Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.swing.text
Class GapContent

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.swing.text.GapContent
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, AbstractDocument.Content

public class GapContent
extends Object
implements AbstractDocument.Content, Serializable

An implementation of the AbstractDocument.Content interface implemented using a gapped buffer similar to that used by emacs. The underlying storage is a array of unicode characters with a gap somewhere. The gap is moved to the location of changes to take advantage of common behavior where most changes are in the same location. Changes that occur at a gap boundary are generally cheap and moving the gap is generally cheaper than moving the array contents directly to accomodate the change.

The positions tracking change are also generally cheap to maintain. The Position implementations (marks) store the array index and can easily calculate the sequential position from the current gap location. Changes only require update to the the marks between the old and new gap boundaries when the gap is moved, so generally updating the marks is pretty cheap. The marks are stored sorted so they can be located quickly with a binary search. This increases the cost of adding a mark, and decreases the cost of keeping the mark updated.


Constructor Summary
GapContent()
          Creates a new GapContent object.
GapContent(int initialLength)
          Creates a new GapContent object, with the initial size specified.
 
Method Summary
protected  Object allocateArray(int len)
          Allocate an array to store items of the type appropriate (which is determined by the subclass).
 Position createPosition(int offset)
          Creates a position within the content that will track change as the content is mutated.
protected  Object getArray()
          Access to the array.
protected  int getArrayLength()
          Get the length of the allocated array.
 void getChars(int where, int len, Segment chars)
          Retrieves a portion of the content.
protected  int getGapEnd()
          Access to the end of the gap.
protected  int getGapStart()
          Access to the start of the gap.
protected  Vector getPositionsInRange(Vector v, int offset, int length)
          Returns a Vector containing instances of UndoPosRef for the Positions in the range offset to offset + length.
 String getString(int where, int len)
          Retrieves a portion of the content.
 UndoableEdit insertString(int where, String str)
          Inserts a string into the content.
 int length()
          Returns the length of the content.
 UndoableEdit remove(int where, int nitems)
          Removes part of the content.
protected  void replace(int position, int rmSize, Object addItems, int addSize)
          Replace the given logical position in the storage with the given new items.
protected  void resetMarksAtZero()
          Resets all the marks that have an offset of 0 to have an index of zero as well.
protected  void shiftEnd(int newSize)
          Make the gap bigger, moving any necessary data and updating the appropriate marks
protected  void shiftGap(int newGapStart)
          Move the start of the gap to a new location, without changing the size of the gap.
protected  void shiftGapEndUp(int newGapEnd)
          Adjust the gap end upward.
protected  void shiftGapStartDown(int newGapStart)
          Adjust the gap end downward.
protected  void updateUndoPositions(Vector positions, int offset, int length)
          Resets the location for all the UndoPosRef instances in positions.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

GapContent

public GapContent()
Creates a new GapContent object. Initial size defaults to 10.


GapContent

public GapContent(int initialLength)
Creates a new GapContent object, with the initial size specified. The initial size will not be allowed to go below 2, to give room for the implied break and the gap.

Parameters:
initialLength - the initial size
Method Detail

allocateArray

protected Object allocateArray(int len)
Allocate an array to store items of the type appropriate (which is determined by the subclass).


getArrayLength

protected int getArrayLength()
Get the length of the allocated array.


length

public int length()
Returns the length of the content.

Specified by:
length in interface AbstractDocument.Content
Returns:
the length >= 1
See Also:
AbstractDocument.Content.length()

insertString

public UndoableEdit insertString(int where,
                                 String str)
                          throws BadLocationException
Inserts a string into the content.

Specified by:
insertString in interface AbstractDocument.Content
Parameters:
where - the starting position >= 0, < length()
str - the non-null string to insert
Returns:
an UndoableEdit object for undoing
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the specified position is invalid
See Also:
AbstractDocument.Content.insertString(int, java.lang.String)

remove

public UndoableEdit remove(int where,
                           int nitems)
                    throws BadLocationException
Removes part of the content.

