Eclipse Platform
Release 3.7

org.eclipse.swt.awt
Class SWT_AWT

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.eclipse.swt.awt.SWT_AWT

public class SWT_AWT
extends Object

This class provides a bridge between SWT and AWT, so that it is possible to embed AWT components in SWT and vice versa.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
Swing/AWT snippets, Sample code and further information

Field Summary
static String embeddedFrameClass
          The name of the embedded Frame class.
 
Constructor Summary
SWT_AWT()
           
 
Method Summary
static Frame getFrame(Composite parent)
          Returns a java.awt.Frame which is the embedded frame associated with the specified composite.
static Frame new_Frame(Composite parent)
          Creates a new java.awt.Frame.
static Shell new_Shell(Display display, Canvas parent)
          Creates a new Shell.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

embeddedFrameClass

public static String embeddedFrameClass
The name of the embedded Frame class. The default class name for the platform will be used if null.

Constructor Detail

SWT_AWT

public SWT_AWT()
Method Detail

getFrame

public static Frame getFrame(Composite parent)
Returns a java.awt.Frame which is the embedded frame associated with the specified composite.

Parameters:
parent - the parent Composite of the java.awt.Frame
Returns:
a java.awt.Frame the embedded frame or null.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the parent is null
Since:
3.2

new_Frame

public static Frame new_Frame(Composite parent)
Creates a new java.awt.Frame. This frame is the root for the AWT components that will be embedded within the composite. In order for the embedding to succeed, the composite must have been created with the SWT.EMBEDDED style.

IMPORTANT: As of JDK1.5, the embedded frame does not receive mouse events. When a lightweight component is added as a child of the embedded frame, the cursor does not change. In order to work around both these problems, it is strongly recommended that a heavyweight component such as java.awt.Panel be added to the frame as the root of all components.

Parameters:
parent - the parent Composite of the new java.awt.Frame
Returns:
a java.awt.Frame to be the parent of the embedded AWT components
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the parent is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the parent Composite does not have the SWT.EMBEDDED style
Since:
3.0

new_Shell

public static Shell new_Shell(Display display,
                              Canvas parent)
Creates a new Shell. This Shell is the root for the SWT widgets that will be embedded within the AWT canvas.

Parameters:
display - the display for the new Shell
parent - the parent java.awt.Canvas of the new Shell
Returns:
a Shell to be the parent of the embedded SWT widgets
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the display is null
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the parent is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the parent's peer is not created
Since:
3.0

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