Package java.awt.datatransfer

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.

Since:
1.1
  • Interface Summary  
    InterfaceDescription
    ClipboardOwner
    Defines the interface for classes that will provide data to a clipboard.
    FlavorListener
    Defines an object which listens for FlavorEvents.
    FlavorMap
    A two-way Map between "natives" (Strings), which correspond to platform-specific data formats, and "flavors" (DataFlavors), which correspond to platform-independent MIME types.
    FlavorTable
    A FlavorMap which relaxes the traditional 1-to-1 restriction of a Map.
    Transferable
    Defines the interface for classes that can be used to provide data for a transfer operation.
  • Class Summary  
    ClassDescription
    Clipboard
    A class that implements a mechanism to transfer data using cut/copy/paste operations.
    DataFlavor
    A DataFlavor provides meta information about data.
    FlavorEvent
    FlavorEvent is used to notify interested parties that available DataFlavors have changed in the Clipboard (the event source).
    StringSelection
    A Transferable which implements the capability required to transfer a String.
    SystemFlavorMap
    The 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  
    ExceptionDescription
    MimeTypeParseException
    A class to encapsulate MimeType parsing related exceptions.
    UnsupportedFlavorException
    Signals that the requested data is not supported in this flavor.