Eclipse Platform
Release 4.2

org.eclipse.swt.widgets
Class Combo

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget
      extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Control
          extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Scrollable
              extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite
                  extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Combo
All Implemented Interfaces:
Drawable

public class Combo
extends Composite

Instances of this class are controls that allow the user to choose an item from a list of items, or optionally enter a new value by typing it into an editable text field. Often, Combos are used in the same place where a single selection List widget could be used but space is limited. A Combo takes less space than a List widget and shows similar information.

Note: Since Combos can contain both a list and an editable text field, it is possible to confuse methods which access one versus the other (compare for example, clearSelection() and deselectAll()). The API documentation is careful to indicate either "the receiver's list" or the "the receiver's text field" to distinguish between the two cases.

Note that although this class is a subclass of Composite, it does not make sense to add children to it, or set a layout on it.

Styles:
DROP_DOWN, READ_ONLY, SIMPLE
Events:
DefaultSelection, Modify, Selection, Verify, OrientationChange

Note: Only one of the styles DROP_DOWN and SIMPLE may be specified.

IMPORTANT: This class is not intended to be subclassed.

See Also:
List, Combo snippets, SWT Example: ControlExample, Sample code and further information
Restriction:
This class is not intended to be subclassed by clients.

Field Summary
static int LIMIT
          the operating system limit for the number of characters that the text field in an instance of this class can hold
 
Fields inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Control
handle
 
Constructor Summary
Combo(Composite parent, int style)
          Constructs a new instance of this class given its parent and a style value describing its behavior and appearance.
 
