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Eclipse GEF
3.3

org.eclipse.gef.tools
Class AbstractTool

java.lang.Object
  extended by

org.eclipse.gef.util.FlagSupport
      extended by
org.eclipse.gef.tools.AbstractTool
All Implemented Interfaces:
RequestConstants, Tool
Direct Known Subclasses:
MarqueeSelectionTool, SimpleDragTracker, TargetingTool

public abstract class AbstractTool
extends FlagSupport
implements Tool, RequestConstants

The base implementation for Tools. The base implementation provides a framework for a state machine which processes mouse and keyboard input. The state machine consists of a series of states identified by ints. Each mouse or keyboard event results in a transition, sometimes to the same state in which the input was received. The interesting transitions have corresponding actions assigned to them, such as handleDragStarted().

The base implementation performs no state transitions by default, but does route events to different method handlers based on state. It is up to subclasses to set the appropriate states.

There are two broad "categories" of methods on AbstractTool. There are the methods defined on the Tool interface which handle the job of receiving raw user input. For example, mouseDrag(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer). Then, there are the methods which correspond to higher-level interpretation of these events, such as handleDragInProgress(), which is called from mouseMove(...), but only when the drag threshold has been passed. These methods are generally more subclass-friendly. Subclasses should not override the methods which receive raw input.


Nested Class Summary
static class AbstractTool.Input
          Allows the user to access mouse and keyboard input.
 
Field Summary
protected static int MAX_FLAG
          The highest-bit flag being used.
protected static int MAX_STATE
          The maximum state flag defined by this class
protected static int MOUSE_BUTTON_ANY
          Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON_MASK instead.
protected static int MOUSE_BUTTON1
          Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON1 instead.
protected static int MOUSE_BUTTON2
          Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON2 instead.
protected static int MOUSE_BUTTON3
          Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON3 instead.
static java.lang.Object PROPERTY_UNLOAD_WHEN_FINISHED
          The property to be used in setProperties(Map) for setUnloadWhenFinished(boolean)
protected static int STATE_ACCESSIBLE_DRAG
          The state indicating that the keyboard is being used to perform a drag that is normally done using the mouse.
protected static int STATE_ACCESSIBLE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS
          The state indicating that a keyboard drag is in progress.
protected static int STATE_DRAG
          The state indicating that one or more buttons are pressed, but the user has not moved past the drag threshold.
protected static int STATE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS
          The state indicating that the drag detection theshold has been passed, and a drag is in progress.
protected static int STATE_INITIAL
          The first state that a tool is in.
protected static int STATE_INVALID
          The state indicating that an input event has invalidated the interaction.
protected static int STATE_TERMINAL
          The final state for a tool to be in.
 
Fields inherited from interface org.eclipse.gef. RequestConstants
REQ_ADD, REQ_ALIGN, REQ_ALIGN_CHILDREN, REQ_CLONE, REQ_CONNECTION_END, REQ_CONNECTION_START, REQ_CREATE, REQ_CREATE_BENDPOINT, REQ_DELETE, REQ_DELETE_DEPENDANT, REQ_DIRECT_EDIT, REQ_MOVE, REQ_MOVE_BENDPOINT, REQ_MOVE_CHILDREN, REQ_OPEN, REQ_ORPHAN, REQ_ORPHAN_CHILDREN, REQ_RECONNECT_SOURCE, REQ_RECONNECT_TARGET, REQ_RESIZE, REQ_RESIZE_CHILDREN, REQ_SELECTION, REQ_SELECTION_HOVER
 
Constructor Summary
AbstractTool ()
           
