Spring Framework

org.springframework.beans.factory.support
Class ManagedProperties

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.util.Dictionary<K,V>
      extended by java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object>
          extended by java.util.Properties
              extended by org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ManagedProperties
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Cloneable, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object>, BeanMetadataElement, Mergeable

public class ManagedProperties
extends java.util.Properties
implements Mergeable, BeanMetadataElement

Tag class which represents a Spring-managed Properties instance that supports merging of parent/child definitions.

Since:
2.0
Author:
Rob Harrop, Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class java.util.Properties
defaults
 
Constructor Summary
ManagedProperties()
           
 
Method Summary
 java.lang.Object getSource()
          Return the configuration source Object for this metadata element (may be null).
 boolean isMergeEnabled()
          Is merging enabled for this particular instance?
 java.lang.Object merge(java.lang.Object parent)
          Merge the current value set with that of the supplied object.
 void setMergeEnabled(boolean mergeEnabled)
          Set whether merging should be enabled for this collection, in case of a 'parent' collection value being present.
 void setSource(java.lang.Object source)
          Set the configuration source Object for this metadata element.
 
Methods inherited from class java.util.Properties
getProperty, getProperty, list, list, load, load, loadFromXML, propertyNames, save, setProperty, store, store, storeToXML, storeToXML, stringPropertyNames
 
Methods inherited from class java.util.Hashtable
clear, clone, contains, containsKey, containsValue, elements, entrySet, equals, get, hashCode, isEmpty, keys, keySet, put, putAll, rehash, remove, size, toString, values
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ManagedProperties

public ManagedProperties()
Method Detail

setSource

public void setSource(java.lang.Object source)
Set the configuration source Object for this metadata element.

The exact type of the object will depend on the configuration mechanism used.


getSource

public java.lang.Object getSource()
Description copied from interface: BeanMetadataElement
Return the configuration source Object for this metadata element (may be null).

Specified by:
getSource in interface BeanMetadataElement

setMergeEnabled

public void setMergeEnabled(boolean mergeEnabled)
Set whether merging should be enabled for this collection, in case of a 'parent' collection value being present.


isMergeEnabled

public boolean isMergeEnabled()
Description copied from interface: Mergeable
Is merging enabled for this particular instance?

Specified by:
isMergeEnabled in interface Mergeable

merge

public java.lang.Object merge(java.lang.Object parent)
Description copied from interface: Mergeable
Merge the current value set with that of the supplied object.

The supplied object is considered the parent, and values in the callee's value set must override those of the supplied object.

Specified by:
merge in interface Mergeable
Parameters:
parent - the object to merge with
Returns:
the result of the merge operation

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