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Added in API level 1

DrawFilter

public class DrawFilter
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.graphics.DrawFilter
Known Direct Subclasses


A DrawFilter subclass can be installed in a Canvas. When it is present, it can modify the paint that is used to draw (temporarily). With this, a filter can disable/enable antialiasing, or change the color for everything this is drawn.

Summary

Public constructors

DrawFilter()

Protected methods

void finalize()

Invoked when the garbage collector has detected that this instance is no longer reachable.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors

DrawFilter

Added in API level 1
DrawFilter ()

Protected methods

finalize

Added in API level 1
void finalize ()

Invoked when the garbage collector has detected that this instance is no longer reachable. The default implementation does nothing, but this method can be overridden to free resources.

Note that objects that override finalize are significantly more expensive than objects that don't. Finalizers may be run a long time after the object is no longer reachable, depending on memory pressure, so it's a bad idea to rely on them for cleanup. Note also that finalizers are run on a single VM-wide finalizer thread, so doing blocking work in a finalizer is a bad idea. A finalizer is usually only necessary for a class that has a native peer and needs to call a native method to destroy that peer. Even then, it's better to provide an explicit close method (and implement Closeable), and insist that callers manually dispose of instances. This works well for something like files, but less well for something like a BigInteger where typical calling code would have to deal with lots of temporaries. Unfortunately, code that creates lots of temporaries is the worst kind of code from the point of view of the single finalizer thread.

If you must use finalizers, consider at least providing your own ReferenceQueue and having your own thread process that queue.

Unlike constructors, finalizers are not automatically chained. You are responsible for calling super.finalize() yourself.

Uncaught exceptions thrown by finalizers are ignored and do not terminate the finalizer thread. See Effective Java Item 7, "Avoid finalizers" for more.

Throws
Throwable
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