ZeroConfBrowser

Overview

The ZeroConfBrowser class provides methods for receiving information about the ZeroConf environment and services registered in it.

Use Case

This class can be used in a client application to discover services registered within ZeroConf service provider. To start using this class perform the following steps:

  • Create an instance of the ZeroConfBrowser class and set its Type property to the full name of the service to browse for (i.e. '_bonjourdiscoverableservice_rosdk._tcp' ).
  • Add event handlers for the ServiceAdded and ServiceRemoved events to handle appearing/disappearing services, respectively. For example:
private void ZeroConfBrowser_ServiceAdded(object sender, ZeroConfBrowseResultArgs args)
{
  ZeroConfService service = args.Record;
  if (service.TryResolve())
    //Some actions here to handle information about newly appeared service
    LogMessage(String.Format("Added service: {0} at port {1}", args.Record.Name, args.Record.Port));
}

private void ZeroConfBrowser_ServiceRemoved(object sender, ZeroConfBrowseResultArgs args)
{
  ZeroConfService service = args.Record;
  //Some actions here to handle information about disappeared service
  LogMessage(String.Format("Service has gone down: {0} (at host {1}:{2})", service.HostTarget, service.HostTarget, service.Port));
}
  • To start receiving information about registered / unregistered services set the Active property to true.

Note: Take a look at the [Bonjour Discovery Sample (.NET)BonjourDiscovery shipped with the Remoting SDK to see service discovery in action.

Location


 

constructor

Creates a new instance of the ZeroConfBrowser class.

 

constructor

 

ZeroConfBrowser()

 

Sub New()

Active

Determines if the service browser is currently active. Setting this property to true initiates a service search.

 

property Active: Boolean read write;

 

Boolean Active { get; set; }

 

Property Active() As Boolean

AllLocalServices

String constant that specifies the special service type name used for discovering all local services.

 

const AllLocalServices: String = "_services._dns-sd._udp.";

 

const String AllLocalServices = "_services._dns-sd._udp."

 

Dim AllLocalServices As String = "_services._dns-sd._udp."

Dispose  protected

Releases all resources used by the current class instance.

 

method Dispose(disposing: Boolean)

 

void Dispose(Boolean disposing)

 

Sub Dispose(disposing As Boolean)

Parameters:

  • disposing: true to release both managed and unmanaged resources; false to release only unmanaged resources.

Domain

Gets or sets the domain name where the ZeroConfBrowser will search for services.

Currently only the '.local' domain is supported.

 

property Domain: String read write;

 

String Domain { get; set; }

 

Property Domain() As String

Error

This event is raised when an error occurs during service browsing.

 

event Error: EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseErrorEventArgs>;

 

delegate EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseErrorEventArgs> Error()

 

Event Error As EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseErrorEventArgs>

OnError  protected

Raises the Error event.

 

method OnError(error: Exception)

 

void OnError(Exception error)

 

Sub OnError(error As Exception)

Parameters:

  • error: Exception occurred

Results

Gets a list of the ZeroConfService instances that represent the services already discovered by the ZeroConf browser.

 

property Results: IList<ZeroConfService> read;

 

IList<ZeroConfService> Results { get; }

 

ReadOnly Property Results() As IList<ZeroConfService>

ServiceAdded

This event is raised when a new service is discovered. The ZeroConfBrowseResult property will hold a reference to the ZeroConfService instance that can be used to additional receive information about the discovered service.

 

event ServiceAdded: EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>;

 

delegate EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs> ServiceAdded()

 

Event ServiceAdded As EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>

ServiceRemoved

This event is raised when a service is no longer available. The ZeroConfBrowseResult property will hold a reference to the ZeroConfService instance that can be used to additional receive information about the service.

 

event ServiceRemoved: EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>;

 

delegate EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs> ServiceRemoved()

 

Event ServiceRemoved As EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>

Stop

Cancels the service search.

