The PropertyEditorManager can be used to locate a property editor for
any given type name. This property editor must support the
java.beans.PropertyEditor interface for editing a given object.
The PropertyEditorManager uses three techniques for locating an editor
for a given type. First, it provides a registerEditor method to allow
an editor to be specifically registered for a given type. Second it
tries to locate a suitable class by adding "Editor" to the full
qualified classname of the given type (e.g. "foo.bah.FozEditor").
Finally it takes the simple classname (without the package name) adds
"Editor" to it and looks in a search-path of packages for a matching
So for an input class foo.bah.Fred, the PropertyEditorManager would
first look in its tables to see if an editor had been registered for
foo.bah.Fred and if so use that. Then it will look for a
foo.bah.FredEditor class. Then it will look for (say)
Default PropertyEditors will be provided for the Java builtin types
"boolean", "byte", "short", "int", "long", "float", and "double"; and
for the classes java.lang.String. java.awt.Color, and java.awt.Font.
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