Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.swing.text
Class TabStop

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.swing.text.TabStop
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class TabStop
extends Object
implements Serializable

This class encapsulates a single tab stop (basically as tab stops are thought of by RTF). A tab stop is at a specified distance from the left margin, aligns text in a specified way, and has a specified leader. TabStops are immutable, and usually contained in TabSets.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.


Field Summary
static int ALIGN_BAR
           
static int ALIGN_CENTER
          Characters following tab are positioned such that all following characters up to next tab/newline are centered around the tabs location.
static int ALIGN_DECIMAL
          Characters following tab are aligned such that next decimal/tab/newline is at the tab location, very similar to RIGHT_TAB, just includes decimal as additional character to look for.
static int ALIGN_LEFT
          Character following tab is positioned at location.
static int ALIGN_RIGHT
          Characters following tab are positioned such that all following characters up to next tab/newline end at location.
static int LEAD_DOTS
           
static int LEAD_EQUALS
           
static int LEAD_HYPHENS
           
static int LEAD_NONE
           
static int LEAD_THICKLINE
           
static int LEAD_UNDERLINE
           
 
Constructor Summary
TabStop(float pos)
          Creates a tab at position pos with a default alignment and default leader.
TabStop(float pos, int align, int leader)
          Creates a tab with the specified position pos, alignment align and leader leader.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object other)
          Returns true if the tabs are equal.
 int getAlignment()
          Returns the alignment, as an integer, of the tab.
 int getLeader()
          Returns the leader of the tab.
 float getPosition()
          Returns the position, as a float, of the tab.
 int hashCode()
          Returns the hashCode for the object.
 String toString()
          Returns a string representation of the object.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

ALIGN_LEFT

public static final int ALIGN_LEFT
Character following tab is positioned at location.

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ALIGN_RIGHT

public static final int ALIGN_RIGHT
Characters following tab are positioned such that all following characters up to next tab/newline end at location.

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ALIGN_CENTER

public static final int ALIGN_CENTER
Characters following tab are positioned such that all following characters up to next tab/newline are centered around the tabs location.

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ALIGN_DECIMAL

public static final int ALIGN_DECIMAL
Characters following tab are aligned such that next decimal/tab/newline is at the tab location, very similar to RIGHT_TAB, just includes decimal as additional character to look for.

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Constant Field Values

ALIGN_BAR

public static final int ALIGN_BAR
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LEAD_NONE

public static final int LEAD_NONE
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LEAD_DOTS

public static final int LEAD_DOTS
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LEAD_HYPHENS

public static final int LEAD_HYPHENS
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LEAD_UNDERLINE

public static final int LEAD_UNDERLINE
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LEAD_THICKLINE

public static final int LEAD_THICKLINE
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LEAD_EQUALS

public static final int LEAD_EQUALS
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Constructor Detail

TabStop

public TabStop(float pos)
Creates a tab at position pos with a default alignment and default leader.


TabStop

public TabStop(float pos,
               int align,
               int leader)
Creates a tab with the specified position pos, alignment align and leader leader.

Method Detail

getPosition

public float getPosition()
Returns the position, as a float, of the tab.

Returns:
the position of the tab

getAlignment

public int getAlignment()
Returns the alignment, as an integer, of the tab.

Returns:
the alignment of the tab

getLeader

public int getLeader()
Returns the leader of the tab.

Returns:
the leader of the tab

equals

public boolean equals(Object other)
Returns true if the tabs are equal.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
other - the reference object with which to compare.
Returns:
true if the tabs are equal, otherwise false
See Also:
Object.hashCode(), Hashtable

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns the hashCode for the object. This must be defined here to ensure 100% pure.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
the hashCode for the object
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable

toString

public String toString()
Description copied from class: Object
Returns a string representation of the object. In general, the toString method returns a string that "textually represents" this object. The result should be a concise but informative representation that is easy for a person to read. It is recommended that all subclasses override this method.

The toString method for class Object returns a string consisting of the name of the class of which the object is an instance, the at-sign character `@', and the unsigned hexadecimal representation of the hash code of the object. In other words, this method returns a string equal to the value of:

 getClass().getName() + '@' + Integer.toHexString(hashCode())
 

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a string representation of the object.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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