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Module Tasking.Task_Manager

This module contains the TASK_MANAGER class and derived classes.


1) Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER class, extends Core.Fsm#FSM

The Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER class defines the core functions to report tasks to groups. Reportings can be done in several manners, and it is up to the derived classes if TASK_MANAGER to model the reporting behaviour.

1.1) TASK_MANAGER constructor:

* Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.New(): Create a new TASK_MANAGER instance.

1.2) TASK_MANAGER reporting:

Derived TASK_MANAGER classes will manage tasks using the method Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.ManageTasks(). This method implements polymorphic behaviour.

The time interval in seconds of the task management can be changed using the methods Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.SetRefreshTimeInterval(). To control how long a reporting message is displayed, use Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.SetReportDisplayTime(). Derived classes need to implement the method Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.GetReportDisplayTime() to use the correct display time for displayed messages during a report.

Task management can be started and stopped using the methods Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.StartTasks() and Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER.StopTasks() respectively. If an ad-hoc report is requested, use the method Tasking.Task_Manager#TASK_MANAGER().

The default task management interval is every 60 seconds.


Contributions: Mechanist, Prof_Hilactic, FlightControl - Concept & Testing

Author: FlightControl - Framework Design & Programming

Global(s)

Global TASK_MANAGER

Type(s)

Fields and Methods inherited from TASK_MANAGER Description

TASK_MANAGER.ClassName

TASK_MANAGER:ManageTasks()

Manages the tasks for the Core.Set#SET_GROUP.

TASK_MANAGER:New(SetGroup)

TASK_MANAGER constructor.

TASK_MANAGER:OnAfterAborted(From, Event, To, Task)

Aborted Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnAfterCancelled(From, Event, To, Task)

Cancelled Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnAfterFailed(From, Event, To, Task)

Failed Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnAfterStartTasks(From, Event, To)

StartTasks Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnAfterStopTasks(From, Event, To)

StopTasks Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnAfterSuccess(From, Event, To, Task)

Success Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnBeforeStartTasks(From, Event, To)

StartTasks Handler OnBefore for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:OnBeforeStopTasks(From, Event, To)

StopTasks Handler OnBefore for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER.SetGroup

The set of group objects containing players for which tasks are managed.

TASK_MANAGER:SetRefreshTimeInterval(RefreshTimeInterval)

Set the refresh time interval in seconds when a new task management action needs to be done.

TASK_MANAGER:StartTasks()

StartTasks Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:StopTasks()

StopTasks Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER._RefreshTimeInterval

TASK_MANAGER:__StartTasks(Delay)

StartTasks Asynchronous Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:__StopTasks(Delay)

StopTasks Asynchronous Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

TASK_MANAGER:onafterManage(From, Event, To)

TASK_MANAGER:onafterStartTasks(From, Event, To)

Fields and Methods inherited from FSM Description

TASK_MANAGER:AddEndState(State)

Adds an End state.

TASK_MANAGER:AddProcess(From, Event, Process, ReturnEvents)

Set the default Process template with key ProcessName providing the ProcessClass and the process object when it is assigned to a Wrapper.Controllable by the task.

TASK_MANAGER:AddScore(State, ScoreText, Score)

Adds a score for the FSM to be achieved.

TASK_MANAGER:AddScoreProcess(From, Event, State, ScoreText, Score)

Adds a score for the FSM_PROCESS to be achieved.

TASK_MANAGER:AddTransition(From, Event, To)

Add a new transition rule to the FSM.

TASK_MANAGER.CallScheduler

Call scheduler.

TASK_MANAGER.ClassName

Name of the class.

TASK_MANAGER.Events

TASK_MANAGER:GetCurrentState()

Get current state.

TASK_MANAGER:GetEndStates()

Returns the End states.

TASK_MANAGER:GetProcess(From, Event)

TASK_MANAGER:GetProcesses()

Returns a table of the SubFSM rules defined within the FSM.

TASK_MANAGER:GetScores()

Returns a table with the scores defined.

TASK_MANAGER:GetStartState()

Returns the start state of the FSM.

TASK_MANAGER:GetState()

Get current state.

TASK_MANAGER:GetSubs()

Returns a table with the Subs defined.

TASK_MANAGER:GetTransitions()

Returns a table of the transition rules defined within the FSM.

TASK_MANAGER:Is(State)

Check if FSM is in state.

TASK_MANAGER:LoadCallBacks(CallBackTable)

Load call backs.

