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* Interface for the native event system layer. This interface is designed
* to be used on the main application thread only.
interface nsIAppShell : nsISupports
* Enter an event loop. Don't leave until exit() is called.
* Exit the handle event loop
* Give hint to native event queue notification mechanism. If the native
* platform needs to tradeoff performance vs. native event starvation this
* hint tells the native dispatch code which to favor. The default is to
* prevent native event starvation.
* Calls to this function may be nested. When the number of calls that pass
* PR_TRUE is subtracted from the number of calls that pass PR_FALSE is
* greater than 0, performance is given precedence over preventing event
* The starvationDelay arg is only used when favorPerfOverStarvation is
* PR_FALSE. It is the amount of time in milliseconds to wait before the
* PR_FALSE actually takes effect.
void favorPerformanceHint(in boolean favorPerfOverStarvation,
in unsigned long starvationDelay);
* Suspends the use of additional platform-specific methods (besides the
* nsIAppShell->run() event loop) to run Gecko events on the main
* application thread. Under some circumstances these "additional methods"
* can cause Gecko event handlers to be re-entered, sometimes leading to
* hangs and crashes. Calls to suspendNative() and resumeNative() may be
* nested. On some platforms (those that don't use any "additional
* methods") this will be a no-op. Does not (in itself) stop Gecko events
* from being processed on the main application thread. But if the
* nsIAppShell->run() event loop is blocked when this call is made, Gecko
* events will stop being processed until resumeNative() is called (even
* if a plugin or library is temporarily processing events on a nested
* event loop).
* Resumes the use of additional platform-specific methods to run Gecko
* events on the main application thread. Calls to suspendNative() and
* resumeNative() may be nested. On some platforms this will be a no-op.
* The current event loop nesting level.
readonly attribute unsigned long eventloopNestingLevel;
* Allows running of a "synchronous section", in the form of an nsIRunnable
* once the event loop has reached a "stable state". We've reached a stable
* state when the currently executing task/event has finished, see:
* In practice this runs aRunnable once the currently executing event
* finishes. If called multiple times per task/event, all the runnables will
* be executed, in the order in which runInStableState() was called.
void runInStableState(in nsIRunnable runnable);
* Run the given runnable before the next iteration of the event loop (this
* includes native events too). If a nested loop is spawned within the current
* event then the runnable will not be run until that loop has terminated.
void runBeforeNextEvent(in nsIRunnable runnable);