Class TextAction

All Implemented Interfaces:
ActionListener, Serializable, Cloneable, EventListener, Action
Direct Known Subclasses:
DefaultEditorKit.BeepAction, DefaultEditorKit.CopyAction, DefaultEditorKit.CutAction, DefaultEditorKit.DefaultKeyTypedAction, DefaultEditorKit.InsertBreakAction, DefaultEditorKit.InsertContentAction, DefaultEditorKit.InsertTabAction, DefaultEditorKit.PasteAction, StyledEditorKit.StyledTextAction
public abstract class TextAction
extends AbstractAction

An Action implementation useful for key bindings that are shared across a number of different text components. Because the action is shared, it must have a way of getting it's target to act upon. This class provides support to try and find a text component to operate on. The preferred way of getting the component to act upon is through the ActionEvent that is received. If the Object returned by getSource can be narrowed to a text component, it will be used. If the action event is null or can't be narrowed, the last focused text component is tried. This is determined by being used in conjunction with a JTextController which arranges to share that information with a TextAction.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeans™ has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.

See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary

Fields declared in class javax.swing.AbstractAction

changeSupport, enabled

Fields declared in interface javax.swing.Action


Constructor Summary

Constructor Description
TextAction​(String name)

Creates a new JTextAction object.

Method Summary

All Methods Static Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods
Modifier and Type Method Description
static Action[] augmentList​(Action[] list1, Action[] list2)

Takes one list of commands and augments it with another list of commands.

protected JTextComponent getFocusedComponent()

Fetches the text component that currently has focus.

protected JTextComponent getTextComponent​(ActionEvent e)

Determines the component to use for the action.

Methods declared in class javax.swing.AbstractAction

addPropertyChangeListener, clone, firePropertyChange, getKeys, getPropertyChangeListeners, getValue, isEnabled, putValue, removePropertyChangeListener, setEnabled

Methods declared in class java.lang.Object

equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Methods declared in interface javax.swing.Action


Methods declared in interface java.awt.event.ActionListener


Constructor Detail


public TextAction​(String name)

Creates a new JTextAction object.

name - the name of the action

Method Detail


protected final JTextComponent getTextComponent​(ActionEvent e)

Determines the component to use for the action. This if fetched from the source of the ActionEvent if it's not null and can be narrowed. Otherwise, the last focused component is used.

e - the ActionEvent
the component


public static final Action[] augmentList​(Action[] list1,
                                         Action[] list2)

Takes one list of commands and augments it with another list of commands. The second list takes precedence over the first list; that is, when both lists contain a command with the same name, the command from the second list is used.

list1 - the first list, may be empty but not null
list2 - the second list, may be empty but not null
the augmented list


protected final JTextComponent getFocusedComponent()

Fetches the text component that currently has focus. This allows actions to be shared across text components which is useful for key-bindings where a large set of actions are defined, but generally used the same way across many different components.

the component