TASK_MANAGER:New()

Creates a new FSM object.

TASK_MANAGER.Scores

Scores.

TASK_MANAGER:SetProcess(From, Event, Fsm)

TASK_MANAGER:SetStartState(State)

Sets the start state of the FSM.

TASK_MANAGER._EndStates

TASK_MANAGER._EventSchedules

TASK_MANAGER._Processes

TASK_MANAGER._Scores

TASK_MANAGER._StartState

TASK_MANAGER._Transitions

TASK_MANAGER:_add_to_map(Map, Event)

Add to map.

TASK_MANAGER:_call_handler(step, trigger, params, EventName)

Call handler.

TASK_MANAGER:_create_transition(EventName)

Create transition.

TASK_MANAGER:_delayed_transition(EventName)

Delayed transition.

TASK_MANAGER:_eventmap(Events, EventStructure)

Event map.

TASK_MANAGER:_gosub(ParentFrom, ParentEvent)

Go sub.

TASK_MANAGER:_handler(EventName, ...)

Handler.

TASK_MANAGER:_isendstate(Current)

Is end state.

TASK_MANAGER:_submap(subs, sub, name)

Sub maps.

TASK_MANAGER:can(e)

Check if can do an event.

TASK_MANAGER:cannot(e)

Check if cannot do an event.

TASK_MANAGER.current

Current state name.

TASK_MANAGER.endstates

TASK_MANAGER:is(State, state)

Check if FSM is in state.

TASK_MANAGER.options

Options.

TASK_MANAGER.subs

Subs.

Fields and Methods inherited from BASE Description

TASK_MANAGER.ClassID

The ID number of the class.

TASK_MANAGER.ClassName

The name of the class.

TASK_MANAGER.ClassNameAndID

The name of the class concatenated with the ID number of the class.

TASK_MANAGER:ClearState(Object, StateName)

Clear the state of an object.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventBirth(EventTime, Initiator, IniUnitName, place, subplace)

Creation of a Birth Event.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventCrash(EventTime, Initiator)

Creation of a Crash Event.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventDead(EventTime, Initiator)

Creation of a Dead Event.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventPlayerEnterAircraft(PlayerUnit)

Creation of a S_EVENT_PLAYER_ENTER_AIRCRAFT event.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventRemoveUnit(EventTime, Initiator)

Creation of a Remove Unit Event.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventTakeoff(EventTime, Initiator)

Creation of a Takeoff Event.

TASK_MANAGER:CreateEventUnitLost(EventTime, Initiator)

Creation of a Crash Event.

TASK_MANAGER:E(Arguments)

Log an exception which will be traced always.

TASK_MANAGER:EventDispatcher()

Returns the event dispatcher

TASK_MANAGER:EventRemoveAll()

Remove all subscribed events

TASK_MANAGER:F(Arguments)

Trace a function call.

TASK_MANAGER:F2(Arguments)

Trace a function call level 2.

TASK_MANAGER:F3(Arguments)

Trace a function call level 3.

TASK_MANAGER:GetClassID()

Get the ClassID of the class instance.

TASK_MANAGER:GetClassName()

Get the ClassName of the class instance.

TASK_MANAGER:GetClassNameAndID()

Get the ClassName + ClassID of the class instance.

TASK_MANAGER:GetEventPriority()

Get the Class Event processing Priority.

TASK_MANAGER:GetParent(Child, FromClass)

This is the worker method to retrieve the Parent class.

TASK_MANAGER:GetState(Object, Key)

Get a Value given a Key from the Object.

TASK_MANAGER:HandleEvent(EventID, EventFunction)

Subscribe to a DCS Event.

TASK_MANAGER:I(Arguments)

Log an information which will be traced always.

TASK_MANAGER:Inherit(Child, Parent)

This is the worker method to inherit from a parent class.

TASK_MANAGER:IsInstanceOf(ClassName)

This is the worker method to check if an object is an (sub)instance of a class.

TASK_MANAGER:IsTrace()

Enquires if tracing is on (for the class).

