Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.script
Interface Invocable


public interface Invocable

The optional interface implemented by ScriptEngines whose methods allow the invocation of procedures in scripts that have previously been executed.

Since:
1.6

Method Summary
<T> T
getInterface(Class<T> clasz)
          Returns an implementation of an interface using functions compiled in the interpreter.
<T> T
getInterface(Object thiz, Class<T> clasz)
          Returns an implementation of an interface using member functions of a scripting object compiled in the interpreter.
 Object invokeFunction(String name, Object... args)
          Used to call top-level procedures and functions defined in scripts.
 Object invokeMethod(Object thiz, String name, Object... args)
          Calls a method on a script object compiled during a previous script execution, which is retained in the state of the ScriptEngine.
 

Method Detail

invokeMethod

Object invokeMethod(Object thiz,
                    String name,
                    Object... args)
                    throws ScriptException,
                           NoSuchMethodException
Calls a method on a script object compiled during a previous script execution, which is retained in the state of the ScriptEngine.

Parameters:
name - The name of the procedure to be called.
thiz - If the procedure is a member of a class defined in the script and thiz is an instance of that class returned by a previous execution or invocation, the named method is called through that instance.
args - Arguments to pass to the procedure. The rules for converting the arguments to scripting variables are implementation-specific.
Returns:
The value returned by the procedure. The rules for converting the scripting variable returned by the script method to a Java Object are implementation-specific.
Throws:
ScriptException - if an error occurrs during invocation of the method.
NoSuchMethodException - if method with given name or matching argument types cannot be found.
NullPointerException - if the method name is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if the specified thiz is null or the specified Object is does not represent a scripting object.

invokeFunction

Object invokeFunction(String name,
                      Object... args)
                      throws ScriptException,
                             NoSuchMethodException
Used to call top-level procedures and functions defined in scripts.

Parameters:
args - Arguments to pass to the procedure or function
Returns:
The value returned by the procedure or function
Throws:
ScriptException - if an error occurrs during invocation of the method.
NoSuchMethodException - if method with given name or matching argument types cannot be found.
NullPointerException - if method name is null.

getInterface

<T> T getInterface(Class<T> clasz)
Returns an implementation of an interface using functions compiled in the interpreter. The methods of the interface may be implemented using the invokeFunction method.

Parameters:
clasz - The Class object of the interface to return.
Returns:
An instance of requested interface - null if the requested interface is unavailable, i. e. if compiled functions in the ScriptEngine cannot be found matching the ones in the requested interface.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the specified Class object is null or is not an interface.

getInterface

<T> T getInterface(Object thiz,
                   Class<T> clasz)
Returns an implementation of an interface using member functions of a scripting object compiled in the interpreter. The methods of the interface may be implemented using the invokeMethod method.

Parameters:
thiz - The scripting object whose member functions are used to implement the methods of the interface.
clasz - The Class object of the interface to return.
Returns:
An instance of requested interface - null if the requested interface is unavailable, i. e. if compiled methods in the ScriptEngine cannot be found matching the ones in the requested interface.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the specified Class object is null or is not an interface, or if the specified Object is null or does not represent a scripting object.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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