Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.management.modelmbean
Class DescriptorSupport

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.management.modelmbean.DescriptorSupport
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable, Descriptor

public class DescriptorSupport
extends Object
implements Descriptor

This class represents the metadata set for a ModelMBean element. A descriptor is part of the ModelMBeanInfo, ModelMBeanNotificationInfo, ModelMBeanAttributeInfo, ModelMBeanConstructorInfo, and ModelMBeanParameterInfo.

A descriptor consists of a collection of fields. Each field is in fieldname=fieldvalue format. Field names are not case sensitive, case will be preserved on field values.

All field names and values are not predefined. New fields can be defined and added by any program. Some fields have been predefined for consistency of implementation and support by the ModelMBeanInfo, ModelMBeanAttributeInfo, ModelMBeanConstructorInfo, ModelMBeanNotificationInfo, ModelMBeanOperationInfo and ModelMBean classes.

The serialVersionUID of this class is -6292969195866300415L.

Since:
1.5
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
DescriptorSupport()
          Descriptor default constructor.
DescriptorSupport(DescriptorSupport inDescr)
          Descriptor constructor taking a Descriptor as parameter.
DescriptorSupport(int initNumFields)
          Descriptor constructor.
DescriptorSupport(String... fields)
          Constructor taking fields in the fieldName=fieldValue format.
DescriptorSupport(String inStr)
          Descriptor constructor taking an XML String.
DescriptorSupport(String[] fieldNames, Object[] fieldValues)
          Constructor taking field names and field values.
 
Method Summary
 Object clone()
          Returns a new Descriptor which is a duplicate of the Descriptor.
 boolean equals(Object o)
          Compares this descriptor to the given object.
 String[] getFieldNames()
          Returns all the field names in the descriptor.
 String[] getFields()
          Returns all of the fields contained in this descriptor as a string array.
 Object getFieldValue(String fieldName)
          Returns the value for a specific field name, or null if no value is present for that name.
 Object[] getFieldValues(String... fieldNames)
          Returns all the field values in the descriptor as an array of Objects.
 int hashCode()
          Returns the hash code value for this descriptor.
 boolean isValid()
          Returns true if all of the fields have legal values given their names.
 void removeField(String fieldName)
          Removes a field from the descriptor.
 void setField(String fieldName, Object fieldValue)
          Sets the value for a specific field name.
 void setFields(String[] fieldNames, Object[] fieldValues)
          Sets all fields in the field names array to the new value with the same index in the field values array.
 String toString()
          Returns a human readable string representing the descriptor.
 String toXMLString()
          Returns an XML String representing the descriptor.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

DescriptorSupport

public DescriptorSupport()
Descriptor default constructor. Default initial descriptor size is 20. It will grow as needed.
Note that the created empty descriptor is not a valid descriptor (the method isValid returns false)


DescriptorSupport

public DescriptorSupport(int initNumFields)
                  throws MBeanException,
                         RuntimeOperationsException
Descriptor constructor. Takes as parameter the initial capacity of the Map that stores the descriptor fields. Capacity will grow as needed.
Note that the created empty descriptor is not a valid descriptor (the method isValid returns false).

Parameters:
initNumFields - The initial capacity of the Map that stores the descriptor fields.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - for illegal value for initNumFields (<= 0)
MBeanException - Wraps a distributed communication Exception.

DescriptorSupport

public DescriptorSupport(DescriptorSupport inDescr)
Descriptor constructor taking a Descriptor as parameter. Creates a new descriptor initialized to the values of the descriptor passed in parameter.

Parameters:
inDescr - the descriptor to be used to initialize the constructed descriptor. If it is null or contains no descriptor fields, an empty Descriptor will be created.

DescriptorSupport

public DescriptorSupport(String inStr)
                  throws MBeanException,
                         RuntimeOperationsException,
                         XMLParseException

Descriptor constructor taking an XML String.

The format of the XML string is not defined, but an implementation must ensure that the string returned by toXMLString() on an existing descriptor can be used to instantiate an equivalent descriptor using this constructor.

In this implementation, all field values will be created as Strings. If the field values are not Strings, the programmer will have to reset or convert these fields correctly.

