Eclipse Platform
Release 4.2

org.eclipse.swt.widgets
Class Table

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.Table
All Implemented Interfaces:
Drawable

public class Table
extends Composite

Instances of this class implement a selectable user interface object that displays a list of images and strings and issues notification when selected.

The item children that may be added to instances of this class must be of type TableItem.

Style VIRTUAL is used to create a Table whose TableItems are to be populated by the client on an on-demand basis instead of up-front. This can provide significant performance improvements for tables that are very large or for which TableItem population is expensive (for example, retrieving values from an external source).

Here is an example of using a Table with style VIRTUAL:

  final Table table = new Table (parent, SWT.VIRTUAL | SWT.BORDER);
  table.setItemCount (1000000);
  table.addListener (SWT.SetData, new Listener () {
      public void handleEvent (Event event) {
          TableItem item = (TableItem) event.item;
          int index = table.indexOf (item);
          item.setText ("Item " + index);
          System.out.println (item.getText ());
      }
  }); 
 

Note that although this class is a subclass of Composite, it does not normally make sense to add Control children to it, or set a layout on it, unless implementing something like a cell editor.

Styles:
SINGLE, MULTI, CHECK, FULL_SELECTION, HIDE_SELECTION, VIRTUAL, NO_SCROLL
Events:
Selection, DefaultSelection, SetData, MeasureItem, EraseItem, PaintItem

Note: Only one of the styles SINGLE, and MULTI may be specified.

IMPORTANT: This class is not intended to be subclassed.

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

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Control
handle
 
Constructor Summary
Table(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 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.
protected  void checkSubclass()
          Checks that this class can be subclassed.
 void clear(int index)
          Clears the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver.
 void clear(int[] indices)
          Clears the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void clear(int start, int end)
          Removes the items from the receiver which are between the given zero-relative start and end indices (inclusive).
 void clearAll()
          Clears all the items in the receiver.
 Point computeSize(int wHint, int hHint, boolean changed)
          Returns the preferred size of the receiver.
 void deselect(int index)
          Deselects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver.
 void deselect(int[] indices)
          Deselects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void deselect(int start, int end)
          Deselects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void deselectAll()
          Deselects all selected items in the receiver.
 TableColumn getColumn(int index)
          Returns the column at the given, zero-relative index in the receiver.
 int getColumnCount()
          Returns the number of columns contained in the receiver.
 int[] getColumnOrder()
          Returns an array of zero-relative integers that map the creation order of the receiver's items to the order in which they are currently being displayed.
 TableColumn[] getColumns()
          Returns an array of TableColumns which are the columns in the receiver.
 int getGridLineWidth()
          Returns the width in pixels of a grid line.
 int getHeaderHeight()
          Returns the height of the receiver's header
 boolean getHeaderVisible()
          Returns true if the receiver's header is visible, and false otherwise.
 TableItem getItem(int index)
          Returns the item at the given, zero-relative index in the receiver.
 TableItem getItem(Point point)
          Returns the item at the given point in the receiver or null if no such item exists.
 int getItemCount()
          Returns the number of items contained in the receiver.
 int getItemHeight()
          Returns the height of the area which would be used to display one of the items in the receiver.
 TableItem[] getItems()
          Returns a (possibly empty) array of TableItems which are the items in the receiver.
 boolean getLinesVisible()
          Returns true if the receiver's lines are visible, and false otherwise.
 TableItem[] getSelection()
          Returns an array of TableItems that are currently selected in the receiver.
 int getSelectionCount()
          Returns the number of selected items contained in the receiver.
 int getSelectionIndex()
          Returns the zero-relative index of the item which is currently selected in the receiver, or -1 if no item is selected.
 int[] getSelectionIndices()
          Returns the zero-relative indices of the items which are currently selected in the receiver.
 TableColumn getSortColumn()
          Returns the column which shows the sort indicator for the receiver.
 int getSortDirection()
          Returns the direction of the sort indicator for the receiver.
 int getTopIndex()
          Returns the zero-relative index of the item which is currently at the top of the receiver.
 int indexOf(TableColumn column)
          Searches the receiver's list starting at the first column (index 0) until a column is found that is equal to the argument, and returns the index of that column.
 int indexOf(TableItem item)
          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.
 boolean isSelected(int index)
          Returns true if the item is selected, and false otherwise.
 void remove(int index)
          Removes the item from the receiver at the given zero-relative index.
 void remove(int[] indices)
          Removes the items from the receiver's list at the given zero-relative indices.
 void remove(int start, int end)
          Removes the items from the receiver which are between the given zero-relative start and end indices (inclusive).
 void removeAll()
          Removes all of the items from the receiver.
 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 select(int index)
          Selects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver.
 void select(int[] indices)
          Selects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void select(int start, int end)
          Selects the items in the range specified by the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void selectAll()
          Selects all of the items in the receiver.
 void setColumnOrder(int[] order)
          Sets the order that the items in the receiver should be displayed in to the given argument which is described in terms of the zero-relative ordering of when the items were added.
 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 setHeaderVisible(boolean show)
          Marks the receiver's header as visible if the argument is true, and marks it invisible otherwise.
 void setItemCount(int count)
          Sets the number of items contained in the receiver.
 void setLinesVisible(boolean show)
          Marks the receiver's lines as visible if the argument is true, and marks it invisible otherwise.
 void setRedraw(boolean redraw)
          If the argument is false, causes subsequent drawing operations in the receiver to be ignored.
 void setSelection(int index)
          Selects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver.
 void setSelection(int[] indices)
          Selects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void setSelection(int start, int end)
          Selects the items in the range specified by the given zero-relative indices in the receiver.
 void setSelection(TableItem item)
          Sets the receiver's selection to the given item.
 void setSelection(TableItem[] items)
          Sets the receiver's selection to be the given array of items.
 void setSortColumn(TableColumn column)
          Sets the column used by the sort indicator for the receiver.
 void setSortDirection(int direction)
          Sets the direction of the sort indicator for the receiver.
 void setTopIndex(int index)
          Sets the zero-relative index of the item which is currently at the top of the receiver.
 void showColumn(TableColumn column)
          Shows the column.
 void showItem(TableItem item)
          Shows the item.
 void showSelection()
          Shows the selection.
 
