fi.hut.tml.xsmiles.dom
Interface AsyncChangeHandler

All Known Implementing Classes:
XSmilesDocumentImpl

public interface AsyncChangeHandler


Method Summary
 void invokeLater(java.lang.Runnable doRun)
          Causes doRun.run() to be executed asynchronously on the AWT event dispatching thread.
 boolean isDispatchThread()
           
 

Method Detail

invokeLater

public void invokeLater(java.lang.Runnable doRun)
Causes doRun.run() to be executed asynchronously on the AWT event dispatching thread. This will happen after all pending AWT events have been processed. This method should be used when an application thread needs to update the GUI. In the following example the invokeLater call queues the Runnable object doHelloWorld on the event dispatching thread and then prints a message.
 Runnable doHelloWorld = new Runnable() {
     public void run() {
         System.out.println("Hello World on " + Thread.currentThread());
     }
 };

 SwingUtilities.invokeLater(doHelloWorld);
 System.out.println("This might well be displayed before the other message.");
 
If invokeLater is called from the event dispatching thread -- for example, from a JButton's ActionListener -- the doRun.run() will still be deferred until all pending events have been processed. Note that if the doRun.run() throws an uncaught exception the event dispatching thread will unwind (not the current thread).

Additional documentation and examples for this method can be found in How to Use Threads, in The Java Tutorial.

As of 1.3 this method is just a cover for java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater().

See Also:
#invokeAndWait

isDispatchThread

public boolean isDispatchThread()


X-Smiles 1.2