org.springframework.core.type
Interface ClassMetadata

All Known Subinterfaces:
AnnotationMetadata
All Known Implementing Classes:
StandardAnnotationMetadata, StandardClassMetadata

public interface ClassMetadata

Interface that defines abstract metadata of a specific class, in a form that does not require that class to be loaded yet.

Since:
2.5
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
StandardClassMetadata, MetadataReader.getClassMetadata(), AnnotationMetadata

Method Summary
 java.lang.String getClassName()
          Return the name of the underlying class.
 java.lang.String getEnclosingClassName()
          Return the name of the enclosing class of the underlying class, or null if the underlying class is a top-level class.
 java.lang.String[] getInterfaceNames()
          Return the name of all interfaces that the underlying class implements, or an empty array if there are none.
 java.lang.String getSuperClassName()
          Return the name of the super class of the underlying class, or null if there is no super class defined.
 boolean hasEnclosingClass()
          Return whether the underlying class has an enclosing class (i.e.
 boolean hasSuperClass()
          Return whether the underlying class has a super class.
 boolean isAbstract()
          Return whether the underlying class is marked as abstract.
 boolean isConcrete()
          Return whether the underlying class represents a concrete class, i.e.
 boolean isFinal()
          Return whether the underlying class is marked as 'final'.
 boolean isIndependent()
          Determine whether the underlying class is independent, i.e.
 boolean isInterface()
          Return whether the underlying class represents an interface.
 

Method Detail

getClassName

java.lang.String getClassName()
Return the name of the underlying class.


isInterface

boolean isInterface()
Return whether the underlying class represents an interface.


isAbstract

boolean isAbstract()
Return whether the underlying class is marked as abstract.


isConcrete

boolean isConcrete()
Return whether the underlying class represents a concrete class, i.e. neither an interface nor an abstract class.


isFinal

boolean isFinal()
Return whether the underlying class is marked as 'final'.


isIndependent

boolean isIndependent()
Determine whether the underlying class is independent, i.e. whether it is a top-level class or a nested class (static inner class) that can be constructed independent from an enclosing class.


hasEnclosingClass

boolean hasEnclosingClass()
Return whether the underlying class has an enclosing class (i.e. the underlying class is an inner/nested class or a local class within a method).

If this method returns false, then the underlying class is a top-level class.


getEnclosingClassName

java.lang.String getEnclosingClassName()
Return the name of the enclosing class of the underlying class, or null if the underlying class is a top-level class.


hasSuperClass

boolean hasSuperClass()
Return whether the underlying class has a super class.


getSuperClassName

java.lang.String getSuperClassName()
Return the name of the super class of the underlying class, or null if there is no super class defined.


getInterfaceNames

java.lang.String[] getInterfaceNames()
Return the name of all interfaces that the underlying class implements, or an empty array if there are none.