Returns a point based on (x, y) but constrained to be within the bounds of a given rectangle. : Rectangle « 2D Graphics « Java Tutorial

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 * (C)opyright 2003-2008, by Object Refinery Limited and Contributors.
 * Original Author:  David Gilbert (for Object Refinery Limited);
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 * $Id:,v 1.18 2008/06/02 06:58:28 mungady Exp $
 * Changes
 * -------
 * 13-Aug-2003 : Version 1 (DG);
 * 16-Mar-2004 : Moved rotateShape() from to here (DG);
 * 13-May-2004 : Added new shape creation methods (DG);
 * 30-Sep-2004 : Added createLineRegion() method (DG);
 *               Moved drawRotatedShape() method from RefineryUtilities class
 *               to this class (DG);
 * 04-Oct-2004 : Renamed ShapeUtils --> ShapeUtilities (DG);
 * 26-Oct-2004 : Added a method to test the equality of two Line2D
 *               instances (DG);
 * 10-Nov-2004 : Added new translateShape() and equal(Ellipse2D, Ellipse2D)
 *               methods (DG);
 * 11-Nov-2004 : Renamed translateShape() --> createTranslatedShape() (DG);
 * 07-Jan-2005 : Minor Javadoc fix (DG);
 * 11-Jan-2005 : Removed deprecated code in preparation for 1.0.0 release (DG);
 * 21-Jan-2005 : Modified return type of RectangleAnchor.coordinates()
 *               method (DG);
 * 22-Feb-2005 : Added equality tests for Arc2D and GeneralPath (DG);
 * 16-Mar-2005 : Fixed bug where equal(Shape, Shape) fails for two Polygon
 *               instances (DG);
 * 01-Jun-2008 : Fixed bug in equal(GeneralPath, GeneralPath) method (DG);

import java.awt.Shape;
import java.awt.geom.Point2D;
import java.awt.geom.Rectangle2D;
 * Utility methods for {@link Shape} objects.
 * @author David Gilbert
public class Main {

   * Returns a point based on (x, y) but constrained to be within the bounds
   * of a given rectangle.
   * @param x  the x-coordinate.
   * @param y  the y-coordinate.
   * @param area  the constraining rectangle (<code>null</code> not
   *              permitted).
   * @return A point within the rectangle.
   * @throws NullPointerException if <code>area</code> is <code>null</code>.
  public static Point2D getPointInRectangle(double x, double y,
                                            final Rectangle2D area) {

      x = Math.max(area.getMinX(), Math.min(x, area.getMaxX()));
      y = Math.max(area.getMinY(), Math.min(y, area.getMaxY()));
      return new Point2D.Double(x, y);



16.41.2.Draw RectangleDraw Rectangle
16.41.3.drawRect (int, int, int, int) to draw a rectangle outline
16.41.4.drawRoundRect (int, int, int, int, int, int) to draw a rounded rectangle outline
16.41.5.Draw a three-dimensional rectangle outline
16.41.6.How do I...Fill shapes?How do I...Fill shapes?
16.41.7.Fill 3D RectangleFill 3D Rectangle
16.41.8.Draw Rectangle with Rectangle2D.Float
16.41.9.Draw RoundRectangle2D.Float
16.41.10.Ractangle with rounded corners drawn using Java 2D Graphics API
16.41.11.Intersection between rectangles
16.41.12.Grow a rectangle
16.41.13.Union two Rectangles
16.41.14.Clips the specified line to the given rectangle.
16.41.15.Returns a point based on (x, y) but constrained to be within the bounds of a given rectangle.
16.41.16.Checks, whether the given rectangle1 fully contains rectangle 2 (even if rectangle 2 has a height or width of zero!).