Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.awt
Class MultipleGradientPaint

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.awt.MultipleGradientPaint
All Implemented Interfaces:
Paint, Transparency
Direct Known Subclasses:
LinearGradientPaint, RadialGradientPaint

public abstract class MultipleGradientPaint
extends Object
implements Paint

This is the superclass for Paints which use a multiple color gradient to fill in their raster. It provides storage for variables and enumerated values common to LinearGradientPaint and RadialGradientPaint.

Since:
1.6

Nested Class Summary
static class MultipleGradientPaint.ColorSpaceType
          The color space in which to perform the gradient interpolation.
static class MultipleGradientPaint.CycleMethod
          The method to use when painting outside the gradient bounds.
 
Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from interface java.awt.Transparency
BITMASK, OPAQUE, TRANSLUCENT
 
Method Summary
 Color[] getColors()
          Returns a copy of the array of colors used by this gradient.
 MultipleGradientPaint.ColorSpaceType getColorSpace()
          Returns the enumerated type which specifies color space for interpolation.
 MultipleGradientPaint.CycleMethod getCycleMethod()
          Returns the enumerated type which specifies cycling behavior.
 float[] getFractions()
          Returns a copy of the array of floats used by this gradient to calculate color distribution.
 AffineTransform getTransform()
          Returns a copy of the transform applied to the gradient.
 int getTransparency()
          Returns the transparency mode for this Paint object.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface java.awt.Paint
createContext
 

Method Detail

getFractions

public final float[] getFractions()
Returns a copy of the array of floats used by this gradient to calculate color distribution. The returned array always has 0 as its first value and 1 as its last value, with increasing values in between.

Returns:
a copy of the array of floats used by this gradient to calculate color distribution

getColors

public final Color[] getColors()
Returns a copy of the array of colors used by this gradient. The first color maps to the first value in the fractions array, and the last color maps to the last value in the fractions array.

Returns:
a copy of the array of colors used by this gradient

getCycleMethod

public final MultipleGradientPaint.CycleMethod getCycleMethod()
Returns the enumerated type which specifies cycling behavior.

Returns:
the enumerated type which specifies cycling behavior

getColorSpace

public final MultipleGradientPaint.ColorSpaceType getColorSpace()
Returns the enumerated type which specifies color space for interpolation.

Returns:
the enumerated type which specifies color space for interpolation

getTransform

public final AffineTransform getTransform()
Returns a copy of the transform applied to the gradient.

Returns:
a copy of the transform applied to the gradient

getTransparency

public final int getTransparency()
Returns the transparency mode for this Paint object.

Specified by:
getTransparency in interface Transparency
Returns:
an integer value representing the transparency mode for this Paint object
See Also:
Transparency

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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