on failure

NOTE: this function may be unimplemented if a stream has no underlying buffer (e.g., socket output stream).


The documentation for this interface was generated from the following file: