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//=============================================================================     
//
// file :         Device.h
//
// description :  Include for the Device root classes called DeviceImpl 
//
// project :            TANGO
//
// author(s) :          A.Gotz + E.Taurel
//
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//=============================================================================

#ifndef _DEVICE_H
#define _DEVICE_H

#include <tango.h>
#include <blackbox.h>
#include <classattribute.h>
#include <attrdesc.h>
#include <attribute.h>
#include <w_attribute.h>
#include <multiattribute.h>
#include <pollobj.h>
#include <deviceclass.h>

namespace Tango
{

class Command;
class DeviceClass;
class AutoTangoMonitor;
class NoSyncModelTangoMonitor;
class EventSupplier;
class EventSubscriptionChangeCmd;
class Util;


//=============================================================================
//
//                The DeviceImpl class
//
//
// description :  This class is derived directly from the Tango::Device_skel
//                class generated by CORBA. It represents the CORBA 
//                servant which will be accessed by the client. 
//                It implements all the methods
//                and attributes defined in the IDL interface for Device.
//
//=============================================================================

00103 class DeviceImplExt
{
public:
#ifdef TANGO_HAS_LOG4TANGO
      DeviceImplExt(const char *);
#else

//
//                      WARNING : 
//                      ---------
//
// If you add a new data member, don't forget to also add it in the
// ctor used when TANGO_HAS_LOG4TANGO is ON (which is true 90% of time)
// This ctor is in device.cpp file
//
      DeviceImplExt(const char *d_name):exported(false),polled(false),poll_ring_depth(0)
                  only_one(d_name),store_in_bb(true),poll_mon("cache"),
                  att_conf_mon("att_config"),state_from_read(false),
                  py_device(false),device_locked(false),locker_client(NULL),
                  old_locker_client(NULL),lock_ctr(0),min_poll_period(0) {};
#endif
      ~DeviceImplExt();
      
      bool                    exported;
      bool                    polled;
      long                    poll_ring_depth;
      long                    poll_old_factor;
      vector<string>          polled_cmd;
      vector<string>          polled_attr;
      vector<string>          non_auto_polled_cmd;
      vector<string>          non_auto_polled_attr;
      vector<PollObj *> poll_obj_list;
      
      TangoMonitor            only_one;         // Device monitor
      Tango::DevState         device_prev_state;      // Device previous state

#ifdef TANGO_HAS_LOG4TANGO
      log4tango::Logger*      logger;
      log4tango::Level::Value saved_log_level;
      size_t rft;
#endif
      string                        device_name_lower;
      long                    idl_version;
      
      vector<string>          cmd_poll_ring_depth;
      vector<string>          attr_poll_ring_depth;
      
      bool                    store_in_bb;
      TangoMonitor            poll_mon;         // Polling list monitor
      TangoMonitor            att_conf_mon;           // Attribute config monitor
      bool                    state_from_read;
      vector<long>            alarmed_not_read;
      
      bool                    py_device;
      string                        alias_name_lower; // Alias name (if any)

      bool                    device_locked;
      client_addr             *locker_client;
      client_addr             *old_locker_client;
      DevLong                       lock_validity;
      time_t                        locking_date;
      string                        lock_status;
      DevLong                       lock_ctr;

      long                    min_poll_period;
      vector<string>          cmd_min_poll_period;
      vector<string>          attr_min_poll_period;
};

/**
 * Base class for all TANGO device.
 *
 * This class inherits from CORBA classes where all the network layer is
 * implemented.
 *
 * $Author: taurel $
 * $Revision: 15556 $
 */

00182 class DeviceImpl : public virtual POA_Tango::Device
{
public:
      friend class Tango::AutoTangoMonitor;
      friend class Tango::NoSyncModelTangoMonitor;
      friend class Tango::EventSupplier;
      friend class Tango::EventSubscriptionChangeCmd;

/**@name Constructors
 * Miscellaneous constructors */
//@{
/**
 * Constructs a newly allocated DeviceImpl object from its name.
 * 
 * The device description field is set to <i>A Tango device</i>. The device
 * state is set to unknown and the device status is set to 
 * <b>Not Initialised</b>
 *
 * @param   device_class      Pointer to the device class object
 * @param   dev_name    The device name
 *
 */
      DeviceImpl(DeviceClass *device_class,string &dev_name);
      
/**
 * Constructs a newly allocated DeviceImpl object from its name and its description.
 *
 * The device
 * state is set to unknown and the device status is set to 
 * <i>Not Initialised</i>
 *
 * @param   device_class      Pointer to the device class object
 * @param   dev_name    The device name
 * @param   desc  The device description
 *
 */
      DeviceImpl(DeviceClass *device_class,string &dev_name,string &desc);
/**
 * Constructs a newly allocated DeviceImpl object from all its creation 
 * parameters.
 *
 * The device is constructed from its name, its description, an original state
 * and status
 *
 * @param   device_class      Pointer to the device class object
 * @param   dev_name    The device name
 * @param   desc  The device description
 * @param   dev_state   The device initial state
 * @param   dev_status  The device initial status
 *
 */
      DeviceImpl(DeviceClass *device_class,
                 string &dev_name,string &desc,
                 Tango::DevState dev_state,string &dev_status);
/**
 * Constructs a newly allocated DeviceImpl object from all its creation 
 * parameters with some default values.
 *
 * The device is constructed from its name, its description, an original state
 * and status. This constructor defined default values for the description,
 * state and status parameters. The default device description is <i>A TANGO device</i>.
 * The default device state is <i>UNKNOWN</i> and the default device status 
 * is <i>Not initialised</i>.
 *
 * @param   device_class      Pointer to the device class object
 * @param   dev_name    The device name
 * @param   desc  The device desc
 * @param   dev_state   The device initial state
 * @param   dev_status  The device initial status
 *
 */
 
      DeviceImpl(DeviceClass *device_class,
                 const char *dev_name,const char *desc = "A TANGO device",
                 Tango::DevState dev_state = Tango::UNKNOWN,
                 const char *dev_status = StatusNotSet);
               
//@}

/**@name Destructor
 * Only one desctructor is defined for this class */
//@{
/**
 * The device desctructor.
 */
      virtual ~DeviceImpl();
//@}

/**@name Get/Set object members.
 * These methods allows the external world to get/set DeviceImpl instance
 * data members
 */
//@{
/**
 * Get device status.
 *
 * Return the device dev_status field. This method does the same thing than the
 * default status_cmd method.
 *
 * @return Device status
 */   
00283       string &get_status() {return device_status;}
      
/**
 * Set device status.
 *
 * @param new_status The new device status
 */
00290       void set_status(const string &new_status) {device_status = new_status;}
            
/**
 * Appends a string to the device status.
 *
 * @param stat The string to be appened to the device status
 * @param new_line If true, appends a new line character before the string
 */
00298       void append_status(const string &stat,bool new_line=false) {if(new_line==true)device_status.append(1,'\n');device_status.append(stat);}
      
/**
 * Get device state.
 *
 * Return the device dev_state field. This method does the same thing than the
 * default state_cmd method.
 *
 * @return Device state
 */   
00308       Tango::DevState &get_state() {return device_state;}
      
/**
 * Get device's previous state.
 *
 * Return the device dev_prev_state field. This method is used for the on_state_change event
 *
 * @return Device previous state
 */   
00317       Tango::DevState &get_prev_state() {return ext->device_prev_state;}
/**
 * Set device state.
 *
 * @param new_state The new device state
 */
00323       void set_state (const Tango::DevState &new_state) {ext->device_prev_state = device_state; device_state = new_state;}

/**
 * Get device name.
 *
 * Return the device name (dev_name field)
 *
 * @return Device name
 */
      
00333       string &get_name() {return device_name;}
      
/**
 * Get device class singleton.
 *
 * Return the device class singleton (device_class field)
 *
 * @return Pointer to the device class singleton
 */
      
00343       DeviceClass *get_device_class() {return device_class;}
      
/**
 * Get device multi attribute object.
 *
 * Return a pointer to the device multi attribute object
 *
 * @return Pointer to the device multi attribute object
 */
      
00353       MultiAttribute *get_device_attr() {return dev_attr;}
      
/**
 * Set device multi attribute object.
 *
 * Set the pointer to the device multi attribute object
 *
 * @return Pointer to the device multi attribute object
 */
      
00363       void set_device_attr(MultiAttribute *ptr) {dev_attr = ptr;}

/**
 * Get a pointer to the associated DbDevice object.
 *
 * Return a pointer to DbDevice object associated with the device
 *
 * @return Pointer to the DbDevice object
 */
      
      DbDevice *get_db_device();
      
/**
 * Set the associated CORBA object reference.
 *
 * Set the associated CORBA object reference. Tango supports only a one to 
 * one servant-CORBA object link.
 *
 * @param   d     The CORBA object reference
 */
      
00384       void set_d_var(Tango::Device_ptr d) {d_var = d;}
      
/**
 * Get the associated CORBA object reference.
 *
 * Get the associated CORBA object reference. Tango supports only a one to 
 * one servant-CORBA object link.
 *
 * @return The CORBA object reference
 */
      
00395       Tango::Device_var get_d_var() {return d_var;}
      
/**
 * Set the associated CORBA object identifier.
 *
 * Set the associated CORBA object identifier.
 *
 * @param   o     The CORBA object identifier
 */
 
00405       void set_obj_id(PortableServer::ObjectId_var o) {obj_id = o;}
      
/**
 * Get the associated CORBA object identifier.
 *
 * Return the CORBA object identifier as a _var type variable
 *
 * @return The CORBA object identifier
 */
 
00415       PortableServer::ObjectId_var &get_obj_id() {return obj_id;}
      
/**
 * Return device POA.
 *
 * Return a pointer to the device POA. This method is necessary for the
 * CORBA object implicit activation by the _this() method.
 *
 * @return Pointer to the device POA
 */   
      virtual PortableServer::POA_ptr _default_POA();
      
//@}  

/**@name CORBA attribute methods
 * Method defined to implement TANGO device CORBA attribute */
//@{
/**
 * Get device name.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when the device name is requested
 * via a CORBA attribute. It updates the device black-box and return the
 * device name
 *
 * @return The device name
 */
      virtual char *name() throw (CORBA::SystemException);

/**
 * Get administrator device name.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when the administrator device name is requested
 * via a CORBA attribute. It updates the device black-box and return the
 * administrator device name
 *
 * @return The device name
 */
      virtual char *adm_name() throw (CORBA::SystemException);
            
/**
 * Get device description.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when the device description is requested
 * via a CORBA attribute. It updates the device black-box and return the
 * device description field
 *
 * @return The device description
 */
      virtual char *description() throw (CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get device status.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when the device status is requested
 * via a CORBA attribute. It updates the device black-box and return the
 * device state. This method calls the <i>status_cmd</i> device method but 
 * catch all the execption and does not re-throw them because exception can't
 * be thrown to a client for CORBA attribute
 *
 * @return The device status
 */
      virtual char *status() throw (CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get device state.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when the device state is requested
 * via a CORBA attribute. It updates the device black-box and return the
 * device state. This method calls the <i>state_cmd</i> device method but 
 * catch all the execption and does not re-throw them because exception can't
 * be thrown to a client for CORBA attribute
 *
 * @return The device state
 */
      virtual Tango::DevState state() throw (CORBA::SystemException);
//@}


/**@name CORBA operation methods
 * Method defined to implement TANGO device CORBA operation */
//@{
/**
 * Execute a command.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when a "command_inout" CORBA operation is
 * requested by a client. It updates the device black-box, call the 
 * TANGO command handler and returned the output Any
 *
 * @param in_cmd The command name
 * @param in_data The command input data packed in a CORBA Any
 * @return The command output data packed in a CORBA Any object
 * @exception DevFailed Re-throw of the exception thrown by the command_handler
 * method.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */               
      virtual CORBA::Any *command_inout(const char *in_cmd,
                                const CORBA::Any &in_data)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get device black box.
 *
 * It's the master method executed when the device black box is requested.
 * It reads the device black box, update it and return black-box data to the
 * client
 *
 * @param n The number of actions description which must be returned to the
 * client. The number of returned element is limited to the number of elements
 * stored in the black-box or to the complete black-box depth if it is full.
 * @return The device black box with one String for each action requested on 
 * the device
 * @exception DevFailed If it is not possible to read the device black box.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual Tango::DevVarStringArray *black_box(CORBA::Long n)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get device command list.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the command_list_query CORBA operation.
 * It updates the device black box and returns an array of DevCmdInfo object
 * with one object for each command.
 *
 * @return The device command list. One DevCmdInfo is initialised for each
 * device command
 */
      virtual Tango::DevCmdInfoList *command_list_query()
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get command info.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the command_query CORBA operation.
 * It updates the device black box and returns a DevCmdInfo object for the 
 * command with name passed
 * to the method as parameter.
 *
 * @param command The command name
 * @return A DevCmdInfo initialised for the wanted command
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the command does not exist.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual Tango::DevCmdInfo *command_query(const char *command)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get device info.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the info CORBA operation.
 * It updates the black box and returns a DevInfo object
 * with miscellaneous device info
 *
 * @return A DevInfo object
 */
      virtual Tango::DevInfo *info() throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Ping the device to check if it is still alive.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the ping CORBA operation.
 * It updates the device black box and simply returns
 *
 */
      virtual void ping() throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);
      
/**
 * Get attribute(s) configuration.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the get_attribute_config CORBA operation.
 * It returns to the client one AttributeConfig structure for each wanted
 * attribute. All the attribute properties value are returned in this 
 * AttributeConfig structure.
 *
 * @param names The attribute(s) name list
 * @return A sequence of AttributeConfig structure. One structure is initialised
 * for each wanted attribute. Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#AttributeConfig">here</a>
 * to read <b>AttributeConfig</b> structure specification.
 *
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the command does not exist.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual Tango::AttributeConfigList* get_attribute_config(const Tango::DevVarStringArray& names)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);

/**
 * Set attribute(s) configuration.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the set_attribute_config CORBA operation.
 * It updates the device attribute configuration actually used by the device but
 * this method also updates the Tango database. One structure of the
 * AttributeConfig type is needed for each attribute to update configuration.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#AttributeConfig">here</a>
 * to read <b>AttributeConfig</b> structure specification.
 *
 * @param new_conf The attribute(s) new configuration structure sequence
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the command does not exist.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual void set_attribute_config(const Tango::AttributeConfigList& new_conf)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);

/**
 * Read attribute(s) value.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the read_attributes CORBA operation.
 * It returns to the client one AttributeValue structure for each wanted
 * attribute.
 *
 * @param names The attribute(s) name list
 * @return A sequence of AttributeValue structure. One structure is initialised
 * for each wanted attribute with the attribute value, the date and the attribute 
 * value quality. Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#AttributeValue">here</a>
 * to read <b>AttributeValue</b> structure definition.
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the command does not exist.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual Tango::AttributeValueList* read_attributes(const Tango::DevVarStringArray& names)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);

/**
 * Write attribute(s) value.
 *
 * Invoked when the client request the write_attributes CORBA operation.
 * It sets the attribute(s) with the new value(s) passed as parameter.
 *
 * @param values The attribute(s) new value(s). One structure is initialised
 * for each wanted attribute with the attribute value. The attribute quality and
 * date are not used by this method.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#AttributeValue">here</a>
 * to read <b>AttributeValue</b> structure definition.
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the command does not exist.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual void write_attributes(const Tango::AttributeValueList& values)
      throw (Tango::DevFailed, CORBA::SystemException);

//@}

/**@name Methods to build Tango array types.
 * These methods are helper methods to build Tango array types from an already
 * existing buffer (Tango array types are CORBA sequences)
 */
//@{
/**
 * Create a DevVarCharArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarCharArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarCharArray type data
 */   
00677       inline Tango::DevVarCharArray *create_DevVarCharArray(unsigned char *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarCharArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarShortArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarShortArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarShortArray type data
 */   
00693       inline Tango::DevVarShortArray *create_DevVarShortArray(short *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarShortArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarLongArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarLongArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarLongArray type data
 */   

00710       inline Tango::DevVarLongArray *create_DevVarLongArray(DevLong *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarLongArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }

/**
 * Create a DevVarLong64Array type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarLong64Array type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarLong64Array type data
 */   

00727       inline Tango::DevVarLong64Array *create_DevVarLong64Array(DevLong64 *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarLong64Array(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarFloatArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarFloatArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarFloatArray type data
 */   
00743       inline Tango::DevVarFloatArray *create_DevVarFloatArray(float *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarFloatArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarDoubleArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarDoubleArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarDoubleArray type data
 */   
00759       inline Tango::DevVarDoubleArray *create_DevVarDoubleArray(double *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarDoubleArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarUShortArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarUShortArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarUShortArray type data
 */   
00775       inline Tango::DevVarUShortArray *create_DevVarUShortArray(unsigned short *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarUShortArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarULongArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarULongArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarULongArray type data
 */   

00792       inline Tango::DevVarULongArray *create_DevVarULongArray(DevULong *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarULongArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }

/**
 * Create a DevVarULong64Array type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarULong64Array type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarULong64Array type data
 */   


00810       inline Tango::DevVarULong64Array *create_DevVarULong64Array(DevULong64 *ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarULong64Array(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
      
/**
 * Create a DevVarStringArray type.
 *
 * Create a DevVarStringArray type data and return a pointer to it. The array is
 * build using the input pointer with the given length
 *
 * @param ptr     Pointer to the basic type data buffer
 * @param length Number of element in  the previous buffer
 *
 * @return Pointer to the created DevVarStringArray type data
 */   
00826       inline Tango::DevVarStringArray *create_DevVarStringArray(char **ptr,long length)
      {
            return new Tango::DevVarStringArray(length,length,ptr,false);
      }
//@}


/**@name Miscellaneous methods */
//@{
/**
 * Intialise a device.
 *
 * In the DeviceImpl class, this method is pure abstract and must be defined
 * in sub-class. Its rule is to initialise a device. This method is called
 * during device creation by the device constructor.
 *
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */

      virtual void init_device() = 0;
/**
 * Delete a device.
 *
 * In the DeviceImpl class, this method is virtual and can be defined
 * in sub-class. Its rule is to delete memory allocated in the init_device
 * method. This method is called by the device destructor and by the
 * device Init command.
 *
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */

00863       virtual void delete_device() {};    
/**
 * Hook method.
 *
 * Default method to implement an action necessary on a device before any
 * command is executed. This method can be redefined in 
 * sub-classes in case of the default behaviour does not fullfill the needs
 *
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
00876       virtual void always_executed_hook(void) {};

/**
 * Read the hardware to return attribute value(s).
 *
 * Default method to implement an action necessary on a device to read the
 * hardware involved in a a read attribute CORBA call.
 * This method must be redefined in sub-classes in order to support attribute
 * reading
 *
 * @param attr_list Reference to a vector with Integer object. Each element in
 * this vector
 * is the index in the device object attribute vector of an attribute to be read.
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
00894       virtual void read_attr_hardware(vector<long> &) {};
/**
 * Set the attribute read value.
 *
 * Default method to set an attribute read value.
 * This method must be redefined in sub-classes when attributes are needed
 *
 * @param attr The attribute object
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
00907       virtual void read_attr(Attribute &) {};
/**
 * Write the hardware for attributes.
 *
 * Default method to implement an action necessary on a device to write the
 * hardware involved in a a write attribute.
 * This method must be redefined in sub-classes in order to support writable
 * attribute
 *
 * @param attr_list Reference to a vector of Integer objects. Each element in
 * this vector
 * is the index in the main attribute vector of an attribute to be written.
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
00924       virtual void write_attr_hardware(vector<long> &) {};              
/**
 * Get device state.
 *
 * Default method to get device state. The behaviour of this method depends
 * on the device state. If the device state is ON or ALARM, it reads
 * the attribute(s) with an alarm level defined, check if the read value is
 * above/below the alarm and eventually change the state to ALARM, return the
 * device state. For all th eother device state, ti smethod simply returns
 * the state 
 * This method can be redefined in 
 * sub-classes in case of the default behaviour does not fullfill the needs
 *
 * @return The device state
 * @exception DevFailed If it is necessary to read attribute(s) and a problem
 * occurs during the reading.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual Tango::DevState dev_state();
      
