JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

java.awt.datatransfer
Class Clipboard

java.lang.Object
  |
  +--java.awt.datatransfer.Clipboard

public class Clipboard
extends Object

A class which implements a mechanism to transfer data using cut/copy/paste operations.


Field Summary
protected  Transferable contents
           
protected  ClipboardOwner owner
           
 
Constructor Summary
Clipboard(String name)
          Creates a clipboard object.
 
Method Summary
 Transferable getContents(Object requestor)
          Returns a transferable object representing the current contents of the clipboard.
 String getName()
          Returns the name of this clipboard object.
 void setContents(Transferable contents, ClipboardOwner owner)
          Sets the current contents of the clipboard to the specified transferable object and registers the specified clipboard owner as the owner of the new contents.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

owner

protected ClipboardOwner owner

contents

protected Transferable contents
Constructor Detail

Clipboard

public Clipboard(String name)
Creates a clipboard object.
Method Detail

getName

public String getName()
Returns the name of this clipboard object.

setContents

public void setContents(Transferable contents,
                        ClipboardOwner owner)
Sets the current contents of the clipboard to the specified transferable object and registers the specified clipboard owner as the owner of the new contents. If there is an existing owner registered, that owner is notified that it no longer holds ownership of the clipboard contents.
Parameters:
content - the transferable object representing the clipboard content
owner - the object which owns the clipboard content

getContents

public Transferable getContents(Object requestor)
Returns a transferable object representing the current contents of the clipboard. If the clipboard currently has no contents, it returns null. The parameter Object requestor is not currently used.
Parameters:
requestor - the object requesting the clip data (not used)
Returns:
the current transferable object on the clipboard

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

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