Class GridDataFactory


  • public final class GridDataFactory
    extends Object
    This class provides a convenient shorthand for creating and initializing GridData. This offers several benefits over creating GridData normal way:
    • The same factory can be used many times to create several GridData instances
    • The setters on GridDataFactory all return "this", allowing them to be chained
    • GridDataFactory uses vector setters (it accepts Points), making it easy to set X and Y values together

    GridDataFactory instances are created using one of the static methods on this class.

    Example usage:

     
     ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
     // Example 1: Typical grid data for a non-wrapping label
    
         // GridDataFactory version
         GridDataFactory.fillDefaults().applyTo(myLabel);
    
         // Equivalent SWT version
         GridData labelData = new GridData(GridData.HORIZONTAL_ALIGN_FILL | GridData.VERTICAL_ALIGN_FILL);
         myLabel.setLayoutData(labelData);
    
     ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
     // Example 2: Typical grid data for a wrapping label
    
         // GridDataFactory version
         GridDataFactory.fillDefaults()
              .align(SWT.FILL, SWT.CENTER)
                .hint(150, SWT.DEFAULT)
                .grab(true, false)
              .applyTo(wrappingLabel);
    
         // Equivalent SWT version
         GridData wrappingLabelData = new GridData(GridData.FILL_HORIZONTAL | GridData.VERTICAL_ALIGN_CENTER);
         wrappingLabelData.minimumWidth = 1;
         wrappingLabelData.widthHint = 150;
         wrappingLabel.setLayoutData(wrappingLabelData);
    
     //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
     // Example 3: Typical grid data for a scrollable control (a list box, tree, table, etc.)
    
         // GridDataFactory version
         GridDataFactory.fillDefaults().grab(true, true).hint(150, 150).applyTo(listBox);
    
         // Equivalent SWT version
         GridData listBoxData = new GridData(GridData.FILL_BOTH);
         listBoxData.widthHint = 150;
         listBoxData.heightHint = 150;
         listBoxData.minimumWidth = 1;
         listBoxData.minimumHeight = 1;
         listBox.setLayoutData(listBoxData);
    
     /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
     // Example 4: Typical grid data for a button
    
         // GridDataFactory version
         Point preferredSize = button.computeSize(SWT.DEFAULT, SWT.DEFAULT, false);
         Point hint = Geometry.max(LayoutConstants.getMinButtonSize(), preferredSize);
         GridDataFactory.fillDefaults().align(SWT.FILL, SWT.CENTER).hint(hint).applyTo(button);
    
         // Equivalent SWT version
         Point preferredSize = button.computeSize(SWT.DEFAULT, SWT.DEFAULT, false);
         Point hint = Geometry.max(LayoutConstants.getMinButtonSize(), preferredSize);
         GridData buttonData = new GridData(GridData.HORIZONTAL_ALIGN_FILL | GridData.VERTICAL_ALIGN_CENTER);
         buttonData.widthHint = hint.x;
         buttonData.heightHint = hint.y;
         button.setLayoutData(buttonData);
    
     /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
     // Example 5: Generated GridData
    
         // Generates GridData a wrapping label that spans 2 columns
         GridDataFactory.generate(wrappingLabel, 2, 1);
    
         // Generates GridData for a listbox. and adjusts the preferred size to 300x400 pixels
         GridDataFactory.defaultsFor(listBox).hint(300, 400).applyTo(listBox);
    
         // Generates GridData equivalent to example 4
         GridDataFactory.generate(button, 1, 1);
     
     
    Since:
    3.2
    • Method Detail

      • swtDefaults

        public static GridDataFactory swtDefaults()
        Creates a new GridDataFactory initialized with the SWT defaults. This factory will generate GridData that is equivalent to "new GridData()".