 
Method Summary
protected  boolean acceptArrowKey (KeyEvent e)
          Returns true if the event corresponds to an arrow key with the appropriate modifiers and if the system is in a state where the arrow key should be accepted.
 void activate ()
          Activates the tool.
protected  void addFeedback ( IFigure figure)
          Convenience method to add the given figure to the feedback layer.
protected  void applyProperty (java.lang.Object key, java.lang.Object value)
          This method is invoked from setProperties(Map).
protected  Cursor calculateCursor ()
          Returns the appropriate cursor for the tools current state.
 void commitDrag ()
          Added for compatibility.
protected  java.util.List createOperationSet ()
          Returns a new List of editparts that this tool is operating on.
 void deactivate ()
          Deactivates the tool.
protected  void debug (java.lang.String message)
          Deprecated.   
protected  void executeCommand ( Command command)
          Executes the given command on the command stack.
protected  void executeCurrentCommand ()
          Execute the currently active command.
 void focusGained (FocusEvent event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Called when a viewer that the editor controls gains focus.
 void focusLost (FocusEvent event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Called when a viewer that the editor controls loses focus.
protected   Command getCommand ()
          Returns a new, updated command based on the tool's current properties.
protected abstract  java.lang.String getCommandName ()
          Returns the identifier of the command that is being sought.
protected   Command getCurrentCommand ()
          Returns the currently cached command.
protected   AbstractTool.Input getCurrentInput ()
          Returns the input object encapsulating the current mouse and keyboard state.
protected   EditPartViewer getCurrentViewer ()
          Return the viewer that the tool is currently receiving input from, or null.
protected  java.lang.String getDebugName ()
          Returns the debug name for this tool.
protected  java.lang.String getDebugNameForState (int state)
          Returns a String representation of the given state for debug purposes.
protected  Cursor getDefaultCursor ()
          Returns the cursor used under normal conditions.
protected  Cursor getDisabledCursor ()
          Returns the cursor used under abnormal conditions.
protected   EditDomain getDomain ()
          Returns the EditDomain.
protected   Dimension getDragMoveDelta ()
          Return the number of pixels that the mouse has been moved since that drag was started.
protected   Point getLocation ()
          Returns the current x, y position of the mouse cursor.
protected  java.util.List getOperationSet ()
          Lazily creates and returns the list of editparts on which the tool operates.
protected   Point getStartLocation ()
          Returns the starting mouse location for the current tool operation.
protected  int getState ()
          Returns the tool's current state.
protected  boolean handleButtonDown (int button)
          Called when the mouse button has been pressed.
protected  boolean handleButtonUp (int button)
          Called when the mouse button has been released.
protected  boolean handleCommandStackChanged ()
          Called when the command stack has changed, for instance, when a delete or undo command has been executed.
protected  boolean handleDoubleClick (int button)
          Called when a mouse double-click occurs.
protected  boolean handleDrag ()
          Called whenever the mouse is being dragged.
protected  boolean handleDragInProgress ()
          Called whenever a mouse is being dragged and the drag threshold has been exceeded.
protected  boolean handleDragStarted ()
          Called only one time during a drag when the drag threshold has been exceeded.
protected  void handleFinished ()
          Called when the current tool operation is to be completed.
protected  boolean handleFocusGained ()
          Handles high-level processing of a focus gained event.
protected  boolean handleFocusLost ()
          Handles high-level processing of a focus lost event.
protected  boolean handleHover ()
          Handles high-level processing of a mouse hover event.
protected  boolean handleInvalidInput ()
          Called when invalid input is encountered.
protected  boolean handleKeyDown (KeyEvent e)
          Handles high-level processing of a key down event.
protected  void handleKeyTraversed (TraverseEvent event)
          Override to process a traverse event.
protected  boolean handleKeyUp (KeyEvent e)
          Handles high-level processing of a key up event.
protected  boolean handleMove ()
          Handles high-level processing of a mouse move.
protected  boolean handleNativeDragFinished (DragSourceEvent event)
          Handles when a native drag has ended.
protected  boolean handleNativeDragStarted (DragSourceEvent event)
          Handles when a native drag has started.
protected  boolean handleViewerEntered ()
          Called when the mouse enters an EditPartViewer.
protected  boolean handleViewerExited ()
          Called when the mouse exits an EditPartViewer.
protected  boolean isActive ()
          Returns true if the tool is active.
protected  boolean isHoverActive ()
          Returns true if the tool is hovering.
protected  boolean isInState (int state)
          Returns true if the tool is in the given state.
protected  boolean isViewerImportant ( EditPartViewer viewer)
          Default implementation always returns true.
 void keyDown (KeyEvent evt, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Receives a KeyDown event for the given viewer.
 void keyTraversed (TraverseEvent event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Receives a traversal event for the given viewer.
 void keyUp (KeyEvent evt, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Receives a KeyUp event for the given viewer.
 void mouseDoubleClick (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse double click events within a viewer.
 void mouseDown (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse down events within a viewer.
 void mouseDrag (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse drag events within a viewer.
 void mouseHover (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse hover event. within a viewer.
 void mouseMove (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse moves (if the mouse button is up) within a viewer.
 void mouseUp (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse up within a viewer.
 void mouseWheelScrolled (Event event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles mouse-wheel scrolling for a viewer.
protected  boolean movedPastThreshold ()
          Returns true if the threshold has been exceeded during a mouse drag.
 void nativeDragFinished (DragSourceEvent event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Called when a native drag ends on a Viewer.
 void nativeDragStarted (DragSourceEvent event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Called when a native drag begins on a Viewer.
protected  void performViewerMouseWheel (Event event, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Delegates mouse-wheel event handling to registered MouseWheelHandlers based on the given Event's statemask.
protected  void placeMouseInViewer ( Point p)
          Places the mouse in the viewer based on the point given.
protected  void reactivate ()
          Calls deactivate() and then activate().
protected  void refreshCursor ()
          Sets the cursor being displayed to the appropriate cursor.
protected  void releaseToolCapture ()
          Releases tool capture.
protected  void removeFeedback ( IFigure figure)
          Convenience method to removes a figure from the feedback layer.
protected  void resetFlags ()
          Resets all stateful flags to their initial values.
protected  void setCurrentCommand ( Command c)
          Used to cache a command obtained from getCommand().
protected  void setCursor (Cursor cursor)
          Shows the given cursor on the current viewer.
 void setDefaultCursor (Cursor cursor)
          Sets the default cursor.
 void setDisabledCursor (Cursor cursor)
          Sets the disabled cursor.
 void setEditDomain ( EditDomain domain)
          Sets the EditDomain.
protected  void setHoverActive (boolean value)
          Sets whether the hover flag is true or false.
 void setProperties (java.util.Map properties)
          An example is PROPERTY_UNLOAD_WHEN_FINISHED -> Boolean.
protected  void setStartLocation ( Point p)
          Sets the start mouse location, typically for a drag operation.
protected  void setState (int state)
          Sets the tools state.
protected  void setToolCapture ()
          Sets tool capture.
 void setUnloadWhenFinished (boolean value)
          Setting this to true will cause the tool to be unloaded after one operation has completed.
 void setViewer ( EditPartViewer viewer)
          Sets the active EditPartViewer.
protected  boolean stateTransition (int start, int end)
          Returns true if the give state transition succeeds.
protected  boolean unloadWhenFinished ()
          Returns true if the tool is set to unload when its current operation is complete.
 void viewerEntered (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Receives the mouse entered event.
 void viewerExited (MouseEvent me, EditPartViewer viewer)
          Handles the mouse exited event.
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.gef.util. FlagSupport
getFlag, setFlag
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

