java.beans
Interface DesignMode

All Known Subinterfaces:
BeanContext sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext , BeanContextServices sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextServices definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextServices
All Known Implementing Classes:
BeanContextServicesSupport sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextServicesSupport definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextServicesSupport , BeanContextSupport sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextSupport definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextSupport

public interface DesignMode

This interface is intended to be implemented by, or delegated from, instances of java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext, in order to propagate to its nested hierarchy of java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextChild instances, the current "designTime" property.

The JavaBeans specification defines the notion of design time as is a mode in which JavaBeans instances should function during their composition and customization in a interactive design, composition or construction tool, as opposed to runtime when the JavaBean is part of an applet, application, or other live Java executable abstraction.

Since:
1.2
See Also:
BeanContext sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext , BeanContextChild sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextChild definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextChild , BeanContextMembershipListener sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextMembershipListener definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextMembershipListener , PropertyChangeEvent sample code for java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent definition code for java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent

Field Summary
static String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String PROPERTYNAME sample code for java.beans.DesignMode.PROPERTYNAME definition code for java.beans.DesignMode.PROPERTYNAME
          The standard value of the propertyName as fired from a BeanContext or other source of PropertyChangeEvents.
 
Method Summary
 boolean isDesignTime sample code for java.beans.DesignMode.isDesignTime() definition code for java.beans.DesignMode.isDesignTime() ()
          A value of true denotes that JavaBeans should behave in design time mode, a value of false denotes runtime behavior.
 void setDesignTime sample code for java.beans.DesignMode.setDesignTime(boolean) definition code for java.beans.DesignMode.setDesignTime(boolean) (boolean designTime)
          Sets the "value" of the "designTime" property.
 

Field Detail

PROPERTYNAME sample code for java.beans.DesignMode.PROPERTYNAME

static final String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  PROPERTYNAME
The standard value of the propertyName as fired from a BeanContext or other source of PropertyChangeEvents.

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Constant Field Values
Method Detail

setDesignTime sample code for java.beans.DesignMode.setDesignTime(boolean) definition code for java.beans.DesignMode.setDesignTime(boolean)

void setDesignTime(boolean designTime)
Sets the "value" of the "designTime" property.

If the implementing object is an instance of java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext, or a subinterface thereof, then that BeanContext should fire a PropertyChangeEvent, to its registered BeanContextMembershipListeners, with parameters:

Note it is illegal for a BeanContextChild to invoke this method associated with a BeanContext that it is nested within.

Parameters:
designTime - the current "value" of the "designTime" property
See Also:
BeanContext sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContext , BeanContextMembershipListener sample code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextMembershipListener definition code for java.beans.beancontext.BeanContextMembershipListener , PropertyChangeEvent sample code for java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent definition code for java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent

isDesignTime sample code for java.beans.DesignMode.isDesignTime() definition code for java.beans.DesignMode.isDesignTime()

boolean isDesignTime()
A value of true denotes that JavaBeans should behave in design time mode, a value of false denotes runtime behavior.

Returns:
the current "value" of the "designTime" property.