Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.swing.filechooser
Class FileFilter

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter
Direct Known Subclasses:
BasicFileChooserUI.AcceptAllFileFilter, FileNameExtensionFilter

public abstract class FileFilter
extends Object

FileFilter is an abstract class used by JFileChooser for filtering the set of files shown to the user. See FileNameExtensionFilter for an implementation that filters using the file name extension.

A FileFilter can be set on a JFileChooser to keep unwanted files from appearing in the directory listing. For an example implementation of a simple file filter, see yourJDK/demo/jfc/FileChooserDemo/ExampleFileFilter.java. For more information and examples see How to Use File Choosers, a section in The Java Tutorial.

See Also:
FileNameExtensionFilter, JFileChooser.setFileFilter(javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter), JFileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter)

Constructor Summary
FileFilter()
           
 
Method Summary
abstract  boolean accept(File f)
          Whether the given file is accepted by this filter.
abstract  String getDescription()
          The description of this filter.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

FileFilter

public FileFilter()
Method Detail

accept

public abstract boolean accept(File f)
Whether the given file is accepted by this filter.


getDescription

public abstract String getDescription()
The description of this filter. For example: "JPG and GIF Images"

See Also:
FileView.getName(java.io.File)

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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