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org.springframework.http
Class HttpEntity<T>

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.springframework.http.HttpEntity<T>
Direct Known Subclasses:
ResponseEntity

public class HttpEntity<T>
extends java.lang.Object

Represents an HTTP request or response entity, consisting of headers and body.

Typically used in combination with the RestTemplate, like so:

 HttpHeaders headers = new HttpHeaders();
 headers.setContentType(MediaType.TEXT_PLAIN);
 HttpEntity<String> entity = new HttpEntity<String>(helloWorld, headers);
 URI location = template.postForLocation("http://example.com", entity);
 
or
 HttpEntity<String> entity = template.getForEntity("http://example.com", String.class);
 String body = entity.getBody();
 MediaType contentType = entity.getHeaders().getContentType();
 
Can also be used in Spring MVC, as a return value from a @Controller method:
 @RequestMapping("/handle")
 public HttpEntity<String> handle() {
   HttpHeaders responseHeaders = new HttpHeaders();
   responseHeaders.set("MyResponseHeader", "MyValue");
   return new HttpEntity<String>("Hello World", responseHeaders);
 }
 

Since:
3.0.2
Author:
Arjen Poutsma
See Also:
RestTemplate, getBody(), getHeaders()

Field Summary
static HttpEntity EMPTY
          The empty HttpEntity, with no body or headers.
 
Constructor Summary
protected HttpEntity()
          Create a new, empty HttpEntity.
  HttpEntity(MultiValueMap<java.lang.String,java.lang.String> headers)
          Create a new HttpEntity with the given headers and no body.
  HttpEntity(T body)
          Create a new HttpEntity with the given body and no headers.
  HttpEntity(T body, MultiValueMap<java.lang.String,java.lang.String> headers)
          Create a new HttpEntity with the given body and headers.
 
Method Summary
 T getBody()
          Returns the body of this entity.
 HttpHeaders getHeaders()
          Returns the headers of this entity.
 boolean hasBody()
          Indicates whether this entity has a body.
 java.lang.String toString()
           
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

EMPTY

public static final HttpEntity EMPTY
The empty HttpEntity, with no body or headers.

Constructor Detail

HttpEntity

protected HttpEntity()
Create a new, empty HttpEntity.


HttpEntity

public HttpEntity(T body)
Create a new HttpEntity with the given body and no headers.

Parameters:
body - the entity body

HttpEntity

public HttpEntity(MultiValueMap<java.lang.String,java.lang.String> headers)
Create a new HttpEntity with the given headers and no body.

Parameters:
headers - the entity headers

HttpEntity

public HttpEntity(T body,
                  MultiValueMap<java.lang.String,java.lang.String> headers)
Create a new HttpEntity with the given body and headers.

Parameters:
body - the entity body
headers - the entity headers
Method Detail

getHeaders

public HttpHeaders getHeaders()
Returns the headers of this entity.


getBody

public T getBody()
Returns the body of this entity.


hasBody

public boolean hasBody()
Indicates whether this entity has a body.


toString

public java.lang.String toString()
Overrides:
toString in class java.lang.Object

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