Description

Handles incoming instant messages from other users. Optionally returns a response to the message sender.

Syntax

onIncomingMessage(CFEvent)

See also

onAddBuddyRequestonAddBuddyResponseonBuddyStatusonIMServerMessageHandling incoming messages in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

Parameters

The method must take one parameter, a CFEvent structure with the following fields:

Field

Description

gatewayType

Gateway type, either XMPP or SAMETIME.

gatewayID

The ID of the Gateway instance as configured in ColdFusion Administrator.

originatorID

The IM ID of the message originator.

cfcMethod

This CFC method; by default, onIncomingMessage.

data.MESSAGE

The message that was received.

data.SENDER

The sender's ID; identical to the originatorID

data.RECIPIENT

The recipient's ID, as specified in the gateway's configuration file

data.TIMESTAMP

The date and time when the message was sent

Returns

The function can optionally return a value to send a response message. The return structure must contain the following fields:

Field

Description

command

Normally omitted. You can also specify submit.

buddyID

ID to which to send the message. Normally, the value of the input parameter's Data.SENDER field.

message

The message contents.

Example

The following example shows a simple onIncomingMessage method that echoes a message back to the sender.

<cffunction name="onIncomingMessage">
<cfargument name="CFEvent" type="struct" required="YES">
<cfset input_mesg = CFEvent.data.MESSAGE>
<cfset retValue = structNew()>
<cfset retValue.command = "submit">
<cfset retValue.buddyID = CFEvent.originatorID>
<cfset retValue.message = "Message Received:" & input_mesg>
<cfreturn retValue>
</cffunction>

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