org.apache.tools.ant
Class ComponentHelper

java.lang.Object
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  +--org.apache.tools.ant.ComponentHelper

public class ComponentHelper
extends java.lang.Object

Component creation and configuration. The class is based around handing component definitions in an AntTypeTable. The old task/type methods have been kept for backward compatibly. Project will just delegate its calls to this class. A very simple hook mechanism is provided that allows users to plug in custom code. It is also possible to replace the default behavior ( for example in an app embedding ant )

Since:
Ant1.6

Constructor Summary
protected ComponentHelper()
          Creates a new ComponentHelper instance.
 
Method Summary
 void addDataTypeDefinition(AntTypeDefinition def)
          Describe addDataTypeDefinition method here.
 void addDataTypeDefinition(java.lang.String typeName, java.lang.Class typeClass)
          Adds a new datatype definition.
 void addTaskDefinition(java.lang.String taskName, java.lang.Class taskClass)
          Adds a new task definition to the project.
 void checkTaskClass(java.lang.Class taskClass)
          Checks whether or not a class is suitable for serving as Ant task.
 java.lang.Object createComponent(java.lang.String componentName)
          Create an object for a component.
 java.lang.Object createComponent(UnknownElement ue, java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String componentType)
          Factory method to create the components.
 java.lang.Object createDataType(java.lang.String typeName)
          Creates a new instance of a data type.
 Task createTask(java.lang.String taskType)
          Creates a new instance of a task, adding it to a list of created tasks for later invalidation.
 void enterAntLib(java.lang.String uri)
          Called at the start of processing an antlib.
 void exitAntLib()
          Called at the end of processing an antlib.
 java.util.Hashtable getAntTypeTable()
          Returns the current datatype definition hashtable.
 java.lang.Class getComponentClass(java.lang.String componentName)
          Return the class of the component name.
static ComponentHelper getComponentHelper(Project project)
          Find a project component for a specific project, creating it if it does not exist.
 java.lang.String getCurrentAntlibUri()
           
 java.util.Hashtable getDataTypeDefinitions()
          Returns the current type definition hashtable.
 AntTypeDefinition getDefinition(java.lang.String componentName)
          Return the antTypeDefinition for a componentName.
 java.lang.String getElementName(java.lang.Object element)
          Returns a description of the type of the given element.
 ComponentHelper getNext()
          Get the next chained component helper.
 java.util.Hashtable getTaskDefinitions()
          Returns the current task definition hashtable.
 void initDefaultDefinitions()
          This method is initialization code implementing the original ant component loading from /org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/default.properties and /org/apache/tools/ant/types/default.properties.
 void initSubProject(ComponentHelper helper)
          Used with creating child projects.
 void setNext(ComponentHelper next)
          Set the next chained component helper.
 void setProject(Project project)
          Sets the project for this component helper.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ComponentHelper

protected ComponentHelper()
Creates a new ComponentHelper instance.

Method Detail

getComponentHelper

public static ComponentHelper getComponentHelper(Project project)
Find a project component for a specific project, creating it if it does not exist.

Parameters:
project - the project.
Returns:
the project component for a specific project.

setNext

public void setNext(ComponentHelper next)
Set the next chained component helper.

Parameters:
next - the next chained component helper.

getNext

public ComponentHelper getNext()
Get the next chained component helper.

Returns:
the next chained component helper.

setProject

public void setProject(Project project)
Sets the project for this component helper.

Parameters:
project - the project for this helper.

initSubProject

public void initSubProject(ComponentHelper helper)
Used with creating child projects. Each child project inherits the component definitions from its parent.

Parameters:
helper - the component helper of the parent project.

createComponent

public java.lang.Object createComponent(UnknownElement ue,
                                        java.lang.String ns,
                                        java.lang.String componentType)
                                 throws BuildException
Factory method to create the components. This should be called by UnknownElement.

Parameters:
ue - The Unknown Element creating this component.
ns - Namespace URI. Also available as ue.getNamespace().
componentType - The component type, Also available as ue.getComponentName().
Returns:
the created component.
Throws:
BuildException - if an error occurs.

createComponent

public java.lang.Object createComponent(java.lang.String componentName)
Create an object for a component.

Parameters:
componentName - the name of the component, if the component is in a namespace, the name is prefixed with the namespace uri and ":".
Returns:
the class if found or null if not.

getComponentClass

public java.lang.Class getComponentClass(java.lang.String componentName)
Return the class of the component name.

