The trouble with Skins

Tom Eugelink tbee at
Mon Mar 23 21:08:36 UTC 2015

Suppose control would support have generics type, to make the requirement on the Skin formal.

Control<T extends Skin>

Then getSkin would expose information for every skin the control has, without polluting the control's API. Would that work for you?


On 23-3-2015 22:03, Tomas Mikula wrote:
> Sure, it is a workaround that works, but I don't think type cast
> should be the recommended way to do this (or to do anything).
> Tomas
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 4:15 PM, Tom Eugelink <tbee at> wrote:
>> On 23-3-2015 20:30, Tomas Mikula wrote:
>>> Control does not know what API is available on the Skin
>> I have many controls that require a skin that implements a certain interface
>> (refresh() is often present). Granted, this is not something that is
>> compiler checkable via the setSkin method, but it can fail quickly at
>> runtime. Works for me.
>> Tom

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