QuickOPC User's Guide and Reference
Notification Event (EasyAEClient)
Example 



OpcLabs.EasyOpcClassic Assembly > OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents Namespace > EasyAEClient Class : Notification Event
Raised for every OPC event subscribed to by the SubscribeEvents method. This method can be called whether this is a refresh or standard event notification.
Syntax
'Declaration
 
Public Event Notification As EasyAENotificationEventHandler
'Usage
 
Dim instance As EasyAEClient
Dim handler As EasyAENotificationEventHandler
 
AddHandler instance.Notification, handler
public event EasyAENotificationEventHandler Notification
public:
event EasyAENotificationEventHandler^ Notification
Event Data

The event handler receives an argument of type EasyAENotificationEventArgs containing data related to this event. The following EasyAENotificationEventArgs properties provide information specific to this event.

PropertyDescription
Indicates to the application that the Acknowledged state of the condition has changed.  
Indicates to the application that the Active state of the condition has changed.  
Holds arguments that were used to subscribe to events in an OPC-A&E server.  
Indicates to the application that one or more attributes of the condition have changed.  
Indicates to the client which properties of the condition have changed, to have caused the server to send the event notification.  
Diagnostics information (such as warnings) assembled during the operation. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Count of diagnostic information elements assembled during the operation. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Textual summary of diagnostics information, one message per line. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Indicates to the application that the Enabled state of the condition has changed.  
Gets or sets the error ID of the error. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Gets or sets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
The first line of the error message. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Event notification information.  
Gets the current exception. Contains null reference when no exception. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Indicates to the application that the Message of the condition has changed.  
A normalized OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs.Diagnostics collection. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
A normalized OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs.Exception object, or null if there was no error. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Indicates to the application that the Quality of the condition has changed.  
Denotes whether this notification was triggered by subscription refresh.  
When True, this notification denotes that the subscription refresh is complete.  
Indicates to the application that the Severity of the condition has changed.  
Indicates to the application that the subcondition (SubconditionName) of the condition has changed.  
Gets indication whether the operation has succeeded. (Inherited from OpcLabs.BaseLib.OperationModel.OperationEventArgs)
Example
// This example shows how to subscribe to events and display the event message with each notification. It also shows how to 
// unsubscribe afterwards.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents;
using OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.OperationModel;

namespace DocExamples.AlarmsAndEvents._EasyAEClient
{
    partial class SubscribeEvents
    {
        public static void Main1()
        {
            // Instantiate the client object.
            using (var client = new EasyAEClient())
            {
                var eventHandler = new EasyAENotificationEventHandler(client_Notification);
                client.Notification += eventHandler;

                int handle = client.SubscribeEvents("", "OPCLabs.KitEventServer.2", 1000);

                Console.WriteLine("Processing event notifications for 1 minute...");
                Thread.Sleep(60 * 1000);

                client.UnsubscribeEvents(handle);
            }
        }

        // Notification event handler
        static void client_Notification(object sender, EasyAENotificationEventArgs e)
        {
            if (!e.Succeeded)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("*** Failure: {0}", e.ErrorMessageBrief);
                return;
            }
            if (!(e.EventData is null))
                Console.WriteLine(e.EventData.Message);
        }
    }
}
# This example shows how to subscribe to events and display the event message with each notification. It also shows how to 
# unsubscribe afterwards.

#requires -Version 5.1
using namespace OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents

# The path below assumes that the current directory is [ProductDir]/Examples-NET/PowerShell/Windows .
Add-Type -Path "../../../Assemblies/net47/OpcLabs.EasyOpcClassic.dll"

# Instantiate the client object.
$client = New-Object EasyAEClient

# Notification event handler
Register-ObjectEvent -InputObject $client -EventName Notification -Action { 
    if (-not $EventArgs.Succeeded) {
        Write-Host "*** Failure: $($EventArgs.ErrorMessageBrief)"
        #return
    }
    if ($EventArgs.EventData -ne $null) {
        Write-Host $EventArgs.EventData.Message
    }
}

Write-Host "Subscribing events..."
$handle = [IEasyAEClientExtension]::SubscribeEvents($client, "", "OPCLabs.KitEventServer.2", 1000)

