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class:Choice [NONE]

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    ImageObserver, ItemSelectable, MenuContainer, Serializable, Accessible


    public class Choice
    extends Component
    implements ItemSelectable, Accessible
    
    The Choice class presents a pop-up menu of choices. The current choice is displayed as the title of the menu.

    The following code example produces a pop-up menu:


     Choice ColorChooser = new Choice();
     ColorChooser.add("Green");
     ColorChooser.add("Red");
     ColorChooser.add("Blue");
     

    After this choice menu has been added to a panel, it appears as follows in its normal state:

    The following text describes the graphic

    In the picture, "Green" is the current choice. Pushing the mouse button down on the object causes a menu to appear with the current choice highlighted.

    Some native platforms do not support arbitrary resizing of Choice components and the behavior of setSize()/getSize() is bound by such limitations. Native GUI Choice components' size are often bound by such attributes as font size and length of items contained within the Choice.

    Since:
    1.0
    See Also:
    Serialized Form

constructor:Choice() [NONE]

method:addNotify() [NONE]

  • addNotify

    public void addNotify​()
    Creates the Choice's peer. This peer allows us to change the look of the Choice without changing its functionality.
    Overrides:
    addNotify in class Component
    See Also:
    Component.getToolkit()

method:getItemCount() [NONE]

  • getItemCount

    public int getItemCount​()
    Returns the number of items in this Choice menu.
    Returns:
    the number of items in this Choice menu
    Since:
    1.1
    See Also:
    getItem(int)

method:countItems() [NONE]

  • countItems

    @Deprecated
    public int countItems​()
    Deprecated. As of JDK version 1.1, replaced by getItemCount().
    Returns the number of items in this Choice menu.
    Returns:
    the number of items in this Choice menu

method:getItem(int) [NONE]

  • getItem

    public String getItem​(int index)
    Gets the string at the specified index in this Choice menu.
    Parameters:
    index - the index at which to begin
    Returns:
    the item at the specified index
    See Also:
    getItemCount()

method:add(java.lang.String) [NONE]

  • add

    public void add​(String item)
    Adds an item to this Choice menu.
    Parameters:
    item - the item to be added
    Throws:
    NullPointerException - if the item's value is null
    Since:
    1.1

method:addItem(java.lang.String) [NONE]

  • addItem

    public void addItem​(String item)
    Obsolete as of Java 2 platform v1.1. Please use the add method instead.

    Adds an item to this Choice menu.

    Parameters:
    item - the item to be added
    Throws:
    NullPointerException - if the item's value is equal to null

method:insert(java.lang.String, int) [NONE]

  • insert

    public void insert​(String item,
                       int index)
    Inserts the item into this choice at the specified position. Existing items at an index greater than or equal to index are shifted up by one to accommodate the new item. If index is greater than or equal to the number of items in this choice, item is added to the end of this choice.

    If the item is the first one being added to the choice, then the item becomes selected. Otherwise, if the selected item was one of the items shifted, the first item in the choice becomes the selected item. If the selected item was no among those shifted, it remains the selected item.

    Parameters:
    item - the non-null item to be inserted
    index - the position at which the item should be inserted
    Throws:
    IllegalArgumentException - if index is less than 0

method:remove(java.lang.String) [NONE]

  • remove

    public void remove​(String item)
    Removes the first occurrence of item from the Choice menu. If the item being removed is the currently selected item, then the first item in the choice becomes the selected item. Otherwise, the currently selected item remains selected (and the selected index is updated accordingly).
    Parameters:
    item - the item to remove from this Choice menu
    Throws:
    IllegalArgumentException - if the item doesn't exist in the choice menu
    Since:
    1.1

method:remove(int) [NONE]

  • remove

    public void remove​(int position)
    Removes an item from the choice menu at the specified position. If the item being removed is the currently selected item, then the first item in the choice becomes the selected item. Otherwise, the currently selected item remains selected (and the selected index is updated accordingly).
    Parameters:
    position - the position of the item
    Throws:
    IndexOutOfBoundsException - if the specified position is out of bounds
    Since:
    1.1

method:removeAll() [NONE]

  • removeAll

    public void removeAll​()
    Removes all items from the choice menu.
    Since:
    1.1
    See Also:
    remove(java.lang.String)

method:getSelectedItem() [NONE]

  • getSelectedItem

    public String getSelectedItem​()
    Gets a representation of the current choice as a string.
    Returns:
    a string representation of the currently selected item in this choice menu
    See Also:
    getSelectedIndex()

method:getSelectedObjects() [NONE]

  • getSelectedObjects

    public Object[] getSelectedObjects​()
    Returns an array (length 1) containing the currently selected item. If this choice has no items, returns null.
    Specified by:
    getSelectedObjects in interface ItemSelectable
    Returns:
    the list of selected objects, or null
    See Also:
    ItemSelectable

method:getSelectedIndex() [NONE]

  • getSelectedIndex

    public int getSelectedIndex​()
    Returns the index of the currently selected item. If nothing is selected, returns -1.
    Returns:
    the index of the currently selected item, or -1 if nothing is currently selected
    See Also:
    getSelectedItem()

method:select(int) [NONE]

  • select

    public void select​(int pos)
    Sets the selected item in this Choice menu to be the item at the specified position.

