Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.bind
Class JAXBElement<T>

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.xml.bind.JAXBElement<T>
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class JAXBElement<T>
extends Object
implements Serializable

JAXB representation of an Xml Element.

This class represents information about an Xml Element from both the element declaration within a schema and the element instance value within an xml document with the following properties

The declaredType and scope property are the JAXB class binding for the xml type definition.

Scope is either JAXBElement.GlobalScope or the Java class representing the complex type definition containing the schema element declaration.

There is a property constraint that if value is null, then nil must be true. The converse is not true to enable representing a nil element with attribute(s). If nil is true, it is possible that value is non-null so it can hold the value of the attributes associated with a nil element.

Since:
JAXB 2.0
See Also:
Serialized Form

Nested Class Summary
static class JAXBElement.GlobalScope
          Designates global scope for an xml element.
 
Field Summary
protected  Class<T> declaredType
          Java datatype binding for xml element declaration's type.
protected  QName name
          xml element tag name
protected  boolean nil
          true iff the xml element instance has xsi:nil="true".
protected  Class scope
          Scope of xml element declaration representing this xml element instance.
protected  T value
          xml element value.
 
Constructor Summary
JAXBElement(QName name, Class<T> declaredType, Class scope, T value)
          Construct an xml element instance.
JAXBElement(QName name, Class<T> declaredType, T value)
          Construct an xml element instance.
 
Method Summary
 Class<T> getDeclaredType()
          Returns the Java binding of the xml element declaration's type attribute.
 QName getName()
          Returns the xml element tag name.
 Class getScope()
          Returns scope of xml element declaration.
 T getValue()
          Return the content model and attribute values for this element.
 boolean isGlobalScope()
          Returns true iff this xml element declaration is global.
 boolean isNil()
          Returns true iff this element instance content model is nil.
 boolean isTypeSubstituted()
          Returns true iff this xml element instance's value has a different type than xml element declaration's declared type.
 void setNil(boolean value)
          Set whether this element has nil content.
 void setValue(T t)
          Set the content model and attributes of this xml element.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

name

protected final QName name
xml element tag name


declaredType

protected final Class<T> declaredType
Java datatype binding for xml element declaration's type.


scope

protected final Class scope
Scope of xml element declaration representing this xml element instance. Can be one of the following values: - JAXBElement.GlobalScope for global xml element declaration. - local element declaration has a scope set to the Java class representation of complex type defintion containing xml element declaration.


value

protected T value
xml element value. Represents content model and attributes of an xml element instance.


nil

protected boolean nil
true iff the xml element instance has xsi:nil="true".

Constructor Detail

JAXBElement

public JAXBElement(QName name,
                   Class<T> declaredType,
                   Class scope,
                   T value)

Construct an xml element instance.

Parameters:
name - Java binding of xml element tag name
declaredType - Java binding of xml element declaration's type
scope - Java binding of scope of xml element declaration. Passing null is the same as passing GlobalScope.class
value - Java instance representing xml element's value.
See Also:
getScope(), isTypeSubstituted()

JAXBElement

public JAXBElement(QName name,
                   Class<T> declaredType,
                   T value)
Construct an xml element instance. This is just a convenience method for new JAXBElement(name,declaredType,GlobalScope.class,value)

Method Detail

getDeclaredType

public Class<T> getDeclaredType()
Returns the Java binding of the xml element declaration's type attribute.


getName

public QName getName()
Returns the xml element tag name.


setValue

public void setValue(T t)

Set the content model and attributes of this xml element.

When this property is set to null, isNil() must by true. Details of constraint are described at isNil().

See Also:
isTypeSubstituted()

getValue

public T getValue()

Return the content model and attribute values for this element.

See isNil() for a description of a property constraint when this value is null


getScope

public Class getScope()
Returns scope of xml element declaration.

Returns:
GlobalScope.class if this element is of global scope.
See Also:
isGlobalScope()

isNil

public boolean isNil()

Returns true iff this element instance content model is nil.

This property always returns true when getValue() is null. Note that the converse is not true, when this property is true, getValue() can contain a non-null value for attribute(s). It is valid for a nil xml element to have attribute(s).


setNil

public void setNil(boolean value)

Set whether this element has nil content.

See Also:
isNil()

isGlobalScope

public boolean isGlobalScope()
Returns true iff this xml element declaration is global.


isTypeSubstituted

public boolean isTypeSubstituted()
Returns true iff this xml element instance's value has a different type than xml element declaration's declared type.


Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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