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// Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.
// This provides a way to access the application's current preferences.
// Chromium settings and storage represent user-selected preferences and
// information and MUST not be extracted, overwritten or modified except
// through Chromium defined APIs.
#include <stdint.h>
#include <memory>
#include <set>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include "base/callback.h"
#include "base/compiler_specific.h"
#include "base/containers/hash_tables.h"
#include "base/macros.h"
#include "base/memory/ref_counted.h"
#include "base/observer_list.h"
#include "base/sequence_checker.h"
#include "base/time/time.h"
#include "base/values.h"
#include "components/prefs/persistent_pref_store.h"
#include "components/prefs/pref_value_store.h"
#include "components/prefs/prefs_export.h"
class PrefNotifier;
class PrefNotifierImpl;
class PrefObserver;
class PrefRegistry;
class PrefStore;
namespace base {
class FilePath;
namespace prefs {
class ScopedDictionaryPrefUpdate;
namespace subtle {
class PrefMemberBase;
class ScopedUserPrefUpdateBase;
// Base class for PrefServices. You can use the base class to read and
// interact with preferences, but not to register new preferences; for
// that see e.g. PrefRegistrySimple.
// Settings and storage accessed through this class represent
// user-selected preferences and information and MUST not be
// extracted, overwritten or modified except through the defined APIs.
enum PrefInitializationStatus {
enum IncludeDefaults {
// A helper class to store all the information associated with a preference.
// The type of the preference is determined by the type with which it is
// registered. This type needs to be a boolean, integer, double, string,
// dictionary (a branch), or list. You shouldn't need to construct this on
// your own; use the PrefService::Register*Pref methods instead.
Preference(const PrefService* service,
std::string name,
base::Value::Type type);
~Preference() {}
// Returns the name of the Preference (i.e., the key, e.g.,
// browser.window_placement).
std::string name() const { return name_; }
// Returns the registered type of the preference.
base::Value::Type GetType() const { return type_; }
// Returns the value of the Preference, falling back to the registered
// default value if no other has been set.
const base::Value* GetValue() const;
// Returns the value recommended by the admin, if any.
const base::Value* GetRecommendedValue() const;
// Returns true if the Preference is managed, i.e. set by an admin policy.
// Since managed prefs have the highest priority, this also indicates
// whether the pref is actually being controlled by the policy setting.
bool IsManaged() const;
// Returns true if the Preference is controlled by the custodian of the
// supervised user. Since a supervised user is not expected to have an admin
// policy, this is the controlling pref if set.
bool IsManagedByCustodian() const;
// Returns true if the Preference's current value is one recommended by
// admin policy. Note that this will be false if any other higher-priority
// source overrides the value (e.g., the user has set a value).
bool IsRecommended() const;
// Returns true if the Preference has a value set by an extension, even if
// that value is being overridden by a higher-priority source.
bool HasExtensionSetting() const;
// Returns true if the Preference has a user setting, even if that value is
// being overridden by a higher-priority source.
bool HasUserSetting() const;
// Returns true if the Preference value is currently being controlled by an
// extension, and not by any higher-priority source.
bool IsExtensionControlled() const;
// Returns true if the Preference value is currently being controlled by a
// user setting, and not by any higher-priority source.
bool IsUserControlled() const;
// Returns true if the Preference is currently using its default value,
// and has not been set by any higher-priority source (even with the same
// value).
bool IsDefaultValue() const;
// Returns true if the user can change the Preference value, which is the
// case if no higher-priority source than the user store controls the
// Preference.
bool IsUserModifiable() const;
// Returns true if an extension can change the Preference value, which is
// the case if no higher-priority source than the extension store controls
// the Preference.
bool IsExtensionModifiable() const;
// Return the registration flags for this pref as a bitmask of
// PrefRegistry::PrefRegistrationFlags.
uint32_t registration_flags() const { return registration_flags_; }
friend class PrefService;
PrefValueStore* pref_value_store() const {
return pref_service_->pref_value_store_.get();
const std::string name_;
const base::Value::Type type_;
const uint32_t registration_flags_;
// Reference to the PrefService in which this pref was created.
const PrefService* const pref_service_;
// You may wish to use PrefServiceFactory or one of its subclasses
// for simplified construction.
