Class PropertyHelper

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    GetProperty

    public class PropertyHelper
    extends java.lang.Object
    implements GetProperty
    Deals with properties - substitution, dynamic properties, etc.

    This code has been heavily restructured for Ant 1.8.0. It is expected that custom PropertyHelper implementation that used the older chaining mechanism of Ant 1.6 won't work in all cases, and its usage is deprecated. The preferred way to customize Ant's property handling is by adding delegates of the appropriate subinterface and have this implementation use them.

    When expanding a string that may contain properties this class will delegate the actual parsing to parseProperties inside the ParseProperties class which in turn uses the PropertyExpander delegates to find properties inside the string and this class to expand the property names found into the corresponding values.

    When looking up a property value this class will first consult all PropertyEvaluator delegates and fall back to an internal map of "project properties" if no evaluator matched the property name.

    When setting a property value this class will first consult all PropertySetter delegates and fall back to an internal map of "project properties" if no setter matched the property name.

    Since:
    Ant 1.6
    • Constructor Summary

      Constructors 
      Modifier Constructor Description
      protected PropertyHelper()
      Default constructor.
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Static Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods Deprecated Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      void add​(PropertyHelper.Delegate delegate)
      Add the specified delegate object to this PropertyHelper.
      boolean containsProperties​(java.lang.String value)
      Learn whether a String contains replaceable properties.
      void copyInheritedProperties​(Project other)
      Copies all user properties that have not been set on the command line or a GUI tool from this instance to the Project instance given as the argument.
      void copyUserProperties​(Project other)
      Copies all user properties that have been set on the command line or a GUI tool from this instance to the Project instance given as the argument.
      protected static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class<? extends PropertyHelper.Delegate>> getDelegateInterfaces​(PropertyHelper.Delegate d)
      Get all Delegate interfaces (excluding Delegate itself) from the specified Delegate.
      protected <D extends PropertyHelper.Delegate>
      java.util.List<D>
      getDelegates​(java.lang.Class<D> type)
      Get the Collection of delegates of the specified type.
      java.util.Collection<PropertyExpander> getExpanders()
      Get the expanders.
      java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInheritedProperties()
      Returns a copy of the inherited property hashtable
      protected java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInternalInheritedProperties()
      special back door for subclasses, internal access to the hashtables
      protected java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInternalProperties()
      special back door for subclasses, internal access to the hashtables
      protected java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInternalUserProperties()
      special back door for subclasses, internal access to the hashtables
      PropertyHelper getNext()
      Deprecated.
      use the delegate mechanism instead
      Project getProject()
      Get this PropertyHelper's Project.
      java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getProperties()
      Returns a copy of the properties table.
      java.lang.Object getProperty​(java.lang.String name)
      Returns the value of a property, if it is set.
      java.lang.Object getProperty​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name)
      Deprecated.
      namespaces are unnecessary.
      static java.lang.Object getProperty​(Project project, java.lang.String name)
      A helper static method to get a property from a particular project.
      static PropertyHelper getPropertyHelper​(Project project)
      Factory method to create a property processor.
      java.lang.Object getPropertyHook​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name, boolean user)
      Deprecated.
      PropertyHelper chaining is deprecated.
      java.util.Set<java.lang.String> getPropertyNames()
      Returns the names of all known properties.
      java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getUserProperties()
      Returns a copy of the user property hashtable
      java.lang.Object getUserProperty​(java.lang.String name)
      Returns the value of a user property, if it is set.
      java.lang.Object getUserProperty​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name)
      Deprecated.
      namespaces are unnecessary.
      java.lang.Object parseProperties​(java.lang.String value)
      Decode properties from a String representation.
      void parsePropertyString​(java.lang.String value, java.util.Vector<java.lang.String> fragments, java.util.Vector<java.lang.String> propertyRefs)
      Deprecated.
      use the other mechanisms of this class instead
      java.lang.String replaceProperties​(java.lang.String value)
      Replaces ${xxx} style constructions in the given value with the string value of the corresponding data types.
      java.lang.String replaceProperties​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String value, java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> keys)
      Replaces ${xxx} style constructions in the given value with the string value of the corresponding data types.
      void setInheritedProperty​(java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      Sets an inherited user property, which cannot be overwritten by set/unset property calls.
      void setInheritedProperty​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      Deprecated.
      namespaces are unnecessary.
      void setNewProperty​(java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      Sets a property if no value currently exists.
      void setNewProperty​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      Deprecated.
      namespaces are unnecessary.
      static void setNewProperty​(Project project, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      A helper static method to set a new property from a particular project.
      void setNext​(PropertyHelper next)
      Deprecated.
      use the delegate mechanism instead
      void setProject​(Project p)
      Set the project for which this helper is performing property resolution.
      boolean setProperty​(java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value, boolean verbose)
      Default implementation of setProperty.
      boolean setProperty​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value, boolean verbose)
      Deprecated.
      namespaces are unnecessary.
      static void setProperty​(Project project, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      A helper static method to set a property from a particular project.
      boolean setPropertyHook​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value, boolean inherited, boolean user, boolean isNew)
      Deprecated.
      PropertyHelper chaining is deprecated.
      void setUserProperty​(java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      Sets a user property, which cannot be overwritten by set/unset property calls.
      void setUserProperty​(java.lang.String ns, java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object value)
      Deprecated.
      namespaces are unnecessary.
      boolean testIfCondition​(java.lang.Object value)
      Returns true if the value is null or an empty string, can be interpreted as a true value or cannot be interpreted as a false value and a property of the value's name exists.
      boolean testUnlessCondition​(java.lang.Object value)
      Returns true if the value is null or an empty string, can be interpreted as a false value or cannot be interpreted as a true value and a property of the value's name doesn't exist.
      static java.lang.Boolean toBoolean​(java.lang.Object value)
      If the given object can be interpreted as a true/false value, turn it into a matching Boolean - otherwise return null.
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Constructor Detail