PROPERTY_UNLOAD_WHEN_FINISHED

public static final java.lang.Object PROPERTY_UNLOAD_WHEN_FINISHED
The property to be used in setProperties(Map) for setUnloadWhenFinished(boolean)


MAX_FLAG

protected static final int MAX_FLAG
The highest-bit flag being used.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

MAX_STATE

protected static final int MAX_STATE
The maximum state flag defined by this class

See Also:
Constant Field Values

MOUSE_BUTTON1

protected static final int MOUSE_BUTTON1
Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON1 instead.

constant used for mouse button 1.


MOUSE_BUTTON2

protected static final int MOUSE_BUTTON2
Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON2 instead.

constant used for mouse button 2.


MOUSE_BUTTON3

protected static final int MOUSE_BUTTON3
Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON3 instead.

constant used for mouse button 3.


MOUSE_BUTTON_ANY

protected static final int MOUSE_BUTTON_ANY
Deprecated. Use SWT#BUTTON_MASK instead.

constant used to indicate any of the mouse buttons.


STATE_ACCESSIBLE_DRAG

protected static final int STATE_ACCESSIBLE_DRAG
The state indicating that the keyboard is being used to perform a drag that is normally done using the mouse.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

STATE_ACCESSIBLE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS

protected static final int STATE_ACCESSIBLE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS
The state indicating that a keyboard drag is in progress. The threshold for keyboard drags is non-existent, so this state would be entered very quickly.

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Constant Field Values

STATE_DRAG

protected static final int STATE_DRAG
The state indicating that one or more buttons are pressed, but the user has not moved past the drag threshold. Many tools will do nothing during this state but wait until STATE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS is entered.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

STATE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS

protected static final int STATE_DRAG_IN_PROGRESS
The state indicating that the drag detection theshold has been passed, and a drag is in progress.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

STATE_INITIAL

protected static final int STATE_INITIAL
The first state that a tool is in. The tool will generally be in this state immediately following activate().

