JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

java.util.regex
Class PatternSyntaxException

java.lang.Object
  extended byjava.lang.Throwable
      extended byjava.lang.Exception
          extended byjava.lang.RuntimeException
              extended byjava.lang.IllegalArgumentException
                  extended byjava.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class PatternSyntaxException
extends IllegalArgumentException

Unchecked exception thrown to indicate a syntax error in a regular-expression pattern.

Since:
1.4
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
PatternSyntaxException(String desc, String regex, int index)
          Constructs a new instance of this class.
 
Method Summary
 String getDescription()
          Retrieves the description of the error.
 int getIndex()
          Retrieves the error index.
 String getMessage()
          Returns a multi-line string containing the description of the syntax error and its index, the erroneous regular-expression pattern, and a visual indication of the error index within the pattern.
 String getPattern()
          Retrieves the erroneous regular-expression pattern.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

PatternSyntaxException

public PatternSyntaxException(String desc,
                              String regex,
                              int index)
Constructs a new instance of this class.

Parameters:
desc - A description of the error
regex - The erroneous pattern
index - The approximate index in the pattern of the error, or -1 if the index is not known
Method Detail

getIndex

public int getIndex()
Retrieves the error index.

Returns:
The approximate index in the pattern of the error, or -1 if the index is not known

getDescription

public String getDescription()
Retrieves the description of the error.

Returns:
The description of the error

getPattern

public String getPattern()
Retrieves the erroneous regular-expression pattern.

Returns:
The erroneous pattern

getMessage

public String getMessage()
Returns a multi-line string containing the description of the syntax error and its index, the erroneous regular-expression pattern, and a visual indication of the error index within the pattern.

Overrides:
getMessage in class Throwable
Returns:
The full detail message

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

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