Module java.naming

Interface ObjectFactoryBuilder

  • public interface ObjectFactoryBuilder
    This interface represents a builder that creates object factories.

    The JNDI framework allows for object implementations to be loaded in dynamically via object factories. For example, when looking up a printer bound in the name space, if the print service binds printer names to References, the printer Reference could be used to create a printer object, so that the caller of lookup can directly operate on the printer object after the lookup. An ObjectFactory is responsible for creating objects of a specific type. JNDI uses a default policy for using and loading object factories. You can override this default policy by calling NamingManager.setObjectFactoryBuilder() with an ObjectFactoryBuilder, which contains the program-defined way of creating/loading object factories. Any ObjectFactoryBuilder implementation must implement this interface that for creating object factories.

    See Also:
    ObjectFactory, NamingManager.getObjectInstance(java.lang.Object, javax.naming.Name, javax.naming.Context, java.util.Hashtable<?, ?>), NamingManager.setObjectFactoryBuilder(javax.naming.spi.ObjectFactoryBuilder)
    • Method Detail

      • createObjectFactory

        ObjectFactory createObjectFactory​(Object obj,
                                          Hashtable<?,​?> environment)
                                   throws NamingException
        Creates a new object factory using the environment supplied.

        The environment parameter is owned by the caller. The implementation will not modify the object or keep a reference to it, although it may keep a reference to a clone or copy.

        obj - The possibly null object for which to create a factory.
        environment - Environment to use when creating the factory. Can be null.
        A non-null new instance of an ObjectFactory.
        NamingException - If an object factory cannot be created.