TASK_MANAGER:New()

BASE constructor.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEvent(EventData)

Occurs when an Event for an object is triggered.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventBDA(EventData)

BDA.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventBaseCaptured(EventData)

Occurs when a ground unit captures either an airbase or a farp.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventBirth(EventData)

Occurs when any object is spawned into the mission.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventCrash(EventData)

Occurs when any aircraft crashes into the ground and is completely destroyed.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventDead(EventData)

Occurs when an object is dead.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventDetailedFailure(EventData)

Unknown precisely what creates this event, likely tied into newer damage model.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventDiscardChairAfterEjection(EventData)

Discard chair after ejection.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventEjection(EventData)

Occurs when a pilot ejects from an aircraft Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventEngineShutdown(EventData)

Occurs when any aircraft shuts down its engines.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventEngineStartup(EventData)

Occurs when any aircraft starts its engines.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventHit(EventData)

Occurs whenever an object is hit by a weapon.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventHumanFailure(EventData)

Occurs when any system fails on a human controlled aircraft.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventKill(EventData)

Occurs on the death of a unit.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventLand(EventData)

Occurs when an aircraft lands at an airbase, farp or ship Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventLandingAfterEjection(EventData)

Occurs shortly after the landing animation of an ejected pilot touching the ground and standing up.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventLandingQualityMark(EventData)

Landing quality mark.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventMarkAdded(EventData)

Occurs when a new mark was added.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventMarkChange(EventData)

Occurs when a mark text was changed.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventMarkRemoved(EventData)

Occurs when a mark was removed.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventMissionEnd(EventData)

Occurs when a mission ends Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventMissionStart(EventData)

Occurs when a mission starts Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventParatrooperLanding(EventData)

Weapon add.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventPilotDead(EventData)

Occurs when the pilot of an aircraft is killed.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventPlayerEnterAircraft(EventData)

Occurs when a player enters a slot and takes control of an aircraft.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventPlayerEnterUnit(EventData)

Occurs when any player assumes direct control of a unit.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventPlayerLeaveUnit(EventData)

Occurs when any player relieves control of a unit to the AI.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventRefueling(EventData)

Occurs when an aircraft connects with a tanker and begins taking on fuel.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventRefuelingStop(EventData)

Occurs when an aircraft is finished taking fuel.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventScore(EventData)

Occurs when any modification to the "Score" as seen on the debrief menu would occur.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventShootingEnd(EventData)

Occurs when any unit stops firing its weapon.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventShootingStart(EventData)

Occurs when any unit begins firing a weapon that has a high rate of fire.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventShot(EventData)

Occurs whenever any unit in a mission fires a weapon.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventTakeoff(EventData)

Occurs when an aircraft takes off from an airbase, farp, or ship.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventTriggerZone(EventData)

Trigger zone.

TASK_MANAGER:OnEventUnitLost(EventData)

Occurs when the game thinks an object is destroyed.

TASK_MANAGER:ScheduleOnce(Start, SchedulerFunction, ...)

Schedule a new time event.

TASK_MANAGER:ScheduleRepeat(Start, Repeat, RandomizeFactor, Stop, SchedulerFunction, ...)

Schedule a new time event.

TASK_MANAGER:ScheduleStop(SchedulerID)

Stops the Schedule.

TASK_MANAGER.Scheduler

TASK_MANAGER:SetEventPriority(EventPriority)

Set the Class Event processing Priority.

TASK_MANAGER:SetState(Object, Key, Value)

Set a state or property of the Object given a Key and a Value.

TASK_MANAGER:T(Arguments)

Trace a function logic level 1.

TASK_MANAGER:T2(Arguments)

Trace a function logic level 2.

TASK_MANAGER:T3(Arguments)

Trace a function logic level 3.

TASK_MANAGER:TraceAll(TraceAll)

Trace all methods in MOOSE

TASK_MANAGER:TraceClass(Class)

Set tracing for a class

TASK_MANAGER:TraceClassMethod(Class, Method)

Set tracing for a specific method of class

TASK_MANAGER:TraceLevel(Level)

Set trace level

TASK_MANAGER:TraceOff()

Set trace off.

TASK_MANAGER:TraceOn()

Set trace on.

TASK_MANAGER:TraceOnOff(TraceOnOff)

Set trace on or off Note that when trace is off, no BASE.Debug statement is performed, increasing performance! When Moose is loaded statically, (as one file), tracing is switched off by default.

TASK_MANAGER:UnHandleEvent(EventID)

UnSubscribe to a DCS event.

TASK_MANAGER._

TASK_MANAGER:_F(Arguments, DebugInfoCurrentParam, DebugInfoFromParam)

Trace a function call.