      • PropertyHelper

        protected PropertyHelper()
        Default constructor.
    • Method Detail

      • getProperty

        public static java.lang.Object getProperty​(Project project,
                                                   java.lang.String name)
        A helper static method to get a property from a particular project.
        Parameters:
        project - the project in question.
        name - the property name
        Returns:
        the value of the property if present, null otherwise.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • setProperty

        public static void setProperty​(Project project,
                                       java.lang.String name,
                                       java.lang.Object value)
        A helper static method to set a property from a particular project.
        Parameters:
        project - the project in question.
        name - the property name
        value - the value to use.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • setNewProperty

        public static void setNewProperty​(Project project,
                                          java.lang.String name,
                                          java.lang.Object value)
        A helper static method to set a new property from a particular project.
        Parameters:
        project - the project in question.
        name - the property name
        value - the value to use.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • setProject

        public void setProject​(Project p)
        Set the project for which this helper is performing property resolution.
        Parameters:
        p - the project instance.
      • getProject

        public Project getProject()
        Get this PropertyHelper's Project.
        Returns:
        Project
      • setNext

        @Deprecated
        public void setNext​(PropertyHelper next)
        Deprecated.
        use the delegate mechanism instead
        Prior to Ant 1.8.0 there have been 2 ways to hook into property handling: - you can replace the main PropertyHelper. The replacement is required to support the same semantics (of course :-) - you can chain a property helper capable of storing some properties. Again, you are required to respect the immutability semantics (at least for non-dynamic properties)

        As of Ant 1.8.0 this method is never invoked by any code inside of Ant itself.

        Parameters:
        next - the next property helper in the chain.
      • getNext

        @Deprecated
        public PropertyHelper getNext()
        Deprecated.
        use the delegate mechanism instead
        Get the next property helper in the chain.

        As of Ant 1.8.0 this method is never invoked by any code inside of Ant itself except the setPropertyHook and getPropertyHook methods in this class.

        Returns:
        the next property helper.
      • getPropertyHelper

        public static PropertyHelper getPropertyHelper​(Project project)
        Factory method to create a property processor. Users can provide their own or replace it using "ant.PropertyHelper" reference. User tasks can also add themselves to the chain, and provide dynamic properties.
        Parameters:
        project - the project for which the property helper is required.
        Returns:
        the project's property helper.
      • getExpanders

        public java.util.Collection<PropertyExpander> getExpanders()
        Get the expanders.
        Returns:
        the expanders.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • setPropertyHook

        @Deprecated
        public boolean setPropertyHook​(java.lang.String ns,
                                       java.lang.String name,
                                       java.lang.Object value,
                                       boolean inherited,
                                       boolean user,
                                       boolean isNew)
        Deprecated.
        PropertyHelper chaining is deprecated.
        Sets a property. Any existing property of the same name is overwritten, unless it is a user property. If all helpers return false, the property will be saved in the default properties table by setProperty.

