Interface BeanConfigurationValuePreprocessor

public interface BeanConfigurationValuePreprocessor

Preprocesses a value from a bean configuration before the bean configurator unmarshals it into a bean property. A common use case for such preprocessing is the evaluation of variables within the configuration value.

Benjamin Bentmann

Method Summary
 Object preprocessValue(String value, Class<?> type)
          Preprocesses the specified bean configuration value.

Method Detail


Object preprocessValue(String value,
                       Class<?> type)
                       throws BeanConfigurationException
Preprocesses the specified bean configuration value. The optional type provided to this method is a hint (not a requirement) for the preprocessor to resolve the value to a compatible value or a (string) value than can be unmarshalled into that type. The preprocessor is not required to perform any type conversion but should rather filter out incompatible values from its result.

value - The configuration value to preprocess, must not be null.
type - The target type of the value, may be null.
The processed configuration value or null if none.
BeanConfigurationException - If an error occurred while preprocessing the value.

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