Class JacksonAnnotationIntrospector

    • Constructor Detail

      • JacksonAnnotationIntrospector

        public JacksonAnnotationIntrospector()
    • Method Detail

      • version

        public Version version()
        Description copied from interface: Versioned
        Method called to detect version of the component that implements this interface; returned version should never be null, but may return specific "not available" instance (see Version for details).
        Specified by:
        version in interface Versioned
        Specified by:
        version in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Returns:
        Version of the component
      • setConstructorPropertiesImpliesCreator

        public JacksonAnnotationIntrospector setConstructorPropertiesImpliesCreator​(boolean b)
        Method for changing behavior of ConstructorProperties: if set to `true`, existence DOES indicate that the given constructor should be considered a creator; `false` that it should NOT be considered a creator without explicit use of JsonCreator annotation.

        Default setting is `true`

        Since:
        2.7.4
      • findEnumValues

        public String[] findEnumValues​(Class<?> enumType,
                                       Enum<?>[] enumValues,
                                       String[] names)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for efficiently figuring out which if given set of Enum values have explicitly defined name. Method will overwrite entries in incoming names array with explicit names found, if any, leaving other entries unmodified.
        Overrides:
        findEnumValues in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        enumType - Type of Enumeration
        enumValues - Values of enumeration
        names - Matching declared names of enumeration values (with indexes matching enumValues entries)
        Returns:
        Array of names to use (possible names passed as argument)
      • findDefaultEnumValue

        public Enum<?> findDefaultEnumValue​(Class<Enum<?>> enumCls)
        Finds the Enum value that should be considered the default value, if possible.

        This implementation relies on JsonEnumDefaultValue annotation to determine the default value if present.

        Overrides:
        findDefaultEnumValue in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        enumCls - The Enum class to scan for the default value.
        Returns:
        null if none found or it's not possible to determine one.
        Since:
        2.8
      • findRootName

        public PropertyName findRootName​(AnnotatedClass ac)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for locating name used as "root name" (for use by some serializers when outputting root-level object -- mostly for XML compatibility purposes) for given class, if one is defined. Returns null if no declaration found; can return explicit empty String, which is usually ignored as well as null.

        NOTE: method signature changed in 2.1, to return PropertyName instead of String.

        Overrides:
        findRootName in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        ac - Annotated class to introspect
        Returns:
        Root name to use, if any; null if not
      • isIgnorableType

        public Boolean isIgnorableType​(AnnotatedClass ac)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether properties that have specified type (class, not generics aware) should be completely ignored for serialization and deserialization purposes.
        Overrides:
        isIgnorableType in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        ac - Annotated class to introspect
        Returns:
        Boolean.TRUE if properties of type should be ignored; Boolean.FALSE if they are not to be ignored, null for default handling (which is 'do not ignore')
      • findPropertyInclusionByName

        public JsonIncludeProperties.Value findPropertyInclusionByName​(MapperConfig<?> config,
                                                                       Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding information about names of properties to included. This is typically used to strictly limit properties to include based on fully defined set of names ("allow-listing"), as opposed to excluding potential properties by exclusion ("deny-listing").
        Overrides:
        findPropertyInclusionByName in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        config - Configuration settings in effect (for serialization or deserialization)
        a - Annotated entity (Class, Accessor) to introspect
        Returns:
        Property inclusion settings to use; JsonIncludeProperties.Value.all() for defaults (should not return null)
      • findFilterId

        public Object findFilterId​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding if annotated class has associated filter; and if so, to return id that is used to locate filter.
        Overrides:
        findFilterId in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to introspect
        Returns:
        Id of the filter to use for filtering properties of annotated class, if any; or null if none found.
      • findClassDescription

        public String findClassDescription​(AnnotatedClass ac)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method used to check whether specified class defines a human-readable description to use for documentation. There are no further definitions for contents; for example, whether these may be marked up using HTML (or something like wiki format like Markup) is not defined.
        Overrides:
        findClassDescription in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        ac - Annotated class to introspect
        Returns:
        Human-readable description, if any.
      • findAutoDetectVisibility

