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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.swt.dnd
Class ByteArrayTransfer

java.lang.Object
  extended by 

org.eclipse.swt.dnd.Transfer
      extended by 
org.eclipse.swt.dnd.ByteArrayTransfer
Direct Known Subclasses:
EditorInputTransfer, FileTransfer, HTMLTransfer, ImageTransfer, LocalSelectionTransfer, MarkerTransfer, PluginTransfer, ResourceTransfer, RTFTransfer, TextTransfer, URLTransfer

public abstract class ByteArrayTransfer
extends Transfer

The class ByteArrayTransfer provides a platform specific mechanism for converting a java byte[] to a platform specific representation of the byte array and vice versa.

ByteArrayTransfer is never used directly but is sub-classed by transfer agents that convert between data in a java format such as a String and a platform specific byte array.

If the data you are converting does not map to a byte[], you should sub-class Transfer directly and do your own mapping to a platform data type.

The following snippet shows a subclass of ByteArrayTransfer that transfers data defined by the class MyType.


 public class MyType {
        public String fileName;
        public long fileLength;
        public long lastModified;
 }
 

 public class MyTypeTransfer extends ByteArrayTransfer {
        
        private static final String MYTYPENAME = "my_type_name";
        private static final int MYTYPEID = registerType(MYTYPENAME);
        private static MyTypeTransfer _instance = new MyTypeTransfer();
 
 private MyTypeTransfer() {}
 
 public static MyTypeTransfer getInstance () {
        return _instance;
 }
 public void javaToNative (Object object, TransferData transferData) {
        if (object == null || !(object instanceof MyType[])) return;
        
        if (isSupportedType(transferData)) {
                MyType[] myTypes = (MyType[]) object;   
                try {
                        // write data to a byte array and then ask super to convert to pMedium
                        ByteArrayOutputStream out = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
                        DataOutputStream writeOut = new DataOutputStream(out);
                        for (int i = 0, length = myTypes.length; i < length;  i++){
                                byte[] buffer = myTypes[i].fileName.getBytes();
                                writeOut.writeInt(buffer.length);
                                writeOut.write(buffer);
                                writeOut.writeLong(myTypes[i].fileLength);
                                writeOut.writeLong(myTypes[i].lastModified);
                        }
                        byte[] buffer = out.toByteArray();
                        writeOut.close();
 
                        super.javaToNative(buffer, transferData);
                        
                } catch (IOException e) {
                }
        }
 }
 public Object nativeToJava(TransferData transferData){ 
 
        if (isSupportedType(transferData)) {
                
                byte[] buffer = (byte[])super.nativeToJava(transferData);
                if (buffer == null) return null;
                
                MyType[] myData = new MyType[0];
                try {
                        ByteArrayInputStream in = new ByteArrayInputStream(buffer);
                        DataInputStream readIn = new DataInputStream(in);
                        while(readIn.available() > 20) {
                                MyType datum = new MyType();
                                int size = readIn.readInt();
                                byte[] name = new byte[size];
                                readIn.read(name);
                                datum.fileName = new String(name);
                                datum.fileLength = readIn.readLong();
                                datum.lastModified = readIn.readLong();
                                MyType[] newMyData = new MyType[myData.length + 1];
                                System.arraycopy(myData, 0, newMyData, 0, myData.length);
                                newMyData[myData.length] = datum;
                                myData = newMyData;
                        }
                        readIn.close();
                } catch (IOException ex) {
                        return null;
                }
                return myData;
        }
 
        return null;
 }
 protected String[] getTypeNames(){
        return new String[]{MYTYPENAME};
 }
 protected int[] getTypeIds(){
        return new int[] {MYTYPEID};
 }
 }
 

See Also:
Transfer

Constructor Summary
ByteArrayTransfer ()
           
 
Method Summary
  TransferData[] getSupportedTypes ()
          Returns a list of the platform specific data types that can be converted using this transfer agent.
 boolean isSupportedType ( TransferData transferData)
          Returns true if the TransferData data type can be converted using this transfer agent, or false otherwise (including if transferData is null).
protected  void javaToNative ( Object object, TransferData transferData)
          This implementation of javaToNative converts a java byte[] to a platform specific representation.
protected   Object nativeToJava ( TransferData transferData)
          This implementation of nativeToJava converts a platform specific representation of a byte array to a java byte[].
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.swt.dnd. Transfer
getTypeIds, getTypeNames, registerType, validate
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ByteArrayTransfer

public ByteArrayTransfer()
Method Detail

getSupportedTypes

public 
TransferData[] getSupportedTypes()
Description copied from class: Transfer
Returns a list of the platform specific data types that can be converted using this transfer agent.

Only the data type fields of the TransferData objects are filled in.

Specified by:
getSupportedTypes in class Transfer
Returns:
a list of the data types that can be converted using this transfer agent

isSupportedType

public boolean isSupportedType(
TransferData transferData)
Description copied from class: Transfer
Returns true if the TransferData data type can be converted using this transfer agent, or false otherwise (including if transferData is null).

Specified by:
isSupportedType in class Transfer
Parameters:
transferData - a platform specific description of a data type; only the data type fields of the TransferData object need to be filled in
Returns:
true if the transferData data type can be converted using this transfer agent

javaToNative

protected void javaToNative(
Object object,
                            
TransferData transferData)
This implementation of javaToNative converts a java byte[] to a platform specific representation.

Specified by:
javaToNative in class Transfer
Parameters:
object - a java byte[] containing the data to be converted
transferData - an empty TransferData object that will be filled in on return with the platform specific format of the data
See Also:
Transfer.nativeToJava(org.eclipse.swt.dnd.TransferData)

nativeToJava

protected 
Object nativeToJava(
TransferData transferData)
This implementation of nativeToJava converts a platform specific representation of a byte array to a java byte[].

Specified by:
nativeToJava in class Transfer
Parameters:
transferData - the platform specific representation of the data to be converted
Returns:
a java byte[] containing the converted data if the conversion was successful; otherwise null
See Also:
Transfer.javaToNative(java.lang.Object, org.eclipse.swt.dnd.TransferData)

Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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