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Selectable.java

/*
$Id: Selectable.java,v 1.3 2003/02/18 11:48:46 sander Exp $
*/


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package fr.ove.openmath.jome.behaviour;

/**
* The interface to implement if we want selection abilities.
*
* @author  1999 DIRAT Laurent
* @version 2.0 29/06/1999
*/
00037 public interface Selectable {
    /**
    * Selects the instance.<BR>
    * In the case of an instance composed by different elements (for example trees), this 
    * method is recursive, and then selects the different elements.
    */
    public void select();
    
    /**
    * Marks the instance as selected.
    */
    public void setSelected();
    
    /**
    * Deselects the instance.<BR>
    * In the case of an instance composed by different elements (for example trees), this 
    * method is recursive, and then deselects the different elements.
    */
    public void deselect();
    
    /**
    * Marks the instance as not selected.
    */
    public void setNotSelected();
    
    /**
    * Checks if the instance is selected.
    * @returns <CODE>true</CODE> if the instance is selected. <CODE>false</CODE>
    * otherwise.
    */
    public boolean isSelected();
    
    /**
    * In the case of an instance composed by different elements (for example trees), this 
    * method checks if there are some selected elements.
    * @returns <CODE>true</CODE> if the instance has selected elements. <CODE>false</CODE>
    * otherwise.
    */
    public boolean gotSelectedElements();
}

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