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#ifndef OPTIONSINTERFACE_HH
#define OPTIONSINTERFACE_HH

#include <QtGui>

 /**
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 * This Interface should be used by plugins which will provide their own options.
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 * For your options to show up in OpenFlippers Options window implement the initializeOptionsWidget() slot.
 * The widget you return with this slot will be integrated into the options window and when
 * the user hits the apply- or ok-button in the options window the slot applyOptions() is called and
 * thus enables you to store the changes in your options.
 */
class OptionsInterface {

   private slots :

   public :

      /// Destructor
      virtual ~OptionsInterface() {};

      /**   \brief Initialize the Options Widget
       *
       *  Initialize the options widget (create a widget and return a pointer to it ) \n
       * \n
       *   Example : \n
       *  _widget = new QWidget();  \n
       * \n
       * In the widget you can add anything you want.\n
       * \n 
       * use the slot applyOptions() to save the values of options currently entered
       * in your widget.
       * \n
       * @param _widget Pointer to the new Widget
       * @return Return true if a widget has been created
      */
      virtual bool initializeOptionsWidget(QWidget*& /*_widget*/) = 0;

       /** \brief Apply changes to options
       *
       * Called, when the user hits the apply/ok button in the options window
       * of Openflipper.\n
       * 
       * use this slot to save the values of options currently entered
       * in your options widget.
       */
      virtual void applyOptions() = 0;

};

Q_DECLARE_INTERFACE(OptionsInterface,"OpenFlipper.OptionsInterface/1.0")

#endif // OPTIONSINTERFACE_HH