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java.awt.im.spi
public interface: InputMethodContext [javadoc | source]

All Implemented Interfaces:
    InputMethodRequests

Provides methods that input methods can use to communicate with their client components or to request other services. This interface is implemented by the input method framework, and input methods call its methods on the instance they receive through java.awt.im.spi.InputMethod#setInputMethodContext . There should be no other implementors or callers.
Method from java.awt.im.spi.InputMethodContext Summary:
createInputMethodJFrame,   createInputMethodWindow,   dispatchInputMethodEvent,   enableClientWindowNotification
Method from java.awt.im.spi.InputMethodContext Detail:
 public JFrame createInputMethodJFrame(String title,
    boolean attachToInputContext)
    Creates a top-level Swing JFrame for use by the input method. The intended behavior of this window is:
    • it floats above all document windows and dialogs
    • it and all components that it contains do not receive the focus
    • it has lightweight decorations, such as a reduced drag region without title
    However, the actual behavior with respect to these three items is platform dependent.

    The title may or may not be displayed, depending on the actual type of window created.

    If attachToInputContext is true, the new window will share the input context that corresponds to this input method context, so that events for components in the window are automatically dispatched to the input method. Also, when the window is opened using setVisible(true), the input context will prevent deactivate and activate calls to the input method that might otherwise be caused.

    Input methods must call Window.dispose on the returned input method window when it is no longer needed.

 public Window createInputMethodWindow(String title,
    boolean attachToInputContext)
    Creates a top-level window for use by the input method. The intended behavior of this window is:
    • it floats above all document windows and dialogs
    • it and all components that it contains do not receive the focus
    • it has lightweight decorations, such as a reduced drag region without title
    However, the actual behavior with respect to these three items is platform dependent.

    The title may or may not be displayed, depending on the actual type of window created.

    If attachToInputContext is true, the new window will share the input context that corresponds to this input method context, so that events for components in the window are automatically dispatched to the input method. Also, when the window is opened using setVisible(true), the input context will prevent deactivate and activate calls to the input method that might otherwise be caused.

    Input methods must call Window.dispose on the returned input method window when it is no longer needed.

 public  void dispatchInputMethodEvent(int id,
    AttributedCharacterIterator text,
    int committedCharacterCount,
    TextHitInfo caret,
    TextHitInfo visiblePosition)
 public  void enableClientWindowNotification(InputMethod inputMethod,
    boolean enable)
    Enables or disables notification of the current client window's location and state for the specified input method. When notification is enabled, the input method's notifyClientWindowChange method is called as described in that method's specification. Notification is automatically disabled when the input method is disposed.