Interface IType

  • All Superinterfaces:
    IAdaptable, IAnnotatable, IJavaElement, IMember, IParent, ISourceManipulation, ISourceReference

    public interface IType
    extends IMember, IAnnotatable
    Represents either a source type in a compilation unit (either a top-level type, a member type, a local type, an anonymous type or a lambda expression) or a binary type in a class file. Enumeration classes and annotation types are subkinds of classes and interfaces, respectively.

    Note that the element name of an anonymous source type and lambda expressions is always empty. Types representing lambda expressions are pseudo-elements and not included in the children of their parent. Lambda expressions are created as the result of a ICodeAssist.codeSelect(...). For more information on such pseudo-elements, see ILocalVariable.

    If a binary type cannot be parsed, its structure remains unknown. Use IJavaElement.isStructureKnown to determine whether this is the case.

    The children are of type IMember, which includes IField, IMethod, IInitializer and IType. The children are listed in the order in which they appear in the source or class file.

    Caveat: The children of a binary type include nested types. However, the parent of such a nested binary type is not the enclosing type, but that nested type's IClassFile!

    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • codeComplete

        void codeComplete​(char[] snippet,
                          int insertion,
                          int position,
                          char[][] localVariableTypeNames,
                          char[][] localVariableNames,
                          int[] localVariableModifiers,
                          boolean isStatic,
                          ICompletionRequestor requestor)
                   throws JavaModelException
        Do code completion inside a code snippet in the context of the current type. If the type has access to its source code and the insertion position is valid, then completion is performed against the source. Otherwise the completion is performed against the type structure and the given locals variables.
        Parameters:
        snippet - the code snippet
        insertion - the position with in source where the snippet is inserted. This position must not be in comments. A possible value is -1, if the position is not known.
        position - the position within snippet where the user is performing code assist.
        localVariableTypeNames - an array (possibly empty) of fully qualified type names of local variables visible at the current scope
        localVariableNames - an array (possibly empty) of local variable names that are visible at the current scope
        localVariableModifiers - an array (possible empty) of modifiers for local variables
        isStatic - whether the current scope is in a static context
        requestor - the completion requestor
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        2.0
      • codeComplete

        void codeComplete​(char[] snippet,
                          int insertion,
                          int position,
                          char[][] localVariableTypeNames,
                          char[][] localVariableNames,
                          int[] localVariableModifiers,
                          boolean isStatic,
                          ICompletionRequestor requestor,
                          WorkingCopyOwner owner)
                   throws JavaModelException
        Do code completion inside a code snippet in the context of the current type. It considers types in the working copies with the given owner first. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        If the type has access to its source code and the insertion position is valid, then completion is performed against the source. Otherwise the completion is performed against the type structure and the given locals variables.

        Parameters:
        snippet - the code snippet
        insertion - the position with in source where the snippet is inserted. This position must not be in comments. A possible value is -1, if the position is not known.
        position - the position with in snippet where the user is performing code assist.
        localVariableTypeNames - an array (possibly empty) of fully qualified type names of local variables visible at the current scope
        localVariableNames - an array (possibly empty) of local variable names that are visible at the current scope
        localVariableModifiers - an array (possible empty) of modifiers for local variables
        isStatic - whether the current scope is in a static context
        requestor - the completion requestor
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • codeComplete

        void codeComplete​(char[] snippet,
                          int insertion,
                          int position,
                          char[][] localVariableTypeNames,
                          char[][] localVariableNames,
                          int[] localVariableModifiers,
                          boolean isStatic,
                          CompletionRequestor requestor)
                   throws JavaModelException
        Do code completion inside a code snippet in the context of the current type. If the type has access to its source code and the insertion position is valid, then completion is performed against the source. Otherwise the completion is performed against the type structure and the given locals variables.
        Parameters:
        snippet - the code snippet
        insertion - the position with in source where the snippet is inserted. This position must not be in comments. A possible value is -1, if the position is not known.
        position - the position within snippet where the user is performing code assist.
        localVariableTypeNames - an array (possibly empty) of fully qualified type names of local variables visible at the current scope
        localVariableNames - an array (possibly empty) of local variable names that are visible at the current scope
        localVariableModifiers - an array (possible empty) of modifiers for local variables
        isStatic - whether the current scope is in a static context
        requestor - the completion requestor
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.1
      • codeComplete

