In the following sections you will learn how to implement bean properties. A bean property is a named attribute of a bean that can affect its behavior or appearance. Examples of bean properties include color, label, font, font size, and display size.
The JavaBeans™ specification defines the following types of bean properties:
- Simple – A bean property with a single value whose changes are independent of changes in any other property.
- Indexed – A bean property that supports a range of values instead of a single value.
- Bound – A bean property for which a change to the property results in a notification being sent to some other bean.
- Constrained – A bean property for which a change to the property results in validation by another bean. The other bean may reject the change if it is not appropriate.
Bean properties can also be classified as follows:
BeanBuilder uses this schema to group and represent properties in the Properties window.
- Writable – A bean property that can be changed
- Read Only – A bean property that cannot be changed.
- Hidden – A bean property that can be changed. However, these properties are not disclosed with the