Java Platform 1.2

Java® 2 Platform API Specification

This document is the specification for the Java® 2 Platform API.


Java Platform Packages
java.applet Provides the classes necessary to create an applet and the classes an applet uses to communicate with its applet context.
java.awt Contains all of the classes for creating user interfaces and for painting graphics and images.
java.awt.color Provides classes for color spaces.
java.awt.datatransfer Provides interfaces and classes for transferring data between and within applications.
java.awt.dnd Provides interfaces and classes for supporting drag-and-drop operations.
java.awt.event Provides interfaces and classes for dealing with different types of events fired by AWT components.
java.awt.font Provides classes and interface relating to fonts.
java.awt.geom Provides the Java 2D classes for defining and performing operations on objects related to two-dimensional geometry. Provides classes and an interface for the input method framework.
java.awt.image Provides classes for creating and modifying images.
java.awt.image.renderable Provides classes and interfaces for producing rendering-independent images.
java.awt.print Provides classes and interfaces for a general printing API.
java.beans Contains classes related to Java Beans development.
java.beans.beancontext Provides classes and interfaces relating to bean context. Provides for system input and output through data streams, serialization and the file system.
java.lang Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language.
java.lang.ref Provides reference-object classes, which support a limited degree of interaction with the garbage collector.
java.lang.reflect Provides classes and interfaces for obtaining reflective information about classes and objects.
java.math Provides classes for performing arbitrary-precision integer arithmetic (BigInteger) and arbitrary-precision decimal arithmetic (BigDecimal). Provides the classes for implementing networking applications.
java.rmi Provides the RMI package.
java.rmi.activation Provides support for RMI Object Activation.
java.rmi.dgc Provides classes and interface for RMI distributed garbage-collection (DGC).
java.rmi.registry Provides a class and two interfaces for the RMI registry.
java.rmi.server Provides classes and interfaces for supporting the server side of RMI. Provides the classes and interfaces for the security framework. The classes and interfaces in this package have been superseded by classes in the package. Provides classes and interfaces for parsing and managing certificates. Provides interfaces for generating RSA (Rivest, Shamir and Adleman AsymmetricCipher algorithm) keys as defined in the RSA Laboratory Technical Note PKCS#1, and DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) keys as defined in NIST's FIPS-186. Provides classes and interfaces for key specifications and algorithm parameter specifications.
java.sql Provides the JDBC package.
java.text Provides classes and interfaces for handling text, dates, numbers, and messages in a manner independent of natural languages.
java.util Contains the collections framework, legacy collection classes, event model, date and time facilities, internationalization, and miscellaneous utility classes (a string tokenizer, a random-number generator, and a bit array).
java.util.jar Provides classes for reading and writing the JAR (Java ARchive) file format, which is based on the standard ZIP file format with an optional manifest file. Provides classes for reading and writing the standard ZIP and GZIP file formats.
javax.accessibility Defines a contract between user-interface components and an assistive technology that provides access to those components.
javax.swing Provides a set of "lightweight" (all-Java language) components that, to the maximum degree possible, work the same on all platforms.
javax.swing.border Provides classes and interface for drawing specialized borders around a Swing component.
javax.swing.colorchooser Contains classes and interfaces used by the JColorChooser component.
javax.swing.event Provides for events fired by Swing components.
javax.swing.filechooser Contains classes and interfaces used by the JFileChooser component.
javax.swing.plaf Provides one interface and many abstract classes that Swing uses to provide its pluggable look-and-feel capabilities.
javax.swing.plaf.basic Provides user interface objects built according to the Basic look-and-feel.
javax.swing.plaf.metal Provides user interface objects built according to the ``metal'' look-and-feel.
javax.swing.plaf.multi The multiplexing look and feel allows users to combine auxiliary look and feels with the default look and feel.
javax.swing.table Provides classes and interfaces for dealing with java.awt.swing.JTable.
javax.swing.text Provides classes and interfaces that deal with editable and noneditable text components.
javax.swing.text.html Provides the class HTMLEditorKit and supporting classes for creating HTML text editors.
javax.swing.text.rtf Provides a class (RTFEditorKit) for creating Rich-Text-Format text editors.
javax.swing.tree Provides classes and interfaces for dealing with java.awt.swing.JTree.
javax.swing.undo Provides support for undo/redo capabilities in an application such as a text editor.
org.omg.CORBA Provides the mapping of the OMG CORBA APIs to the JavaTM programming language, including the class ORB, which is implemented so that a programmer can use it as a fully-functional Object Request Broker (ORB).
org.omg.CORBA.DynAnyPackage Provides the exceptions used with the DynAny interface (InvalidValue, Invalid, InvalidSeq, and TypeMismatch).
org.omg.CORBA.ORBPackage Provides the exception InvalidName, which is thrown by the method ORB.resolve_initial_references and the exception InconsistentTypeCode, which is thrown by the Dynamic Any creation methods in the ORB class.
org.omg.CORBA.portable Provides a portability layer, that is, a set of ORB APIs that makes it possible for code generated by one vendor to run on another vendor's ORB.
org.omg.CORBA.TypeCodePackage Provides the user-defined exceptions BadKind and Bounds, which are thrown by methods in in the class TypeCode.
org.omg.CosNaming Provides the naming service for Java IDL.
org.omg.CosNaming.NamingContextPackage Provides the exceptions used in the package org.omg.CosNaming (AlreadyBound, CannotProceed, InvalidName, NotEmpty, and NotFound) and also the Helper and Holder classes for those exceptions.


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