PropertyChangeEvent - JRE Emulation | JRE Emulation
public class

PropertyChangeEvent

extends EventObject
java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.util.EventObject
     ↳ java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent
Known Direct Subclasses

Class Overview

A "PropertyChange" event gets delivered whenever a bean changes a "bound" or "constrained" property. A PropertyChangeEvent object is sent as an argument to the PropertyChangeListener and VetoableChangeListener methods.

Normally PropertyChangeEvents are accompanied by the name and the old and new value of the changed property. If the new value is a primitive type (such as int or boolean) it must be wrapped as the corresponding java.lang.* Object type (such as Integer or Boolean).

Null values may be provided for the old and the new values if their true values are not known.

An event source may send a null object as the name to indicate that an arbitrary set of if its properties have changed. In this case the old and new values should also be null.

Summary

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Inherited Fields
From class java.util.EventObject
Public Constructors
PropertyChangeEvent(Object source, String propertyName, Object oldValue, Object newValue)
Constructs a new PropertyChangeEvent.
Public Methods
Object getNewValue()
Gets the new value for the property, expressed as an Object.
Object getOldValue()
Gets the old value for the property, expressed as an Object.
Object getPropagationId()
The "propagationId" field is reserved for future use.
String getPropertyName()
Gets the programmatic name of the property that was changed.
void setPropagationId(Object propagationId)
Sets the propagationId object for the event.
String toString()
Returns a string representation of the object.
Inherited Methods
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From class java.util.EventObject
From class java.lang.Object

Public Constructors

public PropertyChangeEvent (Object source, String propertyName, Object oldValue, Object newValue)

Constructs a new PropertyChangeEvent.

Parameters
source The bean that fired the event.
propertyName The programmatic name of the property that was changed.
oldValue The old value of the property.
newValue The new value of the property.

Public Methods

public Object getNewValue ()

Gets the new value for the property, expressed as an Object.

Returns
  • The new value for the property, expressed as an Object. May be null if multiple properties have changed.

public Object getOldValue ()

Gets the old value for the property, expressed as an Object.

Returns
  • The old value for the property, expressed as an Object. May be null if multiple properties have changed.

public Object getPropagationId ()

The "propagationId" field is reserved for future use. In Beans 1.0 the sole requirement is that if a listener catches a PropertyChangeEvent and then fires a PropertyChangeEvent of its own, then it should make sure that it propagates the propagationId field from its incoming event to its outgoing event.

Returns
  • the propagationId object associated with a bound/constrained property update.

public String getPropertyName ()

Gets the programmatic name of the property that was changed.

Returns
  • The programmatic name of the property that was changed. May be null if multiple properties have changed.

public void setPropagationId (Object propagationId)

Sets the propagationId object for the event.

Parameters
propagationId The propagationId object for the event.

public String toString ()

Returns a string representation of the object.

Returns
  • a string representation of the object