Module java.desktop

Class Media

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable, Cloneable, Attribute, DocAttribute, PrintJobAttribute, PrintRequestAttribute
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    MediaName, MediaSizeName, MediaTray

    public abstract class Media
    extends EnumSyntax
    implements DocAttribute, PrintRequestAttribute, PrintJobAttribute
    Class Media is a printing attribute class that specifies the medium on which to print.

    Media may be specified in different ways.

    • it may be specified by paper source - eg paper tray
    • it may be specified by a standard size - eg "A4"
    • it may be specified by a name - eg "letterhead"
    Each of these corresponds to the IPP "media" attribute. The current API does not support describing media by characteristics (eg colour, opacity). This may be supported in a later revision of the specification.

    A Media object is constructed with a value which represents one of the ways in which the Media attribute can be specified.

    IPP Compatibility: The category name returned by getName() is the IPP attribute name. The enumeration's integer value is the IPP enum value. The toString() method returns the IPP string representation of the attribute value.

    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • Media

        protected Media​(int value)
        Constructs a new media attribute specified by name.
        value - a value
    • Method Detail

      • equals

        public boolean equals​(Object object)
        Returns whether this media attribute is equivalent to the passed in object. To be equivalent, all of the following conditions must be true:
        1. object is not null.
        2. object is of the same subclass of Media as this object.
        3. The values are equal.
        equals in class Object
        object - Object to compare to
        true if object is equivalent to this media attribute, false otherwise
        See Also:
        Object.hashCode(), HashMap
      • getCategory

        public final Class<? extends Attribute> getCategory()
        Get the printing attribute class which is to be used as the "category" for this printing attribute value.

        For class Media and any vendor-defined subclasses, the category is class Media itself.

        Specified by:
        getCategory in interface Attribute
        printing attribute class (category), an instance of class java.lang.Class
      • getName

        public final String getName()
        Get the name of the category of which this attribute value is an instance.

        For class Media and any vendor-defined subclasses, the category name is "media".

        Specified by:
        getName in interface Attribute
        attribute category name