Actor Framework

Panel Actors
Aug 29 2017
Panel Actors

The MGI Panel Manager is built to work especially well with the Actor Framework. The Actor Framework handles all of the inter-process commuincation while the MGI Panel Manager handles all of the displaying.

The Panel Manager packages already contains all of the classes you need to easily get started.





Actor Framework Basics: Part 1 - the Basics
Dec 05 2015
Actor Framework Basics: Part 1 - the Basics

Getting started with the Actor Framework can seem like a daunting task. Understanding the basics is the first step in getting going in the world of actors.

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Actor Framework Basics: Part 2 - the Actor
Dec 05 2015
Actor Framework Basics: Part 2 - the Actor

In Part 1 we discussed the Queued Message Handler (QMH) and the Object Oriented (OO) QMH. The OO QMH seemed pretty sweet, but it was a lot of code just to get going. Now we’ll see how the Actor Framework can help us.

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Actor Framework Basics: Part 4 - Being Productive With Actors
Dec 05 2015
Actor Framework Basics: Part 4 - Being Productive With Actors

So we now know that Actors are really just object oriented Queued Message Handlers, and we know how to start the message handling loop of the actor and how to message that loop. Now we need to know how to actually get cool stuff done using actors.

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Improved Actor Framework Message Maker
Mar 02 2015
Improved Actor Framework Message Maker

Messages in the actor framework have a lot of boiler plate code. The built in message maker helps, but has room for improvement. The MGI Actor Framework Message Maker easily builds your actor message classes, but also:

  • Increases code readability with better icons
  • Retains message VI Documentation
  • Has the ability to update messages after code changes
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Monitoring Actors
Oct 16 2013
Monitoring Actors

See how you can use the MGI Monitored Actor Toolkit to get a live view of the actors currently running in your application