Method Summary
 void add(String string)
          Adds the argument to the end of the receiver's list.
 void add(String string, int index)
          Adds the argument to the receiver's list at the given zero-relative index.
 void addModifyListener(ModifyListener listener)
          Adds the listener to the collection of listeners who will be notified when the receiver's text is modified, by sending it one of the messages defined in the ModifyListener interface.
 void addSelectionListener(SelectionListener listener)
          Adds the listener to the collection of listeners who will be notified when the user changes the receiver's selection, by sending it one of the messages defined in the SelectionListener interface.
 void addVerifyListener(VerifyListener listener)
          Adds the listener to the collection of listeners who will be notified when the receiver's text is verified, by sending it one of the messages defined in the VerifyListener interface.
protected  void checkSubclass()
          Checks that this class can be subclassed.
 void clearSelection()
          Sets the selection in the receiver's text field to an empty selection starting just before the first character.
 Point computeSize(int wHint, int hHint, boolean changed)
          Returns the preferred size of the receiver.
 void copy()
          Copies the selected text.
 void cut()
          Cuts the selected text.
 void deselect(int index)
          Deselects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver's list.
 void deselectAll()
          Deselects all selected items in the receiver's list.
 Point getCaretLocation()
          Returns a point describing the location of the caret relative to the receiver.
 int getCaretPosition()
          Returns the character position of the caret.
 String getItem(int index)
          Returns the item at the given, zero-relative index in the receiver's list.
 int getItemCount()
          Returns the number of items contained in the receiver's list.
 int getItemHeight()
          Returns the height of the area which would be used to display one of the items in the receiver's list.
 String[] getItems()
          Returns a (possibly empty) array of Strings which are the items in the receiver's list.
 boolean getListVisible()
          Returns true if the receiver's list is visible, and false otherwise.
 int getOrientation()
          Returns the orientation of the receiver.
 Point getSelection()
          Returns a Point whose x coordinate is the character position representing the start of the selection in the receiver's text field, and whose y coordinate is the character position representing the end of the selection.
 int getSelectionIndex()
          Returns the zero-relative index of the item which is currently selected in the receiver's list, or -1 if no item is selected.
 String getText()
          Returns a string containing a copy of the contents of the receiver's text field, or an empty string if there are no contents.
 int getTextHeight()
          Returns the height of the receivers's text field.
 int getTextLimit()
          Returns the maximum number of characters that the receiver's text field is capable of holding.
 int getVisibleItemCount()
          Gets the number of items that are visible in the drop down portion of the receiver's list.
 int indexOf(String string)
          Searches the receiver's list starting at the first item (index 0) until an item is found that is equal to the argument, and returns the index of that item.
 int indexOf(String string, int start)
          Searches the receiver's list starting at the given, zero-relative index until an item is found that is equal to the argument, and returns the index of that item.
 void paste()
          Pastes text from clipboard.
 void remove(int index)
          Removes the item from the receiver's list at the given zero-relative index.
 void remove(int start, int end)
          Removes the items from the receiver's list which are between the given zero-relative start and end indices (inclusive).
 void remove(String string)
          Searches the receiver's list starting at the first item until an item is found that is equal to the argument, and removes that item from the list.
 void removeAll()
          Removes all of the items from the receiver's list and clear the contents of receiver's text field.
 void removeModifyListener(ModifyListener listener)
          Removes the listener from the collection of listeners who will be notified when the receiver's text is modified.
 void removeSelectionListener(SelectionListener listener)
          Removes the listener from the collection of listeners who will be notified when the user changes the receiver's selection.
 void removeVerifyListener(VerifyListener listener)
          Removes the listener from the collection of listeners who will be notified when the control is verified.
 void select(int index)
          Selects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver's list.
 void setFont(Font font)
          Sets the font that the receiver will use to paint textual information to the font specified by the argument, or to the default font for that kind of control if the argument is null.
 void setItem(int index, String string)
          Sets the text of the item in the receiver's list at the given zero-relative index to the string argument.
 void setItems(String[] items)
          Sets the receiver's list to be the given array of items.
 void setListVisible(boolean visible)
          Marks the receiver's list as visible if the argument is true, and marks it invisible otherwise.
 void setOrientation(int orientation)
          Sets the orientation of the receiver, which must be one of the constants SWT.LEFT_TO_RIGHT or SWT.RIGHT_TO_LEFT.
 void setSelection(Point selection)
          Sets the selection in the receiver's text field to the range specified by the argument whose x coordinate is the start of the selection and whose y coordinate is the end of the selection.
 void setText(String string)
          Sets the contents of the receiver's text field to the given string.
 void setTextLimit(int limit)
          Sets the maximum number of characters that the receiver's text field is capable of holding to be the argument.
 void setVisibleItemCount(int count)
          Sets the number of items that are visible in the drop down portion of the receiver's list.
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Composite
changed, drawBackground, getBackgroundMode, getChildren, getLayout, getLayoutDeferred, getTabList, isLayoutDeferred, layout, layout, layout, layout, layout, setBackgroundMode, setFocus, setLayout, setLayoutDeferred, setTabList
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Scrollable
computeTrim, getClientArea, getHorizontalBar, getScrollbarsMode, getVerticalBar
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Control
addControlListener, addDragDetectListener, addFocusListener, addGestureListener, addHelpListener, addKeyListener, addMenuDetectListener, addMouseListener, addMouseMoveListener, addMouseTrackListener, addMouseWheelListener, addPaintListener, addTouchListener, addTraverseListener, computeSize, dragDetect, dragDetect, forceFocus, getAccessible, getBackground, getBackgroundImage, getBorderWidth, getBounds, getCursor, getDragDetect, getEnabled, getFont, getForeground, getLayoutData, getLocation, getMenu, getMonitor, getParent, getRegion, getShell, getSize, getToolTipText, getTouchEnabled, getVisible, internal_dispose_GC, internal_new_GC, isEnabled, isFocusControl, isReparentable, isVisible, moveAbove, moveBelow, pack, pack, print, redraw, redraw, removeControlListener, removeDragDetectListener, removeFocusListener, removeGestureListener, removeHelpListener, removeKeyListener, removeMenuDetectListener, removeMouseListener, removeMouseMoveListener, removeMouseTrackListener, removeMouseWheelListener, removePaintListener, removeTouchListener, removeTraverseListener, setBackground, setBackgroundImage, setBounds, setBounds, setCapture, setCursor, setDragDetect, setEnabled, setForeground, setLayoutData, setLocation, setLocation, setMenu, setParent, setRedraw, setRegion, setSize, setSize, setToolTipText, setTouchEnabled, setVisible, toControl, toControl, toDisplay, toDisplay, traverse, traverse, traverse, update
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget
addDisposeListener, addListener, checkWidget, dispose, getData, getData, getDisplay, getListeners, getStyle, isDisposed, isListening, notifyListeners, removeDisposeListener, removeListener, removeListener, reskin, setData, setData, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

LIMIT

public static final int LIMIT
the operating system limit for the number of characters that the text field in an instance of this class can hold

Constructor Detail

Combo

public Combo(Composite parent,
             int style)
Constructs a new instance of this class given its parent and a style value describing its behavior and appearance.

