Eclipse Platform
Release 4.2

org.eclipse.swt.widgets
Class ToolItem

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget
      extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Item
          extended by org.eclipse.swt.widgets.ToolItem

public class ToolItem
extends Item

Instances of this class represent a selectable user interface object that represents a button in a tool bar.

Styles:
PUSH, CHECK, RADIO, SEPARATOR, DROP_DOWN
Events:
Selection

Note: Only one of the styles CHECK, PUSH, RADIO, SEPARATOR and DROP_DOWN may be specified.

IMPORTANT: This class is not intended to be subclassed.

See Also:
ToolBar, ToolItem snippets, Sample code and further information
Restriction:
This class is not intended to be subclassed by clients.

Constructor Summary
ToolItem(ToolBar parent, int style)
          Constructs a new instance of this class given its parent (which must be a ToolBar) and a style value describing its behavior and appearance.
ToolItem(ToolBar parent, int style, int index)
          Constructs a new instance of this class given its parent (which must be a ToolBar), a style value describing its behavior and appearance, and the index at which to place it in the items maintained by its parent.
 
Method Summary
 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.
 Rectangle getBounds()
          Returns a rectangle describing the receiver's size and location relative to its parent.
 Control getControl()
          Returns the control that is used to fill the bounds of the item when the item is a SEPARATOR.
 Image getDisabledImage()
          Returns the receiver's disabled image if it has one, or null if it does not.
 boolean getEnabled()
          Returns true if the receiver is enabled, and false otherwise.
 Image getHotImage()
          Returns the receiver's hot image if it has one, or null if it does not.
 ToolBar getParent()
          Returns the receiver's parent, which must be a ToolBar.
 boolean getSelection()
          Returns true if the receiver is selected, and false otherwise.
 String getToolTipText()
          Returns the receiver's tool tip text, or null if it has not been set.
 int getWidth()
          Gets the width of the receiver.
 boolean isEnabled()
          Returns true if the receiver is enabled and all of the receiver's ancestors are enabled, and false otherwise.
 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 setControl(Control control)
          Sets the control that is used to fill the bounds of the item when the item is a SEPARATOR.
 void setDisabledImage(Image image)
          Sets the receiver's disabled image to the argument, which may be null indicating that no disabled image should be displayed.
 void setEnabled(boolean enabled)
          Enables the receiver if the argument is true, and disables it otherwise.
 void setHotImage(Image image)
          Sets the receiver's hot image to the argument, which may be null indicating that no hot image should be displayed.
 void setImage(Image image)
          Sets the receiver's image to the argument, which may be null indicating that no image should be displayed.
 void setSelection(boolean selected)
          Sets the selection state of the receiver.
 void setText(String string)
          Sets the receiver's text.
 void setToolTipText(String string)
          Sets the receiver's tool tip text to the argument, which may be null indicating that the default tool tip for the control will be shown.
 void setWidth(int width)
          Sets the width of the receiver, for SEPARATOR ToolItems.
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Item
getImage, getText
 
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

ToolItem

public ToolItem(ToolBar parent,
                int style)
Constructs a new instance of this class given its parent (which must be a ToolBar) and a style value describing its behavior and appearance. The item is added to the end of the items maintained by its parent.

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.PUSH, SWT.CHECK, SWT.RADIO, SWT.SEPARATOR, SWT.DROP_DOWN, Widget.checkSubclass(), Widget.getStyle()

ToolItem

public ToolItem(ToolBar parent,
                int style,
                int index)
Constructs a new instance of this class given its parent (which must be a ToolBar), a style value describing its behavior and appearance, and the index at which to place it in the items maintained by its parent.

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
index - the zero-relative index to store the receiver in its parent
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the parent is null
  • ERROR_INVALID_RANGE - if the index is not between 0 and the number of elements in the parent (inclusive)
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.PUSH, SWT.CHECK, SWT.RADIO, SWT.SEPARATOR, SWT.DROP_DOWN, 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 control is selected by the user, by sending it one of the messages defined in the SelectionListener interface.

When widgetSelected is called when the mouse is over the arrow portion of a drop-down tool, the event object detail field contains the value SWT.ARROW. widgetDefaultSelected is not called.

When the SWT.RADIO style bit is set, the widgetSelected method is also called when the receiver loses selection because another item in the same radio group was selected by the user. During widgetSelected the application can use getSelection() to determine the current selected state of the receiver.

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

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 Item

getBounds

public Rectangle getBounds()
Returns a rectangle describing the receiver's size and location relative to its parent.

Returns:
the receiver's bounding rectangle
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

getControl

public Control getControl()
Returns the control that is used to fill the bounds of the item when the item is a SEPARATOR.

Returns:
the control
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

getDisabledImage

public Image getDisabledImage()
Returns the receiver's disabled image if it has one, or null if it does not.

