Interface VetoableChangeListener

All Superinterfaces:
Known Implementing Classes:
BeanContextServicesSupport, BeanContextSupport, VetoableChangeListenerProxy

public interface VetoableChangeListener
extends EventListener

VetoableChangeListener allows a class to monitor proposed changes to properties of a Bean and, if desired, prevent them from occurring. A vetoableChange() event will be fired after the property change has been requested, but before it is permanent. If any listener rejects the change by throwing the PropertyChangeException, a new vetoableChange() event will be fired to all listeners who received a vetoableChange() event in the first place, informing them to revert back to the old value. Thus, the listener that threw the exception the first time should be prepared to rethrow it the second time. The value, of course, never actually changed.

Note: This class may not be reliably used to determine whether a property has actually changed. Use the PropertyChangeListener interface for that instead.

See Also:
PropertyChangeListener, VetoableChangeSupport

Method Summary

vetoableChange(PropertyChangeEvent e)
Fired before a Bean's property changes.

Method Details


public void vetoableChange(PropertyChangeEvent e)
            throws PropertyVetoException
Fired before a Bean's property changes.
e - the change (containing the old and new values)
PropertyVetoException - if the change is vetoed by the listener -- listen for a change which can be vetoed Copyright (C) 1998, 2000, 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This file is part of GNU Classpath. GNU Classpath is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. GNU Classpath is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with GNU Classpath; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA. Linking this library statically or dynamically with other modules is making a combined work based on this library. Thus, the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License cover the whole combination. As a special exception, the copyright holders of this library give you permission to link this library with independent modules to produce an executable, regardless of the license terms of these independent modules, and to copy and distribute the resulting executable under terms of your choice, provided that you also meet, for each linked independent module, the terms and conditions of the license of that module. An independent module is a module which is not derived from or based on this library. If you modify this library, you may extend this exception to your version of the library, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.