The style value is either one of the style constants defined in class SWT which is applicable to instances of this class, or must be built by bitwise OR'ing together (that is, using the int "|" operator) two or more of those SWT style constants. The class description lists the style constants that are applicable to the class. Style bits are also inherited from superclasses.

Parameters:
parent - a composite control which will be the parent of the new instance (cannot be null)
style - the style of control to construct
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the parent is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the parent
  • ERROR_INVALID_SUBCLASS - if this class is not an allowed subclass
See Also:
SWT.DROP_DOWN, SWT.READ_ONLY, SWT.SIMPLE, Widget.checkSubclass(), Widget.getStyle()
Method Detail

add

public void add(String string)
Adds the argument to the end of the receiver's list.

Parameters:
string - the new item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
add(String,int)

add

public void add(String string,
                int index)
Adds the argument to the receiver's list at the given zero-relative index.

Note: To add an item at the end of the list, use the result of calling getItemCount() as the index or use add(String).

Parameters:
string - the new item
index - the index for the item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_RANGE - if the index is not between 0 and the number of elements in the list (inclusive)
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
add(String)

addModifyListener

public void addModifyListener(ModifyListener listener)
Adds the listener to the collection of listeners who will be notified when the receiver's text is modified, by sending it one of the messages defined in the ModifyListener interface.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should be notified
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the listener is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
ModifyListener, removeModifyListener(org.eclipse.swt.events.ModifyListener)

addSelectionListener

public void addSelectionListener(SelectionListener listener)
Adds the listener to the collection of listeners who will be notified when the user changes the receiver's selection, by sending it one of the messages defined in the SelectionListener interface.

widgetSelected is called when the user changes the combo's list selection. widgetDefaultSelected is typically called when ENTER is pressed the combo's text area.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should be notified
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the listener is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
SelectionListener, removeSelectionListener(org.eclipse.swt.events.SelectionListener), SelectionEvent

addVerifyListener

public void addVerifyListener(VerifyListener listener)
Adds the listener to the collection of listeners who will be notified when the receiver's text is verified, by sending it one of the messages defined in the VerifyListener interface.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should be notified
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the listener is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.1
See Also:
VerifyListener, removeVerifyListener(org.eclipse.swt.events.VerifyListener)

checkSubclass

protected void checkSubclass()
Description copied from class: Widget
Checks that this class can be subclassed.

The SWT class library is intended to be subclassed only at specific, controlled points (most notably, Composite and Canvas when implementing new widgets). This method enforces this rule unless it is overridden.

IMPORTANT: By providing an implementation of this method that allows a subclass of a class which does not normally allow subclassing to be created, the implementer agrees to be fully responsible for the fact that any such subclass will likely fail between SWT releases and will be strongly platform specific. No support is provided for user-written classes which are implemented in this fashion.

The ability to subclass outside of the allowed SWT classes is intended purely to enable those not on the SWT development team to implement patches in order to get around specific limitations in advance of when those limitations can be addressed by the team. Subclassing should not be attempted without an intimate and detailed understanding of the hierarchy.

Overrides:
checkSubclass in class Composite

clearSelection

public void clearSelection()
Sets the selection in the receiver's text field to an empty selection starting just before the first character. If the text field is editable, this has the effect of placing the i-beam at the start of the text.

Note: To clear the selected items in the receiver's list, use deselectAll().

Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
deselectAll()

computeSize

public Point computeSize(int wHint,
                         int hHint,
                         boolean changed)
Description copied from class: Control
Returns the preferred size of the receiver.

The preferred size of a control is the size that it would best be displayed at. The width hint and height hint arguments allow the caller to ask a control questions such as "Given a particular width, how high does the control need to be to show all of the contents?" To indicate that the caller does not wish to constrain a particular dimension, the constant SWT.DEFAULT is passed for the hint.

If the changed flag is true, it indicates that the receiver's contents have changed, therefore any caches that a layout manager containing the control may have been keeping need to be flushed. When the control is resized, the changed flag will be false, so layout manager caches can be retained.

Overrides:
computeSize in class Composite
Parameters:
wHint - the width hint (can be SWT.DEFAULT)
hHint - the height hint (can be SWT.DEFAULT)
changed - true if the control's contents have changed, and false otherwise
Returns:
the preferred size of the control.
See Also:
Layout, Control.getBorderWidth(), Control.getBounds(), Control.getSize(), Control.pack(boolean), "computeTrim, getClientArea for controls that implement them"

copy

public void copy()
Copies the selected text.

