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Groovy example source code file (

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Java - Groovy tags/keywords

awt, consolesupport, consolesupport, exception, exception, groovyshell, groovyshell, gui, monospaced, object, script, string, style, style, styleddocument, swing, text

The Groovy source code

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package groovy.ui;

import groovy.lang.GroovyShell;

import java.awt.Color;

import javax.swing.JTextPane;
import javax.swing.text.Style;
import javax.swing.text.StyleConstants;
import javax.swing.text.StyleContext;
import javax.swing.text.StyledDocument;

 * Base class for console
 * @author <a href="">James Strachan
 * @version $Revision: 6778 $
public abstract class ConsoleSupport {

    Style promptStyle;
    Style commandStyle;
    Style outputStyle;
    private GroovyShell shell;
    int counter;

    protected void addStylesToDocument(JTextPane outputArea) {
        StyledDocument doc = outputArea.getStyledDocument();

        Style def = StyleContext.getDefaultStyleContext().getStyle(StyleContext.DEFAULT_STYLE);

        Style regular = doc.addStyle("regular", def);
        StyleConstants.setFontFamily(def, "Monospaced");

        promptStyle = doc.addStyle("prompt", regular);
        StyleConstants.setForeground(promptStyle, Color.BLUE);

        commandStyle = doc.addStyle("command", regular);
        StyleConstants.setForeground(commandStyle, Color.MAGENTA);

        outputStyle = doc.addStyle("output", regular);
        StyleConstants.setBold(outputStyle, true);

    public Style getCommandStyle() {
        return commandStyle;

    public Style getOutputStyle() {
        return outputStyle;

    public Style getPromptStyle() {
        return promptStyle;

    public GroovyShell getShell() {
        if (shell == null) {
            shell = new GroovyShell();
        return shell;

    protected Object evaluate(String text) {
        String name = "Script" + counter++;
        try {
            return getShell().evaluate(text, name);
        catch (Exception e) {
            handleException(text, e);
            return null;
    protected abstract void handleException(String text, Exception e);

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