Scans a directory for plugins, and adds them to a KnownPluginList. More...

Public Member Functions

 PluginDirectoryScanner (KnownPluginList &listToAddResultsTo, AudioPluginFormat &formatToLookFor, FileSearchPath directoriesToSearch, bool searchRecursively, const File &deadMansPedalFile, bool allowPluginsWhichRequireAsynchronousInstantiation=false)
 Creates a scanner. More...
 
 ~PluginDirectoryScanner ()
 Destructor. More...
 
bool scanNextFile (bool dontRescanIfAlreadyInList, String &nameOfPluginBeingScanned)
 Tries the next likely-looking file. More...
 
bool skipNextFile ()
 Skips over the next file without scanning it. More...
 
String getNextPluginFileThatWillBeScanned () const
 Returns the description of the plugin that will be scanned during the next call to scanNextFile(). More...
 
float getProgress () const
 Returns the estimated progress, between 0 and 1. More...
 
const StringArraygetFailedFiles () const noexcept
 This returns a list of all the filenames of things that looked like being a plugin file, but which failed to open for some reason. More...
 

Static Public Member Functions

static void applyBlacklistingsFromDeadMansPedal (KnownPluginList &listToApplyTo, const File &deadMansPedalFile)
 Reads the given dead-mans-pedal file and applies its contents to the list. More...
 

Detailed Description

Scans a directory for plugins, and adds them to a KnownPluginList.

To use one of these, create it and call scanNextFile() repeatedly, until it returns false.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ PluginDirectoryScanner()

PluginDirectoryScanner::PluginDirectoryScanner ( KnownPluginList listToAddResultsTo,
AudioPluginFormat formatToLookFor,
FileSearchPath  directoriesToSearch,
bool  searchRecursively,
const File deadMansPedalFile,
bool  allowPluginsWhichRequireAsynchronousInstantiation = false 
)

Creates a scanner.

Parameters
listToAddResultsTothis will get the new types added to it.
formatToLookForthis is the type of format that you want to look for
directoriesToSearchthe path to search
searchRecursivelytrue to search recursively
deadMansPedalFileif this isn't File(), then it will be used as a file to store the names of any plugins that crash during initialisation. If there are any plugins listed in it, then these will always be scanned after all other possible files have been tried - in this way, even if there's a few dodgy plugins in your path, then a couple of rescans will still manage to find all the proper plugins. It's probably best to choose a file in the user's application data directory (alongside your app's settings file) for this. The file format it uses is just a list of filenames of the modules that failed.
allowPluginsWhichRequireAsynchronousInstantiationIf this is false then the scanner will exclude plug-ins asynchronous creation - such as AUv3 plug-ins.

◆ ~PluginDirectoryScanner()

PluginDirectoryScanner::~PluginDirectoryScanner ( )

Destructor.

Member Function Documentation

◆ scanNextFile()

bool PluginDirectoryScanner::scanNextFile ( bool  dontRescanIfAlreadyInList,
String nameOfPluginBeingScanned 
)

Tries the next likely-looking file.

If dontRescanIfAlreadyInList is true, then the file will only be loaded and re-tested if it's not already in the list, or if the file's modification time has changed since the list was created. If dontRescanIfAlreadyInList is false, the file will always be reloaded and tested. The nameOfPluginBeingScanned will be updated to the name of the plugin being scanned before the scan starts.

Returns false when there are no more files to try.

◆ skipNextFile()

bool PluginDirectoryScanner::skipNextFile ( )

Skips over the next file without scanning it.

Returns false when there are no more files to try.

◆ getNextPluginFileThatWillBeScanned()

String PluginDirectoryScanner::getNextPluginFileThatWillBeScanned ( ) const

Returns the description of the plugin that will be scanned during the next call to scanNextFile().

This is handy if you want to show the user which file is currently getting scanned.

◆ getProgress()

float PluginDirectoryScanner::getProgress ( ) const

Returns the estimated progress, between 0 and 1.

◆ getFailedFiles()

const StringArray& PluginDirectoryScanner::getFailedFiles ( ) const
noexcept

This returns a list of all the filenames of things that looked like being a plugin file, but which failed to open for some reason.

References JUCE_DECLARE_NON_COPYABLE_WITH_LEAK_DETECTOR.

◆ applyBlacklistingsFromDeadMansPedal()

static void PluginDirectoryScanner::applyBlacklistingsFromDeadMansPedal ( KnownPluginList listToApplyTo,
const File deadMansPedalFile 
)
static

Reads the given dead-mans-pedal file and applies its contents to the list.


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