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The java.beans Package

23.14 java.beans.PropertyChangeSupport (JDK 1.1)

The PropertyChangeSupport class is a convenience class that maintains a list of registered PropertyChangeListener objects and provides the firePropertyChange() method for sending a PropertyChangeEvent object to all registered listeners. Because there are some tricky thread synchronization issues involved in doing this correctly, it is recommended that all Java beans that support "bound" properties either extend this class, or, more commonly, create an instance of this class to which they can delegate the task of maintaining the list of listeners.

public class PropertyChangeSupport extends Object implements Serializable {
    // Public Constructor
            public PropertyChangeSupport(Object sourceBean);
    // Public Instance Methods
            public synchronized void addPropertyChangeListener(PropertyChangeListener listener);
            public void firePropertyChange(String propertyName, Object oldValue, Object newValue);
            public synchronized void removePropertyChangeListener(PropertyChangeListener listener);

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