        void codeComplete​(char[] snippet,
                          int insertion,
                          int position,
                          char[][] localVariableTypeNames,
                          char[][] localVariableNames,
                          int[] localVariableModifiers,
                          boolean isStatic,
                          CompletionRequestor requestor,
                          IProgressMonitor monitor)
                   throws JavaModelException
        Do code completion inside a code snippet in the context of the current type. If the type has access to its source code and the insertion position is valid, then completion is performed against the source. Otherwise the completion is performed against the type structure and the given locals variables.

        If IProgressMonitor is not null then some proposals which can be very long to compute are proposed. To avoid that the code assist operation take too much time a IProgressMonitor which automatically cancel the code assist operation when a specified amount of time is reached could be used.

         new IProgressMonitor() {
             private final static int TIMEOUT = 500; //ms
             private long endTime;
             public void beginTask(String name, int totalWork) {
                 fEndTime= System.currentTimeMillis() + TIMEOUT;
             }
             public boolean isCanceled() {
                 return endTime <= System.currentTimeMillis();
             }
             ...
         };
         

        Parameters:
        snippet - the code snippet
        insertion - the position with in source where the snippet is inserted. This position must not be in comments. A possible value is -1, if the position is not known.
        position - the position within snippet where the user is performing code assist.
        localVariableTypeNames - an array (possibly empty) of fully qualified type names of local variables visible at the current scope
        localVariableNames - an array (possibly empty) of local variable names that are visible at the current scope
        localVariableModifiers - an array (possible empty) of modifiers for local variables
        isStatic - whether the current scope is in a static context
        requestor - the completion requestor
        monitor - the progress monitor used to report progress
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.5
      • codeComplete

        void codeComplete​(char[] snippet,
                          int insertion,
                          int position,
                          char[][] localVariableTypeNames,
                          char[][] localVariableNames,
                          int[] localVariableModifiers,
                          boolean isStatic,
                          CompletionRequestor requestor,
                          WorkingCopyOwner owner)
                   throws JavaModelException
        Do code completion inside a code snippet in the context of the current type. It considers types in the working copies with the given owner first. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        If the type has access to its source code and the insertion position is valid, then completion is performed against the source. Otherwise the completion is performed against the type structure and the given locals variables.

        Parameters:
        snippet - the code snippet
        insertion - the position with in source where the snippet is inserted. This position must not be in comments. A possible value is -1, if the position is not known.
        position - the position with in snippet where the user is performing code assist.
        localVariableTypeNames - an array (possibly empty) of fully qualified type names of local variables visible at the current scope
        localVariableNames - an array (possibly empty) of local variable names that are visible at the current scope
        localVariableModifiers - an array (possible empty) of modifiers for local variables
        isStatic - whether the current scope is in a static context
        requestor - the completion requestor
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.1
      • codeComplete

        void codeComplete​(char[] snippet,
                          int insertion,
                          int position,
                          char[][] localVariableTypeNames,
                          char[][] localVariableNames,
                          int[] localVariableModifiers,
                          boolean isStatic,
                          CompletionRequestor requestor,
                          WorkingCopyOwner owner,
                          IProgressMonitor monitor)
                   throws JavaModelException
        Do code completion inside a code snippet in the context of the current type. It considers types in the working copies with the given owner first. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        If the type has access to its source code and the insertion position is valid, then completion is performed against the source. Otherwise the completion is performed against the type structure and the given locals variables.