See Also:
Constant Field Values

STATE_INVALID

protected static final int STATE_INVALID
The state indicating that an input event has invalidated the interaction. For example, during a mouse drag, pressing additional mouse button might invalidate the drag.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

STATE_TERMINAL

protected static final int STATE_TERMINAL
The final state for a tool to be in. Once a tool reaches this state, it will not change states until it is activated() again.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

AbstractTool

public AbstractTool()
Method Detail

acceptArrowKey

protected boolean acceptArrowKey(KeyEvent e)
Returns true if the event corresponds to an arrow key with the appropriate modifiers and if the system is in a state where the arrow key should be accepted.

Parameters:
e - the key event
Returns:
true if the arrow key should be accepted by this tool
Since:
3.4

activate

public void activate()
Activates the tool. Any initialization should be performed here. This method is called when a tool is selected.

Specified by:
activate in interface Tool
See Also:
deactivate()

addFeedback

protected void addFeedback(
IFigure figure)
Convenience method to add the given figure to the feedback layer.

Parameters:
figure - the feedback being added

applyProperty

protected void applyProperty(java.lang.Object key,
                             java.lang.Object value)
This method is invoked from setProperties(Map). Sub-classes can override to add support for more properties. This method should fail silently in case of any error.

AbstractTool uses introspection to match any keys with properties. For instance, the key "defaultCursor" would lead to the invocation of setDefaultCursor(Cursor) with the provided value.

Parameters:
key - the key; may be null
value - the new value
Since:
3.1
See Also:
setProperties(Map)

calculateCursor

protected Cursor calculateCursor()
Returns the appropriate cursor for the tools current state. If the tool is in its terminal state, null is returned. Otherwise, either the default or disabled cursor is returned, based on the existence of a current command, and whether that current command is executable.

Subclasses may override or extend this method to calculate the appropriate cursor based on other conditions.

Returns:
null or a cursor to be displayed.
See Also:
getDefaultCursor(), getDisabledCursor(), getCurrentCommand()

commitDrag

public void commitDrag()
Added for compatibility. DragTracker.commitDrag() was added for accessibility reasons. Since all tool implementations must inherit from this base class, then implementing this method here avoids breaking subclasses that implemented the DragTracker interface.


createOperationSet

protected java.util.List createOperationSet()
Returns a new List of editparts that this tool is operating on. This method is called once during getOperationSet(), and its result is cached.

By default, the operations set is the current viewer's entire selection. Subclasses may override this method to filter or alter the operation set as necessary.

Returns:
a list of editparts being operated on

deactivate

public void deactivate()
Deactivates the tool. This method is called whenever the user switches to another tool. Use this method to do some clean-up when the tool is switched. The abstract tool allows cursors for viewers to be changed. When the tool is deactivated it must revert to normal the cursor of the last tool it changed.

Specified by:
deactivate in interface Tool
See Also:
activate()

debug

protected void debug(java.lang.String message)
Deprecated.   

Prints a string in the GEF Debug console if the Tools debug option is selected.

Parameters:
message - a message for the debug trace tool

executeCommand

protected void executeCommand(
Command command)
Executes the given command on the command stack.

Parameters:
command - the command to execute
Since:
3.1

executeCurrentCommand

protected void executeCurrentCommand()
Execute the currently active command.


focusGained

public void focusGained(FocusEvent event,
                        
EditPartViewer viewer)
Called when a viewer that the editor controls gains focus.

Specified by:
focusGained in interface Tool
Parameters:
event - The SWT focus event
viewer - The viewer that the focus event is over.

focusLost

public void focusLost(FocusEvent event,
                      
EditPartViewer viewer)
Called when a viewer that the editor controls loses focus.

Specified by:
focusLost in interface Tool
Parameters:
event - The SWT focus event
viewer - The viewer that the focus event is over.

getCommand

protected 
Command getCommand()
Returns a new, updated command based on the tool's current properties. The default implementation returns an unexecutable command. Some tools do not work commands and the model, but simply change the viewer's state in some way.

Returns:
a newly obtained command

getCommandName

protected abstract java.lang.String getCommandName()
Returns the identifier of the command that is being sought. This name is also the named that will be logged in the debug view.

Returns:
the identifier for the command

getCurrentCommand

protected 
Command getCurrentCommand()
Returns the currently cached command.

