Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.awt.im
Class InputMethodHighlight

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.awt.im.InputMethodHighlight

public class InputMethodHighlight
extends Object

An InputMethodHighlight is used to describe the highlight attributes of text being composed. The description can be at two levels: at the abstract level it specifies the conversion state and whether the text is selected; at the concrete level it specifies style attributes used to render the highlight. An InputMethodHighlight must provide the description at the abstract level; it may or may not provide the description at the concrete level. If no concrete style is provided, a renderer should use Toolkit.mapInputMethodHighlight(java.awt.im.InputMethodHighlight) to map to a concrete style.

The abstract description consists of three fields: selected, state, and variation. selected indicates whether the text range is the one that the input method is currently working on, for example, the segment for which conversion candidates are currently shown in a menu. state represents the conversion state. State values are defined by the input method framework and should be distinguished in all mappings from abstract to concrete styles. Currently defined state values are raw (unconverted) and converted. These state values are recommended for use before and after the main conversion step of text composition, say, before and after kana->kanji or pinyin->hanzi conversion. The variation field allows input methods to express additional information about the conversion results.

InputMethodHighlight instances are typically used as attribute values returned from AttributedCharacterIterator for the INPUT_METHOD_HIGHLIGHT attribute. They may be wrapped into Annotation instances to indicate separate text segments.

Since:
1.2
See Also:
AttributedCharacterIterator

Field Summary
static int CONVERTED_TEXT
          Constant for the converted text state.
static int RAW_TEXT
          Constant for the raw text state.
static InputMethodHighlight SELECTED_CONVERTED_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
          Constant for the default highlight for selected converted text.
static InputMethodHighlight SELECTED_RAW_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
          Constant for the default highlight for selected raw text.
static InputMethodHighlight UNSELECTED_CONVERTED_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
          Constant for the default highlight for unselected converted text.
static InputMethodHighlight UNSELECTED_RAW_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
          Constant for the default highlight for unselected raw text.
 
Constructor Summary
InputMethodHighlight(boolean selected, int state)
          Constructs an input method highlight record.
InputMethodHighlight(boolean selected, int state, int variation)
          Constructs an input method highlight record.
InputMethodHighlight(boolean selected, int state, int variation, Map<TextAttribute,?> style)
          Constructs an input method highlight record.
 
Method Summary
 int getState()
          Returns the conversion state of the text range.
 Map<TextAttribute,?> getStyle()
          Returns the rendering style attributes for the text range, or null.
 int getVariation()
          Returns the variation of the text range.
 boolean isSelected()
          Returns whether the text range is selected.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

RAW_TEXT

public static final int RAW_TEXT
Constant for the raw text state.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

CONVERTED_TEXT

public static final int CONVERTED_TEXT
Constant for the converted text state.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

UNSELECTED_RAW_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT

public static final InputMethodHighlight UNSELECTED_RAW_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
Constant for the default highlight for unselected raw text.


SELECTED_RAW_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT

public static final InputMethodHighlight SELECTED_RAW_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
Constant for the default highlight for selected raw text.


UNSELECTED_CONVERTED_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT

public static final InputMethodHighlight UNSELECTED_CONVERTED_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
Constant for the default highlight for unselected converted text.


SELECTED_CONVERTED_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT

public static final InputMethodHighlight SELECTED_CONVERTED_TEXT_HIGHLIGHT
Constant for the default highlight for selected converted text.

Constructor Detail

InputMethodHighlight

public InputMethodHighlight(boolean selected,
                            int state)
Constructs an input method highlight record. The variation is set to 0, the style to null.

Parameters:
selected - Whether the text range is selected
state - The conversion state for the text range - RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if a state other than RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT is given
See Also:
RAW_TEXT, CONVERTED_TEXT

InputMethodHighlight

public InputMethodHighlight(boolean selected,
                            int state,
                            int variation)
Constructs an input method highlight record. The style is set to null.

Parameters:
selected - Whether the text range is selected
state - The conversion state for the text range - RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT
variation - The style variation for the text range
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if a state other than RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT is given
See Also:
RAW_TEXT, CONVERTED_TEXT

InputMethodHighlight

public InputMethodHighlight(boolean selected,
                            int state,
                            int variation,
                            Map<TextAttribute,?> style)
Constructs an input method highlight record. The style attributes map provided must be unmodifiable.

Parameters:
selected - whether the text range is selected
state - the conversion state for the text range - RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT
variation - the variation for the text range
style - the rendering style attributes for the text range, or null
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if a state other than RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT is given
Since:
1.3
See Also:
RAW_TEXT, CONVERTED_TEXT
Method Detail

isSelected

public boolean isSelected()
Returns whether the text range is selected.


getState

public int getState()
Returns the conversion state of the text range.

Returns:
The conversion state for the text range - RAW_TEXT or CONVERTED_TEXT.
See Also:
RAW_TEXT, CONVERTED_TEXT

getVariation

public int getVariation()
Returns the variation of the text range.


getStyle

public Map<TextAttribute,?> getStyle()
Returns the rendering style attributes for the text range, or null.

Since:
1.3

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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