        If IProgressMonitor is not null then some proposals which can be very long to compute are proposed. To avoid that the code assist operation take too much time a IProgressMonitor which automatically cancel the code assist operation when a specified amount of time is reached could be used.

         new IProgressMonitor() {
             private final static int TIMEOUT = 500; //ms
             private long endTime;
             public void beginTask(String name, int totalWork) {
                 endTime= System.currentTimeMillis() + TIMEOUT;
             }
             public boolean isCanceled() {
                 return endTime <= System.currentTimeMillis();
             }
             ...
         };
         

        Parameters:
        snippet - the code snippet
        insertion - the position with in source where the snippet is inserted. This position must not be in comments. A possible value is -1, if the position is not known.
        position - the position with in snippet where the user is performing code assist.
        localVariableTypeNames - an array (possibly empty) of fully qualified type names of local variables visible at the current scope
        localVariableNames - an array (possibly empty) of local variable names that are visible at the current scope
        localVariableModifiers - an array (possible empty) of modifiers for local variables
        isStatic - whether the current scope is in a static context
        requestor - the completion requestor
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the progress monitor used to report progress
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.5
      • createField

        IField createField​(String contents,
                           IJavaElement sibling,
                           boolean force,
                           IProgressMonitor monitor)
                    throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a field in this type with the given contents.

        Optionally, the new element can be positioned before the specified sibling. If no sibling is specified, the element will be inserted as the last field declaration in this type.

        It is possible that a field with the same name already exists in this type. The value of the force parameter affects the resolution of such a conflict:

        • true - in this case the field is created with the new contents
        • false - in this case a JavaModelException is thrown
        Parameters:
        contents - the given contents
        sibling - the given sibling
        force - a flag in case the same name already exists in this type
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a field in this type with the given contents
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the element could not be created. Reasons include:
        • This Java element does not exist (ELEMENT_DOES_NOT_EXIST)
        • A CoreException occurred while updating an underlying resource
        • The specified sibling is not a child of this type (INVALID_SIBLING)
        • The contents could not be recognized as a field declaration (INVALID_CONTENTS)
        • This type is read-only (binary) (READ_ONLY)
        • There was a naming collision with an existing field (NAME_COLLISION)
      • createInitializer

        IInitializer createInitializer​(String contents,
                                       IJavaElement sibling,
                                       IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a static initializer in this type with the given contents.

        Optionally, the new element can be positioned before the specified sibling. If no sibling is specified, the new initializer is positioned after the last existing initializer declaration, or as the first member in the type if there are no initializers.

        Parameters:
        contents - the given contents
        sibling - the given sibling
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a static initializer in this type with the given contents
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the element could not be created. Reasons include:
        • This element does not exist
        • A CoreException occurred while updating an underlying resource
        • The specified sibling is not a child of this type (INVALID_SIBLING)
        • The contents could not be recognized as an initializer declaration (INVALID_CONTENTS)
        • This type is read-only (binary) (READ_ONLY)
      • createMethod

        IMethod createMethod​(String contents,
                             IJavaElement sibling,
                             boolean force,
                             IProgressMonitor monitor)
                      throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a method or constructor in this type with the given contents.

        Optionally, the new element can be positioned before the specified sibling. If no sibling is specified, the element will be appended to this type.

        It is possible that a method with the same signature already exists in this type. The value of the force parameter affects the resolution of such a conflict:

        • true - in this case the method is created with the new contents
        • false - in this case a JavaModelException is thrown
        Parameters:
        contents - the given contents
        sibling - the given sibling
        force - a flag in case the same name already exists in this type
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a method or constructor in this type with the given contents
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the element could not be created. Reasons include:
        • This Java element does not exist (ELEMENT_DOES_NOT_EXIST)
        • A CoreException occurred while updating an underlying resource
        • The specified sibling is not a child of this type (INVALID_SIBLING)
        • The contents could not be recognized as a method or constructor declaration (INVALID_CONTENTS)
        • This type is read-only (binary) (READ_ONLY)
        • There was a naming collision with an existing method (NAME_COLLISION)
      • createType

        IType createType​(String contents,
                         IJavaElement sibling,
                         boolean force,
                         IProgressMonitor monitor)
                  throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type in this type with the given contents.

