Interface IConverter<F,​T>

  • Type Parameters:
    F - type of the source value
    T - type of the converted value
    All Known Implementing Classes:
    Converter, org.eclipse.core.internal.databinding.validation.NumberFormatConverter, NumberToStringConverter, StringToNumberConverter

    public interface IConverter<F,​T>
    A one-way converter.
    Since:
    1.0
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be implemented by clients. Clients should subclass Converter.
    Restriction:
    This interface is not intended to be extended by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • getFromType

        Object getFromType()
        Returns the type whose instances can be converted by this converter. The return type is Object rather than Class to optionally support richer type systems than the one provided by Java reflection.
        Returns:
        the type whose instances can be converted, or null if this converter is untyped
      • getToType

        Object getToType()
        Returns the type to which this converter can convert. The return type is Object rather than Class to optionally support richer type systems than the one provided by Java reflection.
        Returns:
        the type to which this converter can convert, or null if this converter is untyped
      • convert

        T convert​(F fromObject)
        Returns the result of the conversion of the given object.
        Parameters:
        fromObject - the object to convert, of type getFromType()
        Returns:
        the converted object, of type getToType()
      • create

        static <F,​T> IConverter<F,​T> create​(Object fromType,
                                                        Object toType,
                                                        Function<F,​T> conversion)
        Create a converter
        Parameters:
        fromType - the from type
        toType - the to type
        conversion - the conversion method
        Returns:
        a new converter instance
        Since:
        1.6