uk.ac.starlink.topcat.vizier
Interface VizierMode

All Known Implementing Classes:
BasicVizierMode, CategoryVizierMode, MissionVizierMode, SearchVizierMode, SurveyVizierMode, WordVizierMode

public interface VizierMode

Defines one of the GUI options for selecting a Vizier catalogue to search.

Since:
19 Oct 2009
Author:
Mark Taylor

Method Summary
 Component getComponent()
          Returns the graphical component containing user controls for this mode.
 String getName()
          Returns a name for this mode.
 JTable getQueryableTable()
          Returns a table whose rows represent VizieR catalogues.
 void readData()
          Perform whatever updating from the remote server is necessary to initialise the state of this component from the currently installed VizierInfo.
 void setVizierInfo(VizierInfo vizinfo)
          Sets the object which can query a VizieR server and store metadata.
 

Method Detail

getName

String getName()
Returns a name for this mode.

Returns:
name mode name

getComponent

Component getComponent()
Returns the graphical component containing user controls for this mode.

Returns:
component

getQueryableTable

JTable getQueryableTable()
Returns a table whose rows represent VizieR catalogues. The table's model must be a ArrayTableModel with items that are Queryables.

Returns:
table of queryable objects representing Vizier catalogues

setVizierInfo

void setVizierInfo(VizierInfo vizinfo)
Sets the object which can query a VizieR server and store metadata. This method must be called before the mode is called upon to contact the server.

Parameters:
vizinfo - vizier search object

readData

void readData()
Perform whatever updating from the remote server is necessary to initialise the state of this component from the currently installed VizierInfo. This method is called from the event dispatch thread, but should work asynchronously so as not to block the GUI.



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