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abstract public class: RowFilter [javadoc | source]
java.lang.Object
   javax.swing.RowFilter

Direct Known Subclasses:
    NumberFilter, NotFilter, DateFilter, AndFilter, GeneralFilter, OrFilter, RegexFilter

RowFilter is used to filter out entries from the model so that they are not shown in the view. For example, a RowFilter associated with a JTable might only allow rows that contain a column with a specific string. The meaning of entry depends on the component type. For example, when a filter is associated with a JTable, an entry corresponds to a row; when associated with a JTree, an entry corresponds to a node.

Subclasses must override the include method to indicate whether the entry should be shown in the view. The Entry argument can be used to obtain the values in each of the columns in that entry. The following example shows an include method that allows only entries containing one or more values starting with the string "a":

RowFilter<Object,Object> startsWithAFilter = new RowFilter<Object,Object>() {
  public boolean include(Entry<? extends Object, ? extends Object> entry) {
    for (int i = entry.getValueCount() - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
      if (entry.getStringValue(i).startsWith("a")) {
        // The value starts with "a", include it
        return true;
      }
    }
    // None of the columns start with "a"; return false so that this
    // entry is not shown
    return false;
  }
};
RowFilter has two formal type parameters that allow you to create a RowFilter for a specific model. For example, the following assumes a specific model that is wrapping objects of type Person. Only Persons with an age over 20 will be shown:
RowFilter<PersonModel,Integer> ageFilter = new RowFilter<PersonModel,Integer>() {
  public boolean include(Entry<? extends PersonModel, ? extends Integer> entry) {
    PersonModel personModel = entry.getModel();
    Person person = personModel.getPerson(entry.getIdentifier());
    if (person.getAge() > 20) {
      // Returning true indicates this row should be shown.
      return true;
    }
    // Age is <= 20, don't show it.
    return false;
  }
};
PersonModel model = createPersonModel();
TableRowSorter<PersonModel> sorter = new TableRowSorter<PersonModel>(model);
sorter.setRowFilter(ageFilter);
Nested Class Summary:
public enum class  RowFilter.ComparisonType  Enumeration of the possible comparison values supported by some of the default RowFilters. 
abstract public static class  RowFilter.Entry  An Entry object is passed to instances of RowFilter, allowing the filter to get the value of the entry's data, and thus to determine whether the entry should be shown. An Entry object contains information about the model as well as methods for getting the underlying values from the model. 
Method from javax.swing.RowFilter Summary:
andFilter,   dateFilter,   include,   notFilter,   numberFilter,   orFilter,   regexFilter
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.swing.RowFilter Detail:
 public static RowFilter<M, I> andFilter(Iterable<RowFilter> filters) 
    Returns a RowFilter that includes entries if all of the supplied filters include the entry.

    The following example creates a RowFilter that will include any entries containing the string "foo" and the string "bar":

      List<RowFilter<Object,Object>> filters = new ArrayList<RowFilter<Object,Object>>(2);
      filters.add(RowFilter.regexFilter("foo"));
      filters.add(RowFilter.regexFilter("bar"));
      RowFilter<Object,Object> fooBarFilter = RowFilter.andFilter(filters);
    
 public static RowFilter<M, I> dateFilter(ComparisonType type,
    Date date,
    int indices) 
    Returns a RowFilter that includes entries that have at least one Date value meeting the specified criteria. For example, the following RowFilter includes only entries with at least one date value after the current date:
      RowFilter.dateFilter(ComparisonType.AFTER, new Date());
    
 abstract public boolean include(Entry<? extends M, ? extends I> entry)
    Returns true if the specified entry should be shown; returns false if the entry should be hidden.

    The entry argument is valid only for the duration of the invocation. Using entry after the call returns results in undefined behavior.

 public static RowFilter<M, I> notFilter(RowFilter<M, I> filter) 
    Returns a RowFilter that includes entries if the supplied filter does not include the entry.
 public static RowFilter<M, I> numberFilter(ComparisonType type,
    Number number,
    int indices) 
    Returns a RowFilter that includes entries that have at least one Number value meeting the specified criteria. For example, the following filter will only include entries with at least one number value equal to 10:
      RowFilter.numberFilter(ComparisonType.EQUAL, 10);
    
 public static RowFilter<M, I> orFilter(Iterable<RowFilter> filters) 
    Returns a RowFilter that includes entries if any of the supplied filters includes the entry.

    The following example creates a RowFilter that will include any entries containing the string "foo" or the string "bar":

      List<RowFilter<Object,Object>> filters = new ArrayList<RowFilter<Object,Object>>(2);
      filters.add(RowFilter.regexFilter("foo"));
      filters.add(RowFilter.regexFilter("bar"));
      RowFilter<Object,Object> fooBarFilter = RowFilter.orFilter(filters);
    
 public static RowFilter<M, I> regexFilter(String regex,
    int indices) 
    Returns a RowFilter that uses a regular expression to determine which entries to include. Only entries with at least one matching value are included. For example, the following creates a RowFilter that includes entries with at least one value starting with "a":
      RowFilter.regexFilter("^a");
    

    The returned filter uses java.util.regex.Matcher#find to test for inclusion. To test for exact matches use the characters '^' and '$' to match the beginning and end of the string respectively. For example, "^foo$" includes only rows whose string is exactly "foo" and not, for example, "food". See java.util.regex.Pattern for a complete description of the supported regular-expression constructs.