Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.rmi.activation
Class ActivationID

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.rmi.activation.ActivationID
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class ActivationID
extends Object
implements Serializable

Activation makes use of special identifiers to denote remote objects that can be activated over time. An activation identifier (an instance of the class ActivationID) contains several pieces of information needed for activating an object:

An activation identifier for an object can be obtained by registering an object with the activation system. Registration is accomplished in a few ways:

Since:
1.2
See Also:
Activatable, Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
ActivationID(Activator activator)
          The constructor for ActivationID takes a single argument, activator, that specifies a remote reference to the activator responsible for activating the object associated with this identifier.
 
Method Summary
 Remote activate(boolean force)
          Activate the object for this id.
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Compares two activation ids for content equality.
 int hashCode()
          Returns a hashcode for the activation id.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ActivationID

public ActivationID(Activator activator)
The constructor for ActivationID takes a single argument, activator, that specifies a remote reference to the activator responsible for activating the object associated with this identifier. An instance of ActivationID is globally unique.

Parameters:
activator - reference to the activator responsible for activating the object
Since:
1.2
Method Detail

activate

public Remote activate(boolean force)
                throws ActivationException,
                       UnknownObjectException,
                       RemoteException
Activate the object for this id.

Parameters:
force - if true, forces the activator to contact the group when activating the object (instead of returning a cached reference); if false, returning a cached value is acceptable.
Returns:
the reference to the active remote object
Throws:
ActivationException - if activation fails
UnknownObjectException - if the object is unknown
RemoteException - if remote call fails
Since:
1.2

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns a hashcode for the activation id. Two identifiers that refer to the same remote object will have the same hash code.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
a hash code value for this object.
Since:
1.2
See Also:
Hashtable

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Compares two activation ids for content equality. Returns true if both of the following conditions are true: 1) the unique identifiers equivalent (by content), and 2) the activator specified in each identifier refers to the same remote object.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
obj - the Object to compare with
Returns:
true if these Objects are equal; false otherwise.
Since:
1.2
See Also:
Hashtable

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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