org.jhotdraw.app
Class DefaultMDIApplication

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.jhotdraw.beans.AbstractBean
      extended by org.jhotdraw.app.AbstractApplication
          extended by org.jhotdraw.app.DefaultMDIApplication
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Cloneable, Application

public class DefaultMDIApplication
extends AbstractApplication

DefaultMDIApplication handles the lifecycle of Views using a multiple document interface (MDI).

An application consists of a parent JFrame which holds a JDesktopPane. The views reside in JInternalFrames inside of the JDesktopPane. The parent frame also contains a menu bar, toolbars and palette windows for the views.

The life cycle of the application is tied to the parent JFrame. Closing the parent JFrame quits the application. The parent frame has the following standard menus:

 File Edit Window Help
The file menu has the following standard menu items:
  New (NewAction.ID})
  Open... (OpenAction.ID})
  Open Recent > "Filename" (OpenRecentAction.ID})
  -
  Close (CloseAction.ID)
  Save (SaveAction.ID)
  Save As... (SaveAsAction.ID)
  -
  Print... (PrintAction.ID)
  -
  Exit (ExitAction.ID)
 
The edit menu has the following standard menu items:
  Settings (AbstractPreferencesAction.ID)
 
The window menu has the following standard menu items:
  Minimize (MinimizeAction.ID)
  Maximize (MaximizeAction.ID)
  -
  "Filename" (FocusAction.ID)
 
The help menu has the following standard menu items:
  About (AboutAction.ID)
 
The menus provided by the ApplicationModel are inserted between the file menu and the window menu. In case the application model supplies a menu with the title "Edit" or "Help", the standard menu items are added with a seperator to the end of the menu.

Version:
$Id: DefaultMDIApplication.java 573 2009-10-13 05:59:20Z rawcoder $
Author:
Werner Randelshofer.
See Also:
Serialized Form

Nested Class Summary
private  class DefaultMDIApplication.OpenRecentMenuHandler
          Updates the menu items in the "Open Recent" file menu.
private  class DefaultMDIApplication.WindowMenuHandler
          Updates the menu items in the "Open Recent" file menu.
 
Field Summary
private  MDIDesktopPane desktopPane
           
private  javax.swing.JFrame parentFrame
           
private  java.util.prefs.Preferences prefs
           
private  javax.swing.JScrollPane scrollPane
           
private  java.util.LinkedList<javax.swing.Action> toolBarActions
           
 
Fields inherited from class org.jhotdraw.app.AbstractApplication
labels, VIEW_COUNT_PROPERTY
 
Fields inherited from class org.jhotdraw.beans.AbstractBean
propertySupport
 
Fields inherited from interface org.jhotdraw.app.Application
ACTIVE_VIEW_PROPERTY
 
Constructor Summary
DefaultMDIApplication()
          Creates a new instance.
 
Method Summary
 void configure(java.lang.String[] args)
          Configures the application using the provided arguments array.
protected  javax.swing.JMenu createEditMenu()
           
protected  javax.swing.JMenu createFileMenu()
           
protected  javax.swing.JMenu createHelpMenu()
           
protected  javax.swing.JMenuBar createMenuBar()
          Creates a menu bar.
protected  javax.swing.JMenu createWindowMenu()
           
 java.awt.Component getComponent()
          Returns the application component.
 void hide(View p)
          Hides a view.
 void init()
          Initializes the application.
protected  void initApplicationActions()
           
protected  void initLookAndFeel()
           
protected  void initViewActions(View p)
           
 boolean isSharingToolsAmongViews()
          Returns true, if this application shares tools among multiple views.
 void launch(java.lang.String[] args)
          Launches the application from the main method.
 void show(View p)
          Shows a view.
protected  void updateViewTitle(View v, javax.swing.JInternalFrame f)
          Updates the title of a view and displays it in the given frame.
protected  java.awt.Component wrapDesktopPane(java.awt.Component c, java.util.LinkedList<javax.swing.Action> toolBarActions)
          Returns the wrapped desktop pane.
 
Methods inherited from class org.jhotdraw.app.AbstractApplication
add, addPalette, addRecentFile, addWindow, basicCreateView, clearRecentFiles, createContainer, createView, dispose, getActiveView, getCopyright, getModel, getName, getVersion, initLabels, isEnabled, recentFiles, remove, removePalette, removeWindow, setActiveView, setEnabled, setModel, start, stop, views
 
Methods inherited from class org.jhotdraw.beans.AbstractBean
addPropertyChangeListener, addPropertyChangeListener, clone, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, getPropertyChangeListeners, removePropertyChangeListener, removePropertyChangeListener
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface org.jhotdraw.app.Application
addPropertyChangeListener, removePropertyChangeListener
 

Field Detail

parentFrame

private javax.swing.JFrame parentFrame

scrollPane

private javax.swing.JScrollPane scrollPane

desktopPane

private MDIDesktopPane desktopPane

prefs

private java.util.prefs.Preferences prefs

toolBarActions

private java.util.LinkedList<javax.swing.Action> toolBarActions
Constructor Detail

DefaultMDIApplication

public DefaultMDIApplication()
Creates a new instance.

Method Detail

initApplicationActions

protected void initApplicationActions()

initViewActions

protected void initViewActions(View p)
Specified by:
initViewActions in class AbstractApplication

launch

public void launch(java.lang.String[] args)
Description copied from interface: Application
Launches the application from the main method. This method is typically invoked on the main Thread. This will invoke configure() on the current thread and then init() and start() on the AWT Event Dispatcher Thread.

Specified by:
launch in interface Application
Overrides:
launch in class AbstractApplication

init

public void init()
Description copied from interface: Application
Initializes the application. configure() should have been invoked before the application is inited. Alternatively an application can be configured using setter methods.

Specified by:
init in interface Application
Overrides:
init in class AbstractApplication

configure

public void configure(java.lang.String[] args)
Description copied from interface: Application
Configures the application using the provided arguments array.

Specified by:
configure in interface Application
Overrides:
configure in class AbstractApplication

initLookAndFeel

protected void initLookAndFeel()

show

public void show(View p)
Description copied from interface: Application
Shows a view.


hide

public void hide(View p)
Description copied from interface: Application
Hides a view.


isSharingToolsAmongViews

public boolean isSharingToolsAmongViews()
Description copied from interface: Application
Returns true, if this application shares tools among multiple views.


getComponent

public java.awt.Component getComponent()
Description copied from interface: Application
Returns the application component. This may return null, if the application is not represented by a component of its own on the user interface.


wrapDesktopPane

protected java.awt.Component wrapDesktopPane(java.awt.Component c,
                                             java.util.LinkedList<javax.swing.Action> toolBarActions)
Returns the wrapped desktop pane.


createMenuBar

protected javax.swing.JMenuBar createMenuBar()
Creates a menu bar.


createFileMenu

protected javax.swing.JMenu createFileMenu()

updateViewTitle

protected void updateViewTitle(View v,
                               javax.swing.JInternalFrame f)
Updates the title of a view and displays it in the given frame.

Parameters:
v - The view.
f - The frame.

createWindowMenu

protected javax.swing.JMenu createWindowMenu()

createEditMenu

protected javax.swing.JMenu createEditMenu()

createHelpMenu

protected javax.swing.JMenu createHelpMenu()