Module java.desktop
Package javax.swing

Class AbstractAction

All Implemented Interfaces:
ActionListener, Serializable, Cloneable, EventListener, Action
Direct Known Subclasses:
BasicDesktopPaneUI.CloseAction, BasicDesktopPaneUI.MaximizeAction, BasicDesktopPaneUI.MinimizeAction, BasicDesktopPaneUI.NavigateAction, BasicDesktopPaneUI.OpenAction, BasicFileChooserUI.ApproveSelectionAction, BasicFileChooserUI.CancelSelectionAction, BasicFileChooserUI.ChangeToParentDirectoryAction, BasicFileChooserUI.GoHomeAction, BasicFileChooserUI.NewFolderAction, BasicFileChooserUI.UpdateAction, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.CloseAction, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.IconifyAction, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.MaximizeAction, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.MoveAction, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.RestoreAction, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.SizeAction, BasicSliderUI.ActionScroller, BasicTreeUI.TreeCancelEditingAction, BasicTreeUI.TreeHomeAction, BasicTreeUI.TreeIncrementAction, BasicTreeUI.TreePageAction, BasicTreeUI.TreeToggleAction, BasicTreeUI.TreeTraverseAction, MetalFileChooserUI.DirectoryComboBoxAction, TextAction

public abstract class AbstractAction extends Object implements Action, Cloneable, Serializable
This class provides default implementations for the JFC Action interface. Standard behaviors like the get and set methods for Action object properties (icon, text, and enabled) are defined here. The developer need only subclass this abstract class and define the actionPerformed method.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeans has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.

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  • Field Details

    • enabled

      protected boolean enabled
      Specifies whether action is enabled; the default is true.
    • changeSupport

      protected SwingPropertyChangeSupport changeSupport
      If any PropertyChangeListeners have been registered, the changeSupport field describes them.
  • Constructor Details

    • AbstractAction

      public AbstractAction()
      Creates an Action.
    • AbstractAction

      public AbstractAction(String name)
      Creates an Action with the specified name.
      name - the name (Action.NAME) for the action; a value of null is ignored
    • AbstractAction

      public AbstractAction(String name, Icon icon)
      Creates an Action with the specified name and small icon.
      name - the name (Action.NAME) for the action; a value of null is ignored
      icon - the small icon (Action.SMALL_ICON) for the action; a value of null is ignored
  • Method Details

    • getValue

      public Object getValue(String key)
      Gets the Object associated with the specified key.
      Specified by:
      getValue in interface Action
      key - a string containing the specified key
      the binding Object stored with this key; if there are no keys, it will return null
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    • putValue

      public void putValue(String key, Object newValue)
      Sets the Value associated with the specified key.
      Specified by:
      putValue in interface Action
      key - the String that identifies the stored object
      newValue - the Object to store using this key
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    • isEnabled

      public boolean isEnabled()
      Returns true if the action is enabled.
      Specified by:
      isEnabled in interface Action
      true if the action is enabled, false otherwise
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    • setEnabled

      public void setEnabled(boolean newValue)
      Sets whether the Action is enabled. The default is true.
      Specified by:
      setEnabled in interface Action
      newValue - true to enable the action, false to disable it
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    • getKeys

      public Object[] getKeys()
      Returns an array of Objects which are keys for which values have been set for this AbstractAction, or null if no keys have values set.
      an array of key objects, or null if no keys have values set
    • firePropertyChange

      protected void firePropertyChange(String propertyName, Object oldValue, Object newValue)
      Supports reporting bound property changes. This method can be called when a bound property has changed and it will send the appropriate PropertyChangeEvent to any registered PropertyChangeListeners.
      propertyName - the name of the property that has changed
      oldValue - the old value of the property
      newValue - the new value of the property
    • addPropertyChangeListener

      public void addPropertyChangeListener(PropertyChangeListener listener)
      Adds a PropertyChangeListener to the listener list. The listener is registered for all properties.

      A PropertyChangeEvent will get fired in response to setting a bound property, e.g. setFont, setBackground, or setForeground. Note that if the current component is inheriting its foreground, background, or font from its container, then no event will be fired in response to a change in the inherited property.

      Specified by:
      addPropertyChangeListener in interface Action
      listener - The PropertyChangeListener to be added
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    • removePropertyChangeListener

      public void removePropertyChangeListener(PropertyChangeListener listener)
      Removes a PropertyChangeListener from the listener list. This removes a PropertyChangeListener that was registered for all properties.
      Specified by:
      removePropertyChangeListener in interface Action
      listener - the PropertyChangeListener to be removed
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    • getPropertyChangeListeners

      public PropertyChangeListener[] getPropertyChangeListeners()
      Returns an array of all the PropertyChangeListeners added to this AbstractAction with addPropertyChangeListener().
      all of the PropertyChangeListeners added or an empty array if no listeners have been added
    • clone

      protected Object clone() throws CloneNotSupportedException
      Clones the abstract action. This gives the clone its own copy of the key/value list, which is not handled for you by Object.clone().
      clone in class Object
      a clone of this instance.
      CloneNotSupportedException - if the object's class does not support the Cloneable interface. Subclasses that override the clone method can also throw this exception to indicate that an instance cannot be cloned.
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