/**
 * Get device status.
 *
 * Default method to get device status. It returns the contents of the device
 * dev_status field. If the device state is ALARM, alarm messages are
 * added to the device status. This method can be redefined in 
 * sub-classes in case of the default behaviour does not fullfill the needs
 *
 * @return The device status
 * @exception DevFailed This method does not throw exception but a 
 * redefined method can.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      virtual Tango::ConstDevString dev_status();
      
/**
 * Add a new attribute to the device attribute list.
 *
 * Attributes are normally 
 * constructed in the DeviceClass::attribute_factory() method. Nevertheless, it
 * is still possible to add a new attribute to a device with this method.
 * Please, note that if you add an attribute to a device at device creation
 * time, this attribute will
 * be added to the device class attribute list. Therefore, all devices
 * belonging to the same class created after this attribute addition
 * will also have this attribute.
 *
 * @param new_attr Pointer to the new attribute to be added to the list. This pointer
 * must point to "heap" allocated memory (or to static memory) and not to "stack"
 * allocated memory
 * @exception DevFailed
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void add_attribute(Attr *new_attr);

/**
 * Remove one attribute from the device attribute list.
 *
 * Attributes are normally 
 * constructed in the DeviceClass::attribute_factory() method. Nevertheless, it
 * is still possible to add a new attribute to a device with the DeviceImpl::add_attribute method.
 * This remove_Attribute method delete the attribute from the
 * device attribute list.
 *
 * @param rem_attr Pointer to the attribute to be removed
 * @param free_it  Boolean set to true if the object passed as first argument
 *             must be freed. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void remove_attribute(Attr *rem_attr,bool free_it = false);
      
/**
 * Remove one attribute from the device attribute list.
 *
 * Attributes are normally 
 * constructed in the DeviceClass::attribute_factory() method. Nevertheless, it
 * is still possible to add a new attribute to a device with the DeviceImpl::add_attribute method.
 * This remove_Attribute method delete the attribute from the
 * device attribute list.
 *
 * @param rem_attr_name The name of the attribute to be removed
 * @param free_it  Boolean set to true if the object passed as first argument
 *             must be freed. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void remove_attribute(string &rem_attr_name,bool free_it = false);
            
/**
 * Retrieve a polled object from the polled object list.
 *
 * Retrieve in the device polled object list, the specified polled object
 * (command or attribute).
 *
 * @param obj_type The object type (command or attribute)
 * @param obj_name The object name
 * @return An iterator pointing to the polled object in the polled object list
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the object is not found.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      vector<PollObj *>::iterator get_polled_obj_by_type_name(Tango::PollObjType obj_type,const string &obj_name);

/**
 * Write the command name to the list of polled commands in the database.
 * The polling period is set to 0 to indicate that the polling buffer
 * is filled externally from the device server code.
 * An already specified polling for this command gets replaced! 
 *
 * @exception DevFailed in the case of database access problems.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */               
      void init_cmd_poll_ext_trig (string cmd_name);  

/**
 * Checks the specified polling period for all commands of the device.
 * If a polling period is specified for a command the
 * command name and the period are written to the list of polled commands in the database.
 * This happens only if the command is not yet in the list of polled commands.
 *
 * @exception DevFailed in the case of database access problems.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */               
      void init_cmd_poll_period();
      
/**
 * Write the attribute name to the list of polled attributes in the database.
 * The polling period is set to 0 to indicate that the polling buffer
 * is filled externally from the device server code.
 * An already specified polling for this attribute gets replaced! 
 *
 * @exception DevFailed in the case of database access problems.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */               
      void init_attr_poll_ext_trig (string cmd_name); 

/**
 * Checks the specified polling period for all attributes of the device.
 * If a polling period is specified for an attribute the
 * attribute name and the period are written to the list of polled attributes in the database.
 * This happens only if the attribute is not yet in the list of polled attributes.
 *
 * @exception DevFailed in the case of database access problems.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */               
      void init_attr_poll_period();                   
//@}




/**@name Push change event methods.
 * These methods allow to fire change events for attributes manually,
 *  without the polling to be started.
 */

