org.modeshape.graph.property
Interface ValueFactory<T>

Type Parameters:
T - the type of value to create
All Known Subinterfaces:
BinaryFactory, DateTimeFactory, NameFactory, PathFactory, ReferenceFactory, UuidFactory
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractBinaryValueFactory, AbstractValueFactory, BooleanValueFactory, DecimalValueFactory, DoubleValueFactory, InMemoryBinaryValueFactory, JodaDateTimeValueFactory, LongValueFactory, NameValueFactory, ObjectValueFactory, PathValueFactory, ReferenceValueFactory, StringValueFactory, UriValueFactory, UuidValueFactory

@ThreadSafe
public interface ValueFactory<T>

A factory for Property values. Each create method may throw one of these exceptions when attempting to convert a supplied value to the factory's type:


Field Summary
static TextDecoder DEFAULT_DECODER
           
static TextEncoder DEFAULT_ENCODER
           
 
Method Summary
 T create(BigDecimal value)
          Create a value from a decimal.
 T[] create(BigDecimal[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of decimal values.
 T create(Binary value)
          Create a value from the binary content given by the supplied stream.
 T[] create(Binary[] values)
          Create an array of values from the array of binary objects.
 T create(boolean value)
          Create a boolean from a string.
 T[] create(boolean[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of booleans.
 T create(byte[] value)
          Create a value from the binary content given by the supplied array.
 T[] create(byte[][] values)
          Create an array of values from the array of binary content.
 T create(Calendar value)
          Create a value from a Calendar instance.
 T[] create(Calendar[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of Calendar instances.
 T create(Date value)
          Create a value from a date.
 T[] create(Date[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of dates.
 T create(DateTime value)
          Create a value from a date-time instant.
 T[] create(DateTime[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of DateTime instants.
 T create(double value)
          Create a value from a double.
 T[] create(double[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of doubles.
 T create(float value)
          Create a value from a float.
 T[] create(float[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of floats.
 T create(InputStream stream, long approximateLength)
          Create a value from the binary content given by the supplied stream.
 T create(int value)
          Create a value from an integer.
 T[] create(int[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of integers.
 Iterable<T> create(Iterable<?> valueIterable)
          Create an iterable with the values (of an unknown type).
 Iterator<T> create(Iterator<?> values)
          Create an iterator over the values (of an unknown type).
 T create(long value)
          Create a long from a string.
 T[] create(long[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of longs.
 T create(Name value)
          Create a value from a name.
 T[] create(Name[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of names.
 T create(Object value)
          Create a value from the specified information by determining which other create method applies and delegating to that method.
 T[] create(Object[] values)
          Create an array of values from the specified information by determining which other create method applies for each object and then delegating to that method.
 T create(Path.Segment value)
          Create a value from a path segment.
 T create(Path value)
          Create a value from a path.
 T[] create(Path[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of paths.
 T create(Reader reader, long approximateLength)
          Create a value from a the binary content given by the supplied reader.
 T create(Reference value)
          Create a value from a reference.
 T[] create(Reference[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of references.
 T create(String value)
          Create a value from a string, using no decoding.
 T[] create(String[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of string values, using no decoding.
 T[] create(String[] values, TextDecoder decoder)
          Create an array of values from an array of strings, using the supplied decoder.
 T create(String value, TextDecoder decoder)
          Create a value from a string, using the supplied decoder.
 T create(URI value)
          Create a value from a URI.
 T[] create(URI[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of URIs.
 T create(UUID value)
          Create a value from a UUID.
 T[] create(UUID[] values)
          Create an array of values from an array of UUIDs.
 PropertyType getPropertyType()
          Get the type of values created by this factory.
 

Field Detail

DEFAULT_DECODER

static final TextDecoder DEFAULT_DECODER

DEFAULT_ENCODER

static final TextEncoder DEFAULT_ENCODER
Method Detail

getPropertyType

PropertyType getPropertyType()
Get the type of values created by this factory.

