JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0
Class MBeanConstructorInfo

  extended by
      extended by
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable
Direct Known Subclasses:
ModelMBeanConstructorInfo, OpenMBeanConstructorInfoSupport

public class MBeanConstructorInfo
extends MBeanFeatureInfo
implements Serializable, Cloneable

Describes a constructor exposed by an MBean. Instances of this class are immutable. Subclasses may be mutable but this is not recommended.

See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class
description, name
Constructor Summary
MBeanConstructorInfo(String description, Constructor constructor)
          Constructs an MBeanConstructorInfo object.
MBeanConstructorInfo(String name, String description, MBeanParameterInfo[] signature)
          Constructs an MBeanConstructorInfo object.
Method Summary
 Object clone()
          Returns a shallow clone of this instance.
 boolean equals(Object o)
          Compare this MBeanConstructorInfo to another.
 MBeanParameterInfo[] getSignature()
          Returns the list of parameters for this constructor.
 int hashCode()
          Returns a hash code value for the object.
Methods inherited from class
getDescription, getName
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public MBeanConstructorInfo(String description,
                            Constructor constructor)
Constructs an MBeanConstructorInfo object.

description - A human readable description of the operation.
constructor - The java.lang.reflect.Constructor object describing the MBean constructor.


public MBeanConstructorInfo(String name,
                            String description,
                            MBeanParameterInfo[] signature)
                     throws IllegalArgumentException
Constructs an MBeanConstructorInfo object.

name - The name of the constructor.
signature - MBeanParameterInfo objects describing the parameters(arguments) of the constructor. This may be null with the same effect as a zero-length array.
description - A human readable description of the constructor.
Method Detail


public Object clone()

Returns a shallow clone of this instance. The clone is obtained by simply calling super.clone(), thus calling the default native shallow cloning mechanism implemented by Object.clone(). No deeper cloning of any internal field is made.

Since this class is immutable, cloning is chiefly of interest to subclasses.

clone in class Object
a clone of this instance.
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public MBeanParameterInfo[] getSignature()

Returns the list of parameters for this constructor. Each parameter is described by an MBeanParameterInfo object.

The returned array is a shallow copy of the internal array, which means that it is a copy of the internal array of references to the MBeanParameterInfo objects but that each referenced MBeanParameterInfo object is not copied.

An array of MBeanParameterInfo objects.


public boolean equals(Object o)
Compare this MBeanConstructorInfo to another.

equals in class MBeanFeatureInfo
o - the object to compare to.
true iff o is an MBeanConstructorInfo such that its MBeanFeatureInfo.getName(), MBeanFeatureInfo.getDescription(), and getSignature() values are equal (not necessarily identical) to those of this MBeanConstructorInfo. Two signature arrays are equal if their elements are pairwise equal.
See Also:
Object.hashCode(), Hashtable


public int hashCode()
Description copied from class: Object
Returns a hash code value for the object. This method is supported for the benefit of hashtables such as those provided by java.util.Hashtable.

The general contract of hashCode is:

As much as is reasonably practical, the hashCode method defined by class Object does return distinct integers for distinct objects. (This is typically implemented by converting the internal address of the object into an integer, but this implementation technique is not required by the JavaTM programming language.)

hashCode in class MBeanFeatureInfo
a hash code value for this object.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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