Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.beans
Class Statement

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.beans.Statement
Direct Known Subclasses:
Expression

public class Statement
extends Object

A Statement object represents a primitive statement in which a single method is applied to a target and a set of arguments - as in "a.setFoo(b)". Note that where this example uses names to denote the target and its argument, a statement object does not require a name space and is constructed with the values themselves. The statement object associates the named method with its environment as a simple set of values: the target and an array of argument values.

Since:
1.4

Constructor Summary
Statement(Object target, String methodName, Object[] arguments)
          Creates a new Statement object with a target, methodName and arguments as per the parameters.
 
Method Summary
 void execute()
          The execute method finds a method whose name is the same as the methodName property, and invokes the method on the target.
 Object[] getArguments()
          Returns the arguments of this statement.
 String getMethodName()
          Returns the name of the method.
 Object getTarget()
          Returns the target of this statement.
 String toString()
          Prints the value of this statement using a Java-style syntax.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

Statement

public Statement(Object target,
                 String methodName,
                 Object[] arguments)
Creates a new Statement object with a target, methodName and arguments as per the parameters.

Parameters:
target - The target of this statement.
methodName - The methodName of this statement.
arguments - The arguments of this statement. If null then an empty array will be used.
Method Detail

getTarget

public Object getTarget()
Returns the target of this statement.

Returns:
The target of this statement.

getMethodName

public String getMethodName()
Returns the name of the method.

Returns:
The name of the method.

getArguments

public Object[] getArguments()
Returns the arguments of this statement.

Returns:
the arguments of this statement.

execute

public void execute()
             throws Exception
The execute method finds a method whose name is the same as the methodName property, and invokes the method on the target. When the target's class defines many methods with the given name the implementation should choose the most specific method using the algorithm specified in the Java Language Specification (15.11). The dynamic class of the target and arguments are used in place of the compile-time type information and, like the java.lang.reflect.Method class itself, conversion between primitive values and their associated wrapper classes is handled internally.

The following method types are handled as special cases:

Throws:
Exception

toString

public String toString()
Prints the value of this statement using a Java-style syntax.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a string representation of the object.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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