Module java.desktop

Class PrinterMessageFromOperator

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable, Attribute, PrintServiceAttribute

public final class PrinterMessageFromOperator
extends TextSyntax
implements PrintServiceAttribute
Class PrinterMessageFromOperator is a printing attribute class, a text attribute, that provides a message from an operator, system administrator, or "intelligent" process to indicate to the end user information about or status of the printer, such as why it is unavailable or when it is expected to be available.

A Print Service's attribute set includes zero instances or one instance of a PrinterMessageFromOperator attribute, not more than one instance. A new PrinterMessageFromOperator attribute replaces an existing PrinterMessageFromOperator attribute, if any. In other words, PrinterMessageFromOperator is not intended to be a history log. If it wishes, the client can detect changes to a Print Service's PrinterMessageFromOperator attribute and maintain the client's own history log of the PrinterMessageFromOperator attribute values.

IPP Compatibility: The string value gives the IPP name value. The locale gives the IPP natural language. The category name returned by getName() gives the IPP attribute name.

See Also:
Serialized Form
  • Constructor Details

    • PrinterMessageFromOperator

      public PrinterMessageFromOperator​(String message, Locale locale)
      Constructs a new printer message from operator attribute with the given message and locale.
      message - the message
      locale - natural language of the text string. null is interpreted to mean the default locale as returned by Locale.getDefault()
      NullPointerException - if message is null
  • Method Details

    • equals

      public boolean equals​(Object object)
      Returns whether this printer message from operator 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 an instance of class PrinterMessageFromOperator.
      3. This printer message from operator attribute's underlying string and object's underlying string are equal.
      4. This printer message from operator attribute's locale and object's locale are equal.
      equals in class TextSyntax
      object - Object to compare to
      true if object is equivalent to this printer message from operator 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 PrinterMessageFromOperator, the category is class PrinterMessageFromOperator 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 PrinterMessageFromOperator, the category name is "printer-message-from-operator".

      Specified by:
      getName in interface Attribute
      attribute category name