public abstract interface Observable
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An Observable is an entity that wraps content and allows to observe the content for invalidations.

An implementation of Observable may support lazy evaluation, which means that the content is not immediately recomputed after changes, but lazily the next time it is requested. All bindings and properties in this library support lazy evaluation.

Implementations of this class should strive to generate as few events as possible to avoid wasting too much time in event handlers. Implementations in this library mark themselves as invalid when the first invalidation event occurs. They do not generate anymore invalidation events until their value is recomputed and valid again.

See also:
javafx.beans.value.ObservableValue, javafx.collections.ObservableList, javafx.collections.ObservableMap

Since:  JavaFX 2.0