        Optionally, the new type can be positioned before the specified sibling. If no sibling is specified, the type will be appended to this type.

        It is possible that a type with the same name already exists in this type. The value of the force parameter affects the resolution of such a conflict:

        • true - in this case the type is created with the new contents
        • false - in this case a JavaModelException is thrown
        Parameters:
        contents - the given contents
        sibling - the given sibling
        force - a flag in case the same name already exists in this type
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type in this type with the given contents
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the element could not be created. Reasons include:
        • This Java element does not exist (ELEMENT_DOES_NOT_EXIST)
        • A CoreException occurred while updating an underlying resource
        • The specified sibling is not a child of this type (INVALID_SIBLING)
        • The contents could not be recognized as a type declaration (INVALID_CONTENTS)
        • This type is read-only (binary) (READ_ONLY)
        • There was a naming collision with an existing field (NAME_COLLISION)
      • findMethods

        IMethod[] findMethods​(IMethod method)
        Finds the methods in this type that correspond to the given method. A method m1 corresponds to another method m2 if:
        • m1 has the same element name as m2.
        • m1 has the same number of arguments as m2 and the simple names of the argument types must be equals.
        • m1 exists.
        Parameters:
        method - the given method
        Returns:
        the found method or null if no such methods can be found.
        Since:
        2.0
      • getChildrenForCategory

        IJavaElement[] getChildrenForCategory​(String category)
                                       throws JavaModelException
        Returns the children of this type that have the given category as a @category tag. Returns an empty array if no children with this category exist.

        The results are listed in the order in which they appear in the source or class file.

        Returns:
        the children for the given category.
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.2
      • getElementName

        String getElementName()
        Returns the simple name of this type, unqualified by package or enclosing type. This is a handle-only method. Note that the element name of an anonymous source type and lambda expressions is always empty.
        Specified by:
        getElementName in interface IJavaElement
        Returns:
        the simple name of this type
      • getField

        IField getField​(String name)
        Returns the field with the specified name in this type (for example, "bar"). This is a handle-only method. The field may or may not exist.
        Parameters:
        name - the given name
        Returns:
        the field with the specified name in this type
      • getFields

        IField[] getFields()
                    throws JavaModelException
        Returns the fields declared by this type in the order in which they appear in the source or class file. For binary types, this includes synthetic fields.
        Returns:
        the fields declared by this type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • getFullyQualifiedName

        String getFullyQualifiedName()
        Returns the fully qualified name of this type, including qualification for any containing types and packages. This is the name of the package, followed by '.', followed by the type-qualified name.

        Note: The enclosing type separator used in the type-qualified name is '$', not '.'.

        This method is fully equivalent to getFullyQualifiedName('$'). This is a handle-only method.
        Returns:
        the fully qualified name of this type
        See Also:
        getTypeQualifiedName(), getFullyQualifiedName(char)
      • getFullyQualifiedName

        String getFullyQualifiedName​(char enclosingTypeSeparator)
        Returns the fully qualified name of this type, including qualification for any containing types and packages. This is the name of the package, followed by '.', followed by the type-qualified name using the enclosingTypeSeparator. For example:
        • the fully qualified name of a class B defined as a member of a class A in a compilation unit A.java in a package x.y using the '.' separator is "x.y.A.B"
        • the fully qualified name of a class B defined as a member of a class A in a compilation unit A.java in a package x.y using the '$' separator is "x.y.A$B"
        • the fully qualified name of a binary type whose class file is x/y/A$B.class using the '.' separator is "x.y.A.B"
        • the fully qualified name of a binary type whose class file is x/y/A$B.class using the '$' separator is "x.y.A$B"
        • the fully qualified name of an anonymous binary type whose class file is x/y/A$1.class using the '.' separator is "x.y.A.1"
        This is a handle-only method.
        Parameters:
        enclosingTypeSeparator - the given enclosing type separator
        Returns:
        the fully qualified name of this type, including qualification for any containing types and packages
        Since:
        2.0
        See Also:
        getTypeQualifiedName(char)
      • getFullyQualifiedParameterizedName