Specified by:
remove in interface AbstractDocument.Content
Parameters:
where - the starting position >= 0, where + nitems < length()
nitems - the number of characters to remove >= 0
Returns:
an UndoableEdit object for undoing
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the specified position is invalid
See Also:
AbstractDocument.Content.remove(int, int)

getString

public String getString(int where,
                        int len)
                 throws BadLocationException
Retrieves a portion of the content.

Specified by:
getString in interface AbstractDocument.Content
Parameters:
where - the starting position >= 0
len - the length to retrieve >= 0
Returns:
a string representing the content
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the specified position is invalid
See Also:
AbstractDocument.Content.getString(int, int)

getChars

public void getChars(int where,
                     int len,
                     Segment chars)
              throws BadLocationException
Retrieves a portion of the content. If the desired content spans the gap, we copy the content. If the desired content does not span the gap, the actual store is returned to avoid the copy since it is contiguous.

Specified by:
getChars in interface AbstractDocument.Content
Parameters:
where - the starting position >= 0, where + len <= length()
len - the number of characters to retrieve >= 0
chars - the Segment object to return the characters in
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the specified position is invalid
See Also:
AbstractDocument.Content.getChars(int, int, javax.swing.text.Segment)

createPosition

public Position createPosition(int offset)
                        throws BadLocationException
Creates a position within the content that will track change as the content is mutated.

Specified by:
createPosition in interface AbstractDocument.Content
Parameters:
offset - the offset to track >= 0
Returns:
the position
Throws:
BadLocationException - if the specified position is invalid

shiftEnd

protected void shiftEnd(int newSize)
Make the gap bigger, moving any necessary data and updating the appropriate marks


shiftGap

protected void shiftGap(int newGapStart)
Move the start of the gap to a new location, without changing the size of the gap. This moves the data in the array and updates the marks accordingly.


resetMarksAtZero

protected void resetMarksAtZero()
Resets all the marks that have an offset of 0 to have an index of zero as well.


shiftGapStartDown

protected void shiftGapStartDown(int newGapStart)
Adjust the gap end downward. This doesn't move any data, but it does update any marks affected by the boundary change. All marks from the old gap start down to the new gap start are squeezed to the end of the gap (their location has been removed).


shiftGapEndUp

protected void shiftGapEndUp(int newGapEnd)
Adjust the gap end upward. This doesn't move any data, but it does update any marks affected by the boundary change. All marks from the old gap end up to the new gap end are squeezed to the end of the gap (their location has been removed).


getPositionsInRange

protected Vector getPositionsInRange(Vector v,
                                     int offset,
                                     int length)
Returns a Vector containing instances of UndoPosRef for the Positions in the range offset to offset + length. If v is not null the matching Positions are placed in there. The vector with the resulting Positions are returned.

Parameters:
v - the Vector to use, with a new one created on null
offset - the starting offset >= 0
length - the length >= 0
Returns:
the set of instances

updateUndoPositions

protected void updateUndoPositions(Vector positions,
                                   int offset,
                                   int length)
Resets the location for all the UndoPosRef instances in positions.

This is meant for internal usage, and is generally not of interest to subclasses.

Parameters:
positions - the UndoPosRef instances to reset

getArray

protected final Object getArray()
Access to the array. The actual type of the array is known only by the subclass.


getGapStart

protected final int getGapStart()
Access to the start of the gap.


getGapEnd

protected final int getGapEnd()
Access to the end of the gap.


replace

protected void replace(int position,
                       int rmSize,
                       Object addItems,
                       int addSize)
Replace the given logical position in the storage with the given new items. This will move the gap to the area being changed if the gap is not currently located at the change location.

Parameters:
position - the location to make the replacement. This is not the location in the underlying storage array, but the location in the contiguous space being modeled.
rmSize - the number of items to remove
addItems - the new items to place in storage.

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