- Type Parameters:
S- The service type
- All Superinterfaces:
public static interface ServiceLoader.Provider<S> extends Supplier<S>Represents a service provider located by
When using a loader's
stream()method then the elements are of type
Provider. This allows processing to select or filter on the provider class without instantiating the provider.
typeReturns the provider type. There is no guarantee that this type is accessible or that it has a public no-args constructor. The
get()method should be used to obtain the provider instance.
When a module declares that the provider class is created by a provider factory then this method returns the return type of its public static "
- The provider type
S get()Returns an instance of the provider.
- Specified by:
- An instance of the provider.
ServiceConfigurationError- If the service provider cannot be instantiated, or in the case of a provider factory, the public static "
provider()" method returns
nullor throws an error or exception. The
ServiceConfigurationErrorwill carry an appropriate cause where possible.