        String getFullyQualifiedParameterizedName()
                                           throws JavaModelException
        Returns this type's fully qualified name using a '.' enclosing type separator followed by its type parameters between angle brackets if it is a generic type. For example, "p.X<T>", "java.util.Map<java.lang.String, p.X>"
        Returns:
        the fully qualified parameterized representation of this type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.1
      • getInitializer

        IInitializer getInitializer​(int occurrenceCount)
        Returns the initializer with the specified position relative to the order they are defined in the source. Numbering starts at 1 (thus the first occurrence is occurrence 1, not occurrence 0). This is a handle-only method. The initializer may or may not be present.
        Parameters:
        occurrenceCount - the specified position
        Returns:
        the initializer with the specified position relative to the order they are defined in the source
      • getInitializers

        IInitializer[] getInitializers()
                                throws JavaModelException
        Returns the initializers declared by this type. For binary types this is an empty collection. For source types, the results are listed in the order in which they appear in the source.
        Returns:
        the initializers declared by this type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • getKey

        String getKey()
        Returns the binding key for this type only if the given type is resolved. A binding key is a key that uniquely identifies this type. It allows access to generic info for parameterized types.

        If the given type is not resolved, the returned key is simply the java element's key.

        Returns:
        the binding key for this type
        Since:
        3.1
        See Also:
        IBinding.getKey(), BindingKey, isResolved()
      • getMethod

        IMethod getMethod​(String name,
                          String[] parameterTypeSignatures)
        Returns the method with the specified name and parameter types in this type (for example, "foo", {"I", "QString;"}). To get the handle for a constructor, the name specified must be the simple name of the enclosing type. This is a handle-only method. The method may or may not be present.

        The type signatures may be either unresolved (for source types) or resolved (for binary types), and either basic (for basic types) or rich (for parameterized types). See Signature for details. Note that the parameter type signatures for binary methods are expected to be dot-based.

        Parameters:
        name - the given name
        parameterTypeSignatures - the given parameter types
        Returns:
        the method with the specified name and parameter types in this type
      • getMethods

        IMethod[] getMethods()
                      throws JavaModelException
        Returns the methods and constructors declared by this type. For binary types, this may include the special <clinit> method and synthetic methods.

        The results are listed in the order in which they appear in the source or class file.

        Returns:
        the methods and constructors declared by this type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • getPackageFragment

        IPackageFragment getPackageFragment()
        Returns the package fragment in which this element is defined. This is a handle-only method.
        Returns:
        the package fragment in which this element is defined
      • getSuperclassName

        String getSuperclassName()
                          throws JavaModelException
        Returns the name of this type's superclass, or null for source types that do not specify a superclass.

        For interfaces, the superclass name is always "java.lang.Object". For source types, the name as declared is returned, for binary types, the resolved, qualified name is returned. For anonymous types, the superclass name is the name appearing after the 'new' keyword'. If the superclass is a parameterized type, the string may include its type arguments enclosed in "<>". If the returned string is needed for anything other than display purposes, use getSuperclassTypeSignature() which returns a structured type signature string containing more precise information.

        Returns:
        the name of this type's superclass, or null for source types that do not specify a superclass
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • getSuperclassTypeSignature

        String getSuperclassTypeSignature()
                                   throws JavaModelException
        Returns the type signature of this type's superclass, or null if none.

        The type signature may be either unresolved (for source types) or resolved (for binary types), and either basic (for basic types) or rich (for parameterized types). See Signature for details.

