javax.ws.rs.ext
Interface Providers


public interface Providers

An injectable interface providing runtime lookup of provider instances.

See Also:
Context, MessageBodyReader, MessageBodyWriter, ContextResolver, ExceptionMapper

Method Summary
<T> ContextResolver<T>
getContextResolver(java.lang.Class<T> contextType, MediaType mediaType)
          Get a context resolver for a particular type of context and media type.
<T extends java.lang.Throwable>
ExceptionMapper<T>
getExceptionMapper(java.lang.Class<T> type)
          Get an exception mapping provider for a particular class of exception.
<T> MessageBodyReader<T>
getMessageBodyReader(java.lang.Class<T> type, java.lang.reflect.Type genericType, java.lang.annotation.Annotation[] annotations, MediaType mediaType)
          Get a message body reader that matches a set of criteria.
<T> MessageBodyWriter<T>
getMessageBodyWriter(java.lang.Class<T> type, java.lang.reflect.Type genericType, java.lang.annotation.Annotation[] annotations, MediaType mediaType)
          Get a message body writer that matches a set of criteria.
 

Method Detail

getMessageBodyReader

<T> MessageBodyReader<T> getMessageBodyReader(java.lang.Class<T> type,
                                              java.lang.reflect.Type genericType,
                                              java.lang.annotation.Annotation[] annotations,
                                              MediaType mediaType)
Get a message body reader that matches a set of criteria. The set of readers is first filtered by comparing the supplied value of mediaType with the value of each reader's Consumes, ensuring the supplied value of type is assignable to the generic type of the reader, and eliminating those that do not match. The list of matching readers is then ordered with those with the best matching values of Consumes (x/y > x/* > */*) sorted first. Finally, the MessageBodyReader.isReadable(java.lang.Class, java.lang.reflect.Type, java.lang.annotation.Annotation[], javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType) method is called on each reader in order using the supplied criteria and the first reader that returns true is selected and returned.

Parameters:
type - the class of object that is to be written.
mediaType - the media type of the data that will be read.
genericType - the type of object to be produced. E.g. if the message body is to be converted into a method parameter, this will be the formal type of the method parameter as returned by Class.getGenericParameterTypes.
annotations - an array of the annotations on the declaration of the artifact that will be initialized with the produced instance. E.g. if the message body is to be converted into a method parameter, this will be the annotations on that parameter returned by Class.getParameterAnnotations.
Returns:
a MessageBodyReader that matches the supplied criteria or null if none is found.

getMessageBodyWriter

<T> MessageBodyWriter<T> getMessageBodyWriter(java.lang.Class<T> type,
                                              java.lang.reflect.Type genericType,
                                              java.lang.annotation.Annotation[] annotations,
                                              MediaType mediaType)
Get a message body writer that matches a set of criteria. The set of writers is first filtered by comparing the supplied value of mediaType with the value of each writer's Produces, ensuring the supplied value of type is assignable to the generic type of the reader, and eliminating those that do not match. The list of matching writers is then ordered with those with the best matching values of Produces (x/y > x/* > */*) sorted first. Finally, the MessageBodyWriter.isWriteable(java.lang.Class, java.lang.reflect.Type, java.lang.annotation.Annotation[], javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType) method is called on each writer in order using the supplied criteria and the first writer that returns true is selected and returned.

Parameters:
mediaType - the media type of the data that will be written.
type - the class of object that is to be written.
genericType - the type of object to be written. E.g. if the message body is to be produced from a field, this will be the declared type of the field as returned by Field.getGenericType.
annotations - an array of the annotations on the declaration of the artifact that will be written. E.g. if the message body is to be produced from a field, this will be the annotations on that field returned by Field.getDeclaredAnnotations.
Returns:
a MessageBodyReader that matches the supplied criteria or null if none is found.

getExceptionMapper

<T extends java.lang.Throwable> ExceptionMapper<T> getExceptionMapper(java.lang.Class<T> type)
Get an exception mapping provider for a particular class of exception. Returns the provider whose generic type is the nearest superclass of type.

Parameters:
type - the class of exception
Returns:
an ExceptionMapper for the supplied type or null if none is found.

getContextResolver

<T> ContextResolver<T> getContextResolver(java.lang.Class<T> contextType,
                                          MediaType mediaType)
Get a context resolver for a particular type of context and media type. The set of resolvers is first filtered by comparing the supplied value of mediaType with the value of each resolver's Produces, ensuring the generic type of the context resolver is assignable to the supplied value of contextType, and eliminating those that do not match. If only one resolver matches the criteria then it is returned. If more than one resolver matches then the list of matching resolvers is ordered with those with the best matching values of Produces (x/y > x/* > */*) sorted first. A proxy is returned that delegates calls to ContextResolver.getContext(java.lang.Class) to each matching context resolver in order and returns the first non-null value it obtains or null if all matching context resolvers return null.

Parameters:
contextType - the class of context desired
mediaType - the media type of data for which a context is required.
Returns:
a matching context resolver instance or null if no matching context providers are found.