Class ProxyActionFactory

All Implemented Interfaces:
InvocationHandler, ActionFactory<Action>

public class ProxyActionFactory
extends Object
implements ActionFactory<Action>, InvocationHandler
Generic action factory class that can generate instances of actions if the action class is an interface. Use this factory for development and debugging only. The performance and memory requirements of this implementation is unsure for a production environment.

This class works ONLY if the ExtensionPoint.getActionClass() is an interface, eg. Class.isInterface() return true. If so, we use Java reflection to generate a Proxy that implements the desired action class interface.

Parameters in the XML file will be passed on as return values for method calls on the proxy, following the usual syntax rules. Eg. The parameter value <icon>/images/icon.png</icon> will be returned as a result of calling getIcon() on the proxy. Null is returned for parameters that have not been specified in the XML file.

The factory can convert the string values to other data types for the following classes: int, long, float, double and boolean. It can handle both primitive and wrapper classes. Example: <enabled>1</enabled> will return true if isEnabled() is called on the proxy.

Parameters supported by this factory
This factory supports all parameters. Some parameters may trigger special actions:

Last modified
$Date: 2015-04-21 09:59:42 +0200 (ti, 21 apr 2015) $
  • Field Details

    • disabled

      private boolean disabled
    • proxy

      private Action proxy
    • actions

      private Action[] actions
    • parameters

      private Map<String,​String> parameters
    • valueCache

      private Map<String,​Object> valueCache
    • initialised

      private volatile boolean initialised
  • Constructor Details

    • ProxyActionFactory

      public ProxyActionFactory()
      Creates a new proxy factory.
  • Method Details

    • prepareContext

      public boolean prepareContext​(InvokationContext<? super Action> context)
      Description copied from interface: ActionFactory
      This method is called once for each request/use of an extension and have two purposes:
      • The factory should decide if the extension should be enabled or not. For example, the factory may check the permissions of the logged in user and determine that they are inadequate. The boolean return value determines if the extension is enabled or disabled.
      • Initialise the context with resources that the actions may need. With the BASE web-client this means that it is possible to add scripts or stylesheets that is needed by the extension. See JspContext.
      Specified by:
      prepareContext in interface ActionFactory<Action>
      context - The current invokation context
      TRUE if the extension should be enabled, FALSE if the extension should be disabled
    • getActions

      public Action[] getActions​(InvokationContext<? super Action> context)
      Description copied from interface: ActionFactory
      This method may be called one or several times for each request. This is decided by the extension point. If, for example, the extension point is a pure single-item extension point then this method is probably only called once. If the extension point is a per-item extension point in a list context, then this method may be called once for every item in the list. The context parameter contains all information about the context of the extension point, including the current item, if any.
      Specified by:
      getActions in interface ActionFactory<Action>
      context - The current invokation context
      An array of actions that should be added to the extension point. Returns null or an empty array if there are no actions in the current context.
    • invoke

      public Object invoke​(Object proxy, Method method, Object[] args) throws Throwable
      Specified by:
      invoke in interface InvocationHandler
    • setParameter

      @PathSetter @VariableSetter public void setParameter​(String name, String value)
      Set generic parameters.
      name - The name of the parameter
      value - The value of the parameter
    • setDisabled

      public void setDisabled​(String disabled)
      Sets the disabled/enabled status of this factory.
      disabled - A string that is parsed to a boolean by Values.getBoolean(String)
    • initProxy

      private void initProxy​(Class<? extends Action> actionClass)
      Initialise the proxy class.
      actionClass - The interface that the proxy must implement
    • getParameterName

      private String getParameterName​(String methodName)
      Convert a method name to a parameter name. Methods that start with get or is will have that part removed. The first character of the remaining name is converted to lower case. All other method names are left as they are.
      methodName - The name of the method
      The name of the parameter
    • getParameterValue

      private Object getParameterValue​(String parameterName, Class<?> returnType)
      Get the value of a parameter.
      parameterName - The name of the parameter
      The value of the parameter