Returns:
the value type; never null

create

T create(String value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a string, using no decoding.

Parameters:
value - the string from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied string is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a string could not be performed
See Also:
create(String, TextDecoder)

create

T create(String value,
         TextDecoder decoder)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a string, using the supplied decoder.

Parameters:
value - the string from which the value is to be created
decoder - the decoder that should be used; if null, the default decoder is used
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied string is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a string could not be performed
See Also:
create(String)

create

T create(int value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from an integer.

Parameters:
value - the integer from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value; never null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an integer could not be performed

create

T create(long value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a long from a string.

Parameters:
value - the string from which the long is to be created
Returns:
the value; never null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a long could not be performed

create

T create(boolean value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a boolean from a string.

Parameters:
value - the boolean from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value; never null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a boolean could not be performed

create

T create(float value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a float.

Parameters:
value - the float from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value; never null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a float could not be performed

create

T create(double value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a double.

Parameters:
value - the double from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value; never null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a double could not be performed

create

T create(BigDecimal value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a decimal.

Parameters:
value - the decimal from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied decimal is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a decimal could not be performed

create

T create(Calendar value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a Calendar instance.

Parameters:
value - the Calendar instance from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied Calendar is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a Calendar could not be performed

create

T create(Date value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a date.

Parameters:
value - the date from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied date is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a Date could not be performed

create

T create(DateTime value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a date-time instant.

Parameters:
value - the date-time instant from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied date is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a Date could not be performed

create

T create(Name value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a name.

Parameters:
value - the name from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied name is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a name could not be performed

create

T create(Path value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a path.

Parameters:
value - the path from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied path is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a path could not be performed

create

T create(Path.Segment value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a path segment.

Parameters:
value - the path segment from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied path segment is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a path could not be performed

create

T create(Reference value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a reference.

Parameters:
value - the reference from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied reference is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a reference could not be performed

create

T create(URI value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a URI.

Parameters:
value - the URI from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied URI is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a URI could not be performed

create

T create(UUID value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from a UUID.

Parameters:
value - the UUID from which the value is to be created
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied URI is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a UUID could not be performed

create

T create(byte[] value)
         throws ValueFormatException
Create a value from the binary content given by the supplied array.

Parameters:
value - the content to be used to create the value
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied stream is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a byte array could not be performed

create

T create(Binary value)
         throws ValueFormatException,
                IoException
Create a value from the binary content given by the supplied stream.

Parameters:
value - the binary object to be used to create the value
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied stream is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from the binary object could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs while accessing the supplied binary value (such as an IOException).

create

T create(InputStream stream,
         long approximateLength)
         throws ValueFormatException,
                IoException
Create a value from the binary content given by the supplied stream.

Parameters:
stream - the stream containing the content to be used to create the value
approximateLength - the approximate length of the content (in bytes)
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied stream is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an input stream could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs while accessing the supplied stream (such as an IOException).

create

T create(Reader reader,
         long approximateLength)
         throws ValueFormatException,
                IoException
Create a value from a the binary content given by the supplied reader.

Parameters:
reader - the reader containing the content to be used to create the value
approximateLength - the approximate length of the content (in bytes)
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied string is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a reader could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs while accessing the supplied reader (such as an IOException).

create

T create(Object value)
         throws ValueFormatException,
                IoException
Create a value from the specified information by determining which other create method applies and delegating to that method. Note that this method only will call create methods that take a single parameter; so this excludes create(InputStream, long), create(Reader, long) and create(String, TextDecoder).

Parameters:
value - the value
Returns:
the new value, or null if the supplied parameter is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an object could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs while accessing the supplied binary value (such as an IOException).

create

T[] create(String[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of string values, using no decoding.

Parameters:
values - the values
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied string is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a string array could not be performed
See Also:
create(String[], TextDecoder)

create

T[] create(String[] values,
           TextDecoder decoder)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of strings, using the supplied decoder.

