Spring Framework

org.springframework.beans
Interface PropertyAccessor

All Known Subinterfaces:
BeanWrapper, ConfigurablePropertyAccessor
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractPropertyAccessor, BeanWrapperImpl, DirectFieldAccessor

public interface PropertyAccessor

Common interface for classes that can access named properties (such as bean properties of an object or fields in an object) Serves as base interface for BeanWrapper.

Since:
1.1
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
BeanWrapper, PropertyAccessorFactory.forBeanPropertyAccess(java.lang.Object), PropertyAccessorFactory.forDirectFieldAccess(java.lang.Object)

Field Summary
static java.lang.String NESTED_PROPERTY_SEPARATOR
          Path separator for nested properties.
static char NESTED_PROPERTY_SEPARATOR_CHAR
           
static java.lang.String PROPERTY_KEY_PREFIX
          Marker that indicates the start of a property key for an indexed or mapped property like "person.addresses[0]".
static char PROPERTY_KEY_PREFIX_CHAR
           
static java.lang.String PROPERTY_KEY_SUFFIX
          Marker that indicates the end of a property key for an indexed or mapped property like "person.addresses[0]".
static char PROPERTY_KEY_SUFFIX_CHAR
           
 
Method Summary
 java.lang.Class getPropertyType(java.lang.String propertyName)
          Determine the property type for the specified property, either checking the property descriptor or checking the value in case of an indexed or mapped element.
 TypeDescriptor getPropertyTypeDescriptor(java.lang.String propertyName)
          Return a type descriptor for the specified property: preferably from the read method, falling back to the write method.
 java.lang.Object getPropertyValue(java.lang.String propertyName)
          Get the current value of the specified property.
 boolean isReadableProperty(java.lang.String propertyName)
          Determine whether the specified property is readable.
 boolean isWritableProperty(java.lang.String propertyName)
          Determine whether the specified property is writable.
 void setPropertyValue(PropertyValue pv)
          Set the specified value as current property value.
 void setPropertyValue(java.lang.String propertyName, java.lang.Object value)
          Set the specified value as current property value.
 void setPropertyValues(java.util.Map<?,?> map)
          Perform a batch update from a Map.
 void setPropertyValues(PropertyValues pvs)
          The preferred way to perform a batch update.
 void setPropertyValues(PropertyValues pvs, boolean ignoreUnknown)
          Perform a batch update with more control over behavior.
 void setPropertyValues(PropertyValues pvs, boolean ignoreUnknown, boolean ignoreInvalid)
          Perform a batch update with full control over behavior.
 

Field Detail

NESTED_PROPERTY_SEPARATOR

static final java.lang.String NESTED_PROPERTY_SEPARATOR
Path separator for nested properties. Follows normal Java conventions: getFoo().getBar() would be "foo.bar".

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Constant Field Values

NESTED_PROPERTY_SEPARATOR_CHAR

static final char NESTED_PROPERTY_SEPARATOR_CHAR
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Constant Field Values

PROPERTY_KEY_PREFIX

static final java.lang.String PROPERTY_KEY_PREFIX
Marker that indicates the start of a property key for an indexed or mapped property like "person.addresses[0]".

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Constant Field Values

PROPERTY_KEY_PREFIX_CHAR

static final char PROPERTY_KEY_PREFIX_CHAR
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Constant Field Values

PROPERTY_KEY_SUFFIX

static final java.lang.String PROPERTY_KEY_SUFFIX
Marker that indicates the end of a property key for an indexed or mapped property like "person.addresses[0]".

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Constant Field Values

PROPERTY_KEY_SUFFIX_CHAR

static final char PROPERTY_KEY_SUFFIX_CHAR
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Constant Field Values
Method Detail

isReadableProperty

boolean isReadableProperty(java.lang.String propertyName)
Determine whether the specified property is readable.

Returns false if the property doesn't exist.

Parameters:
propertyName - the property to check (may be a nested path and/or an indexed/mapped property)
Returns:
whether the property is readable

isWritableProperty

boolean isWritableProperty(java.lang.String propertyName)
Determine whether the specified property is writable.

Returns false if the property doesn't exist.

Parameters:
propertyName - the property to check (may be a nested path and/or an indexed/mapped property)
Returns:
whether the property is writable

getPropertyType

java.lang.Class getPropertyType(java.lang.String propertyName)
                                throws BeansException
Determine the property type for the specified property, either checking the property descriptor or checking the value in case of an indexed or mapped element.

Parameters:
propertyName - the property to check (may be a nested path and/or an indexed/mapped property)
Returns:
the property type for the particular property, or null if not determinable
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't readable
PropertyAccessException - if the property was valid but the accessor method failed
BeansException

getPropertyTypeDescriptor

TypeDescriptor getPropertyTypeDescriptor(java.lang.String propertyName)
                                         throws BeansException
Return a type descriptor for the specified property: preferably from the read method, falling back to the write method.