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, 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, setForeground, setLayoutData, setLocation, setLocation, setMenu, setOrientation, setParent, 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
 

Constructor Detail

Table

public Table(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.SINGLE, SWT.MULTI, SWT.CHECK, SWT.FULL_SELECTION, SWT.HIDE_SELECTION, SWT.VIRTUAL, SWT.NO_SCROLL, Widget.checkSubclass(), Widget.getStyle()
Method Detail

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.

When widgetSelected is called, the item field of the event object is valid. If the receiver has the SWT.CHECK style and the check selection changes, the event object detail field contains the value SWT.CHECK. widgetDefaultSelected is typically called when an item is double-clicked. The item field of the event object is valid for default selection, but the detail field is not used.

Parameters:
listener - the listener which should be notified when the user changes the receiver's selection
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

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

clear

public void clear(int index)
Clears the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver. The text, icon and other attributes of the item are set to the default value. If the table was created with the SWT.VIRTUAL style, these attributes are requested again as needed.

Parameters:
index - the index of the item to clear
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
Since:
3.0
See Also:
SWT.VIRTUAL, SWT.SetData

clear

public void clear(int start,
                  int end)
Removes the items from the receiver which are between the given zero-relative start and end indices (inclusive). The text, icon and other attributes of the items are set to their default values. If the table was created with the SWT.VIRTUAL style, these attributes are requested again as needed.

Parameters:
start - the start index of the item to clear
end - the end index of the item to clear
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
Since:
3.0
See Also:
SWT.VIRTUAL, SWT.SetData

clear

public void clear(int[] indices)
Clears the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. The text, icon and other attributes of the items are set to their default values. If the table was created with the SWT.VIRTUAL style, these attributes are requested again as needed.

