org.apache.commons.lang.text
Interface FormatFactory


public interface FormatFactory

Format factory.

Since:
2.4
Version:
$Id: FormatFactory.java 634088 2008-03-06 00:06:05Z niallp $
Author:
Niall Pemberton

Method Summary
 java.text.Format getFormat(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String arguments, java.util.Locale locale)
          Create or retrieve a format instance.
 

Method Detail

getFormat

public java.text.Format getFormat(java.lang.String name,
                                  java.lang.String arguments,
                                  java.util.Locale locale)
Create or retrieve a format instance.

Parameters:
name - The format type name
arguments - Arguments used to create the format instance. This allows the FormatFactory to implement the "format style" concept from java.text.MessageFormat.
locale - The locale, may be null
Returns:
The format instance


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