Parameters:
inStr - An XML-formatted string used to populate this Descriptor. The format is not defined, but any implementation must ensure that the string returned by method toXMLString on an existing descriptor can be used to instantiate an equivalent descriptor when instantiated using this constructor.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - If the String inStr passed in parameter is null
XMLParseException - XML parsing problem while parsing the input String
MBeanException - Wraps a distributed communication Exception.

DescriptorSupport

public DescriptorSupport(String[] fieldNames,
                         Object[] fieldValues)
                  throws RuntimeOperationsException
Constructor taking field names and field values. Neither array can be null.

Parameters:
fieldNames - String array of field names. No elements of this array can be null.
fieldValues - Object array of the corresponding field values. Elements of the array can be null. The fieldValue must be valid for the fieldName (as defined in method isValid)

Note: array sizes of parameters should match. If both arrays are empty, then an empty descriptor is created.

Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - for illegal value for field Names or field Values. The array lengths must be equal. If the descriptor construction fails for any reason, this exception will be thrown.

DescriptorSupport

public DescriptorSupport(String... fields)
Constructor taking fields in the fieldName=fieldValue format.

Parameters:
fields - String array with each element containing a field name and value. If this array is null or empty, then the default constructor will be executed. Null strings or empty strings will be ignored.

All field values should be Strings. If the field values are not Strings, the programmer will have to reset or convert these fields correctly.

Note: Each string should be of the form fieldName=fieldValue. The field name ends at the first = character; for example if the String is a=b=c then the field name is a and its value is b=c.

Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - for illegal value for field Names or field Values. The field must contain an "=". "=fieldValue", "fieldName", and "fieldValue" are illegal. FieldName cannot be null. "fieldName=" will cause the value to be null. If the descriptor construction fails for any reason, this exception will be thrown.
Method Detail

getFieldValue

public Object getFieldValue(String fieldName)
                     throws RuntimeOperationsException
Description copied from interface: Descriptor
Returns the value for a specific field name, or null if no value is present for that name.

Specified by:
getFieldValue in interface Descriptor
Parameters:
fieldName - the field name.
Returns:
the corresponding value, or null if the field is not present.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - if the field name is illegal.

setField

public void setField(String fieldName,
                     Object fieldValue)
              throws RuntimeOperationsException
Description copied from interface: Descriptor

Sets the value for a specific field name. This will modify an existing field or add a new field.

The field value will be validated before it is set. If it is not valid, then an exception will be thrown. The meaning of validity is dependent on the descriptor implementation.

Specified by:
setField in interface Descriptor
Parameters:
fieldName - The field name to be set. Cannot be null or empty.
fieldValue - The field value to be set for the field name. Can be null if that is a valid value for the field.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - if the field name or field value is illegal (wrapped exception is IllegalArgumentException); or if the descriptor is immutable (wrapped exception is UnsupportedOperationException).

getFields

public String[] getFields()
Description copied from interface: Descriptor
Returns all of the fields contained in this descriptor as a string array.

Specified by:
getFields in interface Descriptor
Returns:
String array of fields in the format fieldName=fieldValue
If the value of a field is not a String, then the toString() method will be called on it and the returned value, enclosed in parentheses, used as the value for the field in the returned array. If the value of a field is null, then the value of the field in the returned array will be empty. If the descriptor is empty, you will get an empty array.
See Also:
Descriptor.setFields(java.lang.String[], java.lang.Object[])

getFieldNames

public String[] getFieldNames()
Description copied from interface: Descriptor
Returns all the field names in the descriptor.

Specified by:
getFieldNames in interface Descriptor
Returns:
String array of field names. If the descriptor is empty, you will get an empty array.

getFieldValues

public Object[] getFieldValues(String... fieldNames)
Description copied from interface: Descriptor
Returns all the field values in the descriptor as an array of Objects. The returned values are in the same order as the fieldNames String array parameter.