The current selection is copied to the clipboard.

Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
2.1

cut

public void cut()
Cuts the selected text.

The current selection is first copied to the clipboard and then deleted from the widget.

Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
2.1

deselect

public void deselect(int index)
Deselects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver's list. If the item at the index was already deselected, it remains deselected. Indices that are out of range are ignored.

Parameters:
index - the index of the item to deselect
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

deselectAll

public void deselectAll()
Deselects all selected items in the receiver's list.

Note: To clear the selection in the receiver's text field, use clearSelection().

Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
clearSelection()

getCaretLocation

public Point getCaretLocation()
Returns a point describing the location of the caret relative to the receiver.

Returns:
a point, the location of the caret
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.8

getCaretPosition

public int getCaretPosition()
Returns the character position of the caret.

Indexing is zero based.

Returns:
the position of the caret
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.8

getItem

public String getItem(int index)
Returns the item at the given, zero-relative index in the receiver's list. Throws an exception if the index is out of range.

Parameters:
index - the index of the item to return
Returns:
the item at the given index
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_RANGE - if the index is not between 0 and the number of elements in the list minus 1 (inclusive)
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getItemCount

public int getItemCount()
Returns the number of items contained in the receiver's list.

Returns:
the number of items
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getItemHeight

public int getItemHeight()
Returns the height of the area which would be used to display one of the items in the receiver's list.

Returns:
the height of one item
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getItems

public String[] getItems()
Returns a (possibly empty) array of Strings which are the items in the receiver's list.

Note: This is not the actual structure used by the receiver to maintain its list of items, so modifying the array will not affect the receiver.

Returns:
the items in the receiver's list
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getListVisible

public boolean getListVisible()
Returns true if the receiver's list is visible, and false otherwise.

If one of the receiver's ancestors is not visible or some other condition makes the receiver not visible, this method may still indicate that it is considered visible even though it may not actually be showing.

Returns:
the receiver's list's visibility state
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.4

setListVisible

public void setListVisible(boolean visible)
Marks the receiver's list as visible if the argument is true, and marks it invisible otherwise.

If one of the receiver's ancestors is not visible or some other condition makes the receiver not visible, marking it visible may not actually cause it to be displayed.

Parameters:
visible - the new visibility state
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.4

getOrientation

public int getOrientation()
Returns the orientation of the receiver.

Overrides:
getOrientation in class Control
Returns:
the orientation style
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
2.1.2

getSelection

public Point getSelection()
Returns a Point whose x coordinate is the character position representing the start of the selection in the receiver's text field, and whose y coordinate is the character position representing the end of the selection. An "empty" selection is indicated by the x and y coordinates having the same value.

Indexing is zero based. The range of a selection is from 0..N where N is the number of characters in the widget.

Returns:
a point representing the selection start and end
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getSelectionIndex

public int getSelectionIndex()
Returns the zero-relative index of the item which is currently selected in the receiver's list, or -1 if no item is selected.

Returns:
the index of the selected item
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getText

public String getText()
Returns a string containing a copy of the contents of the receiver's text field, or an empty string if there are no contents.

Returns:
the receiver's text
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getTextHeight

public int getTextHeight()
Returns the height of the receivers's text field.

Returns:
the text height
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

getTextLimit

public int getTextLimit()
Returns the maximum number of characters that the receiver's text field is capable of holding. If this has not been changed by setTextLimit(), it will be the constant Combo.LIMIT.

Returns:
the text limit
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
LIMIT

getVisibleItemCount

public int getVisibleItemCount()
Gets the number of items that are visible in the drop down portion of the receiver's list.

Note: This operation is a hint and is not supported on platforms that do not have this concept.

Returns:
the number of items that are visible
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.0

indexOf

public int indexOf(String string)
Searches the receiver's list starting at the first item (index 0) until an item is found that is equal to the argument, and returns the index of that item. If no item is found, returns -1.

Parameters:
string - the search item
Returns:
the index of the item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

indexOf

public int indexOf(String string,
                   int start)
Searches the receiver's list starting at the given, zero-relative index until an item is found that is equal to the argument, and returns the index of that item. If no item is found or the starting index is out of range, returns -1.