        As of Ant 1.8.0 this method is never invoked by any code inside of Ant itself.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace that the property is in (currently not used.
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
        inherited - True if this property is inherited (an [sub]ant[call] property).
        user - True if this property is a user property.
        isNew - True is this is a new property.
        Returns:
        true if this helper has stored the property, false if it couldn't. Each helper should delegate to the next one (unless it has a good reason not to).
      • getPropertyHook

        @Deprecated
        public java.lang.Object getPropertyHook​(java.lang.String ns,
                                                java.lang.String name,
                                                boolean user)
        Deprecated.
        PropertyHelper chaining is deprecated.
        Get a property. If all hooks return null, the default tables will be used.

        As of Ant 1.8.0 this method is never invoked by any code inside of Ant itself.

        Parameters:
        ns - namespace of the sought property.
        name - name of the sought property.
        user - True if this is a user property.
        Returns:
        The property, if returned by a hook, or null if none.
      • parsePropertyString

        @Deprecated
        public void parsePropertyString​(java.lang.String value,
                                        java.util.Vector<java.lang.String> fragments,
                                        java.util.Vector<java.lang.String> propertyRefs)
                                 throws BuildException
        Deprecated.
        use the other mechanisms of this class instead
        Parses a string containing ${xxx} style property references into two lists. The first list is a collection of text fragments, while the other is a set of string property names. null entries in the first list indicate a property reference from the second list.

        Delegates to parsePropertyStringDefault.

        As of Ant 1.8.0 this method is never invoked by any code inside of Ant itself except {ProjectHelper#parsePropertyString ProjectHelper.parsePropertyString}.

        Parameters:
        value - Text to parse. Must not be null.
        fragments - List to add text fragments to. Must not be null.
        propertyRefs - List to add property names to. Must not be null.
        Throws:
        BuildException - if the string contains an opening ${ without a closing }
      • replaceProperties

        public java.lang.String replaceProperties​(java.lang.String ns,
                                                  java.lang.String value,
                                                  java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> keys)
                                           throws BuildException
        Replaces ${xxx} style constructions in the given value with the string value of the corresponding data types.

        Delegates to the one-arg version, completely ignoring the ns and keys parameters.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property.
        value - The string to be scanned for property references. May be null, in which case this method returns immediately with no effect.
        keys - Mapping (String to Object) of property names to their values. If null, only project properties will be used.
        Returns:
        the original string with the properties replaced, or null if the original string is null.
        Throws:
        BuildException - if the string contains an opening ${ without a closing }
      • replaceProperties

        public java.lang.String replaceProperties​(java.lang.String value)
                                           throws BuildException
        Replaces ${xxx} style constructions in the given value with the string value of the corresponding data types.
        Parameters:
        value - The string to be scanned for property references. May be null, in which case this method returns immediately with no effect.
        Returns:
        the original string with the properties replaced, or null if the original string is null.
        Throws:
        BuildException - if the string contains an opening ${ without a closing }
      • parseProperties

        public java.lang.Object parseProperties​(java.lang.String value)
                                         throws BuildException
        Decode properties from a String representation. If the entire contents of the String resolve to a single property, that value is returned. Otherwise a String is returned.
        Parameters:
        value - The string to be scanned for property references. May be null, in which case this method returns immediately with no effect.
        Returns:
        the original string with the properties replaced, or null if the original string is null.
        Throws:
        BuildException - if the string contains an opening ${ without a closing }
      • containsProperties

        public boolean containsProperties​(java.lang.String value)
        Learn whether a String contains replaceable properties.
        Parameters:
        value - the String to check.
        Returns:
        true if value contains property notation.
      • setProperty

        @Deprecated
        public boolean setProperty​(java.lang.String ns,
                                   java.lang.String name,
                                   java.lang.Object value,
                                   boolean verbose)
        Deprecated.
        namespaces are unnecessary.
        Default implementation of setProperty. Will be called from Project. This is the original 1.5 implementation, with calls to the hook added.