        Initial values are:

        • align(SWT.BEGINNING, SWT.CENTER)
        • exclude(false)
        • grab(false, false)
        • hint(SWT.DEFAULT, SWT.DEFAULT)
        • indent(0,0)
        • minSize(0,0)
        • span(1,1)
        Returns:
        a new GridDataFactory instance
        See Also:
        fillDefaults()
      • createFrom

        public static GridDataFactory createFrom​(GridData data)
        Creates a new GridDataFactory that creates copies of the given GridData by default.
        Parameters:
        data - GridData to copy
        Returns:
        a new GridDataFactory that creates copies of the argument by default
      • fillDefaults

        public static GridDataFactory fillDefaults()
        Creates a GridDataFactory initialized with defaults that will cause the control to fill its cell. The minimum size is set to the smallest possible minimum size supported by SWT. Currently, the smallest supported minimum size is (1,1) so this is the default. If GridLayout ever adds support for grid data with no minimum size, this will be changed to 0,0 in the future.

        Initial values are:

        • align(SWT.FILL, SWT.FILL)
        • exclude(false)
        • grab(false, false)
        • hint(SWT.DEFAULT, SWT.DEFAULT)
        • indent(0,0)
        • minSize(1,1)
        • span(1,1)
        Returns:
        a GridDataFactory that makes controls fill their grid by default
        See Also:
        swtDefaults()
      • defaultsFor

        public static GridDataFactory defaultsFor​(Control theControl)
        Returns a GridDataFactory initialized with heuristicly generated defaults for the given control. To be precise, this method picks the default values that GridLayoutFactory.generateLayout would have assigned to the control. Does not attach GridData to the control. Callers must additionally call applyTo(theControl) if they wish to use the generated values.

        This method is intended for situations where generateLayout is generating layout data for a particular control that is not quite right for the desired layout. This allows callers to start with the generated values and tweak one or two settings before applying the GridData to the control.

        Parameters:
        theControl -
        Returns:
        a GridDataFactory initialized with defaults that GridLayoutFactory would have assigned
        Since:
        3.3
        See Also:
        GridLayoutFactory.generateLayout(org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite)
      • generate

        public static void generate​(Control theControl,
                                    int hSpan,
                                    int vSpan)
        Generates layout data to the given control, given the number of cells spanned by the control. Attaches a GridData to the control. This method allows generated layout data to be used with controls that span multiple cells.

        The generated layout data is the same as what would be generated by GridLayoutFactory.generateLayout, except that the span is configurable

        Parameters:
        theControl -
        hSpan - number of columns spanned by the control
        vSpan - number of rows spanned by the control
        Since:
        3.3
        See Also:
        GridLayoutFactory.generateLayout(org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite)
      • generate

        public static void generate​(Control theControl,
                                    Point span)
        Generates layout data to the given control, given the number of cells spanned by the control. Attaches GridData to the control. This method allows generated layout data to be used with controls that span multiple cells.

        The generated layout data is the same as what would be generated by GridLayoutFactory.generateLayout, except that the span is configurable

        Parameters:
        theControl -
        span - The x coordinate indicates the number of columns spanned, and the y coordinate indicates the number of rows.
        Since:
        3.3
        See Also:
        GridLayoutFactory.generateLayout(org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite)
      • span

        public GridDataFactory span​(int hSpan,
                                    int vSpan)
        Sets the GridData span. The span controls how many cells are filled by the control.
        Parameters:
        hSpan - number of columns spanned by the control
        vSpan - number of rows spanned by the control
        Returns:
        this
      • span

        public GridDataFactory span​(Point span)
        Sets the GridData span. The span controls how many cells are filled by the control.
        Parameters:
        span - the new span. The x coordinate indicates the number of columns spanned, and the y coordinate indicates the number of rows.
        Returns:
        this
      • hint

        public GridDataFactory hint​(int xHint,
                                    int yHint)
        Sets the width and height hints. The width and height hints override the control's preferred size. If either hint is set to SWT.DEFAULT, the control's preferred size is used.
        Parameters:
        xHint - horizontal hint (pixels), or SWT.DEFAULT to use the control's preferred size
        yHint - vertical hint (pixels), or SWT.DEFAULT to use the control's preferred size
        Returns:
        this
      • hint