//@{ 
/**
 * Set an implemented flag for the attribute to indicate that the server fires change events manually, 
  * without the polling to be started.
 * If the detect parameter is set to true, the criteria specified for the change 
 * event are verified and the event is only pushed if they are fullfilled.
 * If detect is set to false the event is fired without any value checking!
 * 
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param implemented True when the server fires change events manually. 
 * @param detect Triggers the verification of the change event properties when set to true. Default value is true.
 */
      void set_change_event  (string attr_name, bool implemented, bool detect = true); 

/**
 * Push a change event for a state or status attribute or return an exception as change
 * event for any attribute. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name as input.
 * For the state and status attributes the actual state and status values are pushed.
 * In case of an exception, the exception is pushed as a change event for the attribute.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param except Pointer to a Tango::DevFailed exception. Default value is NULL.
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, DevFailed *except = NULL);          

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevShort *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong64  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
            
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevFloat attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevFloat *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevDouble attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */         
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevDouble *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevString attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */               
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevBoolean attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */         
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolea
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevUShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */         
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUShort *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevUChar attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */         
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong64  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevState attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevState  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevEncoded  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
       
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type
 * when the DevEncoded data are specified by two pointers. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_str_data Pointer to the data string part to be pushed
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param size The data number (pointed to by p_data)
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString  *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevShort *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else 
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevShort *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong64 *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong64 *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevFloat attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevFloat *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevFloat *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevDouble attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevDouble *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevDouble *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevString attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevBoolean attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevUShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUShort *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUShort *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevUChar attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong64 *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong64 *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevState attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevState *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevState *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
      
/**
 * Push a change event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type
 * when the data rea specified with two pointers. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the change event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_change_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_str_data Pointer to the data string part to be pushed
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param size Size of the data to be ushed (pointed to be p_data
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, struct _timeb &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_change_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, bool release = false);
#endif      
//@}
      
      
      
      
/**@name Push archive event methods.
 * These methods allow to fire archive events for attributes manually,
 *  without the polling to be started.
 */

//@{ 
/**
 * Set an implemented flag for the attribute to indicate that the server fires archive events manually, 
  * without the polling to be started.
 * If the detect parameter is set to true, the criteria specified for the archive 
 * event are verified and the event is only pushed if they are fullfilled.
 * If detect is set to false the event is fired without any value checking!
 * 
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param implemented True when the server fires archive events manually. 
 * @param detect Triggers the verification of the archive event properties when set to true. Default value is true.
 */   
      void set_archive_event  (string attr_name, bool implemented, bool detect = true); 
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for a state or status attribute or return an exception as archive
 * event for any attribute. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name as input.
 * For the state and status attributes the actual state and status values are pushed.
 * In case of an exception, the exception is pushed as an archive event for the attribute.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param except Pointer to a Tango::DevFailed exception. Default value is NULL.
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, DevFailed *except = NULL);

/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */         
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevShort *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong64  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevFloat attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevFloat *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevDouble attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevDouble *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevString attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevBoolean attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevUShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUShort *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevUChar attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong64  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevState attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevState *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type
 * when the data are specified using two pointers. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_str_data Pointer to the data string part to be pushed
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data part to be pushed
 * @param size Size of the data to be pushed (Pointed to by p_data)
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, bool release = false);

/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevShort *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevShort *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong64 *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevLong64 *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif            
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevFloat attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevFloat *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevFloat *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevDouble attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevDouble *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevDouble *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevString attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevBoolean attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevUShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUShort *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUShort *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevUChar attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif            
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong64 *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevULong64 *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif            
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevState attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevState *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevState *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif
      
/**
 * Push an archive event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type
 * when it is specified using two pointers. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The event is triggered with or without checking of the archive event criteria depending
 * on the configuration choosen with set_archive_event().
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param p_str_data Pointer to the data string part to be pushed
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param size Size of the data to be pushed (Pointed to by p_data)
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_archive_event (string attr_name, Tango::DevString *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, bool release = false);
#endif
//@}




/**@name Push user event methods.
 * These methods allow to fire user events for attributes manually,
 *  without the polling to be started.
 */

//@{ 
/**
 * Push a user event for a state or status attribute or return an exception as user
 * event for any attribute. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name as input.
 * For the state and status attributes the actual state and status values are pushed.
 * In case of an exception, the exception is pushed as a user event for the attribute.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param except Pointer to a Tango::DevFailed exception. Default value is NULL.
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,DevFailed *except = NULL);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */         
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevShort *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevLong  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevLong64  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevFloat attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevFloat *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevDouble attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevDouble *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevString attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevString *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevBoolean attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevUShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevUShort *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevUChar attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevULong  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevULong64  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevState attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevState  *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type
 * when the attribute data are specified with 2 pointers. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name and a pointer to the data to be pushed as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 * The time stamp of the event is set to the actual time and the attribute quality
 * is set to valid.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_str_data Pointer to the string sent with the data
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param size The data number (pointed to by p_data)
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */   
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevString  *p_str_data, Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, bool release = false);

