Spring Framework

org.springframework.core.type.filter
Interface TypeFilter

All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractClassTestingTypeFilter, AbstractTypeHierarchyTraversingFilter, AnnotationTypeFilter, AspectJTypeFilter, AssignableTypeFilter, RegexPatternTypeFilter

public interface TypeFilter

Base interface for type filters using a MetadataReader.

Since:
2.5
Author:
Costin Leau, Juergen Hoeller, Mark Fisher

Method Summary
 boolean match(MetadataReader metadataReader, MetadataReaderFactory metadataReaderFactory)
          Determine whether this filter matches for the class described by the given metadata.
 

Method Detail

match

boolean match(MetadataReader metadataReader,
              MetadataReaderFactory metadataReaderFactory)
              throws java.io.IOException
Determine whether this filter matches for the class described by the given metadata.

Parameters:
metadataReader - the metadata reader for the target class
metadataReaderFactory - a factory for obtaining metadata readers for other classes (such as superclasses and interfaces)
Returns:
whether this filter matches
Throws:
java.io.IOException - in case of I/O failure when reading metadata

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