Knopflerfish OSGi 5.2.0

org.osgi.service.event
Class Event

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.osgi.service.event.Event

public class Event
extends java.lang.Object

An event. Event objects are delivered to EventHandler services which subscribe to the topic of the event.

Author:
$Id: 3bf75bd699b03fc379fa0e620045936d110f3546 $
Immutable

Constructor Summary
Event(java.lang.String topic, java.util.Dictionary<java.lang.String,?> properties)
          Constructs an event.
Event(java.lang.String topic, java.util.Map<java.lang.String,?> properties)
          Constructs an event.
 
Method Summary
 boolean containsProperty(java.lang.String name)
          Indicate the presence of an event property.
 boolean equals(java.lang.Object object)
          Compares this Event object to another object.
 java.lang.Object getProperty(java.lang.String name)
          Retrieve the value of an event property.
 java.lang.String[] getPropertyNames()
          Returns a list of this event's property names.
 java.lang.String getTopic()
          Returns the topic of this event.
 int hashCode()
          Returns a hash code value for this object.
 boolean matches(Filter filter)
          Tests this event's properties against the given filter using a case sensitive match.
 java.lang.String toString()
          Returns the string representation of this event.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

Event

public Event(java.lang.String topic,
             java.util.Map<java.lang.String,?> properties)
Constructs an event.

Parameters:
topic - The topic of the event.
properties - The event's properties (may be null). A property whose key is not of type String will be ignored.
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - If topic is not a valid topic name.
Since:
1.2

Event

public Event(java.lang.String topic,
             java.util.Dictionary<java.lang.String,?> properties)
Constructs an event.

Parameters:
topic - The topic of the event.
properties - The event's properties (may be null). A property whose key is not of type String will be ignored.
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - If topic is not a valid topic name.
Method Detail

getProperty

public final java.lang.Object getProperty(java.lang.String name)
Retrieve the value of an event property. The event topic may be retrieved with the property name "event.topics".

Parameters:
name - The name of the property to retrieve.
Returns:
The value of the property, or null if not found.

containsProperty

public final boolean containsProperty(java.lang.String name)
Indicate the presence of an event property. The event topic is present using the property name "event.topics".

Parameters:
name - The name of the property.
Returns:
true if a property with the specified name is in the event. This property may have a null value. false otherwise.
Since:
1.3

getPropertyNames

public final java.lang.String[] getPropertyNames()
Returns a list of this event's property names. The list will include the event topic property name "event.topics".

Returns:
A non-empty array with one element per property.

getTopic

public final java.lang.String getTopic()
Returns the topic of this event.

Returns:
The topic of this event.

matches

public final boolean matches(Filter filter)
Tests this event's properties against the given filter using a case sensitive match.

Parameters:
filter - The filter to test.
Returns:
true If this event's properties match the filter, false otherwise.

equals

public boolean equals(java.lang.Object object)
Compares this Event object to another object.

An event is considered to be equal to another event if the topic is equal and the properties are equal. The properties are compared using the java.util.Map.equals() rules which includes identity comparison for array values.

Overrides:
equals in class java.lang.Object
Parameters:
object - The Event object to be compared.
Returns:
true if object is a Event and is equal to this object; false otherwise.

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns a hash code value for this object.

Overrides:
hashCode in class java.lang.Object
Returns:
An integer which is a hash code value for this object.

toString

public java.lang.String toString()
Returns the string representation of this event.

Overrides:
toString in class java.lang.Object
Returns:
The string representation of this event.

Knopflerfish OSGi 5.2.0