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Release 1.2

## org.eclipse.swt.graphics Class Rectangle

```java.lang.Object org.eclipse.swt.graphics.Rectangle
```

public final class Rectangle
extends Object

Instances of this class represent rectangular areas in an (x, y) coordinate system. The top left corner of the rectangle is specified by its x and y values, and the extent of the rectangle is specified by its width and height.

The coordinate space for rectangles and points is considered to have increasing values downward and to the right from its origin making this the normal, computer graphics oriented notion of (x, y) coordinates rather than the strict mathematical one.

The hashCode() method in this class uses the values of the public fields to compute the hash value. When storing instances of the class in hashed collections, do not modify these fields after the object has been inserted.

Application code does not need to explicitly release the resources managed by each instance when those instances are no longer required, and thus no `dispose()` method is provided.

Since:
1.0
`Point`

 Field Summary ` int` ``` height ```           the height of the rectangle ` int` ``` width ```           the width of the rectangle ` int` ``` x ```           the x coordinate of the rectangle ` int` ``` y ```           the y coordinate of the rectangle

 Constructor Summary ``` Rectangle (int x, int y, int width, int height)```           Construct a new instance of this class given the x, y, width and height values.

 Method Summary ` void` ``` add ( Rectangle rect)```           Destructively replaces the x, y, width and height values in the receiver with ones which represent the union of the rectangles specified by the receiver and the given rectangle. ` boolean` ``` contains (int x, int y)```           Returns `true` if the point specified by the arguments is inside the area specified by the receiver, and `false` otherwise. ` boolean` ``` contains ( Point pt)```           Returns `true` if the given point is inside the area specified by the receiver, and `false` otherwise. ` boolean` ``` equals ( Object object)```           Compares the argument to the receiver, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison. ` int` ``` hashCode ()```           Returns an integer hash code for the receiver. ` void` ``` intersect ( Rectangle rect)```           Destructively replaces the x, y, width and height values in the receiver with ones which represent the intersection of the rectangles specified by the receiver and the given rectangle. ```  Rectangle ``` ``` intersection ( Rectangle rect)```           Returns a new rectangle which represents the intersection of the receiver and the given rectangle. ` boolean` ``` intersects (int x, int y, int width, int height)```           Returns `true` if the rectangle described by the arguments intersects with the receiver and `false` otherwise. ` boolean` ``` intersects ( Rectangle rect)```           Returns `true` if the given rectangle intersects with the receiver and `false` otherwise. ` boolean` ``` isEmpty ()```           Returns `true` if the receiver does not cover any area in the (x, y) coordinate plane, and `false` if the receiver does cover some area in the plane. ```  String ``` ``` toString ()```           Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of the receiver. ```  Rectangle ``` ``` union ( Rectangle rect)```           Returns a new rectangle which represents the union of the receiver and the given rectangle.

 Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object ``` clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait ```

 Field Detail

### x

```public int x
```
the x coordinate of the rectangle

### y

```public int y
```
the y coordinate of the rectangle

### width

```public int width
```
the width of the rectangle

### height

```public int height
```
the height of the rectangle

 Constructor Detail

### Rectangle

```public Rectangle(int x,
int y,
int width,
int height)```
Construct a new instance of this class given the x, y, width and height values.

Parameters:
`x` - the x coordinate of the origin of the rectangle
`y` - the y coordinate of the origin of the rectangle
`width` - the width of the rectangle
`height` - the height of the rectangle
 Method Detail

```public void add(
Rectangle rect)```
Destructively replaces the x, y, width and height values in the receiver with ones which represent the union of the rectangles specified by the receiver and the given rectangle.

The union of two rectangles is the smallest single rectangle that completely covers both of the areas covered by the two given rectangles.

Parameters:
`rect` - the rectangle to merge with the receiver
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null

### contains

```public boolean contains(int x,
int y)```
Returns `true` if the point specified by the arguments is inside the area specified by the receiver, and `false` otherwise.

Parameters:
`x` - the x coordinate of the point to test for containment
`y` - the y coordinate of the point to test for containment
Returns:
`true` if the rectangle contains the point and `false` otherwise

### contains

```public boolean contains(
Point pt)```
Returns `true` if the given point is inside the area specified by the receiver, and `false` otherwise.

Parameters:
`pt` - the point to test for containment
Returns:
`true` if the rectangle contains the point and `false` otherwise
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null

### equals

```public boolean equals(
Object object)```
Compares the argument to the receiver, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison.

Parameters:
`object` - the object to compare with this object
Returns:
`true` if the object is the same as this object and `false` otherwise
`hashCode()`

### hashCode

`public int hashCode()`
Returns an integer hash code for the receiver. Any two objects that return `true` when passed to `equals` must return the same value for this method.

Returns:
`equals(Object)`

### intersect

```public void intersect(
Rectangle rect)```
Destructively replaces the x, y, width and height values in the receiver with ones which represent the intersection of the rectangles specified by the receiver and the given rectangle.

Parameters:
`rect` - the rectangle to intersect with the receiver
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null
since 3.0

### intersection

```public
Rectangle intersection(
Rectangle rect)```
Returns a new rectangle which represents the intersection of the receiver and the given rectangle.

The intersection of two rectangles is the rectangle that covers the area which is contained within both rectangles.

Parameters:
`rect` - the rectangle to intersect with the receiver
Returns:
the intersection of the receiver and the argument
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null

### intersects

```public boolean intersects(int x,
int y,
int width,
int height)```
Returns `true` if the rectangle described by the arguments intersects with the receiver and `false` otherwise.

Two rectangles intersect if the area of the rectangle representing their intersection is not empty.

Parameters:
`x` - the x coordinate of the origin of the rectangle
`y` - the y coordinate of the origin of the rectangle
`width` - the width of the rectangle
`height` - the height of the rectangle
Returns:
`true` if the rectangle intersects with the receiver, and `false` otherwise
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null
Since:
1.0
`intersection(Rectangle)`, `isEmpty()`

### intersects

```public boolean intersects(
Rectangle rect)```
Returns `true` if the given rectangle intersects with the receiver and `false` otherwise.

Two rectangles intersect if the area of the rectangle representing their intersection is not empty.

Parameters:
`rect` - the rectangle to test for intersection
Returns:
`true` if the rectangle intersects with the receiver, and `false` otherwise
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null
`intersection(Rectangle)`, `isEmpty()`

### isEmpty

`public boolean isEmpty()`
Returns `true` if the receiver does not cover any area in the (x, y) coordinate plane, and `false` if the receiver does cover some area in the plane.

A rectangle is considered to cover area in the (x, y) coordinate plane if both its width and height are non-zero.

Returns:
`true` if the receiver is empty, and `false` otherwise

### toString

```public
String toString()```

Returns:
a string representation of the rectangle

### union

```public
Rectangle union(
Rectangle rect)```
Returns a new rectangle which represents the union of the receiver and the given rectangle.

The union of two rectangles is the smallest single rectangle that completely covers both of the areas covered by the two given rectangles.

Parameters:
`rect` - the rectangle to perform union with
Returns:
the union of the receiver and the argument
Throws:
``` IllegalArgumentException ``` -
• ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT - if the argument is null
`add(Rectangle)` 