TASK_MANAGER:_T(Arguments, DebugInfoCurrentParam, DebugInfoFromParam)

Trace a function logic.

TASK_MANAGER.__

TASK_MANAGER:onEvent(event)

The main event handling function...

TASK_MANAGER class.

Field(s)

Core.Set#SET_GROUP TASK_MANAGER.SetGroup

The set of group objects containing players for which tasks are managed.

Function(s)

Manages the tasks for the Core.Set#SET_GROUP.

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TASK_MANAGER

Return value:

TASK_MANAGER constructor.

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameter:

The set of group objects containing players for which tasks are managed.

Return value:

Aborted Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

Cancelled Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

Failed Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

StartTasks Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

StopTasks Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

Success Handler OnAfter for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

StartTasks Handler OnBefore for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

Return value:

#boolean:

StopTasks Handler OnBefore for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

#string From

#string Event

#string To

Return value:

#boolean:

Set the refresh time interval in seconds when a new task management action needs to be done.

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameter:

#number RefreshTimeInterval

The refresh time interval in seconds when a new task management action needs to be done.

Return value:

StartTasks Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

StopTasks Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

StartTasks Asynchronous Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameter:

#number Delay

StopTasks Asynchronous Trigger for TASK_MANAGER

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameter:

#number Delay

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

From

Event

To

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TASK_MANAGER

Parameters:

From

Event

To

Field(s)

Core.Set#SET_GROUP TASK_MANAGER.SetGroup

The set of group objects containing players for which tasks are managed.

Function(s)

Adds an End state.

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Parameter:

#string State

The FSM state.

Set the default Process template with key ProcessName providing the ProcessClass and the process object when it is assigned to a Wrapper.Controllable by the task.

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Parameters:

#table From

Can contain a string indicating the From state or a table of strings containing multiple From states.

#string Event

The Event name.

An sub-process FSM.

#table ReturnEvents

A table indicating for which returned events of the SubFSM which Event must be triggered in the FSM.

Return value:

The SubFSM.

Adds a score for the FSM to be achieved.

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Parameters:

#string State

is the state of the process when the score needs to be given. (See the relevant state descriptions of the process).

#string ScoreText

is a text describing the score that is given according the status.

#number Score

is a number providing the score of the status.

Return value:

#FSM:

self

Adds a score for the FSM_PROCESS to be achieved.

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Parameters:

#string From

is the From State of the main process.

#string Event

is the Event of the main process.

#string State

is the state of the process when the score needs to be given. (See the relevant state descriptions of the process).

#string ScoreText

is a text describing the score that is given according the status.

#number Score

is a number providing the score of the status.

Return value:

#FSM:

self

Add a new transition rule to the FSM.

A transition rule defines when and if the FSM can transition from a state towards another state upon a triggered event.

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Parameters:

#table From

Can contain a string indicating the From state or a table of strings containing multiple From states.

#string Event

The Event name.

#string To

The To state.

Get current state.

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Return value:

#string:

Current FSM state.

Returns the End states.

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Return value:

#table:

End states.

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Parameters:

From

Event

Returns a table of the SubFSM rules defined within the FSM.

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Return value:

#table:

Sub processes.

Returns a table with the scores defined.

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Return value:

#table:

Scores.

Returns the start state of the FSM.

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Return value:

#string:

A string containing the start state.

Get current state.

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Return value:

#string:

Current FSM state.

Returns a table with the Subs defined.

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Return value:

#table:

Sub processes.

Returns a table of the transition rules defined within the FSM.

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Return value:

#table:

Transitions.

Check if FSM is in state.

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Parameter:

#string State

State name.

Return value:

#boolean:

If true, FSM is in this state.

Load call backs.

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Parameter:

#table CallBackTable

Table of call backs.

Creates a new FSM object.

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Return value:

#FSM:

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Parameters:

From

Event

Fsm

Sets the start state of the FSM.

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Parameter:

#string State

A string defining the start state.

Add to map.

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Parameters:

#table Map

Map.

#table Event

Event table.

Call handler.

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Parameters:

#string step

Step "onafter", "onbefore", "onenter", "onleave".

#string trigger

Trigger.

#table params

Parameters.

#string EventName

Event name.

Return value:

Value.

Create transition.

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Parameter:

#string EventName

Event name.

Return value:

#function:

Function.

Delayed transition.

