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public interface Shape
The Shape
interface provides definitions for objects
that represent some form of geometric shape. The Shape
is described by a PathIterator
object, which can express the
outline of the Shape
as well as a rule for determining
how the outline divides the 2D plane into interior and exterior
points. Each Shape
object provides callbacks to get the
bounding box of the geometry, determine whether points or
rectangles lie partly or entirely within the interior
of the Shape
, and retrieve a PathIterator
object that describes the trajectory path of the Shape
outline.
Definition of insideness:
A point is considered to lie inside a
Shape
if and only if:
Shape
boundary or
Shape
boundary and the
space immediately adjacent to the
point in the increasing X
direction is
entirely inside the boundary or
Y
direction is inside the boundary.
The contains
and intersects
methods
consider the interior of a Shape
to be the area it
encloses as if it were filled. This means that these methods
consider
unclosed shapes to be implicitly closed for the purpose of
determining if a shape contains or intersects a rectangle or if a
shape contains a point.
PathIterator
,
AffineTransform
,
FlatteningPathIterator
,
GeneralPath
Method Summary  

boolean 
contains(double x,
double y)
Tests if the specified coordinates are inside the boundary of the Shape . 
boolean 
contains(double x,
double y,
double w,
double h)
Tests if the interior of the Shape entirely contains
the specified rectangular area. 
boolean 
contains(Point2D p)
Tests if a specified Point2D is inside the boundary
of the Shape . 
boolean 
contains(Rectangle2D r)
Tests if the interior of the Shape entirely contains the
specified Rectangle2D . 
Rectangle 
getBounds()
Returns an integer Rectangle that completely encloses the
Shape . 
Rectangle2D 
getBounds2D()
Returns a high precision and more accurate bounding box of the Shape than the getBounds method. 
PathIterator 
getPathIterator(AffineTransform at)
Returns an iterator object that iterates along the Shape boundary and provides access to the geometry of the
Shape outline. 
PathIterator 
getPathIterator(AffineTransform at,
double flatness)
Returns an iterator object that iterates along the Shape
boundary and provides access to a flattened view of the
Shape outline geometry. 
boolean 
intersects(double x,
double y,
double w,
double h)
Tests if the interior of the Shape intersects the
interior of a specified rectangular area. 
boolean 
intersects(Rectangle2D r)
Tests if the interior of the Shape intersects the
interior of a specified Rectangle2D . 
Method Detail 