Parameters:
values - the string values from which the values are to be created
decoder - the decoder that should be used; if null, the default decoder is used
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied string is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from a string array could not be performed
See Also:
create(String)

create

T[] create(int[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of integers.

Parameters:
values - the integers from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an integer array could not be performed

create

T[] create(long[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of longs.

Parameters:
values - the longs from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of longs could not be performed

create

T[] create(boolean[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of booleans.

Parameters:
values - the booleans from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of booleans could not be performed

create

T[] create(float[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of floats.

Parameters:
values - the floats from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of floats could not be performed

create

T[] create(double[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of doubles.

Parameters:
values - the doubles from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of doubles could not be performed

create

T[] create(BigDecimal[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of decimal values.

Parameters:
values - the decimals from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of decimal values could not be performed

create

T[] create(Calendar[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of Calendar instances.

Parameters:
values - the Calendar instances from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of calendar instances could not be performed

create

T[] create(Date[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of dates.

Parameters:
values - the dates from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of date values could not be performed

create

T[] create(DateTime[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of DateTime instants.

Parameters:
values - the instants from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of date values could not be performed

create

T[] create(Name[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of names.

Parameters:
values - the names from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of names could not be performed

create

T[] create(Path[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of paths.

Parameters:
values - the paths from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of paths could not be performed

create

T[] create(Reference[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of references.

Parameters:
values - the references from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of references could not be performed

create

T[] create(URI[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of URIs.

Parameters:
values - the URIs from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of URIs could not be performed

create

T[] create(UUID[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from an array of UUIDs.

Parameters:
values - the UUIDs from which the values are to be created
Returns:
the values, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of UUIDs could not be performed

create

T[] create(byte[][] values)
           throws ValueFormatException
Create an array of values from the array of binary content.

Parameters:
values - the array of content to be used to create the values
Returns:
the value, or null if the supplied array is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of byte arrays could not be performed

create

T[] create(Binary[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException,
                  IoException
Create an array of values from the array of binary objects.

Parameters:
values - the values
Returns:
the new value, or null if the supplied parameter is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of objects could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs during the conversion.

create

T[] create(Object[] values)
           throws ValueFormatException,
                  IoException
Create an array of values from the specified information by determining which other create method applies for each object and then delegating to that method. Note that this method will not consider create(InputStream, long), create(Reader, long) and create(String, TextDecoder).

Parameters:
values - the values
Returns:
the new value, or null if the supplied parameter is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an array of objects could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs during the conversion.

create

Iterator<T> create(Iterator<?> values)
                   throws ValueFormatException,
                          IoException
Create an iterator over the values (of an unknown type). The factory converts any values as required. Note that this method will not consider create(InputStream, long), create(Reader, long) and create(String, TextDecoder).

This is useful to use when iterating over the values of a Property.

Parameters:
values - the values
Returns:
the iterator of type T over the values, or null if the supplied parameter is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an iterator of objects could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs during the conversion.
See Also:
Property.getValues()

create

Iterable<T> create(Iterable<?> valueIterable)
                   throws ValueFormatException,
                          IoException
Create an iterable with the values (of an unknown type). The factory converts any values as required. Note that this method will not consider create(InputStream, long), create(Reader, long) and create(String, TextDecoder).

This is useful to use when converting all the values of a Property.

Example:
      Property property = ...
      ExecutionContext executionContext = ...
      ValueFactory<String> stringFactory = executionContext.getValueFactories().getStringFactory();
      for (String token : stringFactory.create(property)) {
          ...
      }
 

Parameters:
valueIterable - the values
Returns:
the iterator of type T over the values, or null if the supplied parameter is null
Throws:
ValueFormatException - if the conversion from an iterator of objects could not be performed
IoException - If an unexpected problem occurs during the conversion.
See Also:
Property.getValues()


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