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Clipboard .isDataFlavorAvailable() In Java 1.4

Mark Newton
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Joined: Jan 31, 2006
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I'm being a bit lazy here, I could probably find a solution myself, but I'm on a bit of a deadline, and thought that someone might have been through this and found a solution that they'd be willing to share. Don't spend lots of time thinking about it though (unless you really want to! )

In a nutshell, I've been working on the assumption that I can use JVM version 1.5, but am now needing to go back to 1.4.2. I've made a very few changes, but need to find some equivalent for Clipboard.isDataFlavorAvailable(), which is only since Java 1.5. All the easy equivalents also seem to be since 1.5 - any help/pointers greatly appreciated!
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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isDataFlavorAvailable() is a really very trivial convenience method. It just calls getContents() to get the Transferable, then calls isDataFlavorSupported() on the Transferable. Add a check for null here and there, and that's all she wrote.

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Mark Newton
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Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 129
Great - thanks very much, couldn't have asked for a more perfect answer! It's exactly what I was assuming would be the case, but I didn't have to think! Saved me a good 10 minutes... minus posting time, checking for replies, writing this response...

Still, it feels like I got something for nothing, and that's always good
I agree. Here's the link:
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