public abstract class FileView extends Object
FileViewdefines an abstract class that can be implemented to provide the filechooser with UI information for a
File. Each L&F
JFileChooserUIobject implements this class to pass back the correct icons and type descriptions specific to that L&F. For example, the Microsoft Windows L&F returns the generic Windows icons for directories and generic files. Additionally, you may want to provide your own
JFileChooserto return different icons or additional information using
JFileChooser first looks to see if there is a user defined
FileView, if there is, it gets type information from
there first. If
JFileChooser then uses the L&F specific
view to get the information.
So, for example, if you provide a
FileView class that
Icon for JPG files, and returns
icons for all other files, the UI's
FileView will provide
default icons for all other files.
For an example implementation of a simple file view, see
For more information and examples see
How to Use File Choosers,
a section in The Java Tutorial.
|Constructor and Description|
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
A human readable description of the file.
The icon that represents this file in the
The name of the file.
A human readable description of the type of the file.
Whether the directory is traversable or not.
jpgfile might have a type description of: "A JPEG Compressed Image File"
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