Parameters:
indices - the array of indices of the items
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 indices 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
Since:
3.0
See Also:
SWT.VIRTUAL, SWT.SetData

clearAll

public void clearAll()
Clears all the items in the receiver. The text, icon and other attributes of the items are set to their default values. If the table was created with the SWT.VIRTUAL style, these attributes are requested again as needed.

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
See Also:
SWT.VIRTUAL, SWT.SetData

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"

deselect

public void deselect(int[] indices)
Deselects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. If the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver is selected, it is deselected. If the item at the index was not selected, it remains deselected. Indices that are out of range and duplicate indices are ignored.

Parameters:
indices - the array of indices for the items to deselect
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the set of indices 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

deselect

public void deselect(int index)
Deselects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver. 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

deselect

public void deselect(int start,
                     int end)
Deselects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. If the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver is selected, it is deselected. If the item at the index was not selected, it remains deselected. The range of the indices is inclusive. Indices that are out of range are ignored.

Parameters:
start - the start index of the items to deselect
end - the end index of the items 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.

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

getColumn

public TableColumn getColumn(int index)
Returns the column at the given, zero-relative index in the receiver. Throws an exception if the index is out of range. Columns are returned in the order that they were created. If no TableColumns were created by the programmer, this method will throw ERROR_INVALID_RANGE despite the fact that a single column of data may be visible in the table. This occurs when the programmer uses the table like a list, adding items but never creating a column.

Parameters:
index - the index of the column to return
Returns:
the column 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
See Also:
getColumnOrder(), setColumnOrder(int[]), TableColumn.getMoveable(), TableColumn.setMoveable(boolean), SWT.Move

getColumnCount

public int getColumnCount()
Returns the number of columns contained in the receiver. If no TableColumns were created by the programmer, this value is zero, despite the fact that visually, one column of items may be visible. This occurs when the programmer uses the table like a list, adding items but never creating a column.

Returns:
the number of columns
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

getColumnOrder

public int[] getColumnOrder()
Returns an array of zero-relative integers that map the creation order of the receiver's items to the order in which they are currently being displayed.

Specifically, the indices of the returned array represent the current visual order of the items, and the contents of the array represent the creation order of the items.

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 current visual order of the receiver's 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
Since:
3.1
See Also:
setColumnOrder(int[]), TableColumn.getMoveable(), TableColumn.setMoveable(boolean), SWT.Move

getColumns

public TableColumn[] getColumns()
Returns an array of TableColumns which are the columns in the receiver. Columns are returned in the order that they were created. If no TableColumns were created by the programmer, the array is empty, despite the fact that visually, one column of items may be visible. This occurs when the programmer uses the table like a list, adding items but never creating a column.

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
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:
getColumnOrder(), setColumnOrder(int[]), TableColumn.getMoveable(), TableColumn.setMoveable(boolean), SWT.Move

getGridLineWidth

public int getGridLineWidth()
Returns the width in pixels of a grid line.

Returns:
the width of a grid line in pixels
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

getHeaderHeight

public int getHeaderHeight()
Returns the height of the receiver's header

Returns:
the height of the header or zero if the header is not 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:
2.0

getHeaderVisible

public boolean getHeaderVisible()
Returns true if the receiver's header 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 header'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

getItem

public TableItem getItem(int index)
Returns the item at the given, zero-relative index in the receiver. 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

getItem

public TableItem getItem(Point point)
Returns the item at the given point in the receiver or null if no such item exists. The point is in the coordinate system of the receiver.

The item that is returned represents an item that could be selected by the user. For example, if selection only occurs in items in the first column, then null is returned if the point is outside of the item. Note that the SWT.FULL_SELECTION style hint, which specifies the selection policy, determines the extent of the selection.

Parameters:
point - the point used to locate the item
Returns:
the item at the given point, or null if the point is not in a selectable item
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

getItemCount

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

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.