Parameters:
propertyName - the property to check (may be a nested path and/or an indexed/mapped property)
Returns:
the property type for the particular property, or null if not determinable
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't readable
BeansException

getPropertyValue

java.lang.Object getPropertyValue(java.lang.String propertyName)
                                  throws BeansException
Get the current value of the specified property.

Parameters:
propertyName - the name of the property to get the value of (may be a nested path and/or an indexed/mapped property)
Returns:
the value of the property
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't readable
PropertyAccessException - if the property was valid but the accessor method failed
BeansException

setPropertyValue

void setPropertyValue(java.lang.String propertyName,
                      java.lang.Object value)
                      throws BeansException
Set the specified value as current property value.

Parameters:
propertyName - the name of the property to set the value of (may be a nested path and/or an indexed/mapped property)
value - the new value
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't writable
PropertyAccessException - if the property was valid but the accessor method failed or a type mismatch occured
BeansException

setPropertyValue

void setPropertyValue(PropertyValue pv)
                      throws BeansException
Set the specified value as current property value.

Parameters:
pv - an object containing the new property value
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't writable
PropertyAccessException - if the property was valid but the accessor method failed or a type mismatch occured
BeansException

setPropertyValues

void setPropertyValues(java.util.Map<?,?> map)
                       throws BeansException
Perform a batch update from a Map.

Bulk updates from PropertyValues are more powerful: This method is provided for convenience. Behavior will be identical to that of the setPropertyValues(PropertyValues) method.

Parameters:
map - Map to take properties from. Contains property value objects, keyed by property name
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't writable
PropertyBatchUpdateException - if one or more PropertyAccessExceptions occured for specific properties during the batch update. This exception bundles all individual PropertyAccessExceptions. All other properties will have been successfully updated.
BeansException

setPropertyValues

void setPropertyValues(PropertyValues pvs)
                       throws BeansException
The preferred way to perform a batch update.

Note that performing a batch update differs from performing a single update, in that an implementation of this class will continue to update properties if a recoverable error (such as a type mismatch, but not an invalid field name or the like) is encountered, throwing a PropertyBatchUpdateException containing all the individual errors. This exception can be examined later to see all binding errors. Properties that were successfully updated remain changed.

Does not allow unknown fields or invalid fields.

Parameters:
pvs - PropertyValues to set on the target object
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't writable
PropertyBatchUpdateException - if one or more PropertyAccessExceptions occured for specific properties during the batch update. This exception bundles all individual PropertyAccessExceptions. All other properties will have been successfully updated.
BeansException
See Also:
setPropertyValues(PropertyValues, boolean, boolean)

setPropertyValues

void setPropertyValues(PropertyValues pvs,
                       boolean ignoreUnknown)
                       throws BeansException
Perform a batch update with more control over behavior.

Note that performing a batch update differs from performing a single update, in that an implementation of this class will continue to update properties if a recoverable error (such as a type mismatch, but not an invalid field name or the like) is encountered, throwing a PropertyBatchUpdateException containing all the individual errors. This exception can be examined later to see all binding errors. Properties that were successfully updated remain changed.

Parameters:
pvs - PropertyValues to set on the target object
ignoreUnknown - should we ignore unknown properties (not found in the bean)
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't writable
PropertyBatchUpdateException - if one or more PropertyAccessExceptions occured for specific properties during the batch update. This exception bundles all individual PropertyAccessExceptions. All other properties will have been successfully updated.
BeansException
See Also:
setPropertyValues(PropertyValues, boolean, boolean)

setPropertyValues

void setPropertyValues(PropertyValues pvs,
                       boolean ignoreUnknown,
                       boolean ignoreInvalid)
                       throws BeansException
Perform a batch update with full control over behavior.

Note that performing a batch update differs from performing a single update, in that an implementation of this class will continue to update properties if a recoverable error (such as a type mismatch, but not an invalid field name or the like) is encountered, throwing a PropertyBatchUpdateException containing all the individual errors. This exception can be examined later to see all binding errors. Properties that were successfully updated remain changed.

Parameters:
pvs - PropertyValues to set on the target object
ignoreUnknown - should we ignore unknown properties (not found in the bean)
ignoreInvalid - should we ignore invalid properties (found but not accessible)
Throws:
InvalidPropertyException - if there is no such property or if the property isn't writable
PropertyBatchUpdateException - if one or more PropertyAccessExceptions occured for specific properties during the batch update. This exception bundles all individual PropertyAccessExceptions. All other properties will have been successfully updated.
BeansException

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