Returns:
the current command
See Also:
setCurrentCommand(Command)

getCurrentInput

protected 
AbstractTool.Input getCurrentInput()
Returns the input object encapsulating the current mouse and keyboard state.

Returns:
the current input

getCurrentViewer

protected 
EditPartViewer getCurrentViewer()
Return the viewer that the tool is currently receiving input from, or null. The last viewer to dispatch an event is defined as the current viewer. Current viewer is automatically updated as events are received, and is set to null on deactivate().

Returns:
the current viewer

getDebugName

protected java.lang.String getDebugName()
Returns the debug name for this tool.

Returns:
the debug name

getDebugNameForState

protected java.lang.String getDebugNameForState(int state)
Returns a String representation of the given state for debug purposes.

Parameters:
state - the state
Returns:
the string for the given state

getDefaultCursor

protected Cursor getDefaultCursor()
Returns the cursor used under normal conditions.

Returns:
the default cursor
See Also:
setDefaultCursor(Cursor)

getDisabledCursor

protected Cursor getDisabledCursor()
Returns the cursor used under abnormal conditions.

Returns:
the disabled cursor
See Also:
calculateCursor(), setDisabledCursor(Cursor)

getDomain

protected 
EditDomain getDomain()
Returns the EditDomain. A tool is told its EditDomain when it becomes active. A tool may need to know its edit domain prior to receiving any events from any of that domain's viewers.

Returns:
the editdomain

getDragMoveDelta

protected 
Dimension getDragMoveDelta()
Return the number of pixels that the mouse has been moved since that drag was started. The drag start is determined by where the mouse button was first pressed.

Returns:
the drag delta
See Also:
getStartLocation()

getLocation

protected 
Point getLocation()
Returns the current x, y position of the mouse cursor.

Returns:
the mouse location

getOperationSet

protected java.util.List getOperationSet()
Lazily creates and returns the list of editparts on which the tool operates. The list is initially null, in which case createOperationSet() is called, and its results cached until the tool is deactivated.

Returns:
the operation set.

getStartLocation

protected 
Point getStartLocation()
Returns the starting mouse location for the current tool operation. This is typically the mouse location where the user first pressed a mouse button. This is important for tools that interpret mouse drags.

Returns:
the start location

getState

protected int getState()
Returns the tool's current state.

Returns:
the current state

handleButtonDown

protected boolean handleButtonDown(int button)
Called when the mouse button has been pressed. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret the meaning of a mouse down. Returning true indicates that the button down was handled in some way.

Parameters:
button - which button went down
Returns:
true if the buttonDown was handled

handleButtonUp

protected boolean handleButtonUp(int button)
Called when the mouse button has been released. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret the mouse up. Returning true indicates that the mouse up was handled in some way.

Parameters:
button - the button being released
Returns:
true if the button up was handled
See Also:
mouseUp(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleCommandStackChanged

protected boolean handleCommandStackChanged()
Called when the command stack has changed, for instance, when a delete or undo command has been executed. By default, state is set to STATE_INVALID and handleInvalidInput is called. Subclasses may override this method to change what happens when the command stack changes. Returning true indicates that the change was handled in some way.

Returns:
true if the change was handled in some way

handleDoubleClick

protected boolean handleDoubleClick(int button)
Called when a mouse double-click occurs. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret double-clicks. Returning true indicates that the event was handled in some way.

Parameters:
button - which button was double-clicked
Returns:
true if the event was handled
See Also:
mouseDoubleClick(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleDrag

protected boolean handleDrag()
Called whenever the mouse is being dragged. This method continues to be called even once handleDragInProgress() starts getting called. By default, nothing happens, and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret a drag. Returning true indicates that the drag was handled in some way.

Returns:
true if the drag is handled
See Also:
mouseDrag(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleDragInProgress

protected boolean handleDragInProgress()
Called whenever a mouse is being dragged and the drag threshold has been exceeded. Prior to the drag threshold being exceeded, only handleDrag() is called. This method gets called repeatedly for every mouse move during the drag. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret the drag. Returning true indicates that the drag was handled.

Returns:
true if the drag was handled
See Also:
movedPastThreshold(), mouseDrag(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleDragStarted

protected boolean handleDragStarted()
Called only one time during a drag when the drag threshold has been exceeded. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override to interpret the drag starting. Returning true indicates that the event was handled.