Parameters:
string - the search item
start - the zero-relative index at which to begin the search
Returns:
the index of the item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

paste

public void paste()
Pastes text from clipboard.

The selected text is deleted from the widget and new text inserted from the clipboard.

Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
2.1

remove

public void remove(int index)
Removes the item from the receiver's list at the given zero-relative index.

Parameters:
index - the index for the item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_RANGE - if the index is not between 0 and the number of elements in the list minus 1 (inclusive)
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

remove

public void remove(int start,
                   int end)
Removes the items from the receiver's list which are between the given zero-relative start and end indices (inclusive).

Parameters:
start - the start of the range
end - the end of the range
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_RANGE - if either the start or end are not between 0 and the number of elements in the list minus 1 (inclusive)
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

remove

public void remove(String string)
Searches the receiver's list starting at the first item until an item is found that is equal to the argument, and removes that item from the list.

Parameters:
string - the item to remove
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the string is not found in the list
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

removeAll

public void removeAll()
Removes all of the items from the receiver's list and clear the contents of receiver's text field.

Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

removeModifyListener

public void removeModifyListener(ModifyListener listener)
Removes the listener from the collection of listeners who will be notified when the receiver's text is modified.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should no longer be notified
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the listener is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
ModifyListener, addModifyListener(org.eclipse.swt.events.ModifyListener)

removeSelectionListener

public void removeSelectionListener(SelectionListener listener)
Removes the listener from the collection of listeners who will be notified when the user changes the receiver's selection.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should no longer be notified
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the listener is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
SelectionListener, addSelectionListener(org.eclipse.swt.events.SelectionListener)

removeVerifyListener

public void removeVerifyListener(VerifyListener listener)
Removes the listener from the collection of listeners who will be notified when the control is verified.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should no longer be notified
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the listener is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.1
See Also:
VerifyListener, addVerifyListener(org.eclipse.swt.events.VerifyListener)

select

public void select(int index)
Selects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver's list. If the item at the index was already selected, it remains selected. Indices that are out of range are ignored.

Parameters:
index - the index of the item to select
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

setFont

public void setFont(Font font)
Description copied from class: Control
Sets the font that the receiver will use to paint textual information to the font specified by the argument, or to the default font for that kind of control if the argument is null.

Overrides:
setFont in class Control
Parameters:
font - the new font (or null)

setItem

public void setItem(int index,
                    String string)
Sets the text of the item in the receiver's list at the given zero-relative index to the string argument.

Parameters:
index - the index for the item
string - the new text for the item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_RANGE - if the index is not between 0 and the number of elements in the list minus 1 (inclusive)
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

setItems

public void setItems(String[] items)
Sets the receiver's list to be the given array of items.

Parameters:
items - the array of items
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the items array is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if an item in the items array is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

setOrientation

public void setOrientation(int orientation)
Sets the orientation of the receiver, which must be one of the constants SWT.LEFT_TO_RIGHT or SWT.RIGHT_TO_LEFT.

Overrides:
setOrientation in class Control
Parameters:
orientation - new orientation style
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
2.1.2

setSelection

public void setSelection(Point selection)
Sets the selection in the receiver's text field to the range specified by the argument whose x coordinate is the start of the selection and whose y coordinate is the end of the selection.

Parameters:
selection - a point representing the new selection start and end
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the point is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

setText

public void setText(String string)
Sets the contents of the receiver's text field to the given string.

This call is ignored when the receiver is read only and the given string is not in the receiver's list.

Note: The text field in a Combo is typically only capable of displaying a single line of text. Thus, setting the text to a string containing line breaks or other special characters will probably cause it to display incorrectly.

Parameters:
string - the new text
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the string is null
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

setTextLimit

public void setTextLimit(int limit)
Sets the maximum number of characters that the receiver's text field is capable of holding to be the argument.

To reset this value to the default, use setTextLimit(Combo.LIMIT). Specifying a limit value larger than Combo.LIMIT sets the receiver's limit to Combo.LIMIT.

Parameters:
limit - new text limit
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_CANNOT_BE_ZERO - if the limit is zero
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
See Also:
LIMIT

setVisibleItemCount

public void setVisibleItemCount(int count)
Sets the number of items that are visible in the drop down portion of the receiver's list.

Note: This operation is a hint and is not supported on platforms that do not have this concept.

Parameters:
count - the new number of items to be visible
Throws:
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver
Since:
3.0

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