The disabled image is displayed when the receiver is disabled.

Returns:
the receiver's disabled image
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

getEnabled

public boolean getEnabled()
Returns true if the receiver is enabled, and false otherwise. A disabled control is typically not selectable from the user interface and draws with an inactive or "grayed" look.

Returns:
the receiver's enabled 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
See Also:
isEnabled()

getHotImage

public Image getHotImage()
Returns the receiver's hot image if it has one, or null if it does not.

The hot image is displayed when the mouse enters the receiver.

Returns:
the receiver's hot image
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

getParent

public ToolBar getParent()
Returns the receiver's parent, which must be a ToolBar.

Returns:
the receiver's parent
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 boolean getSelection()
Returns true if the receiver is selected, and false otherwise.

When the receiver is of type CHECK or RADIO, it is selected when it is checked (which some platforms draw as a pushed in button). If the receiver is of any other type, this method returns false.

Returns:
the selection 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

getToolTipText

public String getToolTipText()
Returns the receiver's tool tip text, or null if it has not been set.

Returns:
the receiver's tool tip 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

getWidth

public int getWidth()
Gets the width of the receiver.

Returns:
the width
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

isEnabled

public boolean isEnabled()
Returns true if the receiver is enabled and all of the receiver's ancestors are enabled, and false otherwise. A disabled control is typically not selectable from the user interface and draws with an inactive or "grayed" look.

Returns:
the receiver's enabled 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
See Also:
getEnabled()

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)

setControl

public void setControl(Control control)
Sets the control that is used to fill the bounds of the item when the item is a SEPARATOR.

Parameters:
control - the new control
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the control has been disposed
  • ERROR_INVALID_PARENT - if the control is not in the same widget tree
SWTException -
  • ERROR_WIDGET_DISPOSED - if the receiver has been disposed
  • ERROR_THREAD_INVALID_ACCESS - if not called from the thread that created the receiver

setEnabled

public void setEnabled(boolean enabled)
Enables the receiver if the argument is true, and disables it otherwise.

A disabled control is typically not selectable from the user interface and draws with an inactive or "grayed" look.

Parameters:
enabled - the new enabled 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

setDisabledImage

public void setDisabledImage(Image image)
Sets the receiver's disabled image to the argument, which may be null indicating that no disabled image should be displayed.

The disabled image is displayed when the receiver is disabled.

Parameters:
image - the disabled image to display on the receiver (may be null)
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the image 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

setHotImage

public void setHotImage(Image image)
Sets the receiver's hot image to the argument, which may be null indicating that no hot image should be displayed.

The hot image is displayed when the mouse enters the receiver.

Parameters:
image - the hot image to display on the receiver (may be null)
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT - if the image 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

setImage

public void setImage(Image image)
Description copied from class: Item
Sets the receiver's image to the argument, which may be null indicating that no image should be displayed.

Overrides:
setImage in class Item
Parameters:
image - the image to display on the receiver (may be null)

setSelection

public void setSelection(boolean selected)
Sets the selection state of the receiver.

When the receiver is of type CHECK or RADIO, it is selected when it is checked (which some platforms draw as a pushed in button).

Parameters:
selected - the new selection 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

setText

public void setText(String string)
Sets the receiver's text. The string may include the mnemonic character.

Mnemonics are indicated by an '&' that causes the next character to be the mnemonic. When the user presses a key sequence that matches the mnemonic, a selection event occurs. On most platforms, the mnemonic appears underlined but may be emphasised in a platform specific manner. The mnemonic indicator character '&' can be escaped by doubling it in the string, causing a single '&' to be displayed.

Overrides:
setText in class Item
Parameters:
string - the new text
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException -
  • ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the text 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

setToolTipText

public void setToolTipText(String string)
Sets the receiver's tool tip text to the argument, which may be null indicating that the default tool tip for the control will be shown. For a control that has a default tool tip, such as the Tree control on Windows, setting the tool tip text to an empty string replaces the default, causing no tool tip text to be shown.

The mnemonic indicator (character '&') is not displayed in a tool tip. To display a single '&' in the tool tip, the character '&' can be escaped by doubling it in the string.

Parameters:
string - the new tool tip text (or null)
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

setWidth

public void setWidth(int width)
Sets the width of the receiver, for SEPARATOR ToolItems.

Parameters:
width - the new width. If the new value is SWT.DEFAULT, the width is a fixed-width area whose amount is determined by the platform. If the new value is 0 a vertical or horizontal line will be drawn, depending on the setting of the corresponding style bit (SWT.VERTICAL or SWT.HORIZONTAL). If the new value is SWT.SEPARATOR_FILL a variable-width space is inserted that acts as a spring between the two adjoining items which will push them out to the extent of the containing ToolBar.
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

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