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 TableItem[] getItems()
Returns a (possibly empty) array of TableItems which are the items in the receiver.

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
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

getLinesVisible

public boolean getLinesVisible()
Returns true if the receiver's lines are visible, and false otherwise. Note that some platforms draw grid lines while others may draw alternating row colors.

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 visibility state of the lines
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 TableItem[] getSelection()
Returns an array of TableItems that are currently selected in the receiver. The order of the items is unspecified. An empty array indicates that no items are selected.

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

Returns:
an array representing 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

getSelectionCount

public int getSelectionCount()
Returns the number of selected items contained in the receiver.

Returns:
the number of selected 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

getSelectionIndex

public int getSelectionIndex()
Returns the zero-relative index of the item which is currently selected in the receiver, 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

getSelectionIndices

public int[] getSelectionIndices()
Returns the zero-relative indices of the items which are currently selected in the receiver. The order of the indices is unspecified. The array is empty if no items are selected.

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

Returns:
the array of indices of the selected 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

getSortColumn

public TableColumn getSortColumn()
Returns the column which shows the sort indicator for the receiver. The value may be null if no column shows the sort indicator.

Returns:
the sort indicator
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
See Also:
setSortColumn(TableColumn)

getSortDirection

public int getSortDirection()
Returns the direction of the sort indicator for the receiver. The value will be one of UP, DOWN or NONE.

Returns:
the sort direction
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
See Also:
setSortDirection(int)

getTopIndex

public int getTopIndex()
Returns the zero-relative index of the item which is currently at the top of the receiver. This index can change when items are scrolled or new items are added or removed.

Returns:
the index of the top 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

indexOf

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

Parameters:
column - the search column
Returns:
the index of the column
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the column 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(TableItem item)
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:
item - the search item
Returns:
the index of the item
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the item 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

isSelected

public boolean isSelected(int index)
Returns true if the item is selected, and false otherwise. Indices out of range are ignored.

Parameters:
index - the index of the item
Returns:
the selection state of the item at the index
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

remove

public void remove(int[] indices)
Removes the items from the receiver's list at the given zero-relative indices.

Parameters:
indices - the array of indices of the items
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 indices 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

remove

public void remove(int index)
Removes the item from the receiver 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 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

removeAll

public void removeAll()
Removes all of the items from the receiver.

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

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(SelectionListener)

select

public void select(int[] indices)
Selects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. The current selection is not cleared before the new items are selected.

If the item at a given index is not selected, it is selected. If the item at a given index was already selected, it remains selected. Indices that are out of range and duplicate indices are ignored. If the receiver is single-select and multiple indices are specified, then all indices are ignored.

Parameters:
indices - the array of indices for the items to select
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the array of indices 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:
setSelection(int[])

select

public void select(int index)
Selects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver. 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

select

public void select(int start,
                   int end)
Selects the items in the range specified by the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. The range of indices is inclusive. The current selection is not cleared before the new items are selected.

If an item in the given range is not selected, it is selected. If an item in the given range was already selected, it remains selected. Indices that are out of range are ignored and no items will be selected if start is greater than end. If the receiver is single-select and there is more than one item in the given range, then all indices are ignored.

Parameters:
start - the start of the range
end - the end of the range
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:
setSelection(int,int)

selectAll

public void selectAll()
Selects all of the items in the receiver.

If the receiver is single-select, do nothing.

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

setColumnOrder

public void setColumnOrder(int[] order)
Sets the order that the items in the receiver should be displayed in to the given argument which is described in terms of the zero-relative ordering of when the items were added.

Parameters:
order - the new order to display the 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
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the item order is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the item order is not the same length as the number of items
Since:
3.1
See Also:
getColumnOrder(), TableColumn.getMoveable(), TableColumn.setMoveable(boolean), SWT.Move

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)

setHeaderVisible

public void setHeaderVisible(boolean show)
Marks the receiver's header 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:
show - 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

setItemCount

public void setItemCount(int count)
Sets the number of items contained in the receiver.

