Name: skT88420 Date: 08/03/99
Most Windows applications, and probably those on other platforms,
typically enable "paste" functionality only when there is valid data
on the clipboard ("valid" meaning of an appropriate flavor).
Implementing this behavior requires a mechanism through which changes
to the clipboard can be detected. That is when the option should be
enabled or disabled -- when the clipboard contents change. The Java
Clipboard API does not currently support this type of notification,
but it could be added trivially.
I suggest that java.awt.Clipboard be extended to support a set of
listeners (PropertyChangeListener would be adequate) who are notified
when the clipboard contents change. This would be entirely backward
compatible with the existing API and would provide very useful
functionality that is not currently available.
(Review ID: 93418)