 

method Stop

 

void Stop()

 

Sub Stop()

SynchronizeObject

Gets or sets a ISynchronizeInvoke instance that will be used to raise events in a synchronousl way.

 

property SynchronizeObject: ISynchronizeInvoke read write;

 

ISynchronizeInvoke SynchronizeObject { get; set; }

 

Property SynchronizeObject() As ISynchronizeInvoke

SyncRoot

Gets an object that can be used to synchronize assess to the Results collection.

 

property SyncRoot: Object read;

 

Object SyncRoot { get; }

 

ReadOnly Property SyncRoot() As Object

Type

Gets or sets the full name of the service to browse for.

 

property Type: String read write;

 

String Type { get; set; }

 

Property Type() As String

 

AllLocalServices

String constant that specifies the special service type name used for discovering all local services.

 

const AllLocalServices: String = "_services._dns-sd._udp.";

 

const String AllLocalServices = "_services._dns-sd._udp."

 

Dim AllLocalServices As String = "_services._dns-sd._udp."

 

Active

Determines if the service browser is currently active. Setting this property to true initiates a service search.

 

property Active: Boolean read write;

 

Boolean Active { get; set; }

 

Property Active() As Boolean

Domain

Gets or sets the domain name where the ZeroConfBrowser will search for services.

Currently only the '.local' domain is supported.

 

property Domain: String read write;

 

String Domain { get; set; }

 

Property Domain() As String

Results

Gets a list of the ZeroConfService instances that represent the services already discovered by the ZeroConf browser.

 

property Results: IList<ZeroConfService> read;

 

IList<ZeroConfService> Results { get; }

 

ReadOnly Property Results() As IList<ZeroConfService>

SynchronizeObject

Gets or sets a ISynchronizeInvoke instance that will be used to raise events in a synchronousl way.

 

property SynchronizeObject: ISynchronizeInvoke read write;

 

ISynchronizeInvoke SynchronizeObject { get; set; }

 

Property SynchronizeObject() As ISynchronizeInvoke

SyncRoot

Gets an object that can be used to synchronize assess to the Results collection.

 

property SyncRoot: Object read;

 

Object SyncRoot { get; }

 

ReadOnly Property SyncRoot() As Object

Type

Gets or sets the full name of the service to browse for.

 

property Type: String read write;

 

String Type { get; set; }

 

Property Type() As String

 

constructor

Creates a new instance of the ZeroConfBrowser class.

 

constructor

 

ZeroConfBrowser()

 

Sub New()

Dispose  protected

Releases all resources used by the current class instance.

 

method Dispose(disposing: Boolean)

 

void Dispose(Boolean disposing)

 

Sub Dispose(disposing As Boolean)

Parameters:

  • disposing: true to release both managed and unmanaged resources; false to release only unmanaged resources.

OnError  protected

Raises the Error event.

 

method OnError(error: Exception)

 

void OnError(Exception error)

 

Sub OnError(error As Exception)

Parameters:

  • error: Exception occurred

Stop

Cancels the service search.

 

method Stop

 

void Stop()

 

Sub Stop()

 

Error

This event is raised when an error occurs during service browsing.

 

event Error: EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseErrorEventArgs>;

 

delegate EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseErrorEventArgs> Error()

 

Event Error As EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseErrorEventArgs>

ServiceAdded

This event is raised when a new service is discovered. The ZeroConfBrowseResult property will hold a reference to the ZeroConfService instance that can be used to additional receive information about the discovered service.

 

event ServiceAdded: EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>;

 

delegate EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs> ServiceAdded()

 

Event ServiceAdded As EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>

ServiceRemoved

This event is raised when a service is no longer available. The ZeroConfBrowseResult property will hold a reference to the ZeroConfService instance that can be used to additional receive information about the service.

 

event ServiceRemoved: EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>;

 

delegate EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs> ServiceRemoved()

 

Event ServiceRemoved As EventHandler<ZeroConfBrowseResultEventArgs>

 

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