    Note that this method should be primarily used to initially select an item in this component. Programmatically calling this method will not trigger an ItemEvent. The only way to trigger an ItemEvent is by user interaction.

    Parameters:
    pos - the position of the selected item
    Throws:
    IllegalArgumentException - if the specified position is greater than the number of items or less than zero
    See Also:
    getSelectedItem(), getSelectedIndex()

method:select(java.lang.String) [NONE]

  • select

    public void select​(String str)
    Sets the selected item in this Choice menu to be the item whose name is equal to the specified string. If more than one item matches (is equal to) the specified string, the one with the smallest index is selected.

    Note that this method should be primarily used to initially select an item in this component. Programmatically calling this method will not trigger an ItemEvent. The only way to trigger an ItemEvent is by user interaction.

    Parameters:
    str - the specified string
    See Also:
    getSelectedItem(), getSelectedIndex()

method:addItemListener(java.awt.event.ItemListener) [NONE]

method:removeItemListener(java.awt.event.ItemListener) [NONE]

method:getItemListeners() [NONE]

method:getListeners(java.lang.Class) [NONE]

  • getListeners

    public <T extends EventListener> T[] getListeners​(Class<T> listenerType)
    Returns an array of all the objects currently registered as FooListeners upon this Choice. FooListeners are registered using the addFooListener method.

    You can specify the listenerType argument with a class literal, such as FooListener.class. For example, you can query a Choice c for its item listeners with the following code:

    ItemListener[] ils = (ItemListener[])(c.getListeners(ItemListener.class));
    If no such listeners exist, this method returns an empty array.

    Overrides:
    getListeners in class Component
    Type Parameters:
    T - the type of the listeners
    Parameters:
    listenerType - the type of listeners requested; this parameter should specify an interface that descends from java.util.EventListener
    Returns:
    an array of all objects registered as FooListeners on this choice, or an empty array if no such listeners have been added
    Throws:
    ClassCastException - if listenerType doesn't specify a class or interface that implements java.util.EventListener
    Since:
    1.3
    See Also:
    getItemListeners()

method:processEvent(java.awt.AWTEvent) [NONE]

  • processEvent

    protected void processEvent​(AWTEvent e)
    Processes events on this choice. If the event is an instance of ItemEvent, it invokes the processItemEvent method. Otherwise, it calls its superclass's processEvent method.

    Note that if the event parameter is null the behavior is unspecified and may result in an exception.

    Overrides:
    processEvent in class Component
    Parameters:
    e - the event
    Since:
    1.1
    See Also:
    ItemEvent, processItemEvent(java.awt.event.ItemEvent)

method:processItemEvent(java.awt.event.ItemEvent) [NONE]

  • processItemEvent

    protected void processItemEvent​(ItemEvent e)
    Processes item events occurring on this Choice menu by dispatching them to any registered ItemListener objects.

    This method is not called unless item events are enabled for this component. Item events are enabled when one of the following occurs:

    • An ItemListener object is registered via addItemListener.
    • Item events are enabled via enableEvents.

    Note that if the event parameter is null the behavior is unspecified and may result in an exception.

    Parameters:
    e - the item event
    Since:
    1.1
    See Also:
    ItemEvent, ItemListener, addItemListener(ItemListener), Component.enableEvents(long)

method:paramString() [NONE]

  • paramString

    protected String paramString​()
    Returns a string representing the state of this Choice menu. This method is intended to be used only for debugging purposes, and the content and format of the returned string may vary between implementations. The returned string may be empty but may not be null.
    Overrides:
    paramString in class Component
    Returns:
    the parameter string of this Choice menu

method:getAccessibleContext() [NONE]

  • getAccessibleContext

    public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext​()
    Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this Choice. For Choice components, the AccessibleContext takes the form of an AccessibleAWTChoice. A new AccessibleAWTChoice instance is created if necessary.
    Specified by:
    getAccessibleContext in interface Accessible
    Overrides:
    getAccessibleContext in class Component
    Returns:
    an AccessibleAWTChoice that serves as the AccessibleContext of this Choice
    Since:
    1.3