Class BrowserFunction


  • public class BrowserFunction
    extends Object
    Instances of this class represent java-side "functions" that are invokable from javascript. Browser clients define these functions by subclassing BrowserFunction and overriding its function(Object[]) method. This method will be invoked whenever javascript running in the Browser makes a call with the function's name.

    Application code must explicitly invoke the BrowserFunction.dispose() method to release the resources managed by each instance when those instances are no longer required. Since there is usually a correlation between the registering of BrowserFunction(s) in a Browser and the loading of a page in the Browser that is aware of these functions, the LocationListener.changed() listener is often a good place to do this.

    Note that disposing a Browser automatically disposes all BrowserFunctions associated with it.

    Since:
    3.5
    See Also:
    dispose(), function(Object[]), LocationListener.changed(LocationEvent)
    • Constructor Detail

      • BrowserFunction

        public BrowserFunction​(Browser browser,
                               String name)
        Constructs a new instance of this class, which will be invokable by javascript running in the specified Browser. The function will be accessible in the top-level window and all child frames. To create a function with a reduced scope of accessibility use the BrowserFunction constructor that accepts frame names instead.

        You must dispose the BrowserFunction when it is no longer required. A common place to do this is in a LocationListener.changed() listener.

        Parameters:
        browser - the browser whose javascript can invoke this function
        name - the name that javascript will use to invoke this function
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException -
        • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the browser is null
        • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the name is null
        SWTException -
        • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the browser has been disposed
        • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
        See Also:
        dispose(), BrowserFunction(Browser, String, boolean, String[]), LocationListener.changed(LocationEvent)
      • BrowserFunction

        public BrowserFunction​(Browser browser,
                               String name,
                               boolean top,
                               String[] frameNames)
        Constructs a new instance of this class, which will be invokable by javascript running in the specified Browser. The accessibility of the function to the top-level window and its child frames is determined by the top and frameNames arguments. To create a function that is globally accessible to the top-level window and all child frames use the BrowserFunction constructor that does not accept frame names instead.

        You must dispose the BrowserFunction when it is no longer required. A common place to do this is in a LocationListener.changed() listener.

        Parameters:
        browser - the browser whose javascript can invoke this function
        name - the name that javascript will use to invoke this function
        top - true if the function should be accessible to the top-level window and false otherwise
        frameNames - the names of the child frames that the function should be accessible in
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException -
        • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the browser is null
        • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the name is null
        SWTException -
        • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the browser has been disposed
        • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
        Since:
        3.8
        See Also:
        dispose(), BrowserFunction(Browser, String), LocationListener.changed(LocationEvent)
    • Method Detail

      • dispose

        public void dispose()
        Disposes of the resources associated with this BrowserFunction. Applications must dispose of all BrowserFunctions that they create.

        Note that disposing a Browser automatically disposes all BrowserFunctions associated with it.

      • function

        public Object function​(Object[] arguments)
        Subclasses should override this method. This method is invoked when the receiver's function is called from javascript. If all of the arguments that are passed to the javascript function call are of supported types then this method is invoked with the argument values converted as follows: javascript null or undefined -> null javascript number -> java.lang.Double javascript string -> java.lang.String javascript boolean -> java.lang.Boolean javascript array whose elements are all of supported types -> java.lang.Object[] If any of the javascript arguments are of unsupported types then the function invocation will fail and this method will not be called. This method must return a value with one of these supported java types to the javascript caller. Note that null values are converted to javascript's null value (not undefined), and instances of any java.lang.Number subclass will be converted to a javascript number.
        Parameters:
        arguments - the javascript arguments converted to java equivalents
        Returns:
        the value to return to the javascript caller
        Throws:
        SWTException -
        • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS when called from the wrong thread
        • ERROR_FUNCTION_DISPOSED when the BrowserFunction has been disposed
      • getBrowser

        public Browser getBrowser()
        Returns the Browser whose pages can invoke this BrowserFunction.
        Returns:
        the Browser associated with this BrowserFunction
        Throws:
        SWTException -
        • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS when called from the wrong thread
        • ERROR_FUNCTION_DISPOSED when the BrowserFunction has been disposed
      • getName

        public String getName()
        Returns the name that javascript can use to invoke this BrowserFunction.
        Returns:
        the BrowserFunction's name
        Throws:
        SWTException -
        • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS when called from the wrong thread
        • ERROR_FUNCTION_DISPOSED when the BrowserFunction has been disposed
      • isDisposed

        public boolean isDisposed()
        Returns true if this BrowserFunction has been disposed and false otherwise.

        This method gets the dispose state for the BrowserFunction. When a BrowserFunction has been disposed it is an error to invoke any of its methods.

        Note that disposing a Browser automatically disposes all BrowserFunctions associated with it.

        Returns:
        true if this BrowserFunction has been disposed and false otherwise