Broadcast Action

Definition:

The Broadcast action broadcasts a message to all agents of the class indicated in the action's Class parameter.

The message to be broadcast is indicated in the action's text field and is a method call to all agents of the indicated Class.

The Broadcast action is used in conjunction with On triggers; the receivers can react to the message via the On trigger. These triggers give names to groups of rules (methods) that can be called using the Broadcastaction.

Parameters:

class, method name

Example:

The Scanner agent in the How Does TV Work? simulation broadcasts to the TV Beam and Video-Signal agents the message to turn bright or dark, depending on what it scans.

See the How Does TV Work? simulation.


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