Write-Host "Processing event notifications for 1 minute..."
$stopwatch =  [System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch]::StartNew() 
while ($stopwatch.Elapsed.TotalSeconds -lt 60) {    
    Start-Sleep -Seconds 1
}

Write-Host "Unsubscribing events..."
$client.UnsubscribeEvents($handle)

Write-Host "Finished."
// This example shows how to subscribe to events and display the event message with each notification. It also shows how to
// unsubscribe afterwards.

class DEasyEAClientEvents {
    function Notification($Sender, $E)
    {
        if (!($E->Succeeded))
        {
            printf("*** Failure: %s\n", $E->ErrorMessageBrief);
            Exit();
        }

        if (!is_null($E->EventData))
        {
            print $E->EventData->Message;
            print "\n";
        }
    }
}

$ServerDescriptor = new COM("OpcLabs.EasyOpc.ServerDescriptor");
$ServerDescriptor->ServerClass = "OPCLabs.KitEventServer.2";

$Client = new COM("OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.EasyAEClient");
$Events = new DEasyEAClientEvents();
com_event_sink($Client, $Events, "DEasyEAClientEvents");

print "Subscribing events...\n";
$SubscriptionParameters = new COM("OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.AESubscriptionParameters");
$SubscriptionParameters->NotificationRate = 1000;
$handle = $Client->SubscribeEvents($ServerDescriptor, $SubscriptionParameters, TRUE, NULL);

print "Processing event notifications for 1 minute...\n";
$startTime = time(); do { com_message_pump(1000); } while (time() < $startTime + 60);

print "Unsubscribing events...\n";
$Client->UnsubscribeEvents($handle);

print "Finished.\n";
Rem This example shows how to subscribe to events and display the event message with each notification. It also shows how to
Rem unsubscribe afterwards.

Private Sub SubscribeEvents_Main_Command_Click()
    OutputText = ""
    
    Dim serverDescriptor As New serverDescriptor
    serverDescriptor.ServerClass = "OPCLabs.KitEventServer.2"
    
    ' Instantiate the client object and hook events
    Set Client1 = New EasyAEClient
    
    OutputText = OutputText & "Subscribing..." & vbCrLf
    Dim subscriptionParameters As New AESubscriptionParameters
    subscriptionParameters.notificationRate = 1000
    Dim handle
    Dim state
    handle = Client1.SubscribeEvents(serverDescriptor, subscriptionParameters, True, state)

    OutputText = OutputText & "Processing event notifications for 1 minute..." & vbCrLf
    Pause 60000

    OutputText = OutputText & "Unsubscribing events..." & vbCrLf
    Client1.UnsubscribeEvents handle

    OutputText = OutputText & "Waiting for 5 seconds..." & vbCrLf
    Pause 5000

    OutputText = OutputText & "Finished." & vbCrLf

    Set Client1 = Nothing
End Sub

Private Sub Client1_OnNotification(ByVal sender As Variant, ByVal eventArgs As EasyAENotificationEventArgs)
    If Not eventArgs.Succeeded Then
        OutputText = OutputText & eventArgs.ErrorMessageBrief & vbCrLf
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If Not eventArgs.EventData Is Nothing Then
        OutputText = OutputText & eventArgs.EventData.Message & vbCrLf
    End If
End Sub
' This example shows how to subscribe to events and display the event message with each notification. It also shows how to 
' unsubscribe afterwards.

Imports System.Threading
Imports OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents
Imports OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.OperationModel

Namespace DocExamples.AlarmsAndEvents._EasyAEClient
    Partial Friend Class SubscribeEvents
        Public Shared Sub Main1()
            Using client = New EasyAEClient()
                Dim eventHandler = New EasyAENotificationEventHandler(AddressOf client_Notification)
                AddHandler client.Notification, eventHandler

                Dim handle As Integer = client.SubscribeEvents("", "OPCLabs.KitEventServer.2", 1000)

