Module java.desktop
Package javax.print

Class ServiceUIFactory

java.lang.Object
javax.print.ServiceUIFactory

public abstract class ServiceUIFactory extends Object
Services may optionally provide UIs which allow different styles of interaction in different roles. One role may be end-user browsing and setting of print options. Another role may be administering the print service.

Although the Print Service API does not presently provide standardised support for administering a print service, monitoring of the print service is possible and a UI may provide for private update mechanisms.

The basic design intent is to allow applications to lazily locate and initialize services only when needed without any API dependencies except in an environment in which they are used.

Swing UIs are preferred as they provide a more consistent L&F and can support accessibility APIs.

Example usage:

  ServiceUIFactory factory = printService.getServiceUIFactory();
  if (factory != null) {
      JComponent swingui = (JComponent)factory.getUI(
                                         ServiceUIFactory.MAIN_UIROLE,
                                         ServiceUIFactory.JCOMPONENT_UI);
      if (swingui != null) {
          tabbedpane.add("Custom UI", swingui);
      }
  }
 

  • Field Summary

    Fields
    Modifier and Type
    Field
    Description
    static int
    Denotes a UI which performs an informative "About" role.
    static int
    Denotes a UI which performs an administrative role.
    static String
    Denotes a UI implemented as an AWT dialog.
    static String
    Denotes a UI implemented as a Swing component.
    static String
    Denotes a UI implemented as a Swing dialog.
    static int
    Denotes a UI which performs the normal end user role.
    static String
    Denotes a UI implemented as an AWT panel.
    static int
    Not a valid role but role id's greater than this may be used for private roles supported by a service.
  • Constructor Summary

    Constructors
    Modifier
    Constructor
    Description
    protected
    Constructor for subclasses to call.
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    Method
    Description
    abstract Object
    getUI​(int role, String ui)
    Get a UI object which may be cast to the requested UI type by the application and used in its user interface.
    abstract String[]
    Given a UI role obtained from this factory obtain the UI types available from this factory which implement this role.

    Methods declared in class java.lang.Object

    clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
  • Field Details

    • JCOMPONENT_UI

      public static final String JCOMPONENT_UI
      Denotes a UI implemented as a Swing component. The value of the string is the fully qualified classname : "javax.swing.JComponent".
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      Constant Field Values
    • PANEL_UI

      public static final String PANEL_UI
      Denotes a UI implemented as an AWT panel. The value of the string is the fully qualified classname : "java.awt.Panel"
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      Constant Field Values
    • DIALOG_UI

      public static final String DIALOG_UI
      Denotes a UI implemented as an AWT dialog. The value of the string is the fully qualified classname : "java.awt.Dialog"
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      Constant Field Values
    • JDIALOG_UI

      public static final String JDIALOG_UI
      Denotes a UI implemented as a Swing dialog. The value of the string is the fully qualified classname : "javax.swing.JDialog"
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      Constant Field Values
    • ABOUT_UIROLE

      public static final int ABOUT_UIROLE
      Denotes a UI which performs an informative "About" role.
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      Constant Field Values
    • ADMIN_UIROLE

      public static final int ADMIN_UIROLE
      Denotes a UI which performs an administrative role.
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      Constant Field Values
    • MAIN_UIROLE

      public static final int MAIN_UIROLE
      Denotes a UI which performs the normal end user role.
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      Constant Field Values
    • RESERVED_UIROLE

      public static final int RESERVED_UIROLE
      Not a valid role but role id's greater than this may be used for private roles supported by a service. Knowledge of the function performed by this role is required to make proper use of it.
      See Also:
      Constant Field Values
  • Constructor Details

    • ServiceUIFactory

      protected ServiceUIFactory()
      Constructor for subclasses to call.
  • Method Details

    • getUI

      public abstract Object getUI(int role, String ui)
      Get a UI object which may be cast to the requested UI type by the application and used in its user interface.
      Parameters:
      role - requested. Must be one of the standard roles or a private role supported by this factory.
      ui - type in which the role is requested
      Returns:
      the UI role or null if the requested UI role is not available from this factory
      Throws:
      IllegalArgumentException - if the role or ui is neither one of the standard ones, nor a private one supported by the factory
    • getUIClassNamesForRole

      public abstract String[] getUIClassNamesForRole(int role)
      Given a UI role obtained from this factory obtain the UI types available from this factory which implement this role. The returned Strings should refer to the static variables defined in this class so that applications can use equality of reference ("==").
      Parameters:
      role - to be looked up
      Returns:
      the UI types supported by this class for the specified role, null if no UIs are available for the role
      Throws:
      IllegalArgumentException - is the role is a non-standard role not supported by this factory