End Room

Done with talking and it's time to end the video call room for everyone not just yourself? You may be looking to end the room.

How to end room


Can't let just anyone end the video call room. First you need to create a role with the permissions to end a room.

The permission to end a room is called PermissionsParams.endRoom and you should check for that within the HMSRole of the peer to see if they have it.

Here's how to check whether the local peer has the permission to end the room:

Future<bool> isAllowedToEndRoom() async{ return (await hmsSDK.getLocalPeer()).role.permission?.endRoom; }

hmsSdk.getLocalPeer() will not return null as long as you're in a preview or in a room. Since you likely won't need to check for permissions if you're not in one it would be safe to omit null check.

Ending the Room

Once you're sure the peer has the permissions to end the room, we can end the room by calling:

class Meeting implements HMSActionResultListener{ void endRoom( {required bool lock, required String reason, HMSActionResultListener? hmsActionResultListener}) async { //this is the instance of class which implements HMSActionResultListener hmsSDK.endRoom( lock: lock, reason: "Some reason to end room", hmsActionResultListener: this); } void onSuccess( {HMSActionResultListenerMethod methodType = HMSActionResultListenerMethod.unknown, Map<String, dynamic>? arguments}) { switch (methodType) { case HMSActionResultListenerMethod.endRoom: //Room Ended successfully break; ... } } void onException( {HMSActionResultListenerMethod methodType = HMSActionResultListenerMethod.unknown, Map<String, dynamic>? arguments, required HMSException hmsException}) { switch (methodType) { case HMSActionResultListenerMethod.endRoom: // Check the HMSException object for details about error break; ... } } }

`endRoom` takes the following parameters -

  1. lock: A Boolean for whether you want to prevent anyone from rejoining the room. If false, they will be allowed to enter the room again if the client called join. If this is true, they will NOT able to join this room again. 2 reason: reason String is the text that is passed describing why the room is being ended.
  2. hmsActionResultListener: It's the callback that would be called by SDK in case of a success or failure of endRoom operation

💡 After calling endRoom the video calling UI should be disposed of as well since only the other peers will get the onPeerRemoved callback. The caller has to rely on the onSuccess callback for endRoom to decide when to terminate the meeting room UI locally.

How to handle an end room callback for receivers

This section explains about how to handle the application if someone else ends the room.

Once the peer with adequate permissions calls endRoom, all other peers in the room will receive a callback in HMSUpdateListener.onRemovedFromRoom.

class Meeting implements HMSUpdateListener{ void onRemovedFromRoom({required HMSPeerRemovedFromPeer hmsPeerRemovedFromPeer}) { //This callback is received if someone else ends the room HMSPeer peerWhoEndedTheRoom = hmsPeerRemovedFromPeer.peerWhoRemoved //[roomWasEnded] will always be true in this case when room is ended. } }

The onRemovedFromRoom callback has a single parameter called HMSPeerRemovedFromPeer with the following structure.

class HMSPeerRemovedFromPeer { String reason; bool roomWasEnded; HMSPeer? peerWhoRemoved; }

💡 This is the same callback that will be triggered if a peer is removed from a room as well. Except that roomEnded will be true when the entire room is ended.

  • reason: The string message detailing why the room was ended.
  • peerWhoRemoved: The details of the peer who called endRoom.
  • roomWasEnded: true if the entire room was ended. false if only the receiving peer(local peer) was removed.

We can listen to this callback and show the appropriate UI.

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