Send/Receive packets

The server can only register each packet type once. Therefore, on serverside we have to use the “RegisterStaticPacketHandler” method. That will map a packettype directly to the given delegate. In the following example we start to listen to a “CalculationRequest” after a connection has been established.

        public void Demo()
            //1. Start listen on a port
            serverConnectionContainer = ConnectionFactory.CreateServerConnectionContainer(1234, false);

            //2. Apply optional settings.
            #region Optional settings
            serverConnectionContainer.ConnectionLost += (a, b, c) => Console.WriteLine($"{serverConnectionContainer.Count} {b.ToString()} Connection lost {a.IPRemoteEndPoint.Port}. Reason {c.ToString()}");
            serverConnectionContainer.ConnectionEstablished += connectionEstablished;
            serverConnectionContainer.AllowBluetoothConnections = true;
            serverConnectionContainer.AllowUDPConnections = true;
            serverConnectionContainer.UDPConnectionLimit = 2;
            #endregion Optional settings

            //Call start here, because we had to enable the bluetooth property at first.

        /// <summary>
        /// We got a connection.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="connection">The connection we got. (TCP or UDP)</param>
        private void connectionEstablished(Connection connection, ConnectionType type)
            Console.WriteLine($"{serverConnectionContainer.Count} {connection.GetType()} connected on port {connection.IPRemoteEndPoint.Port}");

            //3. Register packet listeners.

        /// <summary>
        /// If the client sends us a calculation request, it will end up here.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="packet">The calculation packet.</param>
        /// <param name="connection">The connection who was responsible for the transmission.</param>
        private static void calculationReceived(CalculationRequest packet, Connection connection)
            //4. Handle incoming packets.
            connection.Send(new CalculationResponse(packet.X + packet.Y, packet));

connection.RegisterStaticPacketHandler registers the generic <CalculationRequest> to the delegate “calculationReceived”. If the client sends a “CalculationRequest” the server is going to receive that packet directly in the “calculationReceived” method. Because we directly receive a “CalculationRequest” we don’t need any cast.

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