                Console.WriteLine("Processing event notifications for 1 minute...")
                Thread.Sleep(60 * 1000)

                client.UnsubscribeEvents(handle)
            End Using
        End Sub

        ' Notification event handler
        Private Shared Sub client_Notification(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EasyAENotificationEventArgs)
            If Not e.Succeeded Then
                Console.WriteLine("*** Failure: {0}", e.ErrorMessageBrief)
                Exit Sub
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine(e.EventData.Message)
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace
// This example shows how to work with Software Tolbox TOP Server 5 Alarms and Events.
// Use simdemo_WithA&E.opf configuration file and write a value above 1000 to Channel1.Device1.Tag1 or Channel1.Device1.Tag2.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Threading;
using OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents;
using OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.AddressSpace;
using OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.OperationModel;
using OpcLabs.EasyOpc.OperationModel;

namespace DocExamples.AlarmsAndEvents.SWToolbox
{
    class TOPServer_AE
    {
        public static void Main1()
        {
            // Instantiate the client object.
            var client = new EasyAEClient();

            // Browse for some areas and sources

            AENodeElementCollection areaElements;
            try
            {
                areaElements = client.BrowseAreas("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5", "");
            }
            catch (OpcException opcException)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("*** Failure: {0}", opcException.GetBaseException().Message);
                return;
            }

            foreach (AENodeElement areaElement in areaElements)
            {
                Debug.Assert(!(areaElement is null));
                Debug.Assert(!(areaElement.QualifiedName is null));

                Console.WriteLine("areaElements[\"{0}\"]:", areaElement.Name);
                Console.WriteLine("    .QualifiedName: {0}", areaElement.QualifiedName);

                AENodeElementCollection sourceElements =
                    client.BrowseSources("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5", areaElement.QualifiedName);
                foreach (AENodeElement sourceElement in sourceElements)
                {
                    Debug.Assert(sourceElement != null);

                    Console.WriteLine("    sourceElements[\"{0}\"]:", sourceElement.Name);
                    Console.WriteLine("        .QualifiedName: {0}", sourceElement.QualifiedName);
                }
            }

            // Query for event categories

            AECategoryElementCollection categoryElements;
            try
            {
                categoryElements = client.QueryEventCategories("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5");
            }
            catch (OpcException opcException)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("*** Failure: {0}", opcException.GetBaseException().Message);
                return;
            }

            foreach (AECategoryElement categoryElement in categoryElements)
            {
                Debug.Assert(categoryElement != null);
                Console.WriteLine("CategoryElements[\"{0}\"].Description: {1}", categoryElement.CategoryId,
                                  categoryElement.Description);
            }

            // Subscribe to events, wait, and unsubscribe

            var eventHandler = new EasyAENotificationEventHandler(client_Notification);
            client.Notification += eventHandler;

            int handle = client.SubscribeEvents("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5", 1000);

            Console.WriteLine("Processing event notifications for 1 minute...");
            Thread.Sleep(60 * 1000);

            client.UnsubscribeEvents(handle);
        }

        // Notification event handler
        static void client_Notification(object sender, EasyAENotificationEventArgs e)
        {
            if (!(e.Exception is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.Exception.Message: {0}", e.Exception.Message);
            if (!(e.Exception is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.Exception.Source: {0}", e.Exception.Source);
            Console.WriteLine("e.Refresh: {0}", e.Refresh);
            Console.WriteLine("e.RefreshComplete: {0}", e.RefreshComplete);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.QualifiedSourceName: {0}", e.EventData.QualifiedSourceName);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Time: {0}", e.EventData.Time);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Message: {0}", e.EventData.Message);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.EventType: {0}", e.EventData.EventType);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.CategoryId: {0}", e.EventData.CategoryId);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Severity: {0}", e.EventData.Severity);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.ConditionName: {0}", e.EventData.ConditionName);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.SubconditionName: {0}", e.EventData.SubconditionName);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Enabled: {0}", e.EventData.Enabled);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Active: {0}", e.EventData.Active);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Acknowledged: {0}", e.EventData.Acknowledged);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Quality: {0}", e.EventData.Quality);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.AcknowledgeRequired: {0}", e.EventData.AcknowledgeRequired);
            if (!(e.EventData is null)) Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.ActiveTime: {0}", e.EventData.ActiveTime);
        }
    }
}
' This example shows how to work with Software Tolbox TOP Server 5 Alarms and Events.
' Use simdemo_WithA&E.opf configuration file and write a value above 1000 to Channel1.Device1.Tag1 or Channel1.Device1.Tag2.

