Class KeySequenceText


public final class KeySequenceText extends Object

A wrapper around the SWT text widget that traps literal key presses and converts them into key sequences for display. There are two types of key strokes that are displayed: complete and incomplete. A complete key stroke is one with a natural key, while an incomplete one has no natural key. Incomplete key strokes are only displayed until they are made complete or their component key presses are released.

  • Field Details


      public static final int INFINITE
      The special integer value for the maximum number of strokes indicating that an infinite number should be allowed.
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      public static final String P_KEY_SEQUENCE
      The name of the property representing the current key sequence in this key sequence widget.
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      public static final List TRAPPED_KEYS
      The keys trapped by this widget. This list is guaranteed to be roughly accurate. Perfection is not possible, as SWT does not export traversal keys as constants.
  • Constructor Details

    • KeySequenceText

      public KeySequenceText(Text wrappedText)
      Constructs an instance of KeySequenceTextField with the text field to use. If the platform is carbon (MacOS X), then the font is set to be the same font used to display accelerators in the menus.
      wrappedText - The text widget to wrap; must not be null.
  • Method Details

    • addPropertyChangeListener

      public final void addPropertyChangeListener(IPropertyChangeListener listener)
      Adds a property change listener to this key sequence widget. It will be notified when the key sequence changes.
      listener - The listener to be notified when changes occur; must not be null.
    • clear

      public void clear()
      Clears the text field and resets all the internal values.
    • firePropertyChangeEvent

      protected final void firePropertyChangeEvent(KeySequence oldKeySequence)
      Fires a property change event to all of the listeners.
      oldKeySequence - The old key sequence; must not be null.
    • getKeySequence

      public KeySequence getKeySequence()
      An accessor for the KeySequence that corresponds to the current state of the text field. This includes incomplete strokes.
      The key sequence representation; never null.
    • insert

      public void insert(KeyStroke stroke)
      Inserts the key stroke at the current insertion point. This does a regular delete and insert, as if the key had been pressed.
      stroke - The key stroke to insert; must not be null.
    • removePropertyChangeListener

      public final void removePropertyChangeListener(IPropertyChangeListener listener)
      Removes the given listener from this key sequence widget.
      listener - The listener to be removed; must not be null.
    • setKeySequence

      public void setKeySequence(KeySequence newKeySequence)

      A mutator for the key sequence stored within this widget. The text and caret position are updated.

      All sequences are limited to maxStrokes number of strokes in length. If there are already that number of strokes, then it does not show incomplete strokes, and does not keep track of them.

      newKeySequence - The new key sequence for this widget; may be null if none.
    • getKeyStrokeLimit

      public int getKeyStrokeLimit()
      Returns the maximum number of strokes that are permitted in this widget at one time.
      The maximum number of strokes; will be a positive integer or INFINITE.
    • setKeyStrokeLimit

      public void setKeyStrokeLimit(int keyStrokeLimit)
      A mutator for the maximum number of strokes that are permitted in this widget at one time.
      keyStrokeLimit - The maximum number of strokes; must be a positive integer or INFINITE.