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Import Methods
Trail: Creating a GUI With Swing
Lesson: Drag and Drop and Data Transfer
Section: TransferHandler Class

Import Methods

Now we will look at the methods used for importing data into a component. These methods are invoked for the drop gesture, or the paste action, when the component is the target of the operation. The TransferHandler methods for importing data are:

Version note: 

These methods replace older versions that do not use the TransferSupport class. Unlike its replacement method, canImport(JComponent, DataFlavor[]) is not called continuously.

You will notice that these import methods take a TransferHandler.TransferSupport argument. Next we look at the TransferSupport class and then some sample import methods.

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