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StringSelection (New)

Name

StringSelection (New)

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Description

StringSelection is a "convenience" class that can be used for copy and paste operations on Unicode text strings. For example, you could place a string on the system's clipboard with the following code:

Clipboard c =
  Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getSystemClipboard();
StringSelection s = new StringSelection(
  "Be safe when you cut and paste.");
c.setContents(s, s);

Class Definition

public class java.awt.datatransfer.StringSelection
   extends java.lang.Object
   implements java.awt.datatransfer.ClipboardOwner,
         java.awt.datatransfer.Transferable {
  // Constructor
  public StringSelection(String data);
  // Instance Methods
  public synchronized Object getTransferData (DataFlavor flavor) 
    throws UnsupportedFlavorException, IOException;
  public synchronized DataFlavor[] getTransferDataFlavors();
  public boolean isDataFlavorSupported (DataFlavor flavor);
  public void lostOwnership (Clipboard clipboard, Transferable contents);
}

Constructors

StringSelection

public StringSelection (String data)

Parameters

data

The string to be placed in a clipboard.

Description

Constructs a StringSelection object from the given string.

Instance Methods

getTransferData

public synchronized Object getTransferData (DataFlavor flavor) throws UnsupportedFlavorException, IOException

Parameters

flavor

The requested flavor for the returned data, which can be either DataFlavor.stringFlavor or DataFlavor.plainTextFlavor.

Returns

The string that the StringSelection was constructed with. This is returned either as a String object or a Reader object, depending on the flavor requested.

Throws

UnsupportedFlavorException

If the requested flavor is not supported.

IOException

If a Reader representing the string could not be created.

Implements

Transferable.getTransferData(DataFlavor)

Description

Returns the string this StringSelection represents. This is returned either as a String object or a Reader object, depending on the flavor requested.

getTransferDataFlavors

public synchronized DataFlavor[] getTransferDataFlavors()

Returns

An array of the data flavors the StringSelection supports.

Implements

Transferable.getTransferDataFlavors()

Description

DataFlavor.stringFlavor and DataFlavor.plainTextFlavor are returned.

isDataFlavorSupported

public boolean isDataFlavorSupported (DataFlavor flavor)

Parameters

flavor

The flavor in question.

Returns

true if flavor is supported; false otherwise.

Implements

Transferable.isDataFlavorSupported(DataFlavor)

lostOwnership

public void lostOwnership (Clipboard clipboard, Transferable contents)

Parameters

clipboard

The clipboard whose contents are changing.

contents

The contents that were on the clipboard.

Implements

ClipboardOwner.lostOwnership(Clipboard, Transferable)

Description

Does nothing.

See Also

Clipboard, ClipboardOwner, DataFlavor, String, Transferable


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