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevShort *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else  
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevShort *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevLong *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevLong *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevLong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevLong64 *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevLong64 *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevFloat attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevFloat *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevFloat *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevDouble attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevDouble *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevDouble *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevString attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevString *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevString *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevBoolean attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevBoolean *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevUShort attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevUShort *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevUShort *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevUChar attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevUChar *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevUChar *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevULong *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevULong *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevULong64 attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevULong64 *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevULong64 *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      

/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevState attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevState *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevState *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
      
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param x The attribute x length. Default value is 1
 * @param y The attribute y length. Default value is 0
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevEncoded *p_data, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual, long x = 1,long y = 0,bool release = false);
#endif      
            
/**
 * Push a user event for an attribute with Tango::DevEncoded attribute data type
 * when the string part and the data part of the DevEncoded data are specified 
 * separately. 
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs the attribue name, a pointer to the data to be pushed, the time stamp
 * for the data and the attribute quality factor as input.
 * Depending on the attribute type the dimensions x and why need to be given.
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param filt_names The filterable fields name
 * @param filt_vals The filterable fields value (as double)
 * @param p_str_data Pointer to the data string part
 * @param p_data Pointer to the data to be pushed
 * @param size The data number (pointed to by p_data)
 * @param t The time stamp
 * @param qual The attribute quality factor
 * @param release The release flag. If true, memory pointed to by p_data will be 
 *            freed after being send to the client. Default value is false.
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute data type is not coherent.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
#ifdef _TG_WINDOWS_
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevString *p_str_data,Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, struct _timeb  &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual,bool release = false);
#else       
      void push_event (string attr_name,vector<string> &filt_names,vector<double> &filt_vals,Tango::DevString *p_str_data,Tango::DevUChar *p_data, long size, struct timeval &t, Tango::AttrQuality qual,bool release = false);
#endif      
//@}

/**@name Push data ready event methods
 * This method allows the user to push a data ready event */
//@{
            
/**
 * Push a data ready event for the attribute with name specified as the first 
 * parameter.
 * The event is pushed to the notification daemon.
 *
 * The method needs only the attribue name and an optional "counter" which
 * will be passed unchanged within the event
 *
 * @param attr_name The name of the attribute
 * @param ctr The user counter
 *
 * @exception DevFailed If the attribute name is unknown.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void push_data_ready_event (const string &attr_name,Tango::DevLong ctr = 0);
//@}


/**@name Signal related methods
 * These methods allow a signal management at device level */
//@{
#if (defined __linux)
/**
 * Register a signal to be executed in a signal handler.
 *
 * Register this device as device to be informed when signal signo is sent to
 * to the device server process. This method is available only under Linux.
 *
 * @param signo The signal number
 * @param own_handler A boolean set to true if you want the device signal handler
 * to be executed in its own handler instead of being executed by the signal
 * thread. If this parameter is set to true, care should be taken on how the
 * handler is written. A default false value is provided
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the signal number is out of range or if the
 * operating system failed to register a signal for the process.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void register_signal(long signo,bool own_handler = false);
#else
/**
 * Register a signal.
 *
 * Register this device as device to be informed when signal signo is sent to
 * to the device server process
 *
 * @param signo The signal number
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the signal number is out of range or if the
 * operating system failed to register a signal for the process.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void register_signal(long signo);
#endif
      
/**
 * Unregister a signal.
 *
 * Unregister this device as device to be informed when signal signo is sent to
 * to the device server process
 *
 * @param signo The signal number
 * @exception DevFailed Thrown if the signal number is out of range or if the
 * operating system failed to unregister a signal for the process. Unregister
 * a device for a signal number for a device not previously registered is not
 * an error. This simply will do nothing.
 * Click <a href="../../../tango_idl/idl_html/_Tango.html#DevFailed">here</a> to read
 * <b>DevFailed</b> exception specification
 */
      void unregister_signal(long signo);
      
/**
 * Signal handler.
 *
 * The method executed when the signal arrived in the device server process.
 * This method is defined as virtual and then, can be redefined following
 * device needs.
 *
 * @param signo The signal number
 */
      virtual void signal_handler(long signo);
      
//@}              
      
      void set_exported_flag(bool exp) {ext->exported = exp;}
      bool get_exported_flag() {return ext->exported;}

      void set_poll_ring_depth(long depth) {ext->poll_ring_depth = depth;}
      long get_poll_ring_depth() {return ext->poll_ring_depth;}

      void set_poll_old_factor(long fact) {ext->poll_old_factor = fact;}
      long get_poll_old_factor() {return ext->poll_old_factor;}
                  
      void is_polled(bool poll) {ext->polled = poll;}
      bool is_polled() {return ext->polled;}

      vector<string> &get_polled_cmd() {return ext->polled_cmd;}
      vector<string> &get_polled_attr() {return ext->polled_attr;}
      vector<string> &get_non_auto_polled_cmd() {return ext->non_auto_polled_cmd;}
      vector<string> &get_non_auto_polled_attr() {return ext->non_auto_polled_attr;}                  
      vector<PollObj *> &get_poll_obj_list() {return ext->poll_obj_list;}
      void stop_polling(bool);
      void stop_polling() {stop_polling(true);}
      