        Returns:
        the type signature of this type's superclass, or null if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • getSuperInterfaceTypeSignatures

        String[] getSuperInterfaceTypeSignatures()
                                          throws JavaModelException
        Returns the type signatures of the interfaces that this type implements or extends, in the order in which they are listed in the source.

        For classes and enum types, this gives the interfaces that this class implements. For interfaces and annotation types, this gives the interfaces that this interface extends. An empty collection is returned if this type does not implement or extend any interfaces. For anonymous types, an empty collection is always returned.

        The type signatures may be either unresolved (for source types) or resolved (for binary types), and either basic (for basic types) or rich (for parameterized types). See Signature for details.

        Returns:
        the type signatures of interfaces that this type implements or extends, in the order in which they are listed in the source, an empty collection if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • getSuperInterfaceNames

        String[] getSuperInterfaceNames()
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Returns the names of interfaces that this type implements or extends, in the order in which they are listed in the source.

        For classes, this gives the interfaces that this class implements. For interfaces, this gives the interfaces that this interface extends. An empty collection is returned if this type does not implement or extend any interfaces. For source types, simple names are returned, for binary types, qualified names are returned. For anonymous types, an empty collection is always returned. If the list of supertypes includes parameterized types, the string may include type arguments enclosed in "<>". If the result is needed for anything other than display purposes, use getSuperInterfaceTypeSignatures() which returns structured signature strings containing more precise information.

        Returns:
        the names of interfaces that this type implements or extends, in the order in which they are listed in the source, an empty collection if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • getTypeParameterSignatures

        String[] getTypeParameterSignatures()
                                     throws JavaModelException
        Returns the formal type parameter signatures for this type. Returns an empty array if this type has no formal type parameters.

        The formal type parameter signatures may be either unresolved (for source types) or resolved (for binary types). See Signature for details.

        Returns:
        the formal type parameter signatures of this type, in the order declared in the source, an empty array if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
        See Also:
        Signature
      • getTypeParameters

        ITypeParameter[] getTypeParameters()
                                    throws JavaModelException
        Returns the formal type parameters for this type. Returns an empty array if this type has no formal type parameters.
        Returns:
        the formal type parameters of this type, in the order declared in the source, an empty array if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.1
      • getType

        IType getType​(String name)
        Returns the member type declared in this type with the given simple name. This is a handle-only method. The type may or may not exist.
        Parameters:
        name - the given simple name
        Returns:
        the member type declared in this type with the given simple name
      • getTypeParameter

        ITypeParameter getTypeParameter​(String name)
        Returns the type parameter declared in this type with the given name. This is a handle-only method. The type parameter may or may not exist.
        Parameters:
        name - the given simple name
        Returns:
        the type parameter declared in this type with the given name
        Since:
        3.1
      • getTypeQualifiedName

        String getTypeQualifiedName()
        Returns the type-qualified name of this type, including qualification for any enclosing types, but not including package qualification. For source types, this consists of the simple names of any enclosing types, separated by '$', followed by the simple name of this type or the occurrence count of this type if it is anonymous. For binary types, this is the name of the class file without the ".class" suffix. This method is fully equivalent to getTypeQualifiedName('$'). This is a handle-only method.
        Returns:
        the type-qualified name of this type
        See Also:
        getTypeQualifiedName(char)
      • getTypeQualifiedName

        String getTypeQualifiedName​(char enclosingTypeSeparator)
        Returns the type-qualified name of this type, including qualification for any enclosing types, but not including package qualification. For source types, this consists of the simple names of any enclosing types, separated by enclosingTypeSeparator, followed by the simple name of this type or the occurrence count of this type if it is anonymous. For binary types, this is the name of the class file without the ".class" suffix, and - since 3.4 - the '$' characters in the class file name are replaced with the enclosingTypeSeparator character. For example:
        • the type qualified name of a class B defined as a member of a class A using the '.' separator is "A.B"
        • the type qualified name of a class B defined as a member of a class A using the '$' separator is "A$B"
        • the type qualified name of a binary type whose class file is A$B.class using the '.' separator is "A.B"
        • the type qualified name of a binary type whose class file is A$B.class using the '$' separator is "A$B"
        • the type qualified name of an anonymous binary type whose class file is A$1.class using the '.' separator is "A.1"
        This is a handle-only method.
        Parameters:
        enclosingTypeSeparator - the specified enclosing type separator
        Returns:
        the type-qualified name of this type
        Since:
        2.0
      • getTypes