        Delegates to the three-arg version, completely ignoring the ns parameter.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property (currently not used).
        name - The name of the property.
        value - The value to set the property to.
        verbose - If this is true output extra log messages.
        Returns:
        true if the property is set.
      • setProperty

        public boolean setProperty​(java.lang.String name,
                                   java.lang.Object value,
                                   boolean verbose)
        Default implementation of setProperty. Will be called from Project.
        Parameters:
        name - The name of the property.
        value - The value to set the property to.
        verbose - If this is true output extra log messages.
        Returns:
        true if the property is set.
      • setNewProperty

        @Deprecated
        public void setNewProperty​(java.lang.String ns,
                                   java.lang.String name,
                                   java.lang.Object value)
        Deprecated.
        namespaces are unnecessary.
        Sets a property if no value currently exists. If the property exists already, a message is logged and the method returns with no other effect.

        Delegates to the two-arg version, completely ignoring the ns parameter.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property (currently not used).
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
        Since:
        Ant 1.6
      • setNewProperty

        public void setNewProperty​(java.lang.String name,
                                   java.lang.Object value)
        Sets a property if no value currently exists. If the property exists already, a message is logged and the method returns with no other effect.
        Parameters:
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • setUserProperty

        @Deprecated
        public void setUserProperty​(java.lang.String ns,
                                    java.lang.String name,
                                    java.lang.Object value)
        Deprecated.
        namespaces are unnecessary.
        Sets a user property, which cannot be overwritten by set/unset property calls. Any previous value is overwritten.

        Delegates to the two-arg version, completely ignoring the ns parameter.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property (currently not used).
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
      • setUserProperty

        public void setUserProperty​(java.lang.String name,
                                    java.lang.Object value)
        Sets a user property, which cannot be overwritten by set/unset property calls. Any previous value is overwritten.

        Does not consult any delegates.

        Parameters:
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
      • setInheritedProperty

        @Deprecated
        public void setInheritedProperty​(java.lang.String ns,
                                         java.lang.String name,
                                         java.lang.Object value)
        Deprecated.
        namespaces are unnecessary.
        Sets an inherited user property, which cannot be overwritten by set/unset property calls. Any previous value is overwritten. Also marks these properties as properties that have not come from the command line.

        Delegates to the two-arg version, completely ignoring the ns parameter.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property (currently not used).
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
      • setInheritedProperty

        public void setInheritedProperty​(java.lang.String name,
                                         java.lang.Object value)
        Sets an inherited user property, which cannot be overwritten by set/unset property calls. Any previous value is overwritten. Also marks these properties as properties that have not come from the command line.

        Does not consult any delegates.

        Parameters:
        name - The name of property to set. Must not be null.
        value - The new value of the property. Must not be null.
      • getProperty

        @Deprecated
        public java.lang.Object getProperty​(java.lang.String ns,
                                            java.lang.String name)
        Deprecated.
        namespaces are unnecessary.
        Returns the value of a property, if it is set. You can override this method in order to plug your own storage.

        Delegates to the one-arg version ignoring the ns parameter.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property (currently not used).
        name - The name of the property. May be null, in which case the return value is also null.
        Returns:
        the property value, or null for no match or if a null name is provided.
      • getProperty

        public java.lang.Object getProperty​(java.lang.String name)
        Returns the value of a property, if it is set.

        This is the method that is invoked by {Project#getProperty Project.getProperty}.

        You can override this method in order to plug your own storage but the recommended approach is to add your own implementation of PropertyEvaluator instead.

        Specified by:
        getProperty in interface GetProperty
        Parameters:
        name - The name of the property. May be null, in which case the return value is also null.
        Returns:
        the property value, or null for no match or if a null name is provided.
      • getPropertyNames

        public java.util.Set<java.lang.String> getPropertyNames()
        Returns the names of all known properties.
        Returns:
        the names of all known properties.
        Since:
        1.10.9
      • getUserProperty

        @Deprecated
        public java.lang.Object getUserProperty​(java.lang.String ns,
                                                java.lang.String name)
        Deprecated.
        namespaces are unnecessary.
        Returns the value of a user property, if it is set.

