ObjectStreamField - JRE Emulation | JRE Emulation
public class

ObjectStreamField

extends Object
implements Comparable<Object>
java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.io.ObjectStreamField

Class Overview

Describes a field for the purpose of serialization. Classes can define the collection of fields that are serialized, which may be different from the set of all declared fields.

Summary

Public Constructors
ObjectStreamField(String name, Class<?> cl)
Constructs an ObjectStreamField with the specified name and type.
ObjectStreamField(String name, Class<?> cl, boolean unshared)
Constructs an ObjectStreamField with the specified name, type and the indication if it is unshared.
Public Methods
int compareTo(Object o)
Compares this field descriptor to the specified one.
String getName()
Gets the name of this field.
int getOffset()
Gets the offset of this field in the object.
Class<?> getType()
Gets the type of this field.
char getTypeCode()
Gets a character code for the type of this field.
String getTypeString()
Gets the type signature used by the VM to represent the type of this field.
boolean isPrimitive()
Indicates whether this field's type is a primitive type.
boolean isUnshared()
Indicates whether this field is unshared.
String toString()
Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of this field descriptor.
Protected Methods
void setOffset(int newValue)
Sets this field's offset in the object.
Inherited Methods
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From class java.lang.Object
From interface java.lang.Comparable

Public Constructors

public ObjectStreamField (String name, Class<?> cl)

Constructs an ObjectStreamField with the specified name and type.

Parameters
name the name of the field.
cl the type of the field.
Throws
NullPointerException if name or cl is null.

public ObjectStreamField (String name, Class<?> cl, boolean unshared)

Constructs an ObjectStreamField with the specified name, type and the indication if it is unshared.

Parameters
name the name of the field.
cl the type of the field.
unshared true if the field is written and read unshared; false otherwise.
Throws
NullPointerException if name or cl is null.

Public Methods

public int compareTo (Object o)

Compares this field descriptor to the specified one. Checks first if one of the compared fields has a primitive type and the other one not. If so, the field with the primitive type is considered to be "smaller". If both fields are equal, their names are compared.

Parameters
o the object to compare with.
Returns
  • -1 if this field is "smaller" than field o, 0 if both fields are equal; 1 if this field is "greater" than field o.

public String getName ()

Gets the name of this field.

Returns
  • the field's name.

public int getOffset ()

Gets the offset of this field in the object.

Returns
  • this field's offset.

public Class<?> getType ()

Gets the type of this field.

Returns
  • a Class object representing the type of the field.

public char getTypeCode ()

Gets a character code for the type of this field. The following codes are used:

 B     byte
 C     char
 D     double
 F     float
 I     int
 J     long
 L     class or interface
 S     short
 Z     boolean
 [     array
 

Returns
  • the field's type code.

public String getTypeString ()

Gets the type signature used by the VM to represent the type of this field.

Returns
  • the signature of this field's class or null if this field's type is primitive.

public boolean isPrimitive ()

Indicates whether this field's type is a primitive type.

Returns
  • true if this field's type is primitive; false if the type of this field is a regular class.

public boolean isUnshared ()

Indicates whether this field is unshared.

Returns
  • true if this field is unshared, false otherwise.

public String toString ()

Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of this field descriptor.

Returns
  • a printable representation of this descriptor.

Protected Methods

protected void setOffset (int newValue)

Sets this field's offset in the object.

Parameters
newValue the field's new offset.