      void check_command_exists(const string &);
      Command *get_command(const string &);
      
      string &get_name_lower() {return ext->device_name_lower;}
      
      TangoMonitor &get_dev_monitor() {return ext->only_one;}
      TangoMonitor &get_poll_monitor() {return ext->poll_mon;}
      TangoMonitor &get_att_conf_monitor() {return ext->att_conf_mon;}
      
      long get_dev_idl_version() {return ext->idl_version;}
      long get_cmd_poll_ring_depth(string &);
      long get_attr_poll_ring_depth(string &);
      vector<long> &get_alarmed_not_read() {return ext->alarmed_not_read;}
      void poll_lists_2_v5();
      
      bool is_py_device() {return ext->py_device;}    
      void set_py_device(bool py) {ext->py_device=py;}
      
      Tango::client_addr *get_client_ident();
      void lock(client_addr *,int);
      void relock(client_addr *);
      Tango::DevLong unlock(bool);
      void basic_unlock(bool forced = false);
      bool valid_lock();
      Tango::DevVarLongStringArray *lock_status();
      
      bool is_device_locked() {return ext->device_locked;}
      client_addr *get_locker() {return ext->locker_client;}
      client_addr *get_old_locker() {return ext->old_locker_client;}
      time_t get_locking_date() {return ext->locking_date;}
      Tango::DevLong get_locking_ctr() {return ext->lock_ctr;}
      Tango::DevLong get_lock_validity() {return ext->lock_validity;}
      void clean_locker_ptrs() {ext->locker_client=NULL;ext->old_locker_client=NULL;}
      void set_locking_param(client_addr *,client_addr *,time_t,DevLong,DevLong);
      
      void set_alias_name_lower(string &al) {ext->alias_name_lower = al;}
      string &get_alias_name_lower() {return ext->alias_name_lower;}
      
      void push_att_conf_event(Attribute *);

      void data_into_net_object(Attribute &,AttributeValueList_3 *,AttributeValueList_4 *,long,AttrWriteType,bool);
      void polled_data_into_net_object(AttributeValueList_3 *,AttributeValueList_4 *,long,long,long,PollObj *,const DevVarStringArray &);

      int get_min_poll_period() {return ext->min_poll_period;}
      vector<string> &get_cmd_min_poll_period() {return ext->cmd_min_poll_period;}
      vector<string> &get_attr_min_poll_period() {return ext->attr_min_poll_period;}
                  
#ifdef TANGO_HAS_LOG4TANGO
      inline log4tango::Logger *get_logger(void)
      {return ext->logger ? ext->logger : get_logger_i();}
      
      void init_logger(void);
      void start_logging(void);
      void stop_logging(void);
#endif // TANGO_HAS_LOG4TANGO

protected:
      void check_lock(const char *,const char *cmd = NULL);
      void throw_locked_exception(const char *meth);
      
private:
//
// Some private methods and variables
//

      void get_dev_system_resource();
      void black_box_create();

#ifdef TANGO_HAS_LOG4TANGO
      log4tango::Logger *get_logger_i (void);
#endif

      string                                          alarm_status;
      Tango::Device_var                   d_var;
      PortableServer::ObjectId_var  obj_id;
      
                  
//
// Device class data members
//
      
protected:

/**@name Class data members */
//@{
/** 
 * The device black box pointer
 */
03505       BlackBox                *blackbox_ptr;    
/** 
 * The device black box depth
 */
03509       long                    blackbox_depth;
/** 
 * The device name
 */   
03513       string                        device_name;
/** 
 * The device description
 */
03517       string                        desc;
/** 
 * The device status
 */
03521       string                        device_status;
/** 
 * The device state
 */
03525       Tango::DevState         device_state;
/** 
 * The device version
 */
03529       long                    version;
/** 
 * Pointer to the device-class object associated with the device
 */
03533       DeviceClass             *device_class;
/**
 * Pointer to the multi attribute object
 */
03537       MultiAttribute          *dev_attr;
/**
 * Pointer to the associated DbDevice object
 */
03541       DbDevice                *db_dev;
/**
 * The administration device name
 */
03545       string                        adm_device_name;
//@}

      DeviceImplExt           *ext;
      
      DevVarShortArray              dummy_short_att_value;
      DevVarLongArray                     dummy_long_att_value;
      DevVarLong64Array             dummy_long64_att_value;
      DevVarFloatArray              dummy_float_att_value;
      DevVarDoubleArray             dummy_double_att_value;
      DevVarStringArray             dummy_string_att_value;
      DevVarBooleanArray                  dummy_boolean_att_value;
      DevVarUShortArray             dummy_ushort_att_value;
      DevVarCharArray                     dummy_uchar_att_value;
      DevVarULongArray              dummy_ulong_att_value;
      DevVarULong64Array                  dummy_ulong64_att_value;
      DevVarStateArray              dummy_state_att_value;
      DevVarEncodedArray                  dummy_encoded_att_value;
      
};




} // End of Tango namespace

#endif // _DEVICE_H

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