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Parameter:

#string EventName

Event name.

Return value:

#function:

Function.

Event map.

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Parameters:

#table Events

Events.

#table EventStructure

Event structure.

Go sub.

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Parameters:

#string ParentFrom

Parent from state.

#string ParentEvent

Parent event name.

Return value:

#table:

Subs.

Handler.

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Parameters:

#string EventName

Event name.

...

Arguments.

Is end state.

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Parameter:

#string Current

Current state name.

Return values:

#table:

FSM parent.

#string:

Event name.

Sub maps.

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Parameters:

#table subs

Subs.

#table sub

Sub.

#string name

Name.

Check if can do an event.

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Parameter:

#string e

Event name.

Return values:

#boolean:

If true, FSM can do the event.

#string:

To state.

Check if cannot do an event.

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Parameter:

#string e

Event name.

Return value:

#boolean:

If true, FSM cannot do the event.

Check if FSM is in state.

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Parameters:

#string State

State name.

state

Return value:

#boolean:

If true, FSM is in this state.

Field(s)

Core.Set#SET_GROUP TASK_MANAGER.SetGroup

The set of group objects containing players for which tasks are managed.

Function(s)

Clear the state of an object.

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Parameters:

Object

The object that holds the Value set by the Key.

StateName

The key that is should be cleared.

Creation of a Birth Event.

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Parameters:

DCS#Time EventTime

The time stamp of the event.

DCS#Object Initiator

The initiating object of the event.

#string IniUnitName

The initiating unit name.

place

subplace

Creation of a Crash Event.

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Parameters:

DCS#Time EventTime

The time stamp of the event.

DCS#Object Initiator

The initiating object of the event.

Creation of a Dead Event.

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Parameters:

DCS#Time EventTime

The time stamp of the event.

DCS#Object Initiator

The initiating object of the event.

Creation of a S_EVENT_PLAYER_ENTER_AIRCRAFT event.

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Parameter:

Wrapper.Unit#UNIT PlayerUnit

The aircraft unit the player entered.

Creation of a Remove Unit Event.

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Parameters:

DCS#Time EventTime

The time stamp of the event.

DCS#Object Initiator

The initiating object of the event.

Creation of a Takeoff Event.

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Parameters:

DCS#Time EventTime

The time stamp of the event.

DCS#Object Initiator

The initiating object of the event.

Creation of a Crash Event.

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Parameters:

DCS#Time EventTime

The time stamp of the event.

DCS#Object Initiator

The initiating object of the event.

Log an exception which will be traced always.

Can be anywhere within the function logic.

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Parameter:

Arguments

A #table or any field.

Returns the event dispatcher

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Return value:

Remove all subscribed events

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Return value:

Trace a function call.

Must be at the beginning of the function logic.

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Parameter:

Arguments

A #table or any field.

Trace a function call level 2.

Must be at the beginning of the function logic.

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Parameter:

Arguments

A #table or any field.

Trace a function call level 3.

Must be at the beginning of the function logic.

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Parameter:

Arguments

A #table or any field.

Get the ClassID of the class instance.

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Return value:

#string:

The ClassID of the class instance.

Get the ClassName of the class instance.

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Return value:

#string:

The ClassName of the class instance.

Get the ClassName + ClassID of the class instance.

The ClassName + ClassID is formatted as '%s#%09d'.

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Return value:

#string:

The ClassName + ClassID of the class instance.

Get the Class Event processing Priority.

The Event processing Priority is a number from 1 to 10, reflecting the order of the classes subscribed to the Event to be processed.

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Return value:

#number:

The Event processing Priority.

This is the worker method to retrieve the Parent class.

Note that the Parent class must be passed to call the parent class method.

self:GetParent(self):ParentMethod()


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Parameters:

#BASE Child

This is the Child class from which the Parent class needs to be retrieved.

#BASE FromClass

(Optional) The class from which to get the parent.

Return value:

Get a Value given a Key from the Object.

Note that if the Object is destroyed, nillified or garbage collected, then the Values and Keys will also be gone.

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Parameters:

Object

The object that holds the Value set by the Key.

Key

The key that is used to retrieve the value. Note that the key can be a #string, but it can also be any other type!

Return value:

The Value retrieved or nil if the Key was not found and thus the Value could not be retrieved.

Subscribe to a DCS Event.

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Parameters:

Event ID.

#function EventFunction

(optional) The function to be called when the event occurs for the unit.

