2.3.2. Creating the CADIBroker

After opening the library, the next step in establishing a target connection is calling CreateCADIBroker() as shown in Figure 2.3. This call instantiates a new broker and returns a pointer to it.

If the library implements the broker as a singleton object, CreateCADIBroker() simply returns a pointer to the singleton object.

Figure 2.3. Creating a CADIBroker

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The ObtainInterface() method from the returned broker must be called to verify compatibility with the caller. The obtained CAInterface pointer must be converted back to a CADIBroker pointer using a static_cast as shown in Example 2.2:

Example 2.2. Creating a CADIBroker

//get "CreateCADIBroker" symbol from dynamic library "dll"
void* entry = lookup_symbol(dll, "CreateCADIBroker");
CADIBroker* cadi_broker =
//compatibility check
CAInterface* ca_interface;
if_name_t ifName = "eslapi.CADIBroker2";
if_rev_t minRev = 0;
if_rev_t actualRev = 0;
ca_interface = cadi_broker->ObtainInterface(ifName,
if (ca_interface == NULL)
   //something went wrong, handle it...
   cadi_broker = static_cast<CADIBroker*>(ca_interface);

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