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Component Concept

Overview#

A component is an encapsulated functional unit which exposes methods for communication with the outside world.

Each component has status and configuration. The status contains all static characteristics of a component. The configuration contains all characteristics of a component that can be changed (configured). Given that, all components support the following three methods:

  • GetStatus
  • GetConfig
  • SetConfig

There are two types of components: system components and functional components.