        public VisibilityChecker<?> findAutoDetectVisibility​(AnnotatedClass ac,
                                                             VisibilityChecker<?> checker)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking if annotations indicate changes to minimum visibility levels needed for auto-detecting property elements (fields, methods, constructors). A baseline checker is given, and introspector is to either return it as is (if no annotations are found), or build and return a derived instance (using checker's build methods).
        Overrides:
        findAutoDetectVisibility in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        ac - Annotated class to introspect
        checker - Default visibility settings in effect before any override
        Returns:
        Visibility settings after possible annotation-based overrides
      • findImplicitPropertyName

        public String findImplicitPropertyName​(AnnotatedMember m)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding implicit name for a property that given annotated member (field, method, creator parameter) may represent. This is different from explicit, annotation-based property name, in that it is "weak" and does not either proof that a property exists (for example, if visibility is not high enough), or override explicit names. In practice this method is used to introspect optional names for creator parameters (which may or may not be available and cannot be detected by standard databind); or to provide alternate name mangling for fields, getters and/or setters.
        Overrides:
        findImplicitPropertyName in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • hasIgnoreMarker

        public boolean hasIgnoreMarker​(AnnotatedMember m)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method called to check whether given property is marked to be ignored. This is used to determine whether to ignore properties, on per-property basis, usually combining annotations from multiple accessors (getters, setters, fields, constructor parameters).
        Overrides:
        hasIgnoreMarker in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findPropertyAccess

        public JsonProperty.Access findPropertyAccess​(Annotated m)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding optional access definition for a property, annotated on one of its accessors. If a definition for read-only, write-only or read-write cases, visibility rules may be modified. Note, however, that even more specific annotations (like one for ignoring specific accessor) may further override behavior of the access definition.
        Overrides:
        findPropertyAccess in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findPropertyDescription

        public String findPropertyDescription​(Annotated ann)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method used to check whether specified property member (accessor or mutator) defines human-readable description to use for documentation. There are no further definitions for contents; for example, whether these may be marked up using HTML is not defined.
        Overrides:
        findPropertyDescription in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Returns:
        Human-readable description, if any.
      • findPropertyIndex

        public Integer findPropertyIndex​(Annotated ann)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method used to check whether specified property member (accessor or mutator) defines numeric index, and if so, what is the index value. Possible use cases for index values included use by underlying data format (some binary formats mandate use of index instead of name) and ordering of properties (for documentation, or during serialization).
        Overrides:
        findPropertyIndex in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Returns:
        Explicitly specified index for the property, if any
      • findPropertyDefaultValue

        public String findPropertyDefaultValue​(Annotated ann)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding suggested default value (as simple textual serialization) for the property. While core databind does not make any use of it, it is exposed for extension modules to use: an expected use is generation of schema representations and documentation.
        Overrides:
        findPropertyDefaultValue in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findUnwrappingNameTransformer

        public NameTransformer findUnwrappingNameTransformer​(AnnotatedMember member)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method called to check whether given property is marked to be "unwrapped" when being serialized (and appropriately handled in reverse direction, i.e. expect unwrapped representation during deserialization). Return value is the name transformation to use, if wrapping/unwrapping should be done, or null if not -- note that transformation may simply be identity transformation (no changes).
        Overrides:
        findUnwrappingNameTransformer in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findInjectableValue

        public JacksonInject.Value findInjectableValue​(AnnotatedMember m)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method called to find out whether given member expectes a value to be injected, and if so, what is the identifier of the value to use during injection. Type if identifier needs to be compatible with provider of values (of type InjectableValues); often a simple String id is used.
        Overrides:
        findInjectableValue in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        m - Member to check
        Returns:
        Identifier of value to inject, if any; null if no injection indicator is found
      • findViews

        public Class<?>[] findViews​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking if annotated property (represented by a field or getter/setter method) has definitions for views it is to be included in. If null is returned, no view definitions exist and property is always included (or always excluded as per default view inclusion configuration); otherwise it will only be included for views included in returned array. View matches are checked using class inheritance rules (sub-classes inherit inclusions of super-classes)

        Since 2.9 this method may also be called to find "default view(s)" for AnnotatedClass

        Overrides:
        findViews in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated property (represented by a method, field or ctor parameter)
        Returns:
        Array of views (represented by classes) that the property is included in; if null, always included (same as returning array containing Object.class)
      • findRenameByField

        public PropertyName findRenameByField​(MapperConfig<?> config,
                                              AnnotatedField f,
                                              PropertyName implName)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method called on fields that are eligible candidates for properties (that is, non-static member fields), but not necessarily selected (may or may not be visible), to let fields affect name linking. Call will be made after finding implicit name (which by default is just name of the field, but may be overridden by introspector), but before discovering other accessors. If non-null name returned, it is to be used to find other accessors (getters, setters, creator parameters) and replace their implicit names with that of field's implicit name (assuming they differ).

