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abstract public class: FileFilter [javadoc | source]

Direct Known Subclasses:
    RestoreDirectoryFileFilter, ExampleFileFilter, FileNameExtensionFilter, ProjectFileFilter, NeonFileFilter, AcceptAllFileFilter, TrackFileFilter, ExtensionFileFilter, SourceFileFilter, JAIFileFilter, GlobFilter

FileFilter is an abstract class used by {@code JFileChooser} for filtering the set of files shown to the user. See {@code FileNameExtensionFilter} for an implementation that filters using the file name extension.

A FileFilter can be set on a JFileChooser to keep unwanted files from appearing in the directory listing. For an example implementation of a simple file filter, see yourJDK/demo/jfc/FileChooserDemo/ExampleFileFilter.java. For more information and examples see How to Use File Choosers, a section in The Java Tutorial.

Method from javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter Summary:
accept,   getDescription
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter Detail:
 abstract public boolean accept(File f)
    Whether the given file is accepted by this filter.
 abstract public String getDescription()
    The description of this filter. For example: "JPG and GIF Images"