Class TypeDeclaration


  • public class TypeDeclaration
    extends AbstractTypeDeclaration
    Type declaration AST node type. A type declaration is the union of a class declaration and an interface declaration.
     TypeDeclaration:
                    ClassDeclaration
                    InterfaceDeclaration
     ClassDeclaration:
          [ Javadoc ] { ExtendedModifier } class Identifier
                            [ < TypeParameter { , TypeParameter } > ]
                            [ extends Type ]
                            [ implements Type { , Type } ]
                            { { ClassBodyDeclaration | ; } }
     InterfaceDeclaration:
          [ Javadoc ] { ExtendedModifier } interface Identifier
                            [ < TypeParameter { , TypeParameter } > ]
                            [ extends Type { , Type } ]
                            { { InterfaceBodyDeclaration | ; } }
     

    When a Javadoc comment is present, the source range begins with the first character of the "/**" comment delimiter. When there is no Javadoc comment, the source range begins with the first character of the first modifier or annotation (if any), or the first character of the "class" or "interface" keyword (if no modifiers or annotations). The source range extends through the last character of the "}" token following the body declarations.

    Since:
    2.0
    Restriction:
    This class is not intended to be instantiated by clients.
    • Field Detail

      • JAVADOC_PROPERTY

        public static final ChildPropertyDescriptor JAVADOC_PROPERTY
        The "javadoc" structural property of this node type (child type: Javadoc).
        Since:
        3.0
      • MODIFIERS_PROPERTY

        public static final SimplePropertyDescriptor MODIFIERS_PROPERTY
        Deprecated.
        In the JLS3 API, this property is replaced by MODIFIERS2_PROPERTY.
        The "modifiers" structural property of this node type (type: Integer) (JLS2 API only).
        Since:
        3.0
      • INTERFACE_PROPERTY

        public static final SimplePropertyDescriptor INTERFACE_PROPERTY
        The "interface" structural property of this node type (type: Boolean).
        Since:
        3.0
      • SUPERCLASS_PROPERTY

        public static final ChildPropertyDescriptor SUPERCLASS_PROPERTY
        Deprecated.
        In the JLS3 API, this property is replaced by SUPERCLASS_TYPE_PROPERTY.
        The "superclass" structural property of this node type (child type: Name) (JLS2 API only).
        Since:
        3.0
      • SUPERCLASS_TYPE_PROPERTY

        public static final ChildPropertyDescriptor SUPERCLASS_TYPE_PROPERTY
        The "superclassType" structural property of this node type (child type: Type) (added in JLS3 API).
        Since:
        3.1
      • SUPER_INTERFACE_TYPES_PROPERTY

        public static final ChildListPropertyDescriptor SUPER_INTERFACE_TYPES_PROPERTY
        The "superInterfaceTypes" structural property of this node type (element type: Type) (added in JLS3 API).
        Since:
        3.1
      • TYPE_PARAMETERS_PROPERTY

        public static final ChildListPropertyDescriptor TYPE_PARAMETERS_PROPERTY
        The "typeParameters" structural property of this node type (element type: TypeParameter) (added in JLS3 API).
        Since:
        3.1
      • BODY_DECLARATIONS_PROPERTY

        public static final ChildListPropertyDescriptor BODY_DECLARATIONS_PROPERTY
        The "bodyDeclarations" structural property of this node type (element type: BodyDeclaration) (added in JLS3 API).
        Since:
        3.0
    • Method Detail

