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org.osgi.service.application
Class ApplicationHandle

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.osgi.service.application.ApplicationHandle

public abstract class ApplicationHandle
extends java.lang.Object

ApplicationHandle is an OSGi service interface which represents an instance of an application. It provides the functionality to query and manipulate the lifecycle state of the represented application instance. It defines constants for the lifecycle states.

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Field Summary
static java.lang.String APPLICATION_DESCRIPTOR
          The property key for the pid of the corresponding application descriptor.
static java.lang.String APPLICATION_PID
          The property key for the unique identifier (PID) of the application instance.
static java.lang.String APPLICATION_STATE
          The property key for the state of this application instance.
static java.lang.String APPLICATION_SUPPORTS_EXITVALUE
          The property key for the supports exit value property of this application instance.
static java.lang.String RUNNING
          The application instance is running.
static java.lang.String STOPPING
          The application instance is being stopped.
 
Constructor Summary
protected ApplicationHandle(java.lang.String instanceId, ApplicationDescriptor descriptor)
          Application instance identifier is specified by the container when the instance is created.
 
Method Summary
 void destroy()
          The application instance's lifecycle state can be influenced by this method.
protected abstract  void destroySpecific()
          Called by the destroy() method to perform application model specific steps to stop and destroy an application instance safely.
 ApplicationDescriptor getApplicationDescriptor()
          Retrieves the ApplicationDescriptor to which this ApplicationHandle belongs.
 java.lang.Object getExitValue(long timeout)
          Returns the exit value for the application instance.
 java.lang.String getInstanceId()
          Returns the unique identifier of this instance.
abstract  java.lang.String getState()
          Get the state of the application instance.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

APPLICATION_PID

public static final java.lang.String APPLICATION_PID
The property key for the unique identifier (PID) of the application instance.

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Constant Field Values

APPLICATION_DESCRIPTOR

public static final java.lang.String APPLICATION_DESCRIPTOR
The property key for the pid of the corresponding application descriptor.

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Constant Field Values

APPLICATION_STATE

public static final java.lang.String APPLICATION_STATE
The property key for the state of this application instance.

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Constant Field Values

APPLICATION_SUPPORTS_EXITVALUE

public static final java.lang.String APPLICATION_SUPPORTS_EXITVALUE
The property key for the supports exit value property of this application instance.

Since:
1.1
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Constant Field Values

RUNNING

public static final java.lang.String RUNNING
The application instance is running. This is the initial state of a newly created application instance.

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Constant Field Values

STOPPING

public static final java.lang.String STOPPING
The application instance is being stopped. This is the state of the application instance during the execution of the destroy() method.

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Constructor Detail

ApplicationHandle

protected ApplicationHandle(java.lang.String instanceId,
                            ApplicationDescriptor descriptor)
Application instance identifier is specified by the container when the instance is created. The instance identifier must remain static for the lifetime of the instance, it must remain the same even across framework restarts for the same application instance. This value must be the same as the service.pid service property of this application handle.

The instance identifier should follow the following scheme: <application descriptor PID>.<index> where <application descriptor PID> is the PID of the corresponding ApplicationDescriptor and <index> is a unique integer index assigned by the application container. Even after destroying the application index the same index value should not be reused in a reasonably long timeframe.

Parameters:
instanceId - the instance identifier of the represented application instance. It must not be null.
descriptor - the ApplicationDescriptor of the represented application instance. It must not be null.
Throws:
java.lang.NullPointerException - if any of the arguments is null.
Method Detail

getApplicationDescriptor

public final ApplicationDescriptor getApplicationDescriptor()
Retrieves the ApplicationDescriptor to which this ApplicationHandle belongs.

Returns:
The corresponding ApplicationDescriptor

getState

public abstract java.lang.String getState()
Get the state of the application instance.

Returns:
the state of the application.
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if the application handle is unregistered

getExitValue

public java.lang.Object getExitValue(long timeout)
                              throws ApplicationException,
                                     java.lang.InterruptedException
Returns the exit value for the application instance. The timeout specifies how the method behaves when the application has not yet terminated. A negative, zero or positive value may be used.

The default implementation throws an UnsupportedOperationException. The application model should override this method if exit values are supported.

Parameters:
timeout - The maximum time in milliseconds to wait for the application to timeout.
Returns:
The exit value for the application instance. The value is application specific.
Throws:
java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException - If the application model does not support exit values.
java.lang.InterruptedException - If the thread is interrupted while waiting for the timeout.
ApplicationException - If the application has not terminated. The error code will be ApplicationException.APPLICATION_EXITVALUE_NOT_AVAILABLE.
Since:
1.1

getInstanceId

public final java.lang.String getInstanceId()
Returns the unique identifier of this instance. This value is also available as a service property of this application handle's service.pid.

Returns:
the unique identifier of the instance

destroy

public final void destroy()
The application instance's lifecycle state can be influenced by this method. It lets the application instance perform operations to stop the application safely, e.g. saving its state to a permanent storage.

The method must check if the lifecycle transition is valid; a STOPPING application cannot be stopped. If it is invalid then the method must exit. Otherwise the lifecycle state of the application instance must be set to STOPPING. Then the destroySpecific() method must be called to perform any application model specific steps for safe stopping of the represented application instance.

At the end the ApplicationHandle must be unregistered. This method should free all the resources related to this ApplicationHandle.

When this method is completed the application instance has already made its operations for safe stopping, the ApplicationHandle has been unregistered and its related resources has been freed. Further calls on this application should not be made because they may have unexpected results.

Throws:
java.lang.SecurityException - if the caller doesn't have "lifecycle" ApplicationAdminPermission for the corresponding application.
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if the application handle is unregistered

destroySpecific

protected abstract void destroySpecific()
Called by the destroy() method to perform application model specific steps to stop and destroy an application instance safely.

Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if the application handle is unregistered

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