Imports System.Threading
Imports OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents
Imports OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.AddressSpace
Imports OpcLabs.EasyOpc.AlarmsAndEvents.OperationModel
Imports OpcLabs.EasyOpc.OperationModel

Namespace DocExamples.AlarmsAndEvents.SWToolbox

    Friend Class TOPServer_AE
        Public Shared Sub Main1()
            Dim client = New EasyAEClient()

            ' Browse for some areas and sources

            Dim areaElements As AENodeElementCollection
            Try
                areaElements = client.BrowseAreas("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5", "")
            Catch opcException As OpcException
                Console.WriteLine("*** Failure: {0}", opcException.GetBaseException().Message)
                Exit Sub
            End Try

            For Each areaElement As AENodeElement In areaElements
                Debug.Assert(areaElement IsNot Nothing)
                Debug.Assert(areaElement.QualifiedName IsNot Nothing)

                Console.WriteLine("areaElements[""{0}""]:", areaElement.Name)
                Console.WriteLine("    .QualifiedName: {0}", areaElement.QualifiedName)

                Dim sourceElements As AENodeElementCollection = client.BrowseSources("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5", areaElement.QualifiedName)
                For Each sourceElement As AENodeElement In sourceElements
                    Debug.Assert(sourceElement IsNot Nothing)

                    Console.WriteLine("    sourceElements[""{0}""]:", sourceElement.Name)
                    Console.WriteLine("        .QualifiedName: {0}", sourceElement.QualifiedName)
                Next sourceElement
            Next areaElement

            ' Query for event categories

            Dim categoryElements As AECategoryElementCollection
            Try
                categoryElements = client.QueryEventCategories("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5")
            Catch opcException As OpcException
                Console.WriteLine("*** Failure: {0}", opcException.GetBaseException().Message)
                Exit Sub
            End Try

            For Each categoryElement As AECategoryElement In categoryElements
                Debug.Assert(categoryElement IsNot Nothing)
                Console.WriteLine("CategoryElements[""{0}""].Description: {1}", categoryElement.CategoryId, categoryElement.Description)
            Next categoryElement

            ' Subscribe to events, wait, and unsubscribe

            Dim eventHandler = New EasyAENotificationEventHandler(AddressOf client_Notification)
            AddHandler client.Notification, eventHandler

            Dim handle As Integer = client.SubscribeEvents("", "SWToolbox.TOPServer_AE.V5", 1000)

            Console.WriteLine("Processing event notifications for 1 minute...")
            Thread.Sleep(60 * 1000)

            client.UnsubscribeEvents(handle)
        End Sub

        ' Notification event handler
        Private Shared Sub client_Notification(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EasyAENotificationEventArgs)
            If e.Exception IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.Exception.Message: {0}", e.Exception.Message)
            End If
            If e.Exception IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.Exception.Source: {0}", e.Exception.Source)
            End If
            Console.WriteLine("e.Refresh: {0}", e.Refresh)
            Console.WriteLine("e.RefreshComplete: {0}", e.RefreshComplete)
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.QualifiedSourceName: {0}", e.EventData.QualifiedSourceName)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Time: {0}", e.EventData.Time)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Message: {0}", e.EventData.Message)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.EventType: {0}", e.EventData.EventType)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.CategoryId: {0}", e.EventData.CategoryId)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Severity: {0}", e.EventData.Severity)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.ConditionName: {0}", e.EventData.ConditionName)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.SubconditionName: {0}", e.EventData.SubconditionName)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Enabled: {0}", e.EventData.Enabled)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Active: {0}", e.EventData.Active)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Acknowledged: {0}", e.EventData.Acknowledged)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.Quality: {0}", e.EventData.Quality)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.AcknowledgeRequired: {0}", e.EventData.AcknowledgeRequired)
            End If
            If e.EventData IsNot Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("e.EventData.ActiveTime: {0}", e.EventData.ActiveTime)
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class

End Namespace
Requirements

Target Platforms: .NET Framework: Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016; .NET Core, .NET 5: Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows

See Also