uk.ac.starlink.topcat.plot2
Interface PlotTypeGui<P,A>


public interface PlotTypeGui<P,A>

Provides PlotType-specific aspects of the GUI, used by the generic PlotWindow GUI.

Since:
12 Mar 2013
Author:
Mark Taylor

Method Summary
 AxisController<P,A> createAxisController()
          Returns a user control for axis configuration.
 PositionCoordPanel createPositionCoordPanel(int npos)
          Returns a user panel for entering basic standard data positions.
 ZoneFactory createZoneFactory()
          Returns a new zone ID factory for use with this plot.
 CartesianRanger getCartesianRanger()
          Returns an object that can characterise surfaces used by this plot type as hypercubes in data coordinate space.
 uk.ac.starlink.ttools.plot2.GangerFactory getGangerFactory()
          Returns the GangerFactory used by this plot.
 String getNavigatorHelpId()
          Returns the help ID describing the navigation actions for this plot.
 boolean hasPositions()
          Indicates whether this plot type supports selectable point positions.
 boolean isPlanar()
          Indicates whether this plot type's surface factory produces surfaces implementing the PlanarSurface interface.
 

Method Detail

createAxisController

AxisController<P,A> createAxisController()
Returns a user control for axis configuration.

Returns:
new axis control for this plot type

createPositionCoordPanel

PositionCoordPanel createPositionCoordPanel(int npos)
Returns a user panel for entering basic standard data positions.

Parameters:
npos - number of groups of positional coordinates for entry
Returns:
new position entry panel for this plot type

hasPositions

boolean hasPositions()
Indicates whether this plot type supports selectable point positions. Normally the return is true, but if this plot type never plots points that can be identified by a screen X,Y position, return false.

Returns:
false iff this plot type never supports selectable points

isPlanar

boolean isPlanar()
Indicates whether this plot type's surface factory produces surfaces implementing the PlanarSurface interface.

Returns:
true for plane surface plot types

getGangerFactory

uk.ac.starlink.ttools.plot2.GangerFactory getGangerFactory()
Returns the GangerFactory used by this plot. It controls how multi-zone plots are arranged.

Returns:
ganger factory

createZoneFactory

ZoneFactory createZoneFactory()
Returns a new zone ID factory for use with this plot. This determines how zone selection for multi-zone plots is done. A new instance should be acquired for each plot window.

Returns:
zone id factory

getCartesianRanger

CartesianRanger getCartesianRanger()
Returns an object that can characterise surfaces used by this plot type as hypercubes in data coordinate space. If it can't be done, null is returned.

Returns:
Cartesian ranger for this plot type, or null

getNavigatorHelpId

String getNavigatorHelpId()
Returns the help ID describing the navigation actions for this plot.

Returns:
navigator help id


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