org.codehaus.plexus.configuration
Interface PlexusConfiguration

All Known Implementing Classes:
DefaultPlexusConfiguration, XmlPlexusConfiguration

public interface PlexusConfiguration

A configuration data hierarchy for configuring aspects of plexus. For example, to populate a ComponentDescriptor. Implementation of PlexusConfiguration may be populated by any means, for example, by XML file.


Method Summary
 void addChild(PlexusConfiguration configuration)
          Adds a configuration under this configuration, which acts as a parent.
 PlexusConfiguration addChild(java.lang.String name)
          Add a child element with a given name and return the newly created element.
 PlexusConfiguration addChild(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String value)
          Add a child element with a given name, and given value and return the newly created element.
 java.lang.String getAttribute(java.lang.String paramName)
          Returns the value of the named attribute.
 java.lang.String getAttribute(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String defaultValue)
          Returns the value of the named attribute, or default if one cannot be found.
 java.lang.String[] getAttributeNames()
          Returns an array of attribute names.
 PlexusConfiguration getChild(int i)
          Returns the child configuration at the given location.
 PlexusConfiguration getChild(java.lang.String child)
          Returns the child configuration of the given name.
 PlexusConfiguration getChild(java.lang.String child, boolean createChild)
          Returns the child configuration of the given name.
 int getChildCount()
          Returns the number of directly children under this configuration.
 PlexusConfiguration[] getChildren()
          Returns an array of all child configurations.
 PlexusConfiguration[] getChildren(java.lang.String name)
          Returns an array of all child configurations with the given name.
 java.lang.String getName()
          Returns the name of this configuration.
 java.lang.String getValue()
          Returns the value of this configuration.
 java.lang.String getValue(java.lang.String defaultValue)
          Returns the value of this configuration, or default if one cannot be found.
 void setAttribute(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String value)
          Sets an attribute on this configuration.
 void setName(java.lang.String name)
          Sets the name of this configuration.
 void setValue(java.lang.String value)
          Set the value of a configuration element.
 PlexusConfiguration setValueAndGetSelf(java.lang.String value)
          Set the value of a configuration element and return the PlexusConfiguration object so that further operations can be carried out.
 

Method Detail

getName

java.lang.String getName()
Returns the name of this configuration.

Returns:
the name of this configuration

setName

void setName(java.lang.String name)
Sets the name of this configuration.

Parameters:
name -

getValue

java.lang.String getValue()
                          throws PlexusConfigurationException
Returns the value of this configuration.

Returns:
the value of this configuration
Throws:
PlexusConfigurationException

getValue

java.lang.String getValue(java.lang.String defaultValue)
Returns the value of this configuration, or default if one cannot be found.

Parameters:
defaultValue - value to return if none is found
Returns:
the value of this configuration

setValue

void setValue(java.lang.String value)
Set the value of a configuration element.

Parameters:
value -

setValueAndGetSelf

PlexusConfiguration setValueAndGetSelf(java.lang.String value)
Set the value of a configuration element and return the PlexusConfiguration object so that further operations can be carried out.

Parameters:
value -
Returns:

setAttribute

void setAttribute(java.lang.String name,
                  java.lang.String value)
Sets an attribute on this configuration.

Parameters:
name -
value -

getAttributeNames

java.lang.String[] getAttributeNames()
Returns an array of attribute names.

Returns:
an array of attribute names

getAttribute

java.lang.String getAttribute(java.lang.String paramName)
                              throws PlexusConfigurationException
Returns the value of the named attribute.

Returns:
the value of the named attribute
Throws:
PlexusConfigurationException

getAttribute

java.lang.String getAttribute(java.lang.String name,
                              java.lang.String defaultValue)
Returns the value of the named attribute, or default if one cannot be found.

Parameters:
defaultValue - value to return if none is found
Returns:
the value of the named attribute

getChild

PlexusConfiguration getChild(java.lang.String child)
Returns the child configuration of the given name.

Parameters:
child - the name of the child to return
Returns:
the child configuration of the given name

getChild

PlexusConfiguration getChild(int i)
Returns the child configuration at the given location.

Parameters:
i - the position of the child under this configuration
Returns:
the child configuration at the given location

getChild

PlexusConfiguration getChild(java.lang.String child,
                             boolean createChild)
Returns the child configuration of the given name.

Parameters:
child - the name of the child to return
createChild - true if a new child should be create, if none found
Returns:
the child configuration of the given name, or new child if created

getChildren

PlexusConfiguration[] getChildren()
Returns an array of all child configurations.

Returns:
an array of all child configurations

getChildren

PlexusConfiguration[] getChildren(java.lang.String name)
Returns an array of all child configurations with the given name.

Parameters:
name - the name of the children configurations to return
Returns:
an array of all child configurations with the given name

addChild

void addChild(PlexusConfiguration configuration)
Adds a configuration under this configuration, which acts as a parent.

Parameters:
configuration - the child configuration to add

addChild

PlexusConfiguration addChild(java.lang.String name)
Add a child element with a given name and return the newly created element.

Parameters:
name -
Returns:

addChild

PlexusConfiguration addChild(java.lang.String name,
                             java.lang.String value)
Add a child element with a given name, and given value and return the newly created element.

Parameters:
name -
Returns:

getChildCount

int getChildCount()
Returns the number of directly children under this configuration.

Returns:
the number of directly children under this configuration.


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