- All Known Subinterfaces:
public interface IEditable
Models that implement this interface indicate that they can be changed. When a model is changed, it becomes 'dirty'. This state can either be reset (in case of a 'false alarm' or naturally set to false as a result of saving the changes. Models that implement this interface are expected to be able to save in ASCII file format (e.g. XML).
- This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.
- This interface is not intended to be extended by clients.
Method SummaryModifier and TypeMethodDescription
isDirty()Tests whether the model has been changed from the last clean state.
booleanTests whether the model marked as editable can be edited.
voidSaves the model into the provided writer.
(boolean dirty)Sets the dirty flag of the model.
isEditableboolean isEditable()Tests whether the model marked as editable can be edited. Even though a model is generally editable, it can me marked as read-only because some condition prevents it from changing state (for example, the underlying resource is locked). While read-only models can never be changed, editable models can go in and out editable state during their life cycle.
trueif model can be modified,
isDirtyboolean isDirty()Tests whether the model has been changed from the last clean state.
trueif the model has been changed and need saving
(PrintWriter writer)Saves the model into the provided writer. The assumption is that the model can be persisted in an ASCII output stream (for example, an XML file). This method should clear the 'dirty' flag when done.
writer- an object that should be used to write ASCII representation of the model
(boolean dirty)Sets the dirty flag of the model. This method is normally not intended to be used outside the model. Most often, a dirty model should be saved to clear the flag.
dirty- a new value for the 'dirty' flag