Module java.desktop

Class FormView

All Implemented Interfaces:
ActionListener, EventListener, SwingConstants

public class FormView extends ComponentView implements ActionListener
Component decorator that implements the view interface for form elements, <input>, <textarea>, and <select>. The model for the component is stored as an attribute of the element (using StyleConstants.ModelAttribute), and is used to build the component of the view. The type of the model is assumed to of the type that would be set by HTMLDocument.HTMLReader.FormAction. If there are multiple views mapped over the document, they will share the embedded component models.

The following table shows what components get built by this view.

Shows what components get built by this view
Element Type Component built
input, type button JButton
input, type checkbox JCheckBox
input, type image JButton
input, type password JPasswordField
input, type radio JRadioButton
input, type reset JButton
input, type submit JButton
input, type text JTextField
select, size > 1 or multiple attribute defined JList in a JScrollPane
select, size unspecified or 1 JComboBox
textarea JTextArea in a JScrollPane
input, type file JTextField
  • Field Details

    • SUBMIT

      @Deprecated public static final String SUBMIT
      As of 1.3, value now comes from UIManager property FormView.submitButtonText
      If a value attribute is not specified for a FORM input element of type "submit", then this default string is used.
    • RESET

      @Deprecated public static final String RESET
      As of 1.3, value comes from UIManager UIManager property FormView.resetButtonText
      If a value attribute is not specified for a FORM input element of type "reset", then this default string is used.
  • Constructor Details

    • FormView

      public FormView(Element elem)
      Creates a new FormView object.
      elem - the element to decorate
  • Method Details

    • createComponent

      protected Component createComponent()
      Create the component. This is basically a big switch statement based upon the tag type and html attributes of the associated element.
      createComponent in class ComponentView
      the component that is associated with this view
    • getMaximumSpan

      public float getMaximumSpan(int axis)
      Determines the maximum span for this view along an axis. For certain components, the maximum and preferred span are the same. For others this will return the value returned by Component.getMaximumSize along the axis of interest.
      getMaximumSpan in class ComponentView
      axis - may be either View.X_AXIS or View.Y_AXIS
      the span the view would like to be rendered into >= 0. Typically the view is told to render into the span that is returned, although there is no guarantee. The parent may choose to resize or break the view.
      IllegalArgumentException - for an invalid axis
      See Also:
    • actionPerformed

      public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt)
      Responsible for processing the ActionEvent. If the element associated with the FormView, has a type of "submit", "reset", "text" or "password" then the action is processed. In the case of a "submit" the form is submitted. In the case of a "reset" the form is reset to its original state. In the case of "text" or "password", if the element is the last one of type "text" or "password", the form is submitted. Otherwise, focus is transferred to the next component in the form.
      Specified by:
      actionPerformed in interface ActionListener
      evt - the ActionEvent.
    • submitData

      protected void submitData(String data)
      This method is responsible for submitting the form data. A thread is forked to undertake the submission.
      data - data to submit
    • imageSubmit

      protected void imageSubmit(String imageData)
      This method is called to submit a form in response to a click on an image -- an <INPUT> form element of type "image".
      imageData - the mouse click coordinates.