Class SimpleAbstractTypeResolver

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class SimpleAbstractTypeResolver
    extends AbstractTypeResolver
    implements Serializable
    Simple AbstractTypeResolver implementation, which is based on static mapping from abstract super types into sub types (concrete or abstract), but retaining generic parameterization. Can be used for things like specifying which implementation of Collection to use:
      SimpleAbstractTypeResolver resolver = new SimpleAbstractTypeResolver();
      // To make all properties declared as Collection, List, to LinkedList
      resolver.addMapping(Collection.class, LinkedList.class);
      resolver.addMapping(List.class, LinkedList.class);
    Can also be used as an alternative to per-class annotations when defining concrete implementations; however, only works with abstract types (since this is only called for abstract types)
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    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • SimpleAbstractTypeResolver

        public SimpleAbstractTypeResolver()
    • Method Detail

      • addMapping

        public <T> SimpleAbstractTypeResolver addMapping​(Class<T> superType,
                                                         Class<? extends T> subType)
        Method for adding a mapping from super type to specific subtype. Arguments will be checked by method, to ensure that superType is abstract (since resolver is never called for concrete classes); as well as to ensure that there is supertype/subtype relationship (to ensure there won't be cycles during resolution).
        superType - Abstract type to resolve
        subType - Sub-class of superType, to map superTo to
        This resolver, to allow chaining of initializations
      • findTypeMapping

        public JavaType findTypeMapping​(DeserializationConfig config,
                                        JavaType type)
        Description copied from class: AbstractTypeResolver
        Try to locate a subtype for given abstract type, to either resolve to a concrete type, or at least to a more-specific (and hopefully supported) abstract type, one which may have registered deserializers. Method is called before trying to locate registered deserializers (as well as standard abstract type defaulting that core Jackson does), so it is typically implemented to add custom mappings of common abstract types (like specify which concrete implementation to use for binding Lists).

        Note that this method does not necessarily have to do full resolution of bindings; that is, it is legal to return type that could be further resolved: caller is expected to keep calling this method on registered resolvers, until a concrete type is located.

        findTypeMapping in class AbstractTypeResolver
        config - Configuration in use
        type - Type to find mapping for
        Type to map given input type (if mapping found) or null (if not).
      • resolveAbstractType

        public JavaType resolveAbstractType​(DeserializationConfig config,
                                            BeanDescription typeDesc)
        Description copied from class: AbstractTypeResolver
        Method called to try to resolve an abstract type into concrete type (usually for purposes of deserializing), when no concrete implementation was found. It will be called after checking all other possibilities, including defaulting.
        resolveAbstractType in class AbstractTypeResolver
        config - Configuration in use
        typeDesc - Description of the POJO type to resolve
        Resolved concrete type (which should retain generic type parameters of input type, if any), if resolution succeeds; null if resolver does not know how to resolve given type