org.codehaus.jackson.map
Interface Serializers

All Known Implementing Classes:
Serializers.Base, Serializers.None, SimpleSerializers

public interface Serializers

Interface that defines API for simple extensions that can provide additional serializers for various types. Access is by a single callback method; instance is to either return a configured JsonSerializer for specified type, or null to indicate that it does not support handling of the type. In latter case, further calls can be made for other providers; in former case returned serializer is used for handling of instances of specified type.

Since:
1.7

Nested Class Summary
static class Serializers.Base
          Basic Serializers implementation that implements all methods but provides no serializers.
static class Serializers.None
          Deprecated. As of 1.9, use Serializers.Base instead
 
Method Summary
 JsonSerializer<?> findArraySerializer(SerializationConfig config, ArrayType type, BeanDescription beanDesc, BeanProperty property, TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer, JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)
          Method called by serialization framework first time a serializer is needed for specified array type.
 JsonSerializer<?> findCollectionLikeSerializer(SerializationConfig config, CollectionLikeType type, BeanDescription beanDesc, BeanProperty property, TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer, JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)
           
 JsonSerializer<?> findCollectionSerializer(SerializationConfig config, CollectionType type, BeanDescription beanDesc, BeanProperty property, TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer, JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)
           
 JsonSerializer<?> findMapLikeSerializer(SerializationConfig config, MapLikeType type, BeanDescription beanDesc, BeanProperty property, JsonSerializer<Object> keySerializer, TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer, JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)
           
 JsonSerializer<?> findMapSerializer(SerializationConfig config, MapType type, BeanDescription beanDesc, BeanProperty property, JsonSerializer<Object> keySerializer, TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer, JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)
           
 JsonSerializer<?> findSerializer(SerializationConfig config, JavaType type, BeanDescription beanDesc, BeanProperty property)
          Method called by serialization framework first time a serializer is needed for specified type, which is not of a container type (for which other methods are called).
 

Method Detail

findSerializer

JsonSerializer<?> findSerializer(SerializationConfig config,
                                 JavaType type,
                                 BeanDescription beanDesc,
                                 BeanProperty property)
Method called by serialization framework first time a serializer is needed for specified type, which is not of a container type (for which other methods are called).

Note: in version 1.7, this method was called to find serializers for all type, including container types.

Parameters:
type - Fully resolved type of instances to serialize
config - Serialization configuration in use
beanDesc - Additional information about type; will always be of type BasicBeanDescription (that is, safe to cast to this more specific type)
property - Property that contains values to serialize
Returns:
Configured serializer to use for the type; or null if implementation does not recognize or support type

findArraySerializer

JsonSerializer<?> findArraySerializer(SerializationConfig config,
                                      ArrayType type,
                                      BeanDescription beanDesc,
                                      BeanProperty property,
                                      TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer,
                                      JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)
Method called by serialization framework first time a serializer is needed for specified array type. Implementation should return a serializer instance if it supports specified type; or null if it does not.

Since:
1.8

findCollectionSerializer

JsonSerializer<?> findCollectionSerializer(SerializationConfig config,
                                           CollectionType type,
                                           BeanDescription beanDesc,
                                           BeanProperty property,
                                           TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer,
                                           JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)

findCollectionLikeSerializer

JsonSerializer<?> findCollectionLikeSerializer(SerializationConfig config,
                                               CollectionLikeType type,
                                               BeanDescription beanDesc,
                                               BeanProperty property,
                                               TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer,
                                               JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)

findMapSerializer

JsonSerializer<?> findMapSerializer(SerializationConfig config,
                                    MapType type,
                                    BeanDescription beanDesc,
                                    BeanProperty property,
                                    JsonSerializer<Object> keySerializer,
                                    TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer,
                                    JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)

findMapLikeSerializer

JsonSerializer<?> findMapLikeSerializer(SerializationConfig config,
                                        MapLikeType type,
                                        BeanDescription beanDesc,
                                        BeanProperty property,
                                        JsonSerializer<Object> keySerializer,
                                        TypeSerializer elementTypeSerializer,
                                        JsonSerializer<Object> elementValueSerializer)