        IType[] getTypes()
                  throws JavaModelException
        Returns the immediate member types declared by this type. The results are listed in the order in which they appear in the source or class file.
        Returns:
        the immediate member types declared by this type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • isAnonymous

        boolean isAnonymous()
                     throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents an anonymous type.
        Returns:
        true if this type represents an anonymous type, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        2.0
      • isClass

        boolean isClass()
                 throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents a class.

        Note that a class can neither be an interface, an enumeration class, nor an annotation type.

        Returns:
        true if this type represents a class, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • isEnum

        boolean isEnum()
                throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents an enumeration class.

        Note that an enumeration class can neither be a class, an interface, nor an annotation type.

        Returns:
        true if this type represents an enumeration class, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • isInterface

        boolean isInterface()
                     throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents an interface.

        Note that an interface can also be an annotation type, but it can neither be a class nor an enumeration class.

        Returns:
        true if this type represents an interface, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • isAnnotation

        boolean isAnnotation()
                      throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents an annotation type.

        Note that an annotation type is also an interface, but it can neither be a class nor an enumeration class.

        Returns:
        true if this type represents an annotation type, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • isLocal

        boolean isLocal()
                 throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents a local type. For an anonymous type, this method returns true.

        Note: This deviates from JLS3 14.3, which states that anonymous types are not local types since they do not have a name.

        Returns:
        true if this type represents a local type, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        2.0
        See Also:
        ITypeBinding.isLocal()
      • isMember

        boolean isMember()
                  throws JavaModelException
        Returns whether this type represents a member type.
        Returns:
        true if this type represents a member type, false otherwise
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        2.0
      • isResolved

        boolean isResolved()
        Returns whether this type represents a resolved type. If a type is resolved, its key contains resolved information.
        Returns:
        whether this type represents a resolved type.
        Since:
        3.1
      • loadTypeHierachy

        ITypeHierarchy loadTypeHierachy​(InputStream input,
                                        IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Loads a previously saved ITypeHierarchy from an input stream. A type hierarchy can be stored using ITypeHierachy#store(OutputStream). Only hierarchies originally created by the following methods can be loaded:
        • IType#newSupertypeHierarchy(IProgressMonitor)
        • IType#newTypeHierarchy(IJavaProject, IProgressMonitor)
        • IType#newTypeHierarchy(IProgressMonitor)
        Parameters:
        input - stream where hierarchy will be read
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        the stored hierarchy
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the hierarchy could not be restored, reasons include: - type is not the focus of the hierarchy or - unable to read the input stream (wrong format, IOException during reading, ...)
        Since:
        2.1
        See Also:
        ITypeHierarchy.store(java.io.OutputStream, IProgressMonitor)
      • newSupertypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newSupertypeHierarchy​(IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                      throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes.
        Parameters:
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • newSupertypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newSupertypeHierarchy​(ICompilationUnit[] workingCopies,
                                             IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                      throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes, considering types in the given working copies. In other words, the list of working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that passing an empty working copy will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        workingCopies - the working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • newSupertypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newSupertypeHierarchy​(IWorkingCopy[] workingCopies,
                                             IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                      throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes, considering types in the given working copies. In other words, the list of working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that passing an empty working copy will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        workingCopies - the working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        2.0
      • newSupertypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newSupertypeHierarchy​(WorkingCopyOwner owner,
                                             IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                      throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes, considering types in the working copies with the given owner. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type and all of its supertypes
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • newTypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newTypeHierarchy​(IJavaProject project,
                                        IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the context of the given project.
        Parameters:
        project - the given project
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the context of the given project
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • newTypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newTypeHierarchy​(IJavaProject project,
                                        WorkingCopyOwner owner,
                                        IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the context of the given project, considering types in the working copies with the given owner. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        project - the given project
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the context of the given project
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • newTypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newTypeHierarchy​(IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace.
        Parameters:
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
      • newTypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newTypeHierarchy​(ICompilationUnit[] workingCopies,
                                        IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace, considering types in the given working copies. In other words, the list of working copies that will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that passing an empty working copy will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        workingCopies - the working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • newTypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newTypeHierarchy​(IWorkingCopy[] workingCopies,
                                        IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace, considering types in the given working copies. In other words, the list of working copies that will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that passing an empty working copy will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        workingCopies - the working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        2.0
      • newTypeHierarchy

