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org.springframework.core
Interface Ordered

All Known Subinterfaces:
AspectInstanceFactory, AspectJPrecedenceInformation, MetadataAwareAspectInstanceFactory, PriorityOrdered, SmartApplicationListener
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, AbstractAspectJAdvice, AbstractAutoProxyCreator, AbstractBeanFactoryPointcutAdvisor, AbstractControllerUrlHandlerMapping, AbstractDetectingUrlHandlerMapping, AbstractGenericPointcutAdvisor, AbstractHandlerExceptionResolver, AbstractHandlerExceptionResolver, AbstractHandlerMapping, AbstractHandlerMapping, AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter, AbstractHandlerMethodExceptionResolver, AbstractHandlerMethodMapping, AbstractMapBasedHandlerMapping, AbstractPointcutAdvisor, AbstractTemplateViewResolver, AbstractUrlHandlerMapping, AnnotationAsyncExecutionInterceptor, AnnotationAwareAspectJAutoProxyCreator, AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter, AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter, AnnotationMethodHandlerExceptionResolver, AnnotationMethodHandlerExceptionResolver, AspectJAfterAdvice, AspectJAfterReturningAdvice, AspectJAfterThrowingAdvice, AspectJAroundAdvice, AspectJAwareAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, AspectJExpressionPointcutAdvisor, AspectJMethodBeforeAdvice, AspectJPointcutAdvisor, AspectJWeavingEnabler, AsyncAnnotationAdvisor, AsyncAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, AsyncExecutionInterceptor, AutowiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, BeanFactoryAspectInstanceFactory, BeanFactoryCacheOperationSourceAdvisor, BeanFactoryTransactionAttributeSourceAdvisor, BeanNameAutoProxyCreator, BeanNameUrlHandlerMapping, BeanNameViewResolver, CommonAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, ContentNegotiatingViewResolver, ControllerBeanNameHandlerMapping, ControllerClassNameHandlerMapping, CustomAutowireConfigurer, CustomEditorConfigurer, CustomScopeConfigurer, DefaultAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, DefaultAnnotationHandlerMapping, DefaultAnnotationHandlerMapping, DefaultBeanFactoryPointcutAdvisor, DefaultHandlerExceptionResolver, DefaultIntroductionAdvisor, DefaultPointcutAdvisor, ExceptionHandlerExceptionResolver, ExposeInvocationInterceptor, FreeMarkerViewResolver, GenericApplicationListenerAdapter, HandlerExceptionResolverComposite, InfrastructureAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, InitDestroyAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, InternalResourceViewResolver, JasperReportsViewResolver, LazySingletonAspectInstanceFactoryDecorator, MethodValidationPostProcessor, NameMatchMethodPointcutAdvisor, ParameterHandlerMapping, PersistenceAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, PersistenceExceptionTranslationAdvisor, PersistenceExceptionTranslationPostProcessor, PlaceholderConfigurerSupport, PortletModeHandlerMapping, PortletModeParameterHandlerMapping, PreferencesPlaceholderConfigurer, PropertyOverrideConfigurer, PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer, PropertyResourceConfigurer, PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer, PrototypeAspectInstanceFactory, ReflectiveAspectJAdvisorFactory.SyntheticInstantiationAdvisor, RegexpMethodPointcutAdvisor, RequestMappingHandlerAdapter, RequestMappingHandlerMapping, RequestMappingInfoHandlerMapping, RequiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, ResourceBundleViewResolver, ResponseStatusExceptionResolver, ScheduledAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, ScriptFactoryPostProcessor, ServletContextPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer, SimpleAspectInstanceFactory, SimpleBeanFactoryAwareAspectInstanceFactory, SimpleMappingExceptionResolver, SimpleMappingExceptionResolver, SimpleMetadataAwareAspectInstanceFactory, SimpleUrlHandlerMapping, SingletonAspectInstanceFactory, SingletonMetadataAwareAspectInstanceFactory, SourceFilteringListener, SpringLobCreatorSynchronization, StaticMethodMatcherPointcutAdvisor, TilesViewResolver, TransactionAttributeSourceAdvisor, TransactionSynchronizationAdapter, UrlBasedViewResolver, VelocityLayoutViewResolver, VelocityViewResolver, XmlViewResolver, XsltViewResolver

public interface Ordered

Interface that can be implemented by objects that should be orderable, for example in a Collection.

The actual order can be interpreted as prioritization, with the first object (with the lowest order value) having the highest priority.

Note that there is a 'priority' marker for this interface: PriorityOrdered. Order values expressed by PriorityOrdered objects always apply before order values of 'plain' Ordered values.

Since:
07.04.2003
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
OrderComparator, Order

Field Summary
static int HIGHEST_PRECEDENCE
          Useful constant for the highest precedence value.
static int LOWEST_PRECEDENCE
          Useful constant for the lowest precedence value.
 
Method Summary
 int getOrder()
          Return the order value of this object, with a higher value meaning greater in terms of sorting.
 

Field Detail

HIGHEST_PRECEDENCE

static final int HIGHEST_PRECEDENCE
Useful constant for the highest precedence value.

See Also:
Integer.MIN_VALUE, Constant Field Values

LOWEST_PRECEDENCE

static final int LOWEST_PRECEDENCE
Useful constant for the lowest precedence value.

See Also:
Integer.MAX_VALUE, Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getOrder

int getOrder()
Return the order value of this object, with a higher value meaning greater in terms of sorting.

Normally starting with 0, with Integer.MAX_VALUE indicating the greatest value. Same order values will result in arbitrary positions for the affected objects.

Higher values can be interpreted as lower priority. As a consequence, the object with the lowest value has highest priority (somewhat analogous to Servlet "load-on-startup" values).

Returns:
the order value

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