net.sf.morph.transform.converters
Class ArbitraryTypeMappingConverter

java.lang.Object
  extended by net.sf.morph.transform.transformers.BaseTransformer
      extended by net.sf.morph.transform.converters.ArbitraryTypeMappingConverter
All Implemented Interfaces:
net.sf.composite.Component, Converter, DecoratedConverter, DecoratedTransformer, ExplicitTransformer, Transformer

public class ArbitraryTypeMappingConverter
extends BaseTransformer
implements DecoratedConverter

A transformer which transforms objects which are instances of a type into other defined objects based on this class' mapping property. The mapping property has types (instances of Class) as keys and objects as values.

Since:
June 15, 2005
Author:
Matthew Sgarlata

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class net.sf.morph.transform.transformers.BaseTransformer
destinationClasses, log, sourceClasses
 
Fields inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.Transformer
TRANSFORMATION_TYPE_CONVERT, TRANSFORMATION_TYPE_COPY
 
Fields inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.Transformer
TRANSFORMATION_TYPE_CONVERT, TRANSFORMATION_TYPE_COPY
 
Constructor Summary
ArbitraryTypeMappingConverter()
           
 
Method Summary
protected  java.lang.Object convertImpl(java.lang.Class destinationClass, java.lang.Object source, java.util.Locale locale)
          The implementation of the convert method, which may omit the invalid argument checks already performed by this base class.
protected  java.lang.Class[] getDestinationClassesImpl()
          Transformer.getDestinationClasses() implementation template method.
 java.util.Map getMapping()
          Returns the mapping of types to objects
protected  java.lang.Class[] getSourceClassesImpl()
          Transformer.getSourceClasses() implementation template method.
protected  boolean isWrappingRuntimeExceptions()
          Indicates whether runtime exceptions should be wrapped as TransformationExceptions.
 void setMapping(java.util.Map mapping)
           
 
Methods inherited from class net.sf.morph.transform.transformers.BaseTransformer
clone, convert, convert, copy, copy, copyImpl, createDefaultReflector, createNewInstance, createNewInstanceImpl, createReusableSource, equals, equals, equalsUnidirectionalTest, getDestinationClasses, getInstantiatingReflector, getLocale, getLog, getNestedTransformer, getReflector, getReflector, getSourceClasses, getTransformableCallCache, getTransformerName, initialize, initializeImpl, isAutomaticallyHandlingNulls, isCachingIsTransformableCalls, isImpreciseTransformation, isImpreciseTransformationImpl, isInitialized, isPerformingLogging, isTransformable, isTransformableImpl, setCachingIsTransformableCalls, setDestinationClasses, setInitialized, setLog, setNestedTransformer, setReflector, setSourceClasses, setTransformableCallCache, setTransformerName, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.DecoratedConverter
convert, equals, equals
 
Methods inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.Converter
convert
 
Methods inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.Transformer
getDestinationClasses, getSourceClasses
 
Methods inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.Transformer
getDestinationClasses, getSourceClasses
 
Methods inherited from interface net.sf.morph.transform.ExplicitTransformer
isTransformable
 

Constructor Detail

ArbitraryTypeMappingConverter

public ArbitraryTypeMappingConverter()
Method Detail

convertImpl

protected java.lang.Object convertImpl(java.lang.Class destinationClass,
                                       java.lang.Object source,
                                       java.util.Locale locale)
                                throws java.lang.Exception
The implementation of the convert method, which may omit the invalid argument checks already performed by this base class. By default, this method creates a new instance of the destinationClass and copies information from the source to the destination. This implementation should be fine as-is for Copiers, but Converters will need to implement this method since they will not be implementing the copy method.

Overrides:
convertImpl in class BaseTransformer
locale - the locale in which the conversion should take place. for converters that are not locale-aware, the local argument can simply be ignored
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

getSourceClassesImpl

protected java.lang.Class[] getSourceClassesImpl()
                                          throws java.lang.Exception
Transformer.getSourceClasses() implementation template method.

Specified by:
getSourceClassesImpl in class BaseTransformer
Returns:
Class[]
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

getDestinationClassesImpl

protected java.lang.Class[] getDestinationClassesImpl()
                                               throws java.lang.Exception
Transformer.getDestinationClasses() implementation template method.

Specified by:
getDestinationClassesImpl in class BaseTransformer
Returns:
Class[]
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

isWrappingRuntimeExceptions

protected boolean isWrappingRuntimeExceptions()
Indicates whether runtime exceptions should be wrapped as TransformationExceptions. By default, this method returns true.

Simple transformers in Morph that operate on JDK types like Numbers and Strings will usually set this value to true so that they throw TransformationExceptions if problems occur. More complex transformers that operate on graphs of objects are encouraged to set this value to false so that runtime exceptions are not wrapped. This way, problems accessing data will be expressed by the native API of a user's domain objects and avoid the need to catch Morph-specific exceptions (assuming the use of runtime exceptions in said domain objects).

Overrides:
isWrappingRuntimeExceptions in class BaseTransformer
Returns:
true

getMapping

public java.util.Map getMapping()
Returns the mapping of types to objects

Returns:
Returns the mapping.

setMapping

public void setMapping(java.util.Map mapping)
Parameters:
mapping - The mapping to set.


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