        ITypeHierarchy newTypeHierarchy​(WorkingCopyOwner owner,
                                        IProgressMonitor monitor)
                                 throws JavaModelException
        Creates and returns a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace, considering types in the working copies with the given owner. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Parameters:
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        monitor - the given progress monitor
        Returns:
        a type hierarchy for this type containing this type, all of its supertypes, and all its subtypes in the workspace
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if this element does not exist or if an exception occurs while accessing its corresponding resource.
        Since:
        3.0
      • resolveType

        String[][] resolveType​(String typeName)
                        throws JavaModelException
        Resolves the given type name within the context of this type (depending on the type hierarchy and its imports).

        Multiple answers might be found in case there are ambiguous matches.

        Each matching type name is decomposed as an array of two strings, the first denoting the package name (dot-separated) and the second being the type name. The package name is empty if it is the default package. The type name is the type qualified name using a '.' enclosing type separator.

        Returns null if unable to find any matching type.

        For example, resolution of "Object" would typically return {{"java.lang", "Object"}}. Another resolution that returns {{"", "X.Inner"}} represents the inner type Inner defined in type X in the default package.

        Parameters:
        typeName - the given type name
        Returns:
        the resolved type names or null if unable to find any matching type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if code resolve could not be performed.
        See Also:
        getTypeQualifiedName(char)
      • resolveType

        String[][] resolveType​(String typeName,
                               WorkingCopyOwner owner)
                        throws JavaModelException
        Resolves the given type name within the context of this type (depending on the type hierarchy and its imports) and using the given owner's working copies, considering types in the working copies with the given owner. In other words, the owner's working copies will take precedence over their original compilation units in the workspace.

        Note that if a working copy is empty, it will be as if the original compilation unit had been deleted.

        Multiple answers might be found in case there are ambiguous matches.

        Each matching type name is decomposed as an array of two strings, the first denoting the package name (dot-separated) and the second being the type name. The package name is empty if it is the default package. The type name is the type qualified name using a '.' enclosing type separator.

        Returns null if unable to find any matching type.

        For example, resolution of "Object" would typically return {{"java.lang", "Object"}}. Another resolution that returns {{"", "X.Inner"}} represents the inner type Inner defined in type X in the default package.

        Parameters:
        typeName - the given type name
        owner - the owner of working copies that take precedence over their original compilation units
        Returns:
        the resolved type names or null if unable to find any matching type
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if code resolve could not be performed.
        Since:
        3.0
        See Also:
        getTypeQualifiedName(char)
      • isLambda

        boolean isLambda()
        Returns whether this type represents a lambda expression.
        Returns:
        true if this type represents a lambda expression, false otherwise
        Since:
        3.10
      • getClassFile

        IOrdinaryClassFile getClassFile()
        Strengthen the contract of the inherited method to signal that the returned class file is always an IOrdinaryClassFile.
        Specified by:
        getClassFile in interface IMember
        Returns:
        the class file in which this member is declared, or null if this member is not declared in a class file (for example, a source type)
        Since:
        3.14