PrefService(std::unique_ptr<PrefNotifierImpl> pref_notifier,
std::unique_ptr<PrefValueStore> pref_value_store,
scoped_refptr<PersistentPrefStore> user_prefs,
scoped_refptr<PrefRegistry> pref_registry,
bool async);
virtual ~PrefService();
// Lands pending writes to disk. This should only be used if we need to save
// immediately (basically, during shutdown). |reply_callback| will be posted
// to the current sequence when changes have been written.
// |synchronous_done_callback| on the other hand will be invoked right away
// wherever the writes complete (could even be invoked synchronously if no
// writes need to occur); this is useful when the current thread cannot pump
// messages to observe the reply (e.g. nested loops banned on main thread
// during shutdown). |synchronous_done_callback| must be thread-safe.
void CommitPendingWrite(
base::OnceClosure reply_callback = base::OnceClosure(),
base::OnceClosure synchronous_done_callback = base::OnceClosure());
// Schedule a write if there is any lossy data pending. Unlike
// CommitPendingWrite() this does not immediately sync to disk, instead it
// triggers an eventual write if there is lossy data pending and if there
// isn't one scheduled already.
void SchedulePendingLossyWrites();
// Returns true if the preference for the given preference name is available
// and is managed.
bool IsManagedPreference(const std::string& pref_name) const;
// Returns true if the preference for the given preference name is available
// and is controlled by the parent/guardian of the child Account.
bool IsPreferenceManagedByCustodian(const std::string& pref_name) const;
// Returns |true| if a preference with the given name is available and its
// value can be changed by the user.
bool IsUserModifiablePreference(const std::string& pref_name) const;
// Look up a preference. Returns NULL if the preference is not
// registered.
const PrefService::Preference* FindPreference(const std::string& path) const;
// If the path is valid and the value at the end of the path matches the type
// specified, it will return the specified value. Otherwise, the default
// value (set when the pref was registered) will be returned.
bool GetBoolean(const std::string& path) const;
int GetInteger(const std::string& path) const;
double GetDouble(const std::string& path) const;
std::string GetString(const std::string& path) const;
base::FilePath GetFilePath(const std::string& path) const;
// Returns the branch if it exists, or the registered default value otherwise.
// Note that |path| must point to a registered preference. In that case, these
// functions will never return NULL.
const base::Value* Get(const std::string& path) const;
const base::DictionaryValue* GetDictionary(const std::string& path) const;
const base::ListValue* GetList(const std::string& path) const;
// Removes a user pref and restores the pref to its default value.
void ClearPref(const std::string& path);
// If the path is valid (i.e., registered), update the pref value in the user
// prefs.
// To set the value of dictionary or list values in the pref tree use
// Set(), but to modify the value of a dictionary or list use either
// ListPrefUpdate or DictionaryPrefUpdate from scoped_user_pref_update.h.
void Set(const std::string& path, const base::Value& value);
void SetBoolean(const std::string& path, bool value);
void SetInteger(const std::string& path, int value);
void SetDouble(const std::string& path, double value);
void SetString(const std::string& path, const std::string& value);
void SetFilePath(const std::string& path, const base::FilePath& value);
// Int64 helper methods that actually store the given value as a string.
// Note that if obtaining the named value via GetDictionary or GetList, the
// Value type will be Type::STRING.
void SetInt64(const std::string& path, int64_t value);
int64_t GetInt64(const std::string& path) const;
// As above, but for unsigned values.
void SetUint64(const std::string& path, uint64_t value);
uint64_t GetUint64(const std::string& path) const;
// Time helper methods that actually store the given value as a string, which
// represents the number of microseconds elapsed (absolute for TimeDelta and
// relative to Windows epoch for Time variants). Note that if obtaining the
// named value via GetDictionary or GetList, the Value type will be
// Type::STRING.
void SetTime(const std::string& path, base::Time value);
base::Time GetTime(const std::string& path) const;
void SetTimeDelta(const std::string& path, base::TimeDelta value);
base::TimeDelta GetTimeDelta(const std::string& path) const;
// Returns the value of the given preference, from the user pref store. If
// the preference is not set in the user pref store, returns NULL.
const base::Value* GetUserPrefValue(const std::string& path) const;
// Changes the default value for a preference.