Specified by:
getFieldValues in interface Descriptor
Parameters:
fieldNames - String array of the names of the fields that the values should be returned for. If the array is empty then an empty array will be returned. If the array is null then all values will be returned, as if the parameter were the array returned by Descriptor.getFieldNames(). If a field name in the array does not exist, including the case where it is null or the empty string, then null is returned for the matching array element being returned.
Returns:
Object array of field values. If the list of fieldNames is empty, you will get an empty array.

setFields

public void setFields(String[] fieldNames,
                      Object[] fieldValues)
               throws RuntimeOperationsException
Description copied from interface: Descriptor

Sets all fields in the field names array to the new value with the same index in the field values array. Array sizes must match.

The field value will be validated before it is set. If it is not valid, then an exception will be thrown. If the arrays are empty, then no change will take effect.

Specified by:
setFields in interface Descriptor
Parameters:
fieldNames - String array of field names. The array and array elements cannot be null.
fieldValues - Object array of the corresponding field values. The array cannot be null. Elements of the array can be null.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - if the change fails for any reason. Wrapped exception is IllegalArgumentException if fieldNames or fieldValues is null, or if the arrays are of different lengths, or if there is an illegal value in one of them. Wrapped exception is UnsupportedOperationException if the descriptor is immutable, and the call would change its contents.
See Also:
Descriptor.getFields()

clone

public Object clone()
             throws RuntimeOperationsException
Returns a new Descriptor which is a duplicate of the Descriptor.

Specified by:
clone in interface Descriptor
Overrides:
clone in class Object
Returns:
a clone of this instance.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - for illegal value for field Names or field Values. If the descriptor construction fails for any reason, this exception will be thrown.
See Also:
Cloneable

removeField

public void removeField(String fieldName)
Description copied from interface: Descriptor
Removes a field from the descriptor.

Specified by:
removeField in interface Descriptor
Parameters:
fieldName - String name of the field to be removed. If the field name is illegal or the field is not found, no exception is thrown.

equals

public boolean equals(Object o)
Compares this descriptor to the given object. The objects are equal if the given object is also a Descriptor, and if the two Descriptors have the same field names (possibly differing in case) and the same associated values. The respective values for a field in the two Descriptors are equal if the following conditions hold:

Specified by:
equals in interface Descriptor
Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
o - the object to compare with.
Returns:
true if the objects are the same; false otherwise.
See Also:
Object.hashCode(), Hashtable

hashCode

public int hashCode()

Returns the hash code value for this descriptor. The hash code is computed as the sum of the hash codes for each field in the descriptor. The hash code of a field with name n and value v is n.toLowerCase().hashCode() ^ h. Here h is the hash code of v, computed as follows:

Specified by:
hashCode in interface Descriptor
Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
A hash code value for this object.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable

isValid

public boolean isValid()
                throws RuntimeOperationsException
Returns true if all of the fields have legal values given their names.

This implementation does not support interoperating with a directory or lookup service. Thus, conforming to the specification, no checking is done on the "export" field.

Otherwise this implementation returns false if:

Specified by:
isValid in interface Descriptor
Returns:
true if the values are legal.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - If the validity checking fails for any reason, this exception will be thrown.

toXMLString

public String toXMLString()

Returns an XML String representing the descriptor.

The format is not defined, but an implementation must ensure that the string returned by this method can be used to build an equivalent descriptor when instantiated using the constructor DescriptorSupport(String inStr).

Fields which are not String objects will have toString() called on them to create the value. The value will be enclosed in parentheses. It is not guaranteed that you can reconstruct these objects unless they have been specifically set up to support toString() in a meaningful format and have a matching constructor that accepts a String in the same format.

If the descriptor is empty the following String is returned: <Descriptor></Descriptor>

Returns:
the XML string.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - for illegal value for field Names or field Values. If the XML formatted string construction fails for any reason, this exception will be thrown.

toString

public String toString()
Returns a human readable string representing the descriptor. The string will be in the format of "fieldName=fieldValue,fieldName2=fieldValue2,..."
If there are no fields in the descriptor, then an empty String is returned.
If a fieldValue is an object then the toString() method is called on it and its returned value is used as the value for the field enclosed in parenthesis.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a string representation of the object.
Throws:
RuntimeOperationsException - for illegal value for field Names or field Values. If the descriptor string fails for any reason, this exception will be thrown.

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