Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.swing
Class JTree.DropLocation

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.swing.TransferHandler.DropLocation
      extended by javax.swing.JTree.DropLocation
Enclosing class:
JTree

public static final class JTree.DropLocation
extends TransferHandler.DropLocation

A subclass of TransferHandler.DropLocation representing a drop location for a JTree.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
JTree.getDropLocation()

Method Summary
 int getChildIndex()
          Returns the index where the dropped data should be inserted with respect to the path returned by getPath().
 TreePath getPath()
          Returns the path where dropped data should be placed in the tree.
 String toString()
          Returns a string representation of this drop location.
 
Methods inherited from class javax.swing.TransferHandler.DropLocation
getDropPoint
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Method Detail

getChildIndex

public int getChildIndex()
Returns the index where the dropped data should be inserted with respect to the path returned by getPath().

For drop modes DropMode.USE_SELECTION and DropMode.ON, this index is unimportant (and it will always be -1) as the only interesting data is the path over which the drop operation occurred.

For drop mode DropMode.INSERT, this index indicates the index at which the data should be inserted into the parent path represented by getPath(). -1 indicates that the drop occurred over the parent itself, and in most cases should be treated as inserting into either the beginning or the end of the parent's list of children.

For DropMode.ON_OR_INSERT, this value will be an insert index, as described above, or -1 if the drop occurred over the path itself.

Returns:
the child index
See Also:
getPath()

getPath

public TreePath getPath()
Returns the path where dropped data should be placed in the tree.

Interpretation of this value depends on the drop mode set on the component. If the drop mode is DropMode.USE_SELECTION or DropMode.ON, the return value is the path in the tree over which the data has been (or will be) dropped. null indicates that the drop is over empty space, not associated with a particular path.

If the drop mode is DropMode.INSERT, the return value refers to the path that should become the parent of the new data, in which case getChildIndex() indicates where the new item should be inserted into this parent path. A null path indicates that no parent path has been determined, which can happen for multiple reasons:

It is up to the developer to decide if and how they wish to handle the null case.

If the drop mode is DropMode.ON_OR_INSERT, getChildIndex can be used to determine whether the drop is on top of the path itself (-1) or the index at which it should be inserted into the path (values other than -1).

Returns:
the drop path
See Also:
getChildIndex()

toString

public String toString()
Returns a string representation of this drop location. This method is intended to be used for debugging purposes, and the content and format of the returned string may vary between implementations.

Overrides:
toString in class TransferHandler.DropLocation
Returns:
a string representation of this drop location

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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