Java.util.Observable.deleteObservers() Method

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Description

The java.util.Observable.deleteObservers() method clears the observer list. This object will no longer have any observers.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Observable.deleteObservers() method

public void deleteObservers()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

NA

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Observable.deleteObservers() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.Observable;
import java.util.Observer;

class ObservedObject extends Observable {
   private String watchedValue;
   
   public ObservedObject(String value) {
      watchedValue = value;
   }
   
   public void setValue(String value) {
      // if value has changed notify observers
      if(!watchedValue.equals(value)) {
         System.out.println("Value changed to new value: "+value);
         watchedValue = value;
         
         // mark as value changed
         setChanged();
         // trigger notification
         notifyObservers(value);
      }
   }
}
public class ObservableDemo implements Observer {
   public String name;
   public ObservableDemo(String name) {
      this.name = name;
   }
   
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      // create watched and watcher objects
      ObservedObject watched = new ObservedObject("Original Value");
      // watcher object listens to object change
      ObservableDemo watcher1 = new ObservableDemo("Watcher1");
      ObservableDemo watcher2 = new ObservableDemo("Watcher2");

      // trigger value change
      watched.setValue("Value before addObserver");
      // add observer to the watched object
      watched.addObserver(watcher1);
      watched.addObserver(watcher2);
      // trigger value change
      watched.setValue("Value after addObserver");
      // delete all observers
      watched.deleteObservers();
      // trigger value change
      watched.setValue("Value after deleteObservers");
   }
   
   public void update(Observable obj, Object arg) {
      System.out.println(name+" called with Arguments: "+arg);
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Value changed to new value: Value before addObserver
Value changed to new value: Value after addObserver
Watcher2 called with Arguments: Value after addObserver
Watcher1 called with Arguments: Value after addObserver
Value changed to new value: Value after deleteObservers



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