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ros::Timer in ModelPlugin

asked 2017-04-29 17:36:33 -0500

Vlad222 gravatar image

Hi everyone!

I want to set a timer's callback for ModelPlugin. What is the better way to do it?

I tried such way but got error:

"error: invalid use of incomplete type ‘class ros::NodeHandle’ timer = nh->createTimer(ros::Duration(0.1), timerCallback);"


namespace gazebo
class VelodynePlugin : public ModelPlugin
private: ros::NodeHandlePtr nh;
ros::Timer timer;

public: void timerCallback()
        cout << "Hi Vlad!" << endl;

public: virtual void Load(physics::ModelPtr _model, sdf::ElementPtr _sdf)
        nh = boost::make_shared<ros::NodeHandle>();
        timer = nh->createTimer(ros::Duration(0.1), timerCallback);

Where is a mistake?

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answered 2017-05-01 09:04:54 -0500

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The error invalid use of incomplete type means the compiler knows the class ros::NodeHandle exists, but it doesn't have enough information about it to know how to call the createTimer method. This happens when you have a forward declaration (A line looking like this class ros::NodeHandle;) but not a class definition. The header containing the definition of ros::NodeHandle hasn't been included. Add #include <ros/ros.h> to the top of your file.

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