Return value:

Log an information which will be traced always.

Can be anywhere within the function logic.

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Parameter:

Arguments

A #table or any field.

This is the worker method to inherit from a parent class.

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Parameters:

Child

is the Child class that inherits.

#BASE Parent

is the Parent class that the Child inherits from.

Return value:

Child

This is the worker method to check if an object is an (sub)instance of a class.

Examples:

  • ZONE:New( 'some zone' ):IsInstanceOf( ZONE ) will return true

  • ZONE:New( 'some zone' ):IsInstanceOf( 'ZONE' ) will return true

  • ZONE:New( 'some zone' ):IsInstanceOf( 'zone' ) will return true

  • ZONE:New( 'some zone' ):IsInstanceOf( 'BASE' ) will return true

  • ZONE:New( 'some zone' ):IsInstanceOf( 'GROUP' ) will return false

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ClassName

is the name of the class or the class itself to run the check against

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#boolean:

Enquires if tracing is on (for the class).

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Return value:

#boolean:

BASE constructor.

This is an example how to use the BASE:New() constructor in a new class definition when inheriting from BASE.

function EVENT:New()
  local self = BASE:Inherit( self, BASE:New() ) -- #EVENT
  return self
end
  

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Occurs when an Event for an object is triggered.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that triggered the event.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

BDA.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when a ground unit captures either an airbase or a farp.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that captured the base place: The airbase that was captured, can be a FARP or Airbase. When calling place:getCoalition() the faction will already be the new owning faction.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when any object is spawned into the mission.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that was spawned

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when any aircraft crashes into the ground and is completely destroyed.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that has crashed

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when an object is dead.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that is dead.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Unknown precisely what creates this event, likely tied into newer damage model.

Will update this page when new information become available.

  • initiator: The unit that had the failure.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Discard chair after ejection.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when a pilot ejects from an aircraft Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

initiator : The unit that has ejected

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when any aircraft shuts down its engines.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that is stopping its engines.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when any aircraft starts its engines.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that is starting its engines.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs whenever an object is hit by a weapon.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit object the fired the weapon weapon: Weapon object that hit the target target: The Object that was hit.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when any system fails on a human controlled aircraft.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that had the failure

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs on the death of a unit.

Contains more and different information. Similar to unit_lost it will occur for aircraft before the aircraft crash event occurs. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

  • initiator: The unit that killed the target
  • target: Target Object
  • weapon: Weapon Object

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when an aircraft lands at an airbase, farp or ship Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

initiator : The unit that has landed place: Object that the unit landed on. Can be an Airbase Object, FARP, or Ships

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The EventData structure.

Occurs shortly after the landing animation of an ejected pilot touching the ground and standing up.

Event does not occur if the pilot lands in the water and sub combs to Davey Jones Locker. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

  • initiator: Static object representing the ejected pilot. Place : Aircraft that the pilot ejected from.
  • place: may not return as a valid object if the aircraft has crashed into the ground and no longer exists.
  • subplace: is always 0 for unknown reasons.

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The EventData structure.

Landing quality mark.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when a new mark was added.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. MarkID: ID of the mark.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when a mark text was changed.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. MarkID: ID of the mark.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when a mark was removed.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. MarkID: ID of the mark.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when a mission ends Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when a mission starts Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Weapon add.

Fires when entering a mission per pylon with the name of the weapon (double pylons not counted, infinite wep reload not counted. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when the pilot of an aircraft is killed.

Can occur either if the player is alive and crashes or if a weapon kills the pilot without completely destroying the plane. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that the pilot has died in.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when a player enters a slot and takes control of an aircraft.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. NOTE: This is a workaround of a long standing DCS bug with the PLAYER_ENTER_UNIT event. initiator : The unit that is being taken control of.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when any player assumes direct control of a unit.

Note - not Mulitplayer safe. Use PlayerEnterAircraft. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that is being taken control of.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when any player relieves control of a unit to the AI.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that the player left.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when an aircraft connects with a tanker and begins taking on fuel.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that is receiving fuel.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when an aircraft is finished taking fuel.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that was receiving fuel.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when any modification to the "Score" as seen on the debrief menu would occur.

There is no information on what values the score was changed to. Event is likely similar to player_comment in this regard. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when any unit stops firing its weapon.

Event will always correspond with a shooting start event. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that was doing the shooting.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when any unit begins firing a weapon that has a high rate of fire.

