org.apache.soap.util
Class MethodUtils

java.lang.Object
  |
  +--org.apache.soap.util.MethodUtils

public class MethodUtils
extends java.lang.Object

This file is a collection of reflection utilities for dealing with methods and constructors.

Author:
Sanjiva Weerawarana, Joseph Kesselman

Constructor Summary
MethodUtils()
           
 
Method Summary
static java.lang.reflect.Constructor getConstructor(java.lang.Class targetClass, java.lang.Class[] argTypes)
          Class.getConstructor() finds only the entry point (if any) _exactly_ matching the specified argument types.
static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethod(java.lang.Class target, java.lang.String methodName, java.lang.Class[] argTypes, boolean isStaticReference)
           
static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethod(java.lang.Object target, java.lang.String methodName, java.lang.Class[] argTypes)
          Class.getMethod() finds only the entry point (if any) _exactly_ matching the specified argument types.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

MethodUtils

public MethodUtils()
Method Detail

getMethod

public static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethod(java.lang.Object target,
                                                 java.lang.String methodName,
                                                 java.lang.Class[] argTypes)
                                          throws java.lang.SecurityException,
                                                 java.lang.NoSuchMethodException
Class.getMethod() finds only the entry point (if any) _exactly_ matching the specified argument types. Our implmentation can decide between several imperfect matches, using the same search algorithm as the Java compiler. This version emulates the compiler behavior by allowing lookup to be performed against either a class or an instance -- classname.foo() must be a static method call, instance.foo() can invoke either static or instance methods.
Parameters:
target - object on which call is to be made
methodName - name of method I'm lookin' for
argTypes - array of argument types of method
Returns:
the desired method
Throws:
java.lang.SecurityException - if security violation
java.lang.NoSuchMethodException - if no such method

getMethod

public static java.lang.reflect.Method getMethod(java.lang.Class target,
                                                 java.lang.String methodName,
                                                 java.lang.Class[] argTypes,
                                                 boolean isStaticReference)
                                          throws java.lang.SecurityException,
                                                 java.lang.NoSuchMethodException

getConstructor

public static java.lang.reflect.Constructor getConstructor(java.lang.Class targetClass,
                                                           java.lang.Class[] argTypes)
                                                    throws java.lang.SecurityException,
                                                           java.lang.NoSuchMethodException
Class.getConstructor() finds only the entry point (if any) _exactly_ matching the specified argument types. Our implmentation can decide between several imperfect matches, using the same search algorithm as the Java compiler. Note that all constructors are static by definition, so isStaticReference is true.
Throws:
java.lang.NoSuchMethodException - if constructor not found.


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