Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Uses of Interface

Packages that use Channel
java.lang Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language. 
java.nio.channels Defines channels, which represent connections to entities that are capable of performing I/O operations, such as files and sockets; defines selectors, for multiplexed, non-blocking I/O operations. 
java.nio.channels.spi Service-provider classes for the java.nio.channels package. 

Uses of Channel in java.lang

Methods in java.lang that return Channel
static Channel System.inheritedChannel()
          Returns the channel inherited from the entity that created this Java virtual machine.

Uses of Channel in java.nio.channels

Subinterfaces of Channel in java.nio.channels
 interface ByteChannel
          A channel that can read and write bytes.
 interface GatheringByteChannel
          A channel that can write bytes from a sequence of buffers.
 interface InterruptibleChannel
          A channel that can be asynchronously closed and interrupted.
 interface ReadableByteChannel
          A channel that can read bytes.
 interface ScatteringByteChannel
          A channel that can read bytes into a sequence of buffers.
 interface WritableByteChannel
          A channel that can write bytes.

Classes in java.nio.channels that implement Channel
 class DatagramChannel
          A selectable channel for datagram-oriented sockets.
 class FileChannel
          A channel for reading, writing, mapping, and manipulating a file.
static class Pipe.SinkChannel
          A channel representing the writable end of a Pipe.
static class Pipe.SourceChannel
          A channel representing the readable end of a Pipe.
 class SelectableChannel
          A channel that can be multiplexed via a Selector.
 class ServerSocketChannel
          A selectable channel for stream-oriented listening sockets.
 class SocketChannel
          A selectable channel for stream-oriented connecting sockets.

Uses of Channel in java.nio.channels.spi

Classes in java.nio.channels.spi that implement Channel
 class AbstractInterruptibleChannel
          Base implementation class for interruptible channels.
 class AbstractSelectableChannel
          Base implementation class for selectable channels.

Methods in java.nio.channels.spi that return Channel
 Channel SelectorProvider.inheritedChannel()
          Returns the channel inherited from the entity that created this Java virtual machine.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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