        Specific example (and initial use case is for support Kotlin's "is getter" matching (see Kotling Interop for details), in which field like 'isOpen' would have implicit name of "isOpen", match getter getOpen() and setter setOpen(boolean), but use logical external name of "isOpen" (and not implicit name of getter/setter, "open"!). To achieve this, field implicit name needs to remain "isOpen" but this method needs to return name PropertyName.construct("open"): doing so will "pull in" getter and/or setter, and rename them as "isOpen".

        Overrides:
        findRenameByField in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        config - Effective mapper configuration in use
        f - Field to check
        implName - Implicit name of the field; usually name of field itself but not always, used as the target name for accessors to rename.
        Returns:
        Name used to find other accessors to rename, if any; null to indicate no renaming
      • findPropertyContentTypeResolver

        public TypeResolverBuilder<?> findPropertyContentTypeResolver​(MapperConfig<?> config,
                                                                      AnnotatedMember am,
                                                                      JavaType containerType)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking if given structured property entity (field or method that has nominal value of Map, Collection or array type) has annotations that indicate that specific type resolver is to be used for handling type information of contained values. This includes not only instantiating resolver builder, but also configuring it based on relevant annotations (not including ones checked with a call to AnnotationIntrospector.findSubtypes(com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.introspect.Annotated)
        Overrides:
        findPropertyContentTypeResolver in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        config - Configuration settings in effect (for serialization or deserialization)
        am - Annotated member (field or method) to check for annotations
        containerType - Type of property for which resolver is to be found (must be a container type)
        Returns:
        Type resolver builder for values contained in properties of given entity, if one found; null if none
      • findSubtypes

        public List<NamedType> findSubtypes​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for locating annotation-specified subtypes related to annotated entity (class, method, field). Note that this is only guaranteed to be a list of directly declared subtypes, no recursive processing is guarantees (i.e. caller has to do it if/as necessary)
        Overrides:
        findSubtypes in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity (class, field/method) to check for annotations
        Returns:
        List of subtype definitions found if any; null if none
      • isTypeId

        public Boolean isTypeId​(AnnotatedMember member)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given accessor claims to represent type id: if so, its value may be used as an override, instead of generated type id.
        Overrides:
        isTypeId in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        member - Annotated accessor (field/method/constructor parameter) to check for annotations
        Returns:
        Boolean to indicate whether member is a type id or not, if annotation found; null if no information found.
      • findObjectIdInfo

        public ObjectIdInfo findObjectIdInfo​(Annotated ann)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given annotated thing (type, or accessor) indicates that values referenced (values of type of annotated class, or values referenced by annotated property; latter having precedence) should include Object Identifier, and if so, specify details of Object Identity used.
        Overrides:
        findObjectIdInfo in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        ann - Annotated entity to introspect
        Returns:
        Details of Object Id as explained above, if Object Id handling to be applied; null otherwise.
      • findSerializer

        public Object findSerializer​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for getting a serializer definition on specified method or field. Type of definition is either instance (of type JsonSerializer) or Class (of Class<JsonSerializer> implementation subtype); if value of different type is returned, a runtime exception may be thrown by caller.
        Overrides:
        findSerializer in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findKeySerializer

        public Object findKeySerializer​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for getting a serializer definition for keys of associated java.util.Map property. Type of definition is either instance (of type JsonSerializer) or Class (of type Class<JsonSerializer>); if value of different type is returned, a runtime exception may be thrown by caller.
        Overrides:
        findKeySerializer in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findContentSerializer

        public Object findContentSerializer​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for getting a serializer definition for content (values) of associated Collection, array or Map property. Type of definition is either instance (of type JsonSerializer) or Class (of type Class<JsonSerializer>); if value of different type is returned, a runtime exception may be thrown by caller.
        Overrides:
        findContentSerializer in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findPropertyInclusion

        public JsonInclude.Value findPropertyInclusion​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking inclusion criteria for a type (Class) or property (yes, method name is bit unfortunate -- not just for properties!). In case of class, acts as the default for properties POJO contains; for properties acts as override for class defaults and possible global defaults.
        Overrides:
        findPropertyInclusion in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findSerializationTyping

        public JsonSerialize.Typing findSerializationTyping​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for accessing declared typing mode annotated (if any). This is used for type detection, unless more granular settings (such as actual exact type; or serializer to use which means no type information is needed) take precedence.
        Overrides:
        findSerializationTyping in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Returns:
        Typing mode to use, if annotation is found; null otherwise
      • findSerializationConverter

        public Object findSerializationConverter​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding Converter that annotated entity (property or class) has indicated to be used as part of serialization. If not null, either has to be actual Converter instance, or class for such converter; and resulting converter will be used first to convert property value to converter target type, and then serializer for that type is used for actual serialization.

