/OpenJDK 8 GUI

Class StyledEditorKit

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable
Direct Known Subclasses:
HTMLEditorKit, RTFEditorKit
public class StyledEditorKit
extends DefaultEditorKit

This is the set of things needed by a text component to be a reasonably functioning editor for some type of text document. This implementation provides a default implementation which treats text as styled text and provides a minimal set of actions for editing styled text.

Nested Classes

Nested Classes
Modifier and Type Class and Description
static class  StyledEditorKit.AlignmentAction

An action to set paragraph alignment.

static class  StyledEditorKit.BoldAction

An action to toggle the bold attribute.

static class  StyledEditorKit.FontFamilyAction

An action to set the font family in the associated JEditorPane.

static class  StyledEditorKit.FontSizeAction

An action to set the font size in the associated JEditorPane.

static class  StyledEditorKit.ForegroundAction

An action to set foreground color.

static class  StyledEditorKit.ItalicAction

An action to toggle the italic attribute.

static class  StyledEditorKit.StyledTextAction

An action that assumes it's being fired on a JEditorPane with a StyledEditorKit (or subclass) installed.

static class  StyledEditorKit.UnderlineAction

An action to toggle the underline attribute.

Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class javax.swing.text.DefaultEditorKit

DefaultEditorKit.BeepAction, DefaultEditorKit.CopyAction, DefaultEditorKit.CutAction, DefaultEditorKit.DefaultKeyTypedAction, DefaultEditorKit.InsertBreakAction, DefaultEditorKit.InsertContentAction, DefaultEditorKit.InsertTabAction, DefaultEditorKit.PasteAction


Fields inherited from class javax.swing.text.DefaultEditorKit

backwardAction, beepAction, beginAction, beginLineAction, beginParagraphAction, beginWordAction, copyAction, cutAction, defaultKeyTypedAction, deleteNextCharAction, deleteNextWordAction, deletePrevCharAction, deletePrevWordAction, downAction, endAction, endLineAction, EndOfLineStringProperty, endParagraphAction, endWordAction, forwardAction, insertBreakAction, insertContentAction, insertTabAction, nextWordAction, pageDownAction, pageUpAction, pasteAction, previousWordAction, readOnlyAction, selectAllAction, selectionBackwardAction, selectionBeginAction, selectionBeginLineAction, selectionBeginParagraphAction, selectionBeginWordAction, selectionDownAction, selectionEndAction, selectionEndLineAction, selectionEndParagraphAction, selectionEndWordAction, selectionForwardAction, selectionNextWordAction, selectionPreviousWordAction, selectionUpAction, selectLineAction, selectParagraphAction, selectWordAction, upAction, writableAction



public StyledEditorKit()

Creates a new EditorKit used for styled documents.



public MutableAttributeSet getInputAttributes()

Gets the input attributes for the pane. When the caret moves and there is no selection, the input attributes are automatically mutated to reflect the character attributes of the current caret location. The styled editing actions use the input attributes to carry out their actions.

the attribute set


public Element getCharacterAttributeRun()

Fetches the element representing the current run of character attributes for the caret.

the element


public Action[] getActions()

Fetches the command list for the editor. This is the list of commands supported by the superclass augmented by the collection of commands defined locally for style operations.

getActions in class DefaultEditorKit
the command list


public Document createDefaultDocument()

Creates an uninitialized text storage model that is appropriate for this type of editor.

createDefaultDocument in class DefaultEditorKit
the model


public void install(JEditorPane c)

Called when the kit is being installed into a JEditorPane.

install in class EditorKit
c - the JEditorPane


public void deinstall(JEditorPane c)

Called when the kit is being removed from the JEditorPane. This is used to unregister any listeners that were attached.

deinstall in class EditorKit
c - the JEditorPane


public ViewFactory getViewFactory()

Fetches a factory that is suitable for producing views of any models that are produced by this kit. This is implemented to return View implementations for the following kinds of elements:

  • AbstractDocument.ContentElementName
  • AbstractDocument.ParagraphElementName
  • AbstractDocument.SectionElementName
  • StyleConstants.ComponentElementName
  • StyleConstants.IconElementName
getViewFactory in class DefaultEditorKit
the factory


public Object clone()

Creates a copy of the editor kit.

clone in class EditorKit
the copy
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protected void createInputAttributes(Element element,
                                     MutableAttributeSet set)

Copies the key/values in elements AttributeSet into set. This does not copy component, icon, or element names attributes. Subclasses may wish to refine what is and what isn't copied here. But be sure to first remove all the attributes that are in set.

This is called anytime the caret moves over a different location.

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