csa_x_process_updates(library call) csa_x_process_updates(library call)
NAME [Toc] [Back]
csa_x_process_updates - invoke a calendar application's calendar event
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The csa_x_process_updates function checks to see if there have been
calendar updates that are of interest to the client. If there have
been one or more calendar updates, and the client previously
registered a callback handler using csa_register_callback(3) for
updates of this type, the callback function is called by
The cal argument specifies a calendar session handle. The callback
function will be invoked only if there have been updates to this
calendar. If cal is set to NULL, the callback function will be
invoked if there have been updates to any logged on calendars.
RETURN VALUE [Toc] [Back]
The csa_x_process_updates function returns no value.
APPLICATION USAGE [Toc] [Back]
The csa_x_process_updates function is useful for applications that
maintain a dynamic representation of calendar information, such as a
GUI calendar display. Because the calendar server can simultaneously
maintain multiple read/write connections for the same calendar, any
data retrieved by a client should be considered immediately out of
date. To create the appearance of a dynamic display of calendar data,
such an application should call csa_x_process_updates as frequently as
necessary from within its main event loop.
One way to do this is to have a timeout handler call
csa_x_process_updates at regular intervals. The duration of the timer
should be appropriate for the expected user environment. This does
not eliminate the risk of the client holding outdated information; it
merely gives the application control over how old the information can
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
csa/csa.h - csacsa(5), csa_register_callback(3).
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