        Delegates to the one-arg version ignoring the ns parameter.

        Parameters:
        ns - The namespace for the property (currently not used).
        name - The name of the property. May be null, in which case the return value is also null.
        Returns:
        the property value, or null for no match or if a null name is provided.
      • getUserProperty

        public java.lang.Object getUserProperty​(java.lang.String name)
        Returns the value of a user property, if it is set.

        Does not consult any delegates.

        Parameters:
        name - The name of the property. May be null, in which case the return value is also null.
        Returns:
        the property value, or null for no match or if a null name is provided.
      • getProperties

        public java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getProperties()
        Returns a copy of the properties table.

        Does not contain properties held by implementations of delegates (like local properties).

        Returns:
        a hashtable containing all properties (including user properties).
      • getUserProperties

        public java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getUserProperties()
        Returns a copy of the user property hashtable

        Does not contain properties held by implementations of delegates (like local properties).

        Returns:
        a hashtable containing just the user properties
      • getInheritedProperties

        public java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInheritedProperties()
        Returns a copy of the inherited property hashtable

        Does not contain properties held by implementations of delegates (like local properties).

        Returns:
        a hashtable containing just the inherited properties
      • getInternalProperties

        protected java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInternalProperties()
        special back door for subclasses, internal access to the hashtables
        Returns:
        the live hashtable of all properties
      • getInternalUserProperties

        protected java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInternalUserProperties()
        special back door for subclasses, internal access to the hashtables
        Returns:
        the live hashtable of user properties
      • getInternalInheritedProperties

        protected java.util.Hashtable<java.lang.String,​java.lang.Object> getInternalInheritedProperties()
        special back door for subclasses, internal access to the hashtables
        Returns:
        the live hashtable inherited properties
      • copyInheritedProperties

        public void copyInheritedProperties​(Project other)
        Copies all user properties that have not been set on the command line or a GUI tool from this instance to the Project instance given as the argument.

        To copy all "user" properties, you will also have to call copyUserProperties.

        Does not copy properties held by implementations of delegates (like local properties).

        Parameters:
        other - the project to copy the properties to. Must not be null.
        Since:
        Ant 1.6
      • copyUserProperties

        public void copyUserProperties​(Project other)
        Copies all user properties that have been set on the command line or a GUI tool from this instance to the Project instance given as the argument.

        To copy all "user" properties, you will also have to call copyInheritedProperties.

        Does not copy properties held by implementations of delegates (like local properties).

        Parameters:
        other - the project to copy the properties to. Must not be null.
        Since:
        Ant 1.6
      • add

        public void add​(PropertyHelper.Delegate delegate)
        Add the specified delegate object to this PropertyHelper. Delegates are processed in LIFO order.
        Parameters:
        delegate - the delegate to add.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • getDelegates

        protected <D extends PropertyHelper.Delegate> java.util.List<D> getDelegates​(java.lang.Class<D> type)
        Get the Collection of delegates of the specified type.
        Type Parameters:
        D - desired type.
        Parameters:
        type - delegate type.
        Returns:
        Collection.
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • getDelegateInterfaces

        protected static java.util.Set<java.lang.Class<? extends PropertyHelper.Delegate>> getDelegateInterfaces​(PropertyHelper.Delegate d)
        Get all Delegate interfaces (excluding Delegate itself) from the specified Delegate.
        Parameters:
        d - the Delegate to inspect.
        Returns:
        Set<Class>
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • toBoolean

        public static java.lang.Boolean toBoolean​(java.lang.Object value)
        If the given object can be interpreted as a true/false value, turn it into a matching Boolean - otherwise return null.
        Parameters:
        value - Object
        Returns:
        Boolean
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • testIfCondition

        public boolean testIfCondition​(java.lang.Object value)
        Returns true if the value is null or an empty string, can be interpreted as a true value or cannot be interpreted as a false value and a property of the value's name exists.
        Parameters:
        value - Object
        Returns:
        boolean
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0
      • testUnlessCondition

        public boolean testUnlessCondition​(java.lang.Object value)
        Returns true if the value is null or an empty string, can be interpreted as a false value or cannot be interpreted as a true value and a property of the value's name doesn't exist.
        Parameters:
        value - Object
        Returns:
        boolean
        Since:
        Ant 1.8.0