Parameters:
componentName - the name of the component, if the component is in a namespace, the name is prefixed with the namespace uri and ":".
Returns:
the class if found or null if not.

getDefinition

public AntTypeDefinition getDefinition(java.lang.String componentName)
Return the antTypeDefinition for a componentName.

Parameters:
componentName - the name of the component.
Returns:
the ant definition or null if not present.

initDefaultDefinitions

public void initDefaultDefinitions()
This method is initialization code implementing the original ant component loading from /org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/default.properties and /org/apache/tools/ant/types/default.properties.


addTaskDefinition

public void addTaskDefinition(java.lang.String taskName,
                              java.lang.Class taskClass)
Adds a new task definition to the project. Attempting to override an existing definition with an equivalent one (i.e. with the same classname) results in a verbose log message. Attempting to override an existing definition with a different one results in a warning log message and invalidates any tasks which have already been created with the old definition.

Parameters:
taskName - The name of the task to add. Must not be null.
taskClass - The full name of the class implementing the task. Must not be null.
Throws:
BuildException - if the class is unsuitable for being an Ant task. An error level message is logged before this exception is thrown.
See Also:
checkTaskClass(Class)

checkTaskClass

public void checkTaskClass(java.lang.Class taskClass)
                    throws BuildException
Checks whether or not a class is suitable for serving as Ant task. Ant task implementation classes must be public, concrete, and have a no-arg constructor.

Parameters:
taskClass - The class to be checked. Must not be null.
Throws:
BuildException - if the class is unsuitable for being an Ant task. An error level message is logged before this exception is thrown.

getTaskDefinitions

public java.util.Hashtable getTaskDefinitions()
Returns the current task definition hashtable. The returned hashtable is "live" and so should not be modified.

Returns:
a map of from task name to implementing class (String to Class).

getDataTypeDefinitions

public java.util.Hashtable getDataTypeDefinitions()
Returns the current type definition hashtable. The returned hashtable is "live" and so should not be modified.

Returns:
a map of from type name to implementing class (String to Class).

addDataTypeDefinition

public void addDataTypeDefinition(java.lang.String typeName,
                                  java.lang.Class typeClass)
Adds a new datatype definition. Attempting to override an existing definition with an equivalent one (i.e. with the same classname) results in a verbose log message. Attempting to override an existing definition with a different one results in a warning log message, but the definition is changed.

Parameters:
typeName - The name of the datatype. Must not be null.
typeClass - The full name of the class implementing the datatype. Must not be null.

addDataTypeDefinition

public void addDataTypeDefinition(AntTypeDefinition def)
Describe addDataTypeDefinition method here.

Parameters:
def - an AntTypeDefinition value.

getAntTypeTable

public java.util.Hashtable getAntTypeTable()
Returns the current datatype definition hashtable. The returned hashtable is "live" and so should not be modified.

Returns:
a map of from datatype name to implementing class (String to Class).

createTask

public Task createTask(java.lang.String taskType)
                throws BuildException
Creates a new instance of a task, adding it to a list of created tasks for later invalidation. This causes all tasks to be remembered until the containing project is removed Called from Project.createTask(), which can be called by tasks. The method should be deprecated, as it doesn't support ns and libs.

Parameters:
taskType - The name of the task to create an instance of. Must not be null.
Returns:
an instance of the specified task, or null if the task name is not recognised.
Throws:
BuildException - if the task name is recognised but task creation fails.

createDataType

public java.lang.Object createDataType(java.lang.String typeName)
                                throws BuildException
Creates a new instance of a data type.

Parameters:
typeName - The name of the data type to create an instance of. Must not be null.
Returns:
an instance of the specified data type, or null if the data type name is not recognised.
Throws:
BuildException - if the data type name is recognised but instance creation fails.

getElementName

public java.lang.String getElementName(java.lang.Object element)
Returns a description of the type of the given element.

This is useful for logging purposes.

Parameters:
element - The element to describe. Must not be null.
Returns:
a description of the element type.
Since:
Ant 1.6

enterAntLib

public void enterAntLib(java.lang.String uri)
Called at the start of processing an antlib.

Parameters:
uri - the uri that is associated with this antlib.

getCurrentAntlibUri

public java.lang.String getCurrentAntlibUri()
Returns:
the current antlib uri.

exitAntLib

public void exitAntLib()
Called at the end of processing an antlib.



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