        public GridDataFactory hint​(Point hint)
        Sets the width and height hints. The width and height hints override the control's preferred size. If either hint is set to SWT.DEFAULT, the control's preferred size is used.
        Parameters:
        hint - size (pixels) to be used instead of the control's preferred size. If the x or y values are set to SWT.DEFAULT, the control's computeSize() method will be used to obtain that dimension of the preferred size.
        Returns:
        this
      • align

        public GridDataFactory align​(int hAlign,
                                     int vAlign)
        Sets the alignment of the control within its cell.
        Parameters:
        hAlign - horizontal alignment. One of SWT.BEGINNING, SWT.CENTER, SWT.END, or SWT.FILL.
        vAlign - vertical alignment. One of SWT.BEGINNING, SWT.CENTER, SWT.END, or SWT.FILL.
        Returns:
        this
      • indent

        public GridDataFactory indent​(int hIndent,
                                      int vIndent)
        Sets the indent of the control within the cell. Moves the position of the control by the given number of pixels. Positive values move toward the lower-right, negative values move toward the upper-left.
        Parameters:
        hIndent - distance to move to the right (negative values move left)
        vIndent - distance to move down (negative values move up)
        Returns:
        this
      • indent

        public GridDataFactory indent​(Point indent)
        Sets the indent of the control within the cell. Moves the position of the control by the given number of pixels. Positive values move toward the lower-right, negative values move toward the upper-left.
        Parameters:
        indent - offset to move the control
        Returns:
        this
      • grab

        public GridDataFactory grab​(boolean horizontal,
                                    boolean vertical)
        Determines whether extra horizontal or vertical space should be allocated to this control's column when the layout resizes. If any control in the column is set to grab horizontal then the whole column will grab horizontal space. If any control in the row is set to grab vertical then the whole row will grab vertical space.
        Parameters:
        horizontal - true if the control's column should grow horizontally
        vertical - true if the control's row should grow vertically
        Returns:
        this
      • minSize

        public GridDataFactory minSize​(int minX,
                                       int minY)
        Sets the minimum size for the control. The control will not be permitted to shrink below this size. Note: GridLayout treats a minimum size of 0 as an undocumented special value, so the smallest possible minimum size is a size of 1. A minimum size of SWT.DEFAULT indicates that the result of computeSize(int, int, boolean) should be used as the control's minimum size.
        Parameters:
        minX - minimum a value of 1 or more is a horizontal size of the control (pixels). SWT.DEFAULT indicates that the control's preferred size should be used. A size of 0 has special semantics defined by GridLayout.
        minY - minimum a value of 1 or more is a vertical size of the control (pixels). SWT.DEFAULT indicates that the control's preferred size should be used. A size of 0 has special semantics defined by GridLayout.
        Returns:
        this
      • minSize

        public GridDataFactory minSize​(Point min)
        Sets the minimum size for the control. The control will not be permitted to shrink below this size. Note: GridLayout treats a minimum size of 0 as an undocumented special value, so the smallest possible minimum size is a size of 1. A minimum size of SWT.DEFAULT indicates that the result of computeSize(int, int, boolean) should be used as the control's minimum size.
        Parameters:
        min - minimum size of the control
        Returns:
        this
      • exclude

        public GridDataFactory exclude​(boolean shouldExclude)
        Instructs the GridLayout to ignore this control when performing layouts.
        Parameters:
        shouldExclude - true iff the control should be excluded from layouts
        Returns:
        this
      • create

        public GridData create()
        Creates a new GridData instance. All attributes of the GridData instance will be initialized by the factory.
        Returns:
        a new GridData instance
      • copy

        public GridDataFactory copy()
        Creates a copy of the receiver.
        Returns:
        a copy of the receiver
      • copyData

        public static GridData copyData​(GridData data)
        Returns a copy of the given GridData
        Parameters:
        data - GridData to copy
        Returns:
        a copy of the argument
      • applyTo

        public void applyTo​(Control control)
        Sets the layout data on the given control. Creates a new GridData instance and assigns it to the control by calling control.setLayoutData.
        Parameters:
        control - control whose layout data will be initialized