Provides interfaces and classes for transferring data between and within applications. It defines the notion of a "transferable" object, which is an object capable of being transferred between or within applications. An object identifies itself as being transferable by implementing the Transferable interface.
It also provides a clipboard mechanism, which is an object that temporarily holds a transferable object that can be transferred between or within an application. The clipboard is typically used for copy and paste operations. Although it is possible to create a clipboard to use within an application, most applications will use the system clipboard to ensure the data can be transferred across applications running on the platform.
Interface Summary Interface Description ClipboardOwnerDefines the interface for classes that will provide data to a clipboard. FlavorListenerDefines an object which listens for
FlavorMapA two-way Map between "natives" (Strings), which correspond to platform-specific data formats, and "flavors" (DataFlavors), which correspond to platform-independent MIME types. FlavorTableA FlavorMap which relaxes the traditional 1-to-1 restriction of a Map. TransferableDefines the interface for classes that can be used to provide data for a transfer operation.
Class Summary Class Description ClipboardA class that implements a mechanism to transfer data using cut/copy/paste operations. DataFlavorA
DataFlavorprovides meta information about data.
FlavorEventis used to notify interested parties that available
DataFlavors have changed in the
Clipboard(the event source).
Transferablewhich implements the capability required to transfer a
SystemFlavorMapThe SystemFlavorMap is a configurable map between "natives" (Strings), which correspond to platform-specific data formats, and "flavors" (DataFlavors), which correspond to platform-independent MIME types.
Exception Summary Exception Description MimeTypeParseExceptionA class to encapsulate MimeType parsing related exceptions. UnsupportedFlavorExceptionSignals that the requested data is not supported in this flavor.