Rectangle getBounds()
Rectangle
that completely encloses the
Shape
. Note that there is no guarantee that the
returned Rectangle
is the smallest bounding box that
encloses the Shape
, only that the Shape
lies entirely within the indicated Rectangle
. The
returned Rectangle
might also fail to completely
enclose the Shape
if the Shape
overflows
the limited range of the integer data type. The
getBounds2D
method generally returns a
tighter bounding box due to its greater flexibility in
representation.
Rectangle
that completely encloses
the Shape
.getBounds2D()
Rectangle2D getBounds2D()
Shape
than the getBounds
method.
Note that there is no guarantee that the returned
Rectangle2D
is the smallest bounding box that encloses
the Shape
, only that the Shape
lies
entirely within the indicated Rectangle2D
. The
bounding box returned by this method is usually tighter than that
returned by the getBounds
method and never fails due
to overflow problems since the return value can be an instance of
the Rectangle2D
that uses double precision values to
store the dimensions.
Rectangle2D
that is a
highprecision bounding box of the Shape
.getBounds()
boolean contains(double x, double y)
Shape
.
x
 the specified X coordinate to be testedy
 the specified Y coordinate to be tested
true
if the specified coordinates are inside
the Shape
boundary; false
otherwise.boolean contains(Point2D p)
Point2D
is inside the boundary
of the Shape
.
p
 the specified Point2D
to be tested
true
if the specified Point2D
is
inside the boundary of the Shape
;
false
otherwise.boolean intersects(double x, double y, double w, double h)
Shape
intersects the
interior of a specified rectangular area.
The rectangular area is considered to intersect the Shape
if any point is contained in both the interior of the
Shape
and the specified rectangular area.
The Shape.intersects()
method allows a Shape
implementation to conservatively return true
when:
Shape
intersect, but
Shapes
this method might
return true
even though the rectangular area does not
intersect the Shape
.
The Area
class performs
more accurate computations of geometric intersection than most
Shape
objects and therefore can be used if a more precise
answer is required.
x
 the X coordinate of the upperleft corner
of the specified rectangular areay
 the Y coordinate of the upperleft corner
of the specified rectangular areaw
 the width of the specified rectangular areah
 the height of the specified rectangular area
true
if the interior of the Shape
and
the interior of the rectangular area intersect, or are
both highly likely to intersect and intersection calculations
would be too expensive to perform; false
otherwise.Area
boolean intersects(Rectangle2D r)
Shape
intersects the
interior of a specified Rectangle2D
.
The Shape.intersects()
method allows a Shape
implementation to conservatively return true
when:
Rectangle2D
and the
Shape
intersect, but
Shapes
this method might
return true
even though the Rectangle2D
does not
intersect the Shape
.
The Area
class performs
more accurate computations of geometric intersection than most
Shape
objects and therefore can be used if a more precise
answer is required.
r
 the specified Rectangle2D
true
if the interior of the Shape
and
the interior of the specified Rectangle2D
intersect, or are both highly likely to intersect and intersection
calculations would be too expensive to perform; false
otherwise.intersects(double, double, double, double)
boolean contains(double x, double y, double w, double h)
Shape
entirely contains
the specified rectangular area. All coordinates that lie inside
the rectangular area must lie within the Shape
for the
entire rectanglar area to be considered contained within the
Shape
.
The Shape.contains()
method allows a Shape
implementation to conservatively return false
when:
intersect
method returns true
and
Shape
entirely contains the rectangular area are
prohibitively expensive.
Shapes
this method might
return false
even though the Shape
contains
the rectangular area.
The Area
class performs
more accurate geometric computations than most
Shape
objects and therefore can be used if a more precise
answer is required.
x
 the X coordinate of the upperleft corner
of the specified rectangular areay
 the Y coordinate of the upperleft corner
of the specified rectangular areaw
 the width of the specified rectangular areah
 the height of the specified rectangular area
true
if the interior of the Shape
entirely contains the specified rectangular area;
false
otherwise or, if the Shape
contains the rectangular area and the
intersects
method returns true
and the containment calculations would be too expensive to
perform.Area
,
intersects(double, double, double, double)
boolean contains(Rectangle2D r)
Shape
entirely contains the
specified Rectangle2D
.
The Shape.contains()
method allows a Shape
implementation to conservatively return false
when:
intersect
method returns true
and
Shape
entirely contains the Rectangle2D
are prohibitively expensive.
Shapes
this method might
return false
even though the Shape
contains
the Rectangle2D
.
The Area
class performs
more accurate geometric computations than most
Shape
objects and therefore can be used if a more precise
answer is required.
r
 The specified Rectangle2D
true
if the interior of the Shape
entirely contains the Rectangle2D
;
false
otherwise or, if the Shape
contains the Rectangle2D
and the
intersects
method returns true
and the containment calculations would be too expensive to
perform.contains(double, double, double, double)
PathIterator getPathIterator(AffineTransform at)
Shape
boundary and provides access to the geometry of the
Shape
outline. If an optional AffineTransform
is specified, the coordinates returned in the iteration are
transformed accordingly.
Each call to this method returns a fresh PathIterator
object that traverses the geometry of the Shape
object
independently from any other PathIterator
objects in use
at the same time.
It is recommended, but not guaranteed, that objects
implementing the Shape
interface isolate iterations
that are in process from any changes that might occur to the original
object's geometry during such iterations.
at
 an optional AffineTransform
to be applied to the
coordinates as they are returned in the iteration, or
null
if untransformed coordinates are desired
PathIterator
object, which independently
traverses the geometry of the Shape
.PathIterator getPathIterator(AffineTransform at, double flatness)
Shape
boundary and provides access to a flattened view of the
Shape
outline geometry.
Only SEG_MOVETO, SEG_LINETO, and SEG_CLOSE point types are returned by the iterator.
If an optional AffineTransform
is specified,
the coordinates returned in the iteration are transformed
accordingly.
The amount of subdivision of the curved segments is controlled
by the flatness
parameter, which specifies the
maximum distance that any point on the unflattened transformed
curve can deviate from the returned flattened path segments.
Note that a limit on the accuracy of the flattened path might be
silently imposed, causing very small flattening parameters to be
treated as larger values. This limit, if there is one, is
defined by the particular implementation that is used.
Each call to this method returns a fresh PathIterator
object that traverses the Shape
object geometry
independently from any other PathIterator
objects in use at
the same time.
It is recommended, but not guaranteed, that objects
implementing the Shape
interface isolate iterations
that are in process from any changes that might occur to the original
object's geometry during such iterations.
at
 an optional AffineTransform
to be applied to the
coordinates as they are returned in the iteration, or
null
if untransformed coordinates are desiredflatness
 the maximum distance that the line segments used to
approximate the curved segments are allowed to deviate
from any point on the original curve
PathIterator
that independently traverses
a flattened view of the geometry of the Shape
.

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