uk.ac.starlink.topcat.plot2
Interface ControlManager

All Known Implementing Classes:
GroupControlManager

public interface ControlManager

Abstracts the provision of plotting controls for the plotting GUI.

Since:
15 Mar 2013
Author:
Mark Taylor

Method Summary
 void addLayer(LayerCommand lcmd)
          Adds a layer to the plot as specified by the given layer command.
 Control createDefaultControl(TopcatModel tcModel)
          Returns a suitable control to add to the stack for a given table.
 Action[] getStackActions()
          Returns a list of actions which can be performed to add controls to the stack.
 

Method Detail

getStackActions

Action[] getStackActions()
Returns a list of actions which can be performed to add controls to the stack.

Returns:
list of stack actions

createDefaultControl

Control createDefaultControl(TopcatModel tcModel)
Returns a suitable control to add to the stack for a given table. It's useful to have something like this so that when the plot window is first shown, it displays some data rather than none. Even if the actual plot is not very meaningful, it gives the user a chance to get started with the GUI with a minimum of thought.

Parameters:
tcModel - initial table
Returns:
some control that will generate an example plot using table data

addLayer

void addLayer(LayerCommand lcmd)
              throws LayerException
Adds a layer to the plot as specified by the given layer command. Ideally, appropriate changes should be made to the GUI as well, so the effect is just as if the user had added the layer by hand.

Parameters:
lcmd - specifies the layer to add
Throws:
LayerException - if the layer can't be added


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