Eclipse Platform
Release 4.2

org.eclipse.swt.widgets
Class Spinner

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.Spinner
All Implemented Interfaces:
Drawable

public class Spinner
extends Composite

Instances of this class are selectable user interface objects that allow the user to enter and modify numeric values.

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:
READ_ONLY, WRAP
Events:
Selection, Modify, Verify

IMPORTANT: This class is not intended to be subclassed.

Since:
3.1
See Also:
Spinner 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
Spinner(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 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 control is selected by the user, by sending it one of the messages defined in the SelectionListener interface.
protected  void checkSubclass()
          Checks that this class can be subclassed.
 Point computeSize(int wHint, int hHint, boolean changed)
          Returns the preferred size of the receiver.
 Rectangle computeTrim(int x, int y, int width, int height)
          Given a desired client area for the receiver (as described by the arguments), returns the bounding rectangle which would be required to produce that client area.
 void copy()
          Copies the selected text.
 void cut()
          Cuts the selected text.
 int getDigits()
          Returns the number of decimal places used by the receiver.
 int getIncrement()
          Returns the amount that the receiver's value will be modified by when the up/down arrows are pressed.
 int getMaximum()
          Returns the maximum value which the receiver will allow.
 int getMinimum()
          Returns the minimum value which the receiver will allow.
 int getPageIncrement()
          Returns the amount that the receiver's position will be modified by when the page up/down keys are pressed.
 int getSelection()
          Returns the selection, which is the receiver's position.
 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 getTextLimit()
          Returns the maximum number of characters that the receiver's text field is capable of holding.
 void paste()
          Pastes text from clipboard.
 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 control is selected by the user.
 void setDigits(int value)
          Sets the number of decimal places used by the receiver.
 void setIncrement(int value)
          Sets the amount that the receiver's value will be modified by when the up/down arrows are pressed to the argument, which must be at least one.
 void setMaximum(int value)
          Sets the maximum value that the receiver will allow.
 void setMinimum(int value)
          Sets the minimum value that the receiver will allow.
 void setPageIncrement(int value)
          Sets the amount that the receiver's position will be modified by when the page up/down keys are pressed to the argument, which must be at least one.
 void setSelection(int value)
          Sets the selection, which is the receiver's position, to the argument.
 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 setValues(int selection, int minimum, int maximum, int digits, int increment, int pageIncrement)
          Sets the receiver's selection, minimum value, maximum value, digits, increment and page increment all at once.
 
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
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, getOrientation, 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, setFont, setForeground, setLayoutData, setLocation, setLocation, setMenu, setOrientation, 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

Since:
3.4
Constructor Detail

Spinner

public Spinner(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.READ_ONLY, SWT.WRAP, Widget.checkSubclass(), Widget.getStyle()
Method Detail

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

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 control is selected by the user, by sending it one of the messages defined in the SelectionListener interface.

widgetSelected is not called for texts. widgetDefaultSelected is typically called when ENTER is pressed in a single-line text.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should be notified when the control is selected by the user
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

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"

computeTrim

public Rectangle computeTrim(int x,
                             int y,
                             int width,
                             int height)
Description copied from class: Scrollable
Given a desired client area for the receiver (as described by the arguments), returns the bounding rectangle which would be required to produce that client area.

In other words, it returns a rectangle such that, if the receiver's bounds were set to that rectangle, the area of the receiver which is capable of displaying data (that is, not covered by the "trimmings") would be the rectangle described by the arguments (relative to the receiver's parent).

Overrides:
computeTrim in class Scrollable
Parameters:
x - the desired x coordinate of the client area
y - the desired y coordinate of the client area
width - the desired width of the client area
height - the desired height of the client area
Returns:
the required bounds to produce the given client area
See Also:
Scrollable.getClientArea()

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

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

getDigits

public int getDigits()
Returns the number of decimal places used by the receiver.

Returns:
the digits
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

getIncrement

public int getIncrement()
Returns the amount that the receiver's value will be modified by when the up/down arrows are pressed.

Returns:
the increment
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

getMaximum

public int getMaximum()
Returns the maximum value which the receiver will allow.

Returns:
the maximum
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

getMinimum

public int getMinimum()
Returns the minimum value which the receiver will allow.

Returns:
the minimum
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

getPageIncrement

public int getPageIncrement()
Returns the amount that the receiver's position will be modified by when the page up/down keys are pressed.

Returns:
the page increment
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

getSelection

public int getSelection()
Returns the selection, which is the receiver's position.

Returns:
the selection
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
Since:
3.4

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 Spinner.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
Since:
3.4
See Also:
LIMIT

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

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 control is selected by the user.

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)

setDigits

public void setDigits(int value)
Sets the number of decimal places used by the receiver.

The digit setting is used to allow for floating point values in the receiver. For example, to set the selection to a floating point value of 1.37 call setDigits() with a value of 2 and setSelection() with a value of 137. Similarly, if getDigits() has a value of 2 and getSelection() returns 137 this should be interpreted as 1.37. This applies to all numeric APIs.

Parameters:
value - the new digits (must be greater than or equal to zero)
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the value is less than 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

setIncrement

public void setIncrement(int value)
Sets the amount that the receiver's value will be modified by when the up/down arrows are pressed to the argument, which must be at least one.

Parameters:
value - the new increment (must be greater than zero)
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

setMaximum

public void setMaximum(int value)
Sets the maximum value that the receiver will allow. This new value will be ignored if it is less than the receiver's current minimum value. If the new maximum is applied then the receiver's selection value will be adjusted if necessary to fall within its new range.

Parameters:
value - the new maximum, which must be greater than or equal to the current minimum
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

setMinimum

public void setMinimum(int value)
Sets the minimum value that the receiver will allow. This new value will be ignored if it is greater than the receiver's current maximum value. If the new minimum is applied then the receiver's selection value will be adjusted if necessary to fall within its new range.

Parameters:
value - the new minimum, which must be less than or equal to the current maximum
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

setPageIncrement

public void setPageIncrement(int value)
Sets the amount that the receiver's position will be modified by when the page up/down keys are pressed to the argument, which must be at least one.

Parameters:
value - the page increment (must be greater than zero)
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

setSelection

public void setSelection(int value)
Sets the selection, which is the receiver's position, to the argument. If the argument is not within the range specified by minimum and maximum, it will be adjusted to fall within this range.

Parameters:
value - the new selection (must be zero or greater)
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

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(Spinner.LIMIT). Specifying a limit value larger than Spinner.LIMIT sets the receiver's limit to Spinner.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
Since:
3.4
See Also:
LIMIT

setValues

public void setValues(int selection,
                      int minimum,
                      int maximum,
                      int digits,
                      int increment,
                      int pageIncrement)
Sets the receiver's selection, minimum value, maximum value, digits, increment and page increment all at once.

Note: This is similar to setting the values individually using the appropriate methods, but may be implemented in a more efficient fashion on some platforms.

Parameters:
selection - the new selection value
minimum - the new minimum value
maximum - the new maximum value
digits - the new digits value
increment - the new increment value
pageIncrement - the new pageIncrement value
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:
3.2

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