Returns:
true if the drag starting was handled
See Also:
movedPastThreshold(), mouseDrag(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleFinished

protected void handleFinished()
Called when the current tool operation is to be completed. In other words, the "state machine" and has accepted the sequence of input (i.e. the mouse gesture). By default, the tool will either reactivate itself, or ask the edit domain to load the default tool.

Subclasses should extend this method to first do whatever it is that the tool does, and then call super.

See Also:
unloadWhenFinished()

handleFocusGained

protected boolean handleFocusGained()
Handles high-level processing of a focus gained event. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret the focus gained event. Return true to indicate that the event was processed.

Returns:
true if the event was handled
See Also:
focusGained(FocusEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleFocusLost

protected boolean handleFocusLost()
Handles high-level processing of a focus lost event. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret the focus lost event. Return true to indicate that the event was processed.

Returns:
true if the event was handled
See Also:
focusLost(FocusEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleHover

protected boolean handleHover()
Handles high-level processing of a mouse hover event. By default, nothing happens and false is returned. Subclasses may override this method to interpret the hover. Return true to indicate that the hover was handled.

Returns:
true if the hover was handled
See Also:
mouseHover(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleInvalidInput

protected boolean handleInvalidInput()
Called when invalid input is encountered. The state does not change, so the caller must set the state to STATE_INVALID.

Returns:
true

handleKeyDown

protected boolean handleKeyDown(KeyEvent e)
Handles high-level processing of a key down event. By default, the KeyEvent is checked to see if it is the ESCAPE key. If so, the domain's default tool is reloaded, and true is returned. Subclasses may extend this method to interpret additional key down events. Returns true if the given key down was handled.

Parameters:
e - the key event
Returns:
true if the key down was handled.
See Also:
keyDown(KeyEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleKeyTraversed

protected void handleKeyTraversed(TraverseEvent event)
Override to process a traverse event. If the event's doit field is set to false, the traversal will be prevented from occurring. Otherwise, a traverse will occur.

Parameters:
event - the SWT traverse event
Since:
3.1

handleKeyUp

protected boolean handleKeyUp(KeyEvent e)
Handles high-level processing of a key up event. By default, does nothing and returns false. Subclasses may extend this method to process key up events. Returns true if the key up was processed in some way.

Parameters:
e - the key event
Returns:
true if the event was handled
See Also:
keyUp(KeyEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleMove

protected boolean handleMove()
Handles high-level processing of a mouse move. By default, does nothing and returns false. Subclasses may extend this method to process mouse moves. Returns true if the mouse move was processed.

Returns:
true if the mouse move was handled
See Also:
mouseMove(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

handleNativeDragFinished

protected boolean handleNativeDragFinished(DragSourceEvent event)
Handles when a native drag has ended. By default, does nothing and returns false. Subclasses may extend this method to process native drags ending.

Parameters:
event - the drag event
Returns:
true if the native drag finished was handled

handleNativeDragStarted

protected boolean handleNativeDragStarted(DragSourceEvent event)
Handles when a native drag has started. By default, does nothing and returns false. Subclasses may extend this method to process native drag starts.

When a native drag starts, all subsequent mouse events will not be received, including the mouseUp event. The only event that will be received is the drag finished event.

Parameters:
event - the drag event
Returns:
true if the native drag start was handled

handleViewerEntered

protected boolean handleViewerEntered()
Called when the mouse enters an EditPartViewer. By default, does nothing and returns false. Subclasses may extend this method to process the viewer enter. Returns true to indicate if the viewer entered was process in some way.

Returns:
true if the viewer entered was handled

handleViewerExited

protected boolean handleViewerExited()
Called when the mouse exits an EditPartViewer. By default, does nothing and returns false. Subclasses may extend this method to process viewer exits. Returns true to indicate if the viewer exited was process in some way.

Returns:
true if the viewer exited was handled

isActive

protected boolean isActive()
Returns true if the tool is active.

Returns:
true if active

isHoverActive

protected boolean isHoverActive()
Returns true if the tool is hovering.

Returns:
true if hovering

isInState

protected boolean isInState(int state)
Returns true if the tool is in the given state.

Parameters:
state - the state being queried
Returns:
true if the tool is in the given state

isViewerImportant

protected boolean isViewerImportant(
EditPartViewer viewer)
Default implementation always returns true. Sub-classes may override.