Most common with aircraft cannons (GAU-8), autocannons, and machine guns. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that is doing the shooting. target: The unit that is being targeted.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs whenever any unit in a mission fires a weapon.

But not any machine gun or autocannon based weapon, those are handled by EVENT.ShootingStart. Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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The EventData structure.

Occurs when an aircraft takes off from an airbase, farp, or ship.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes. initiator : The unit that tookoff place: Object from where the AI took-off from. Can be an Airbase Object, FARP, or Ships

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The EventData structure.

Trigger zone.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Occurs when the game thinks an object is destroyed.

Have a look at the class Core.EVENT#EVENT as these are just the prototypes.

  • initiator: The unit that is was destroyed.

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Parameter:

The EventData structure.

Schedule a new time event.

Note that the schedule will only take place if the scheduler is started. Even for a single schedule event, the scheduler needs to be started also.

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#number Start

Specifies the amount of seconds that will be waited before the scheduling is started, and the event function is called.

#function SchedulerFunction

The event function to be called when a timer event occurs. The event function needs to accept the parameters specified in SchedulerArguments.

#table ...

Optional arguments that can be given as part of scheduler. The arguments need to be given as a table { param1, param 2, ... }.

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#string:

The Schedule ID of the planned schedule.

Schedule a new time event.

Note that the schedule will only take place if the scheduler is started. Even for a single schedule event, the scheduler needs to be started also.

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#number Start

Specifies the amount of seconds that will be waited before the scheduling is started, and the event function is called.

#number Repeat

Specifies the interval in seconds when the scheduler will call the event function.

#number RandomizeFactor

Specifies a randomization factor between 0 and 1 to randomize the Repeat.

#number Stop

Specifies the amount of seconds when the scheduler will be stopped.

#function SchedulerFunction

The event function to be called when a timer event occurs. The event function needs to accept the parameters specified in SchedulerArguments.

#table ...

Optional arguments that can be given as part of scheduler. The arguments need to be given as a table { param1, param 2, ... }.

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#string:

The Schedule ID of the planned schedule.

Stops the Schedule.

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#string SchedulerID

(Optional) Scheduler ID to be stopped. If nil, all pending schedules are stopped.

Set the Class Event processing Priority.

The Event processing Priority is a number from 1 to 10, reflecting the order of the classes subscribed to the Event to be processed.

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#number EventPriority

The Event processing Priority.

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self

Set a state or property of the Object given a Key and a Value.

Note that if the Object is destroyed, nillified or garbage collected, then the Values and Keys will also be gone.

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Object

The object that will hold the Value set by the Key.

Key

The key that is used as a reference of the value. Note that the key can be a #string, but it can also be any other type!

Value

The value to is stored in the object.

Return value:

The Value set.

Trace a function logic level 1.

Can be anywhere within the function logic.

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Arguments

A #table or any field.

Trace a function logic level 2.

Can be anywhere within the function logic.

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Arguments

A #table or any field.

Trace a function logic level 3.

Can be anywhere within the function logic.

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Arguments

A #table or any field.

Trace all methods in MOOSE

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#boolean TraceAll

true = trace all methods in MOOSE.

Set tracing for a class

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#string Class

Class name.

Set tracing for a specific method of class

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#string Class

Class name.

#string Method

Method.

Set trace level

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#number Level

Set trace off.

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Usage:

-- Switch the tracing Off
BASE:TraceOff()

Set trace on.

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Usage:

-- Switch the tracing On
BASE:TraceOn()

Set trace on or off Note that when trace is off, no BASE.Debug statement is performed, increasing performance! When Moose is loaded statically, (as one file), tracing is switched off by default.

So tracing must be switched on manually in your mission if you are using Moose statically. When moose is loading dynamically (for moose class development), tracing is switched on by default.

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#boolean TraceOnOff

Switch the tracing on or off.

Usage:

-- Switch the tracing On
BASE:TraceOnOff( true )

-- Switch the tracing Off
BASE:TraceOnOff( false )

UnSubscribe to a DCS event.

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Event ID.

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Trace a function call.

This function is private.

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Arguments

A #table or any field.

DebugInfoCurrentParam

DebugInfoFromParam

Trace a function logic.

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Arguments

A #table or any field.

DebugInfoCurrentParam

DebugInfoFromParam

The main event handling function...

This function captures all events generated for the class.

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DCS#Event event