public class SubnodeConfiguration extends BaseHierarchicalConfiguration
A specialized hierarchical configuration class with a node model that uses a tracked node of another node model as its root node.
Configurations of this type are initialized with a special
operating on a specific tracked node of the parent configuration and the
NodeSelector. All property accessor methods are
evaluated relative to this root node. A good use case for a
SubnodeConfiguration is when multiple properties from a specific sub
tree of the whole configuration need to be accessed. Then a
SubnodeConfiguration can be created with the parent node of the
affected sub tree as root node. This allows for simpler property keys and is
also more efficient.
By making use of a tracked node as root node, a
and its parent configuration initially operate on the same hierarchy of
configuration nodes. So if modifications are performed at the subnode
configuration, these changes are immediately visible in the parent
configuration. Analogously will updates of the parent configuration affect
SubnodeConfiguration if the sub tree spanned by the
SubnodeConfiguration's root node is involved.
Note that by making use of a
SubnodeConfiguration is not associated with a physical node instance,
but the selection criteria stored in the selector are evaluated after each
change of the nodes structure. As an example consider that the selector uses
a key with an index into a list element, say index 2. Now if an update occurs
on the underlying nodes structure which removes the first element in this
list structure, the
SubnodeConfiguration still references the element
with index 2 which is now another one.
There are also possible changes of the underlying nodes structure which
completely detach the
SubnodeConfiguration from its parent
configuration. For instance, the key referenced by the
SubnodeConfiguration could be removed in the parent configuration. If
this happens, the
SubnodeConfiguration stays functional; however, it
now operates on a separate node model than its parent configuration. Changes
made by one configuration are no longer visible for the other one (as the
node models have no longer overlapping nodes, there is no way to have a
When a subnode configuration is created, it inherits the settings of its
parent configuration, e.g. some flags like the
throwExceptionOnMissing flag or the settings for handling list
delimiters) or the expression engine. If these settings are changed later in
either the subnode or the parent configuration, the changes are not visible
for each other. So you could create a subnode configuration, and change its
expression engine without affecting the parent configuration.
SubnodeConfiguration operates on the same nodes structure
as its parent it uses the same
Synchronizer instance per default.
This means that locks held on one
SubnodeConfiguration also impact
the parent configuration and all of its other
objects. You should not change this without a good reason! Otherwise, there
is the risk of data corruption when multiple threads access these
From its purpose this class is quite similar to
The difference is that a subset configuration of a hierarchical configuration
may combine multiple configuration nodes from different sub trees of the
configuration, while all nodes in a subnode configuration belong to the same
sub tree. If an application can live with this limitation, it is recommended
to use this class instead of
SubsetConfiguration because creating a
subset configuration is more expensive than creating a subnode configuration.
It is strongly recommended to create
only through the
configurationAt() methods of a hierarchical
configuration. These methods ensure that all necessary initializations are
done. Creating instances manually without doing proper initialization may
break some of the functionality provided by this class.
|Constructor and Description|
Creates a new instance of
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
Creates a clone of the node model.
Closes this sub configuration.
Creates a connected sub configuration based on a selector for a tracked node.
Returns the parent configuration of this subnode configuration.
Returns the node model of the root configuration.
Returns the selector to the root node of this configuration.
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public SubnodeConfiguration(BaseHierarchicalConfiguration parent, TrackedNodeModel model)
SubnodeConfigurationand initializes it with all relevant properties.
parent- the parent configuration
TrackedNodeModelto be used for this configuration
IllegalArgumentException- if a required argument is missing
public BaseHierarchicalConfiguration getParent()
public NodeSelector getRootSelector()
NodeSelectorto the root node
public void close()
TrackedNodeModel, thus causing the tracked node acting as root node to be released. Per default, this happens automatically when the model is claimed by the garbage collector. By calling this method explicitly, it can be indicated that this configuration is no longer used and that resources used by it can be freed immediately.
public InMemoryNodeModel getNodeModel()
NodeModelsupported by this object. This implementation returns the configuration's
NodeModel. It is guarded by the current
Synchronizer. This implementation returns the
InMemoryNodeModelused by this configuration. This implementation returns a newly created node model with the correct root node set. Note that this model is not used for property access, but only made available to clients that need to operate on the node structure of this
SubnodeConfiguration. Be aware that the implementation of this method is not very efficient.
public InMemoryNodeModel getRootNodeModel()
SubnodeConfigurationinstances created from a hierarchical configuration operate on the same node model, using different nodes as their local root nodes. With this method the top-level node model can be obtained. It works even in constellations where a
SubnodeConfigurationhas been created from another
protected NodeModel<ImmutableNode> cloneNodeModel()
clone(). This implementation creates a new instance of
InMemoryNodeModel, initialized with this configuration's root node. This has the effect that although the same nodes are used, the original and copied configurations are independent on each other. This implementation returns a copy of the current node model with the same settings. However, it has to be ensured that the track count for the node selector is increased.
protected NodeSelector getSubConfigurationNodeSelector(String key)
NodeSelectorto be used for a sub configuration based on the passed in key. This method is called whenever a sub configuration is to be created. This base implementation returns a new
NodeSelectorinitialized with the passed in key. Sub classes may override this method if they have a different strategy for creating a selector. This implementation returns a sub selector of the selector of this configuration.
protected InMemoryNodeModel getSubConfigurationParentModel()
InMemoryNodeModelto be used as parent model for a new sub configuration. This method is called whenever a sub configuration is to be created. This base implementation returns the model of this configuration. Sub classes with different requirements for the parent models of sub configurations have to override it. This implementation returns the parent model of the
TrackedNodeModelused by this configuration.
protected SubnodeConfiguration createSubConfigurationForTrackedNode(NodeSelector selector, InMemoryNodeModelSupport parentModelSupport)
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