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graph_traits<Graph>

Just like the iterators of STL, graphs have associated types. As stated in the various graph concepts, a graph has quite a few associated types: vertex_descriptor, edge_descriptor, out_edge_iterator, etc.. Any particular graph concepts will not require that all of the following associated types be defined. When implementing a graph class that fullfils one or more graph concepts, for associated types that are not required by the concepts, it is ok to use void as the type (when using nested typedefs inside the graph class), or to leave the typedef out of the graph_traits specialization for the graph class.
  template <typename Graph>
  struct graph_traits {
    typedef typename Graph::vertex_descriptor      vertex_descriptor;
    typedef typename Graph::edge_descriptor        edge_descriptor;
    typedef typename Graph::adjacency_iterator     adjacency_iterator;
    typedef typename Graph::out_edge_iterator      out_edge_iterator;
    typedef typename Graph::in_edge_iterator       in_edge_iterator;
    typedef typename Graph::vertex_iterator        vertex_iterator;
    typedef typename Graph::edge_iterator          edge_iterator;

    typedef typename Graph::directed_category      directed_category;
    typedef typename Graph::edge_parallel_category edge_parallel_category;
    typedef typename Graph::traversal_category     traversal_category;

    typedef typename Graph::vertices_size_type     vertices_size_type;
    typedef typename Graph::edges_size_type        edges_size_type;
    typedef typename Graph::degree_size_type       degree_size_type;
  };

Where Defined

boost/graph/graph_traits.hpp

Template Parameters

ParameterDescription
Graph The graph type whose associated types are being accessed.

Model of

DefaultConstructible and Assignable

Type Requirements

Members

MemberDescription
vertex_descriptor The type for the objects used to identity vertices in the graph.
edge_descriptor The type for the objects used to identity edges in the graph.
adjacency_iterator The type for the iterators that traverse the vertices adjacent to a vertex.
out_edge_iterator The type for the iterators that traverse through the out-edges of a vertex.
in_edge_iterator The type for the iterators that traverse through the in-edges of a vertex.
vertex_iterator The type for the iterators that traverse through the complete vertex set of the graph.
edge_iterator The type for the iterators that traverse through the complete edge set of the graph.
directed_category This says whether the graph is undirected (undirected_tag) or directed (directed_tag).
edge_parallel_category This says whether the graph allows parallel edges to be inserted (allow_parallel_edge_tag) or if it automatically removes parallel edges (disallow_parallel_edge_tag).
traversal_category The ways in which the vertices in the graph can be traversed. The traversal category tags are: incidence_graph_tag, adjacency_graph_tag, bidirectional_graph_tag, vertex_list_graph_tag, edge_list_graph_tag, vertex_and_edge_list_graph_tag, adjacency_matrix_tag. You can also create your own tag which should inherit from one of the above.
vertices_size_type The unsigned integer type used for representing the number of vertices in the graph.
edge_size_type The unsigned integer type used for representing the number of edge in the graph.
degree_size_type The unsigned integer type used for representing the degree of vertices in the graph.


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