org.apache.velocity.tools.view
Interface ToolInfo

All Known Implementing Classes:
DataInfo, ServletToolInfo, ViewToolInfo

Deprecated. Use ToolInfo

@Deprecated
public interface ToolInfo

Interface to simplify and abstract tool handling. Implementations of this class should hold both the context key for the tool and sufficient information to return an instance of the tool.

Version:
$Id: ToolInfo.java 961796 2010-07-08 15:18:15Z apetrelli $
Author:
Nathan Bubna

Method Summary
 String getClassname()
          Deprecated.  
 Object getInstance(Object initData)
          Deprecated. Returns an instance of the tool.
 String getKey()
          Deprecated.  
 

Method Detail

getKey

String getKey()
Deprecated. 
Returns:
the context key for the tool

getClassname

String getClassname()
Deprecated. 
Returns:
the fully qualified classname for the tool

getInstance

Object getInstance(Object initData)
Deprecated. 
Returns an instance of the tool. Instances returned may be new on each call, pooled, or the be same instance every time depending on the implementation. The object passed to this method may be used to initialize or create the tool that is returned, or it may be null if no such data is required.

Parameters:
initData - an object that may be used to initialize the instance
Returns:
an instance of the tool


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