Parameters:
viewer - the viewer where the event occured
Returns:
true if this tool is interested in events occuring in the given viewer; false otherwise
Since:
3.1

keyDown

public void keyDown(KeyEvent evt,
                    
EditPartViewer viewer)
Receives a KeyDown event for the given viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleKeyDown(KeyEvent).

Specified by:
keyDown in interface Tool
Parameters:
evt - the key event
viewer - the originating viewer

keyTraversed

public void keyTraversed(TraverseEvent event,
                         
EditPartViewer viewer)
Receives a traversal event for the given viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleKeyTraversed(TraverseEvent).

Specified by:
keyTraversed in interface Tool
Parameters:
event - the traverse event
viewer - the originating viewer

keyUp

public void keyUp(KeyEvent evt,
                  
EditPartViewer viewer)
Receives a KeyUp event for the given viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleKeyUp(KeyEvent).

Specified by:
keyUp in interface Tool
Parameters:
evt - the key event
viewer - the originating viewer

mouseDoubleClick

public void mouseDoubleClick(MouseEvent me,
                             
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse double click events within a viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleDoubleClick(int).

Specified by:
mouseDoubleClick in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer

mouseDown

public void mouseDown(MouseEvent me,
                      
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse down events within a viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleButtonDown(int).

Specified by:
mouseDown in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer

mouseDrag

public void mouseDrag(MouseEvent me,
                      
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse drag events within a viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleDrag() and/or handleDragInProgress().

Specified by:
mouseDrag in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer

mouseHover

public void mouseHover(MouseEvent me,
                       
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse hover event. within a viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleHover().

Specified by:
mouseHover in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer
See Also:
MouseTrackListener#mouseHover(MouseEvent)

mouseMove

public void mouseMove(MouseEvent me,
                      
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse moves (if the mouse button is up) within a viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleMove().

Specified by:
mouseMove in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer
See Also:
Tool.mouseDrag(MouseEvent, EditPartViewer)

mouseUp

public void mouseUp(MouseEvent me,
                    
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse up within a viewer. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleButtonUp(int).

Specified by:
mouseUp in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer

mouseWheelScrolled

public void mouseWheelScrolled(Event event,
                               
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles mouse-wheel scrolling for a viewer. Sub-classes may override as needed. The default implementation delegates to performViewerMouseWheel(Event, EditPartViewer) IFF the tool is in the initial state. Mouse-wheel events generated at other times are ignored.

Specified by:
mouseWheelScrolled in interface Tool
Parameters:
event - the SWT scroll event
viewer - the originating viewer
See Also:
performViewerMouseWheel(Event, EditPartViewer)

movedPastThreshold

protected boolean movedPastThreshold()
Returns true if the threshold has been exceeded during a mouse drag.

Returns:
true if the threshold has been exceeded

nativeDragFinished

public void nativeDragFinished(DragSourceEvent event,
                               
EditPartViewer viewer)
Description copied from interface: Tool
Called when a native drag ends on a Viewer. This event is important to Tools because mouseUp(..) will not occur once a native drag has started. The Tool should correct its state to handle this lost Event.

Specified by:
nativeDragFinished in interface Tool
Parameters:
event - the SWT DragSourceEvent
viewer - the Viewer on which a native drag started
See Also:
Tool.nativeDragFinished(DragSourceEvent, EditPartViewer)

nativeDragStarted

public void nativeDragStarted(DragSourceEvent event,
                              
EditPartViewer viewer)
Description copied from interface: Tool
Called when a native drag begins on a Viewer. This event is important to Tools because mouseUp(..) will not occur once a native drag has started. The Tool should correct its state to handle this lost Event.

Specified by:
nativeDragStarted in interface Tool
Parameters:
event - the SWT DragSourceEvent
viewer - the Viewer on which a native drag started
See Also:
Tool.nativeDragStarted(DragSourceEvent, EditPartViewer)

performViewerMouseWheel

protected void performViewerMouseWheel(Event event,
                                       
EditPartViewer viewer)
Delegates mouse-wheel event handling to registered MouseWheelHandlers based on the given Event's statemask. Does nothing if there are no matching handlers found.

Parameters:
event - the SWT scroll event
viewer - the originating viewer
Since:
3.1

placeMouseInViewer

protected void placeMouseInViewer(
Point p)
Places the mouse in the viewer based on the point given. If the point given is outside the viewer, then the mouse is placed in the location nearest the given point but within the viewer.

