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The java.awt Package

18.55 java.awt.Shape (JDK 1.1)

This interface encapsulates some very generic information about geometric shapes. All Shape objects must have a bounding box--i.e., a rectangle that completely encloses the represented shape.

When the forthcoming Java2D API is integrated with the AWT, this interface may be changed. For this reason, Java 1.1 applications can use this interface, but should not implement it in their own classes.

public abstract interface Shape {
    // Public Instance Methods
            public abstract Rectangle getBounds();

Implemented By:

Polygon, Rectangle

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