Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.script
Interface ScriptContext

All Known Implementing Classes:
SimpleScriptContext

public interface ScriptContext

The interface whose implementing classes are used to connect Script Engines with objects, such as scoped Bindings, in hosting applications. Each scope is a set of named attributes whose values can be set and retrieved using the ScriptContext methods. ScriptContexts also expose Readers and Writers that can be used by the ScriptEngines for input and output.

Since:
1.6

Field Summary
static int ENGINE_SCOPE
          EngineScope attributes are visible during the lifetime of a single ScriptEngine and a set of attributes is maintained for each engine.
static int GLOBAL_SCOPE
          GlobalScope attributes are visible to all engines created by same ScriptEngineFactory.
 
Method Summary
 Object getAttribute(String name)
          Retrieves the value of the attribute with the given name in the scope occurring earliest in the search order.
 Object getAttribute(String name, int scope)
          Gets the value of an attribute in a given scope.
 int getAttributesScope(String name)
          Get the lowest scope in which an attribute is defined.
 Bindings getBindings(int scope)
          Gets the Bindings associated with the given scope in this ScriptContext.
 Writer getErrorWriter()
          Returns the Writer used to display error output.
 Reader getReader()
          Returns a Reader to be used by the script to read input.
 List<Integer> getScopes()
          Returns immutable List of all the valid values for scope in the ScriptContext.
 Writer getWriter()
          Returns the Writer for scripts to use when displaying output.
 Object removeAttribute(String name, int scope)
          Remove an attribute in a given scope.
 void setAttribute(String name, Object value, int scope)
          Sets the value of an attribute in a given scope.
 void setBindings(Bindings bindings, int scope)
          Associates a Bindings instance with a particular scope in this ScriptContext.
 void setErrorWriter(Writer writer)
          Sets the Writer used to display error output.
 void setReader(Reader reader)
          Sets the Reader for scripts to read input .
 void setWriter(Writer writer)
          Sets the Writer for scripts to use when displaying output.
 

Field Detail

ENGINE_SCOPE

static final int ENGINE_SCOPE
EngineScope attributes are visible during the lifetime of a single ScriptEngine and a set of attributes is maintained for each engine.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

GLOBAL_SCOPE

static final int GLOBAL_SCOPE
GlobalScope attributes are visible to all engines created by same ScriptEngineFactory.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

setBindings

void setBindings(Bindings bindings,
                 int scope)
Associates a Bindings instance with a particular scope in this ScriptContext. Calls to the getAttribute and setAttribute methods must map to the get and put methods of the Bindings for the specified scope.

Parameters:
bindings - The Bindings to associate with the given scope
scope - The scope
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - If no Bindings is defined for the specified scope value in ScriptContexts of this type.
NullPointerException - if value of scope is ENGINE_SCOPE and the specified Bindings is null.

getBindings

Bindings getBindings(int scope)
Gets the Bindings associated with the given scope in this ScriptContext.

Returns:
The associated Bindings. Returns null if it has not been set.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - If no Bindings is defined for the specified scope value in ScriptContext of this type.

setAttribute

void setAttribute(String name,
                  Object value,
                  int scope)
Sets the value of an attribute in a given scope.

Parameters:
name - The name of the attribute to set
value - The value of the attribute
scope - The scope in which to set the attribute
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the name is empty or if the scope is invalid.
NullPointerException - if the name is null.

getAttribute

Object getAttribute(String name,
                    int scope)
Gets the value of an attribute in a given scope.

Parameters:
name - The name of the attribute to retrieve.
scope - The scope in which to retrieve the attribute.
Returns:
The value of the attribute. Returns null is the name does not exist in the given scope.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the name is empty or if the value of scope is invalid.
NullPointerException - if the name is null.

removeAttribute

Object removeAttribute(String name,
                       int scope)
Remove an attribute in a given scope.

Parameters:
name - The name of the attribute to remove
scope - The scope in which to remove the attribute
Returns:
The removed value.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the name is empty or if the scope is invalid.
NullPointerException - if the name is null.

getAttribute

Object getAttribute(String name)
Retrieves the value of the attribute with the given name in the scope occurring earliest in the search order. The order is determined by the numeric value of the scope parameter (lowest scope values first.)

Parameters:
name - The name of the the attribute to retrieve.
Returns:
The value of the attribute in the lowest scope for which an attribute with the given name is defined. Returns null if no attribute with the name exists in any scope.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if the name is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if the name is empty.

getAttributesScope

int getAttributesScope(String name)
Get the lowest scope in which an attribute is defined.

Parameters:
name - Name of the attribute .
Returns:
The lowest scope. Returns -1 if no attribute with the given name is defined in any scope.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if name is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if name is empty.

getWriter

Writer getWriter()
Returns the Writer for scripts to use when displaying output.

Returns:
The Writer.

getErrorWriter

Writer getErrorWriter()
Returns the Writer used to display error output.

Returns:
The Writer

setWriter

void setWriter(Writer writer)
Sets the Writer for scripts to use when displaying output.

Parameters:
writer - The new Writer.

setErrorWriter

void setErrorWriter(Writer writer)
Sets the Writer used to display error output.

Parameters:
writer - The Writer.

getReader

Reader getReader()
Returns a Reader to be used by the script to read input.

Returns:
The Reader.

setReader

void setReader(Reader reader)
Sets the Reader for scripts to read input .

Parameters:
reader - The new Reader.

getScopes

List<Integer> getScopes()
Returns immutable List of all the valid values for scope in the ScriptContext.

Returns:
list of scope values

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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