// Will cause a pref change notification to be fired if this causes
// the effective value to change.
void SetDefaultPrefValue(const std::string& path, base::Value value);
// Returns the default value of the given preference. |path| must point to a
// registered preference. In that case, will never return nullptr, so callers
// do not need to check this.
const base::Value* GetDefaultPrefValue(const std::string& path) const;
// Returns true if a value has been set for the specified path.
// NOTE: this is NOT the same as FindPreference. In particular
// FindPreference returns whether RegisterXXX has been invoked, where as
// this checks if a value exists for the path.
bool HasPrefPath(const std::string& path) const;
// Issues a callback for every preference value. The preferences must not be
// mutated during iteration.
void IteratePreferenceValues(
base::RepeatingCallback<void(const std::string& key,
const base::Value& value)> callback) const;
// Returns a dictionary with effective preference values. This is an expensive
// operation which does a deep copy. Use only if you really need the results
// in a base::Value (for example, for JSON serialization). Otherwise use
// IteratePreferenceValues above to avoid the copies.
// If INCLUDE_DEFAULTS is requested, preferences set to their default values
// will be included. Otherwise, these will be omitted from the returned
// dictionary.
std::unique_ptr<base::DictionaryValue> GetPreferenceValues(
IncludeDefaults include_defaults) const;
bool ReadOnly() const;
// Returns the initialization state, taking only user prefs into account.
PrefInitializationStatus GetInitializationStatus() const;
// Returns the initialization state, taking all pref stores into account.
PrefInitializationStatus GetAllPrefStoresInitializationStatus() const;
// Tell our PrefValueStore to update itself to |command_line_store|.
// Takes ownership of the store.
virtual void UpdateCommandLinePrefStore(PrefStore* command_line_store);
// We run the callback once, when initialization completes. The bool
// parameter will be set to true for successful initialization,
// false for unsuccessful.
void AddPrefInitObserver(base::OnceCallback<void(bool)> callback);
// Returns the PrefRegistry object for this service. You should not
// use this; the intent is for no registrations to take place after
// PrefService has been constructed.
// Instead of using this method, the recommended approach is to
// register all preferences for a class Xyz up front in a static
// Xyz::RegisterPrefs function, which gets invoked early in the
// application's start-up, before a PrefService is created.
// As an example, prefs registration in Chrome is triggered by the
// functions chrome::RegisterPrefs (for global preferences) and
// chrome::RegisterProfilePrefs (for user-specific preferences)
// implemented in chrome/browser/prefs/
PrefRegistry* DeprecatedGetPrefRegistry();
// Clears mutable values.
void ClearMutableValues();
// Invoked when the store is deleted from disk. Allows this PrefService
// to tangentially cleanup data it may have saved outside the store.
void OnStoreDeletionFromDisk();
// Add new pref stores to the existing PrefValueStore. Only adding new
// stores are allowed. If a corresponding store already exists, calling this
// will cause DCHECK failures. If the newly added stores already contain
// values, PrefNotifier associated with this object will be notified with
// these values. |delegate| can be passed to observe events of the new
// PrefValueStore.
// TODO(qinmin): packaging all the input params in a struct, and do the same
// for the constructor.
void ChangePrefValueStore(
PrefStore* managed_prefs,
PrefStore* supervised_user_prefs,
PrefStore* extension_prefs,
PrefStore* recommended_prefs,
std::unique_ptr<PrefValueStore::Delegate> delegate = nullptr);
// A low level function for registering an observer for every single
// preference changed notification. The caller must ensure that the observer
// remains valid as long as it is registered. Pointer ownership is not
// transferred.
// Almost all calling code should use a PrefChangeRegistrar instead.
