Module javafx.base

Interface ObservableArray<T extends ObservableArray<T>>

  • Type Parameters:
    T - actual array instance type
    All Superinterfaces:
    All Known Subinterfaces:
    ObservableFaceArray, ObservableFloatArray, ObservableIntegerArray
    All Known Implementing Classes:

    public interface ObservableArray<T extends ObservableArray<T>>
    extends Observable
    ObservableArray is an array that allows listeners to track changes when they occur. In order to track changes, the internal array is encapsulated and there is no direct access available from the outside. Bulk operations are supported but they always do a copy of the data range. You can find them in subclasses as they deal with primitive arrays directly.

    Implementations have both capacity, which is internal array length, and size. If size needs to be increased beyond capacity, the capacity increases to match that new size. Use trimToSize() method to shrink it.

    JavaFX 8.0
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    • Method Detail

      • addListener

        void addListener​(ArrayChangeListener<T> listener)
        Add a listener to this observable array.
        listener - the listener for listening to the array changes
        NullPointerException - if listener is null
      • removeListener

        void removeListener​(ArrayChangeListener<T> listener)
        Tries to remove a listener from this observable array. If the listener is not attached to this array, nothing happens.
        listener - a listener to remove
        NullPointerException - if listener is null
      • resize

        void resize​(int size)
        Sets new length of data in this array. This method grows capacity if necessary but never shrinks it. Resulting array will contain existing data for indexes that are less than the current size and zeroes for indexes that are greater than the current size.
        size - new length of data in this array
        NegativeArraySizeException - if size is negative
      • ensureCapacity

        void ensureCapacity​(int capacity)
        Grows the capacity of this array if the current capacity is less than given capacity, does nothing if it already exceeds the capacity.
        capacity - the capacity of this array
      • trimToSize

        void trimToSize()
        Shrinks the capacity to the current size of data in the array.
      • clear

        void clear()
        Empties the array by resizing it to 0. Capacity is not changed.
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      • size

        int size()
        Retrieves length of data in this array.
        length of data in this array