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// Name:        _stdpaths.i
// Purpose:     SWIG interface for wxStandardPaths
// Author:      Robin Dunn
// Created:     10-Nov-2004
// RCS-ID:      $Id: _stdpaths.i 58851 2009-02-12 22:12:37Z RD $
// Copyright:   (c) 2004 by Total Control Software
// Licence:     wxWindows license

// Not a %module


#include <wx/stdpaths.h>


"wx.StandardPaths returns standard locations in the file system and
should be used by programs to find their data files in a portable way.

In the description of the methods below, the example return values are
given for the Unix, Windows and Mac OS X systems, however please note
that these are just  examples and the actual values may differ. For
example, under Windows the system administrator may change the
standard directories locations, i.e. the Windows directory may be
named W:/Win2003 instead of the default C:/Windows.

The strings appname and username should be replaced with the value
returned by `wx.App.GetAppName` and the name of the currently logged
in user, respectively. The string prefix is only used under Unix and
is /usr/local by default but may be changed using `SetInstallPrefix`.

The directories returned by the methods of this class may or may not
exist. If they don't exist, it's up to the caller to create them,
wx.StandardPaths doesn't do it.

Finally note that these functions only work with standardly packaged
applications. I.e. under Unix you should follow the standard
installation conventions and under Mac you should create your
application bundle according to the Apple guidelines. Again, this
class doesn't help you to do it.", "");

class wxStandardPaths
    // possible resources categorires
    enum ResourceCat
        // no special category

        // message catalog resources

        // end of enum marker

    // what should we use to construct paths unique to this application:
    // (AppInfo_AppName and AppInfo_VendorName can be combined together)
        AppInfo_None       = 0,  // nothing
        AppInfo_AppName    = 1,  // the application name
        AppInfo_VendorName = 2   // the vendor name

        "Return the global standard paths singleton", "");    
    %extend {
        static wxStandardPaths* Get() {
            return (wxStandardPaths*) &wxStandardPaths::Get();

        virtual wxString , GetExecutablePath() const,
        "Return the path (directory+filename) of the running executable or an
empty string if it couldn't be determined.  The path is returned as an
absolute path whenever possible.", "");
        virtual wxString , GetConfigDir() const,
        "Return the directory with system config files: /etc under Unix,
'c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data' under Windows,
/Library/Preferences for Mac", "");

        virtual wxString , GetUserConfigDir() const,
        "Return the directory for the user config files: $HOME under Unix,
'c:/Documents and Settings/username' under Windows, and 
~/Library/Preferences under Mac
Only use this if you have a single file to put there, otherwise
`GetUserDataDir` is more appropriate", "");

        virtual wxString , GetDataDir() const,
        "Return the location of the application's global, (i.e. not
user-specific,) data files: prefix/share/appname under Unix,
'c:/Program Files/appname' under Windows, app bundle directory under Mac.", "");

        virtual wxString , GetLocalDataDir() const,
        "Return the location for application data files which are
host-specific.  Same as `GetDataDir` except under Unix where it is
/etc/appname", "");

        virtual wxString , GetUserDataDir() const,
        "Return the directory for the user-dependent application data files:
$HOME/.appname under Unix, c:/Documents and
Settings/username/Application Data/appname under Windows and
~/Library/Application Support/appname under Mac", "");

        virtual wxString , GetUserLocalDataDir() const,
        "Return the directory for user data files which shouldn't be shared
with the other machines

Same as `GetUserDataDir` for all platforms except Windows where it is
the 'Local Settings/Application Data/appname' directory.", "");

        virtual wxString , GetPluginsDir() const,
        "Return the directory where the loadable modules (plugins) live:
prefix/lib/appname under Unix, program directory under Windows and
Contents/Plugins app bundle subdirectory under Mac", "");

    // get resources directory: resources are auxiliary files used by the
    // application and include things like image and sound files
    // same as GetDataDir() for all platforms except Mac where it returns
    // Contents/Resources subdirectory of the app bundle
        virtual wxString , GetResourcesDir() const,
        "Get resources directory.  Resources are auxiliary files used by the
application and include things like image and sound files.

Same as `GetDataDir` for all platforms except Mac where it returns
Contents/Resources subdirectory of the app bundle.", "");

        virtual wxString ,
        GetLocalizedResourcesDir(const wxString& lang,
                                 ResourceCat category = ResourceCat_None) const,
        "Get localized resources directory containing the resource files of the
specified category for the given language.

In general this is just GetResourcesDir()/lang under Windows and Unix
and GetResourcesDir()/lang.lproj under Mac but is something quite
different under Unix for the message catalog category (namely the
standard prefix/share/locale/lang/LC_MESSAGES.)", "");
        virtual wxString , GetDocumentsDir() const,
        "Return the Documents directory for the current user.

C:/Documents and Settings/username/Documents under Windows,
$HOME under Unix and ~/Documents under Mac", "");

        virtual wxString , GetAppDocumentsDir() const,
        "Return the directory for the documents files used by this application:
it's a subdirectory of GetDocumentsDir() constructed using the
application name/vendor if it exists or just GetDocumentsDir()
otherwise.", "");

        virtual wxString , GetTempDir() const,
        "Return the user's directory for temporary files.", "");
           "Set the program installation directory which is /usr/local by default.
This value will be used by other methods such as `GetDataDir` and
`GetPluginsDir` as the prefix for what they return. (This function
only has meaning on Unix systems.)", "");

           "Get the program installation prefix. The default is the prefix where
Python is installed. (This function only has meaning on Unix systems.)", "");
#ifdef __WXGTK__
    void SetInstallPrefix(const wxString& prefix);
    wxString GetInstallPrefix() const;
    %extend {
        void SetInstallPrefix(const wxString& prefix) {}
        wxString GetInstallPrefix() { return wxEmptyString; }

    // Information used by AppendAppInfo
    void UseAppInfo(int info);
    bool UsesAppInfo(int info) const;