Class BeanUtilsBean2

  extended by org.apache.commons.beanutils.BeanUtilsBean
      extended by org.apache.commons.beanutils.BeanUtilsBean2

public class BeanUtilsBean2
extends BeanUtilsBean

BeanUtilsBean implementation that creates a ConvertUtilsBean2 and delegates conversion to ConvertUtilsBean.convert(Object, Class).

To configure this implementation for the current context ClassLoader invoke BeanUtilsBean.setInstance(new BeanUtilsBean2());

BeanUtils 1.7.0 delegated all conversion to String to the converter registered for the String.class. One of the improvements in BeanUtils 1.8.0 was to upgrade the Converter implementations so that they could handle conversion to String for their type (e.g. IntegerConverter now handles conversion from an Integer to a String as well as String to Integer).

In order to take advantage of these improvements BeanUtils needs to change how it gets the appropriate Converter. This functionality has been implemented in the new ConvertUtilsBean.lookup(Class, Class) and ConvertUtilsBean.convert(Object, Class) methods. However changing BeanUtilsBean to use these methods could create compatibility issues for existing users. In order to avoid that, this new BeanUtilsBean implementation has been created (and the associated ConvertUtilsBean2).

$Revision: 552381 $ $Date: 2007-07-02 03:00:17 +0100 (Mon, 02 Jul 2007) $
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Constructor Summary
          Constructs an instance using new property and conversion instances.
Method Summary
protected  Object convert(Object value, Class type)
          Convert the value to an object of the specified class (if possible).
Methods inherited from class org.apache.commons.beanutils.BeanUtilsBean
cloneBean, copyProperties, copyProperty, describe, getArrayProperty, getConvertUtils, getIndexedProperty, getIndexedProperty, getInstance, getMappedProperty, getMappedProperty, getNestedProperty, getProperty, getPropertyUtils, getSimpleProperty, initCause, populate, setInstance, setProperty
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public BeanUtilsBean2()

Constructs an instance using new property and conversion instances.

Method Detail


protected Object convert(Object value,
                         Class type)

Convert the value to an object of the specified class (if possible).

convert in class BeanUtilsBean
value - Value to be converted (may be null)
type - Class of the value to be converted to
The converted value

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