[vbox-dev] IMachine methods in source code?

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Fri Jun 6 12:51:20 UTC 2014


On Friday 06 June 2014 14:46:46 Johannes DeWitt wrote:
> I, i need to use come IMachine methods in source code. For example, if a
> want to use the GetSettingsFilePath() function (used in
> tstVBoxAPIXPCOM.cpp) in a cpp file of the source code, for example in a cpp
> file in /src/VBox/VMM/VMMAll/, how can i do it?
> And which headers files i need to include?

that's actually not the intended way to use !VirtualBox. VMM and Main
are strictly separated, and in particular the IMachine code you are
talking about lives in VBoxSVC while the VMM code lives in the VBoxSVC
client (either the VirtualBox process or the VBoxHeadless process).

Inside VMM you should always have a pRoot handle,

  pRoot = CFGMR3GetRoot(pVM);

Using this pRoot handle you can access the CFGM tree for that particular

Kind regards,

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