Knopflerfish OSGi 5.2.0

org.osgi.service.blueprint.container
Interface Converter


public interface Converter

Type converter to convert an object to a target type.

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ThreadSafe

Method Summary
 boolean canConvert(java.lang.Object sourceObject, ReifiedType targetType)
          Return if this converter is able to convert the specified object to the specified type.
 java.lang.Object convert(java.lang.Object sourceObject, ReifiedType targetType)
          Convert the specified object to an instance of the specified type.
 

Method Detail

canConvert

boolean canConvert(java.lang.Object sourceObject,
                   ReifiedType targetType)
Return if this converter is able to convert the specified object to the specified type.

Parameters:
sourceObject - The source object s to convert.
targetType - The target type T.
Returns:
true if the conversion is possible, false otherwise.

convert

java.lang.Object convert(java.lang.Object sourceObject,
                         ReifiedType targetType)
                         throws java.lang.Exception
Convert the specified object to an instance of the specified type.

Parameters:
sourceObject - The source object s to convert.
targetType - The target type T.
Returns:
An instance with a type that is assignable from targetType's raw class
Throws:
java.lang.Exception - If the conversion cannot succeed. This exception should not be thrown when the canConvert method has returned true.

Knopflerfish OSGi 5.2.0