Spring Framework

org.springframework.beans.propertyeditors
Class FileEditor

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.beans.PropertyEditorSupport
      extended by org.springframework.beans.propertyeditors.FileEditor
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.beans.PropertyEditor

public class FileEditor
extends java.beans.PropertyEditorSupport

Editor for java.io.File, to directly populate a File property from a Spring resource location.

Supports Spring-style URL notation: any fully qualified standard URL ("file:", "http:", etc) and Spring's special "classpath:" pseudo-URL.

NOTE: The behavior of this editor has changed in Spring 2.0. Previously, it created a File instance directly from a filename. As of Spring 2.0, it takes a standard Spring resource location as input; this is consistent with URLEditor and InputStreamEditor now.

NOTE: In Spring 2.5 the following modification was made. If a file name is specified without a URL prefix or without an absolute path then we try to locate the file using standard ResourceLoader semantics. If the file was not found, then a File instance is created assuming the file name refers to a relative file location.

Since:
09.12.2003
Author:
Juergen Hoeller, Thomas Risberg
See Also:
File, ResourceEditor, ResourceLoader, URLEditor, InputStreamEditor

Constructor Summary
FileEditor()
          Create a new FileEditor, using the default ResourceEditor underneath.
FileEditor(ResourceEditor resourceEditor)
          Create a new FileEditor, using the given ResourceEditor underneath.
 
Method Summary
 java.lang.String getAsText()
           
 void setAsText(java.lang.String text)
           
 
Methods inherited from class java.beans.PropertyEditorSupport
addPropertyChangeListener, firePropertyChange, getCustomEditor, getJavaInitializationString, getSource, getTags, getValue, isPaintable, paintValue, removePropertyChangeListener, setSource, setValue, supportsCustomEditor
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

FileEditor

public FileEditor()
Create a new FileEditor, using the default ResourceEditor underneath.


FileEditor

public FileEditor(ResourceEditor resourceEditor)
Create a new FileEditor, using the given ResourceEditor underneath.

Parameters:
resourceEditor - the ResourceEditor to use
Method Detail

setAsText

public void setAsText(java.lang.String text)
               throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Specified by:
setAsText in interface java.beans.PropertyEditor
Overrides:
setAsText in class java.beans.PropertyEditorSupport
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException

getAsText

public java.lang.String getAsText()
Specified by:
getAsText in interface java.beans.PropertyEditor
Overrides:
getAsText in class java.beans.PropertyEditorSupport

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