Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.util
Class FormattableFlags

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.util.FormattableFlags

public class FormattableFlags
extends Object

FomattableFlags are passed to the Formattable.formatTo() method and modify the output format for Formattables. Implementations of Formattable are responsible for interpreting and validating any flags.

Since:
1.5

Field Summary
static int ALTERNATE
          Requires the output to use an alternate form.
static int LEFT_JUSTIFY
          Left-justifies the output.
static int UPPERCASE
          Converts the output to upper case according to the rules of the locale given during creation of the formatter argument of the formatTo() method.
 
Method Summary
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

LEFT_JUSTIFY

public static final int LEFT_JUSTIFY
Left-justifies the output. Spaces ('\u0020') will be added at the end of the converted value as required to fill the minimum width of the field. If this flag is not set then the output will be right-justified.

This flag corresponds to '-' ('\u002d') in the format specifier.

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Constant Field Values

UPPERCASE

public static final int UPPERCASE
Converts the output to upper case according to the rules of the locale given during creation of the formatter argument of the formatTo() method. The output should be equivalent the following invocation of String.toUpperCase(java.util.Locale)
     out.toUpperCase() 

This flag corresponds to '^' ('\u005e') in the format specifier.

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Constant Field Values

ALTERNATE

public static final int ALTERNATE
Requires the output to use an alternate form. The definition of the form is specified by the Formattable.

This flag corresponds to '#' ('\u0023') in the format specifier.

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Constant Field Values

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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