        This feature is typically used to convert internal values into types that Jackson can convert.

        Note also that this feature does not necessarily work well with polymorphic type handling, or object identity handling; if such features are needed an explicit serializer is usually better way to handle serialization.

        Overrides:
        findSerializationConverter in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated property (field, method) or class to check for annotations
      • findNameForSerialization

        public PropertyName findNameForSerialization​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given property accessors (method, field) has an annotation that suggests property name to use for serialization. Should return null if no annotation is found; otherwise a non-null name (possibly PropertyName.USE_DEFAULT, which means "use default heuristics").
        Overrides:
        findNameForSerialization in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Property accessor to check
        Returns:
        Name to use if found; null if not.
      • hasAsKey

        public Boolean hasAsKey​(MapperConfig<?> config,
                                Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given method has an annotation that suggests the return value of annotated field or method should be used as "the key" of the object instance; usually serialized as a primitive value such as String or number.
        Overrides:
        hasAsKey in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Returns:
        Boolean.TRUE if such annotation is found and is not disabled; Boolean.FALSE if disabled annotation (block) is found (to indicate accessor is definitely NOT to be used "as value"); or `null` if no information found.
      • hasAsValue

        public Boolean hasAsValue​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given method has an annotation that suggests that the return value of annotated method should be used as "the value" of the object instance; usually serialized as a primitive value such as String or number.
        Overrides:
        hasAsValue in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Returns:
        Boolean.TRUE if such annotation is found and is not disabled; Boolean.FALSE if disabled annotation (block) is found (to indicate accessor is definitely NOT to be used "as value"); or `null` if no information found.
      • hasAnyGetter

        public Boolean hasAnyGetter​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given method has an annotation that suggests that the method is to serve as "any setter"; method to be used for accessing set of miscellaneous "extra" properties, often bound with matching "any setter" method.
        Overrides:
        hasAnyGetter in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to check
        Returns:
        True if such annotation is found (and is not disabled), false otherwise
      • findKeyDeserializer

        public Object findKeyDeserializer​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for getting a deserializer definition for keys of associated Map property. Type of definition is either instance (of type JsonDeserializer) or Class (of type Class<JsonDeserializer>); if value of different type is returned, a runtime exception may be thrown by caller.
        Overrides:
        findKeyDeserializer in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findContentDeserializer

        public Object findContentDeserializer​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for getting a deserializer definition for content (values) of associated Collection, array or Map property. Type of definition is either instance (of type JsonDeserializer) or Class (of type Class<JsonDeserializer>); if value of different type is returned, a runtime exception may be thrown by caller.
        Overrides:
        findContentDeserializer in class AnnotationIntrospector
      • findDeserializationConverter

        public Object findDeserializationConverter​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding Converter that annotated entity (property or class) has indicated to be used as part of deserialization. If not null, either has to be actual Converter instance, or class for such converter; and resulting converter will be used after Jackson has deserializer data into intermediate type (Converter input type), and Converter needs to convert this into its target type to be set as property value.

        This feature is typically used to convert intermediate Jackson types (that default deserializers can produce) into custom type instances.

        Note also that this feature does not necessarily work well with polymorphic type handling, or object identity handling; if such features are needed an explicit deserializer is usually better way to handle deserialization.

