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javax.swing.filechooser
Class FileNameExtensionFilter

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter
      extended by javax.swing.filechooser.FileNameExtensionFilter

public final class FileNameExtensionFilter
extends FileFilter

An implementation of FileFilter that filters using a specified set of extensions. The extension for a file is the portion of the file name after the last ".". Files whose name does not contain a "." have no file name extension. File name extension comparisons are case insensitive.

The following example creates a FileNameExtensionFilter that will show jpg files:

 FileFilter filter = new FileNameExtensionFilter("JPEG file", "jpg", "jpeg");
 JFileChooser fileChooser = ...;
 fileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(filter);
 

Since:
1.6
See Also:
FileFilter, JFileChooser.setFileFilter(javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter), JFileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter), JFileChooser.getFileFilter()

Constructor Summary
FileNameExtensionFilter(String description, String... extensions)
          Creates a FileNameExtensionFilter with the specified description and file name extensions.
 
Method Summary
 boolean accept(File f)
          Tests the specified file, returning true if the file is accepted, false otherwise.
 String getDescription()
          The description of this filter.
 String[] getExtensions()
          Returns the set of file name extensions files are tested against.
 String toString()
          Returns a string representation of the FileNameExtensionFilter.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

FileNameExtensionFilter

public FileNameExtensionFilter(String description,
                               String... extensions)
Creates a FileNameExtensionFilter with the specified description and file name extensions. The returned FileNameExtensionFilter will accept all directories and any file with a file name extension contained in extensions.

Parameters:
description - textual description for the filter, may be null
extensions - the accepted file name extensions
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if extensions is null, empty, contains null, or contains an empty string
See Also:
accept(java.io.File)
Method Detail

accept

public boolean accept(File f)
Tests the specified file, returning true if the file is accepted, false otherwise. True is returned if the extension matches one of the file name extensions of this FileFilter, or the file is a directory.

Specified by:
accept in class FileFilter
Parameters:
f - the File to test
Returns:
true if the file is to be accepted, false otherwise

getDescription

public String getDescription()
The description of this filter. For example: "JPG and GIF Images."

Specified by:
getDescription in class FileFilter
Returns:
the description of this filter
See Also:
FileView.getName(java.io.File)

getExtensions

public String[] getExtensions()
Returns the set of file name extensions files are tested against.

Returns:
the set of file name extensions files are tested against

toString

public String toString()
Returns a string representation of the FileNameExtensionFilter. This method is intended to be used for debugging purposes, and the content and format of the returned string may vary between implementations.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a string representation of this FileNameExtensionFilter

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