Spring Framework

org.springframework.core.type.classreading
Interface MetadataReaderFactory

All Known Implementing Classes:
CachingMetadataReaderFactory, SimpleMetadataReaderFactory

public interface MetadataReaderFactory

Factory interface for MetadataReader instances. Allows for caching a MetadataReader per original resource.

Since:
2.5
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
SimpleMetadataReaderFactory, CachingMetadataReaderFactory

Method Summary
 MetadataReader getMetadataReader(Resource resource)
          Obtain a MetadataReader for the given resource.
 MetadataReader getMetadataReader(java.lang.String className)
          Obtain a MetadataReader for the given class name.
 

Method Detail

getMetadataReader

MetadataReader getMetadataReader(java.lang.String className)
                                 throws java.io.IOException
Obtain a MetadataReader for the given class name.

Parameters:
className - the class name (to be resolved to a ".class" file)
Returns:
a holder for the ClassReader instance (never null)
Throws:
java.io.IOException - in case of I/O failure

getMetadataReader

MetadataReader getMetadataReader(Resource resource)
                                 throws java.io.IOException
Obtain a MetadataReader for the given resource.

Parameters:
resource - the resource (pointing to a ".class" file)
Returns:
a holder for the ClassReader instance (never null)
Throws:
java.io.IOException - in case of I/O failure

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