Tuesday, May 15, 2001 08:07 PM
Quoted below is the is the documentation of the private method handleException of java.awt.EventDispatchThread. It's not a long-term solution but it does work.
Handles an exception thrown in the event-dispatch thread.
If the system property "sun.awt.exception.handler" is defined, then
when this method is invoked it will attempt to do the following:
- Load the class named by the value of that property, using the
current thread's context class loader,
- Instantiate that class using its zero-argument constructor,
- Find the resulting handler object's public void handle
method, which should take a single argument of type
- Invoke the handler's handle method, passing it the
thrown argument that was passed to this method.
If any of the first three steps fail then this method will return false
and all following invocations of this method will return false
immediately. An exception thrown by the handler object's handle
will be caught, and will cause this method to return false
. If the handler's handle
method is successfully
invoked, then this method will return true
. This method will
never throw any sort of exception.
Note: This method is a temporary hack to work around the
absence of a real API that provides the ability to replace the
event-dispatch thread. The magic "sun.awt.exception.handler" property
will be removed in a future release.