Parameters:
count - 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
Since:
3.0

setLinesVisible

public void setLinesVisible(boolean show)
Marks the receiver's lines as visible if the argument is true, and marks it invisible otherwise. Note that some platforms draw grid lines while others may draw alternating row colors.

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:
show - 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

setRedraw

public void setRedraw(boolean redraw)
Description copied from class: Control
If the argument is false, causes subsequent drawing operations in the receiver to be ignored. No drawing of any kind can occur in the receiver until the flag is set to true. Graphics operations that occurred while the flag was false are lost. When the flag is set to true, the entire widget is marked as needing to be redrawn. Nested calls to this method are stacked.

Note: This operation is a hint and may not be supported on some platforms or for some widgets.

Overrides:
setRedraw in class Control
Parameters:
redraw - the new redraw state
See Also:
Control.redraw(int, int, int, int, boolean), Control.update()

setSelection

public void setSelection(int[] indices)
Selects the items at the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. The current selection is cleared before the new items are selected.

Indices that are out of range and duplicate indices are ignored. If the receiver is single-select and multiple indices are specified, then all indices are ignored.

Parameters:
indices - the indices of the items to select
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the array of indices 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:
deselectAll(), select(int[])

setSelection

public void setSelection(TableItem item)
Sets the receiver's selection to the given item. The current selection is cleared before the new item is selected.

If the item is not in the receiver, then it is ignored.

Parameters:
item - the item to select
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the item is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the item has been disposed
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

setSelection

public void setSelection(TableItem[] items)
Sets the receiver's selection to be the given array of items. The current selection is cleared before the new items are selected.

Items that are not in the receiver are ignored. If the receiver is single-select and multiple items are specified, then all items are ignored.

Parameters:
items - the array of items
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the array of items is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if one of the items has been disposed
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(), select(int[]), setSelection(int[])

setSelection

public void setSelection(int index)
Selects the item at the given zero-relative index in the receiver. The current selection is first cleared, then the new item is selected.

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
See Also:
deselectAll(), select(int)

setSelection

public void setSelection(int start,
                         int end)
Selects the items in the range specified by the given zero-relative indices in the receiver. The range of indices is inclusive. The current selection is cleared before the new items are selected.

Indices that are out of range are ignored and no items will be selected if start is greater than end. If the receiver is single-select and there is more than one item in the given range, then all indices are ignored.

Parameters:
start - the start index of the items to select
end - the end index of the items 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
See Also:
deselectAll(), select(int,int)

setSortColumn

public void setSortColumn(TableColumn column)
Sets the column used by the sort indicator for the receiver. A null value will clear the sort indicator. The current sort column is cleared before the new column is set.

Parameters:
column - the column used by the sort indicator or null
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the column is disposed
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

setSortDirection

public void setSortDirection(int direction)
Sets the direction of the sort indicator for the receiver. The value can be one of UP, DOWN or NONE.

Parameters:
direction - the direction of the sort indicator
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

setTopIndex

public void setTopIndex(int index)
Sets the zero-relative index of the item which is currently at the top of the receiver. This index can change when items are scrolled or new items are added and removed.

Parameters:
index - the index of the top 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

showColumn

public void showColumn(TableColumn column)
Shows the column. If the column is already showing in the receiver, this method simply returns. Otherwise, the columns are scrolled until the column is visible.

Parameters:
column - the column to be shown
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the column is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the column has been disposed
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

showItem

public void showItem(TableItem item)
Shows the item. If the item is already showing in the receiver, this method simply returns. Otherwise, the items are scrolled until the item is visible.

Parameters:
item - the item to be shown
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the item is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the item has been disposed
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:
showSelection()

showSelection

public void showSelection()
Shows the selection. If the selection is already showing in the receiver, this method simply returns. Otherwise, the items are scrolled until the selection is 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
See Also:
showItem(TableItem)

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