// AVOID ADDING THESE. These are low-level observer notifications that are
// called for every pref change. This can lead to inefficiency, and the lack
// of a "registrar" model makes it easy to forget to undregister. It is
// really designed for integrating other notification systems, not for normal
// observation.
void AddPrefObserverAllPrefs(PrefObserver* obs);
void RemovePrefObserverAllPrefs(PrefObserver* obs);
// The PrefNotifier handles registering and notifying preference observers.
// It is created and owned by this PrefService. Subclasses may access it for
// unit testing.
const std::unique_ptr<PrefNotifierImpl> pref_notifier_;
// The PrefValueStore provides prioritized preference values. It is owned by
// this PrefService. Subclasses may access it for unit testing.
std::unique_ptr<PrefValueStore> pref_value_store_;
// Pref Stores and profile that we passed to the PrefValueStore.
const scoped_refptr<PersistentPrefStore> user_pref_store_;
// Callback to call when a read error occurs. Always invoked on the sequence
// this PrefService was created own.
const base::RepeatingCallback<void(PersistentPrefStore::PrefReadError)>
// Hash map expected to be fastest here since it minimises expensive
// string comparisons. Order is unimportant, and deletions are rare.
// Confirmed on Android where this speeded Chrome startup by roughly 50ms
// vs. std::map, and by roughly 180ms vs. std::set of Preference pointers.
typedef base::hash_map<std::string, Preference> PreferenceMap;
// Give access to ReportUserPrefChanged() and GetMutableUserPref().
friend class subtle::ScopedUserPrefUpdateBase;
friend class PrefServiceTest_WriteablePrefStoreFlags_Test;
friend class prefs::ScopedDictionaryPrefUpdate;
// Registration of pref change observers must be done using the
// PrefChangeRegistrar, which is declared as a friend here to grant it
// access to the otherwise protected members Add/RemovePrefObserver.
// PrefMember registers for preferences changes notification directly to
// avoid the storage overhead of the registrar, so its base class must be
// declared as a friend, too.
friend class PrefChangeRegistrar;
friend class subtle::PrefMemberBase;
// These are protected so they can only be accessed by the friend
// classes listed above.
// If the pref at the given path changes, we call the observer's
// OnPreferenceChanged method. Note that observers should not call
// these methods directly but rather use a PrefChangeRegistrar to
// make sure the observer gets cleaned up properly.
// Virtual for testing.
virtual void AddPrefObserver(const std::string& path, PrefObserver* obs);
virtual void RemovePrefObserver(const std::string& path, PrefObserver* obs);
// Sends notification of a changed preference. This needs to be called by
// a ScopedUserPrefUpdate or ScopedDictionaryPrefUpdate if a DictionaryValue
// or ListValue is changed.
void ReportUserPrefChanged(const std::string& key);
void ReportUserPrefChanged(
const std::string& key,
std::set<std::vector<std::string>> path_components);
// Sets the value for this pref path in the user pref store and informs the
// PrefNotifier of the change.
void SetUserPrefValue(const std::string& path,
std::unique_ptr<base::Value> new_value);
// Load preferences from storage, attempting to diagnose and handle errors.
// This should only be called from the constructor.
void InitFromStorage(bool async);
// Used to set the value of dictionary or list values in the user pref store.
// This will create a dictionary or list if one does not exist in the user
// pref store. This method returns NULL only if you're requesting an
// unregistered pref or a non-dict/non-list pref.
// |type| may only be Values::Type::DICTIONARY or Values::Type::LIST and
// |path| must point to a registered preference of type |type|.
// Ownership of the returned value remains at the user pref store.
base::Value* GetMutableUserPref(const std::string& path,
base::Value::Type type);
// GetPreferenceValue is the equivalent of FindPreference(path)->GetValue(),
// it has been added for performance. If is faster because it does
// not need to find or create a Preference object to get the
// value (GetValue() calls back though the preference service to
// actually get the value.).
const base::Value* GetPreferenceValue(const std::string& path) const;
const scoped_refptr<PrefRegistry> pref_registry_;
// Local cache of registered Preference objects. The pref_registry_
// is authoritative with respect to what the types and default values
// of registered preferences are.
mutable PreferenceMap prefs_map_;