        Overrides:
        findDeserializationConverter in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated property (field, method) or class to check for annotations
      • findDeserializationContentType

        @Deprecated
        public Class<?> findDeserializationContentType​(Annotated am,
                                                       JavaType baseContentType)
        Deprecated.
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for accessing additional narrowing type definition that a method can have, to define more specific content type to use; content refers to Map values and Collection/array elements. It should be only be used with Map, Collection and array types.
        Overrides:
        findDeserializationContentType in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        am - Annotated entity to introspect
        baseContentType - Assumed content (value) type before considering annotations
        Returns:
        Class specifying more specific type to use instead of declared type, if annotation found; null if not
      • findDeserializationType

        @Deprecated
        public Class<?> findDeserializationType​(Annotated am,
                                                JavaType baseType)
        Deprecated.
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for accessing annotated type definition that a property can have, to be used as the type for deserialization instead of the static (declared) type. Type is usually narrowing conversion (i.e.subtype of declared type). Declared return type of the method is also considered acceptable.
        Overrides:
        findDeserializationType in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        am - Annotated entity to introspect
        baseType - Assumed type before considering annotations
        Returns:
        Class to use for deserialization instead of declared type
      • findDeserializationKeyType

        @Deprecated
        public Class<?> findDeserializationKeyType​(Annotated am,
                                                   JavaType baseKeyType)
        Deprecated.
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for accessing additional narrowing type definition that a method can have, to define more specific key type to use. It should be only be used with Map types.
        Overrides:
        findDeserializationKeyType in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        am - Annotated entity to introspect
        baseKeyType - Assumed key type before considering annotations
        Returns:
        Class specifying more specific type to use instead of declared type, if annotation found; null if not
      • findPOJOBuilder

        public Class<?> findPOJOBuilder​(AnnotatedClass ac)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding Builder object to use for constructing value instance and binding data (sort of combining value instantiators that can construct, and deserializers that can bind data).

        Note that unlike accessors for some helper Objects, this method does not allow returning instances: the reason is that builders have state, and a separate instance needs to be created for each deserialization call.

        Overrides:
        findPOJOBuilder in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        ac - Annotated class to introspect
        Returns:
        Builder class to use, if annotation found; null if not.
      • findNameForDeserialization

        public PropertyName findNameForDeserialization​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given property accessors (method, field) has an annotation that suggests property name to use for deserialization (reading JSON into POJOs). Should return null if no annotation is found; otherwise a non-null name (possibly PropertyName.USE_DEFAULT, which means "use default heuristics").
        Overrides:
        findNameForDeserialization in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to check
        Returns:
        Name to use if found; null if not.
      • hasAnySetter

        public Boolean hasAnySetter​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given method has an annotation that suggests that the method is to serve as "any setter"; method to be used for setting values of any properties for which no dedicated setter method is found.
        Overrides:
        hasAnySetter in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to check
        Returns:
        Boolean.TRUE or Boolean.FALSE if explicit "any setter" marker found; null otherwise.
      • findSetterInfo

        public JsonSetter.Value findSetterInfo​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding possible settings for property, given annotations on an accessor.
        Overrides:
        findSetterInfo in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to check
        Returns:
        Setter info value found, if any; JsonSetter.Value.empty() if none (should not return null)
      • findMergeInfo

        public Boolean findMergeInfo​(Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for finding merge settings for property, if any.
        Overrides:
        findMergeInfo in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to check
        Returns:
        Boolean.TRUE or Boolean.FALSE if explicit merge enable/disable found; null otherwise.
      • hasCreatorAnnotation

        @Deprecated
        public boolean hasCreatorAnnotation​(Annotated a)
        Deprecated.
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method for checking whether given annotated item (method, constructor) has an annotation that suggests that the method is a "creator" (aka factory) method to be used for construct new instances of deserialized values.
        Overrides:
        hasCreatorAnnotation in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        a - Annotated entity to check
        Returns:
        True if such annotation is found (and is not disabled), false otherwise
      • findCreatorAnnotation

        public JsonCreator.Mode findCreatorAnnotation​(MapperConfig<?> config,
                                                      Annotated a)
        Description copied from class: AnnotationIntrospector
        Method called to check whether potential Creator (constructor or static factory method) has explicit annotation to indicate it as actual Creator; and if so, which JsonCreator.Mode to use.

        NOTE: caller needs to consider possibility of both `null` (no annotation found) and JsonCreator.Mode.DISABLED (annotation found, but disabled); latter is necessary as marker in case multiple introspectors are chained, as well as possibly as when using mix-in annotations.

        Overrides:
        findCreatorAnnotation in class AnnotationIntrospector
        Parameters:
        config - Configuration settings in effect (for serialization or deserialization)
        a - Annotated accessor (usually constructor or static method) to check
        Returns:
        Creator mode found, if any; null if none