      • propertyDescriptors

        public static List propertyDescriptors​(int apiLevel)
        Returns a list of structural property descriptors for this node type. Clients must not modify the result.
        Parameters:
        apiLevel - the API level; one of the AST.JLS* constants
        Returns:
        a list of property descriptors (element type: StructuralPropertyDescriptor)
        Since:
        3.0
      • isInterface

        public boolean isInterface()
        Returns whether this type declaration declares a class or an interface.
        Returns:
        true if this is an interface declaration, and false if this is a class declaration
      • setInterface

        public void setInterface​(boolean isInterface)
        Sets whether this type declaration declares a class or an interface.
        Parameters:
        isInterface - true if this is an interface declaration, and false if this is a class declaration
      • typeParameters

        public List typeParameters()
        Returns the live ordered list of type parameters of this type declaration (added in JLS3 API). This list is non-empty for parameterized types.
        Returns:
        the live list of type parameters (element type: TypeParameter)
        Throws:
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in a JLS2 AST
        Since:
        3.1
      • getSuperclass

        public Name getSuperclass()
        Deprecated.
        In the JLS3 API, this method is replaced by getSuperclassType(), which returns a Type instead of a Name.
        Returns the name of the superclass declared in this type declaration, or null if there is none (JLS2 API only).

        Note that this child is not relevant for interface declarations (although it does still figure in subtree equality comparisons).

        Returns:
        the superclass name node, or null if there is none
        Throws:
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in an AST later than JLS2
      • getSuperclassType

        public Type getSuperclassType()
        Returns the superclass declared in this type declaration, or null if there is none (added in JLS3 API).

        Note that this child is not relevant for interface declarations (although it does still figure in subtree equality comparisons).

        Returns:
        the superclass type node, or null if there is none
        Throws:
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in a JLS2 AST
        Since:
        3.1
      • setSuperclass

        public void setSuperclass​(Name superclassName)
        Deprecated.
        In the JLS3 API, this method is replaced by setSuperclassType(Type), which expects a Type instead of a Name.
        Sets or clears the name of the superclass declared in this type declaration (JLS2 API only).

        Note that this child is not relevant for interface declarations (although it does still figure in subtree equality comparisons).

        Parameters:
        superclassName - the superclass name node, or null if there is none
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if:
        • the node belongs to a different AST
        • the node already has a parent
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in an AST later than JLS2
      • setSuperclassType

        public void setSuperclassType​(Type superclassType)
        Sets or clears the superclass declared in this type declaration (added in JLS3 API).

        Note that this child is not relevant for interface declarations (although it does still figure in subtree equality comparisons).

        Parameters:
        superclassType - the superclass type node, or null if there is none
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if:
        • the node belongs to a different AST
        • the node already has a parent
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in a JLS2 AST
        Since:
        3.1
      • superInterfaces

        public List superInterfaces()
        Deprecated.
        In the JLS3 API, this method is replaced by superInterfaceTypes().
        Returns the live ordered list of names of superinterfaces of this type declaration (JLS2 API only). For a class declaration, these are the names of the interfaces that this class implements; for an interface declaration, these are the names of the interfaces that this interface extends.
        Returns:
        the live list of interface names (element type: Name)
        Throws:
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in an AST later than JLS2
      • superInterfaceTypes

        public List superInterfaceTypes()
        Returns the live ordered list of superinterfaces of this type declaration (added in JLS3 API). For a class declaration, these are the interfaces that this class implements; for an interface declaration, these are the interfaces that this interface extends.
        Returns:
        the live list of interface types (element type: Type)
        Throws:
        UnsupportedOperationException - if this operation is used in a JLS2 AST
        Since:
        3.1
      • getFields

        public FieldDeclaration[] getFields()
        Returns the ordered list of field declarations of this type declaration. For a class declaration, these are the field declarations; for an interface declaration, these are the constant declarations.

        This convenience method returns this node's body declarations with non-fields filtered out. Unlike bodyDeclarations, this method does not return a live result.

        Returns:
        the (possibly empty) list of field declarations
      • getMethods

        public MethodDeclaration[] getMethods()
        Returns the ordered list of method declarations of this type declaration.

        This convenience method returns this node's body declarations with non-methods filtered out. Unlike bodyDeclarations, this method does not return a live result.

        Returns:
        the (possibly empty) list of method (and constructor) declarations
      • getTypes

        public TypeDeclaration[] getTypes()
        Returns the ordered list of member type declarations of this type declaration.

        This convenience method returns this node's body declarations with non-types filtered out. Unlike bodyDeclarations, this method does not return a live result.

        Returns:
        the (possibly empty) list of member type declarations