Module java.desktop

Class Media

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable, Attribute, DocAttribute, PrintJobAttribute, PrintRequestAttribute
Direct Known Subclasses:
MediaName, MediaSizeName, MediaTray

public abstract class Media extends EnumSyntax implements DocAttribute, PrintRequestAttribute, PrintJobAttribute
Class Media is a printing attribute class that specifies the medium on which to print.

Media may be specified in different ways.

  • it may be specified by paper source - eg paper tray
  • it may be specified by a standard size - eg "A4"
  • it may be specified by a name - eg "letterhead"
Each of these corresponds to the IPP "media" attribute. The current API does not support describing media by characteristics (eg colour, opacity). This may be supported in a later revision of the specification.

A Media object is constructed with a value which represents one of the ways in which the Media attribute can be specified.

IPP Compatibility: The category name returned by getName() is the IPP attribute name. The enumeration's integer value is the IPP enum value. The toString() method returns the IPP string representation of the attribute value.

See Also:
  • Constructor Details

    • Media

      protected Media(int value)
      Constructs a new media attribute specified by name.
      value - a value
  • Method Details

    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object object)
      Returns whether this media attribute is equivalent to the passed in object. To be equivalent, all of the following conditions must be true:
      1. object is not null.
      2. object is of the same subclass of Media as this object.
      3. The values are equal.
      equals in class Object
      object - Object to compare to
      true if object is equivalent to this media attribute, false otherwise
      See Also:
    • getCategory

      public final Class<? extends Attribute> getCategory()
      Get the printing attribute class which is to be used as the "category" for this printing attribute value.

      For class Media and any vendor-defined subclasses, the category is class Media itself.

      Specified by:
      getCategory in interface Attribute
      printing attribute class (category), an instance of class java.lang.Class
    • getName

      public final String getName()
      Get the name of the category of which this attribute value is an instance.

      For class Media and any vendor-defined subclasses, the category name is "media".

      Specified by:
      getName in interface Attribute
      attribute category name