Parameters:
p - the point
Since:
3.4

reactivate

protected void reactivate()
Calls deactivate() and then activate().


refreshCursor

protected void refreshCursor()
Sets the cursor being displayed to the appropriate cursor. If the tool is active, the current cursor being displayed is updated by calling calculateCursor().


releaseToolCapture

protected void releaseToolCapture()
Releases tool capture.

See Also:
setToolCapture()

removeFeedback

protected void removeFeedback(
IFigure figure)
Convenience method to removes a figure from the feedback layer.

Parameters:
figure - the figure being removed

resetFlags

protected void resetFlags()
Resets all stateful flags to their initial values. Subclasses should extend this method to reset their own custom flags.


setCurrentCommand

protected void setCurrentCommand(
Command c)
Used to cache a command obtained from getCommand().

Parameters:
c - the command
See Also:
getCurrentCommand()

setCursor

protected void setCursor(Cursor cursor)
Shows the given cursor on the current viewer.

Parameters:
cursor - the cursor to display

setDefaultCursor

public void setDefaultCursor(Cursor cursor)
Sets the default cursor.

Parameters:
cursor - the cursor
See Also:
getDefaultCursor()

setDisabledCursor

public void setDisabledCursor(Cursor cursor)
Sets the disabled cursor.

Parameters:
cursor - the cursor
See Also:
getDisabledCursor()

setEditDomain

public void setEditDomain(
EditDomain domain)
Sets the EditDomain.

Specified by:
setEditDomain in interface Tool
Parameters:
domain - the edit domain
See Also:
getDomain()

setHoverActive

protected void setHoverActive(boolean value)
Sets whether the hover flag is true or false. Subclasses which do something on hover can use this flag to track whether they have received a hover or not.

Parameters:
value - whether hover is active

setProperties

public void setProperties(java.util.Map properties)
An example is PROPERTY_UNLOAD_WHEN_FINISHED -> Boolean. AbstractTool uses introspection to set properties that are not explicitly specified. For instance, the key "defaultCursor" will cause setDefaultCursor(Cursor) to be invoked with the given value.

Specified by:
setProperties in interface Tool
Parameters:
properties - a mapping of the properties to be set and their new values; can be null
See Also:
Tool.setProperties(java.util.Map)

setStartLocation

protected void setStartLocation(
Point p)
Sets the start mouse location, typically for a drag operation.

Parameters:
p - the start location

setState

protected void setState(int state)
Sets the tools state.

Parameters:
state - the new state

setToolCapture

protected void setToolCapture()
Sets tool capture. When a tool has capture, viewers will make every effort to send events through the editdomain to the tool. Therefore, the default handling of some events is bypassed.


setUnloadWhenFinished

public void setUnloadWhenFinished(boolean value)
Setting this to true will cause the tool to be unloaded after one operation has completed. The default value is true. The tool is unloaded, and the edit domains default tool will be activated.

Parameters:
value - whether the tool should be unloaded on completion

setViewer

public void setViewer(
EditPartViewer viewer)
Sets the active EditPartViewer. The active viewer is the viewer from which the last event was received.

Specified by:
setViewer in interface Tool
Parameters:
viewer - the viewer

stateTransition

protected boolean stateTransition(int start,
                                  int end)
Returns true if the give state transition succeeds. This is a "test and set" operation, where the tool is tested to be in the specified start state, and if so, is set to the given end state. The method returns the result of the first test.

Parameters:
start - the start state being tested
end - the end state
Returns:
true if the state transition is successful

unloadWhenFinished

protected final boolean unloadWhenFinished()
Returns true if the tool is set to unload when its current operation is complete.

Returns:
true if the tool should be unloaded when finished

viewerEntered

public void viewerEntered(MouseEvent me,
                          
EditPartViewer viewer)
Receives the mouse entered event. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleViewerEntered().

FEATURE in SWT: mouseExit comes after mouseEntered on the new control. Therefore, if the current viewer is not null, it means the exit has not been sent yet by SWT. To maintain proper ordering, GEF fakes the exit and calls handleViewerExited(). The real exit will then be ignored.

Specified by:
viewerEntered in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer

viewerExited

public void viewerExited(MouseEvent me,
                         
EditPartViewer viewer)
Handles the mouse exited event. Subclasses wanting to handle this event should override handleViewerExited().

Specified by:
viewerExited in interface Tool
Parameters:
me - the mouse event
viewer - the originating viewer

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