com.opensymphony.xwork2.validator
Class ValidationInterceptor

java.lang.Object
  extended by com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor
      extended by com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.MethodFilterInterceptor
          extended by com.opensymphony.xwork2.validator.ValidationInterceptor
All Implemented Interfaces:
Interceptor, java.io.Serializable

public class ValidationInterceptor
extends MethodFilterInterceptor

This interceptor runs the action through the standard validation framework, which in turn checks the action against any validation rules (found in files such as ActionClass-validation.xml) and adds field-level and action-level error messages (provided that the action implements ValidationAware). This interceptor is often one of the last (or second to last) interceptors applied in a stack, as it assumes that all values have already been set on the action.

This interceptor does nothing if the name of the method being invoked is specified in the excludeMethods parameter. excludeMethods accepts a comma-delimited list of method names. For example, requests to foo!input.action and foo!back.action will be skipped by this interceptor if you set the excludeMethods parameter to "input, back".

The workflow of the action request does not change due to this interceptor. Rather, this interceptor is often used in conjuction with the workflow interceptor.

NOTE: As this method extends off MethodFilterInterceptor, it is capable of deciding if it is applicable only to selective methods in the action class. See MethodFilterInterceptor for more info.

Interceptor parameters:

Extending the interceptor:

There are no known extension points for this interceptor.

Example code:

 
 
 <action name="someAction" class="com.examples.SomeAction">
     <interceptor-ref name="params"/>
     <interceptor-ref name="validation"/>
     <interceptor-ref name="workflow"/>
     <result name="success">good_result.ftl</result>
 </action>
 
 <-- in the following case myMethod of the action class will not
        get validated -->
 <action name="someAction" class="com.examples.SomeAction">
     <interceptor-ref name="params"/>
     <interceptor-ref name="validation">
         <param name="excludeMethods">myMethod</param>
     </interceptor-ref>
     <interceptor-ref name="workflow"/>
     <result name="success">good_result.ftl</result>
 </action>
 
 <-- in the following case only annotated methods of the action class will
        be validated -->
 <action name="someAction" class="com.examples.SomeAction">
     <interceptor-ref name="params"/>
     <interceptor-ref name="validation">
         <param name="validateAnnotatedMethodOnly">true</param>
     </interceptor-ref>
     <interceptor-ref name="workflow"/>
     <result name="success">good_result.ftl</result>
 </action>


 
 

Author:
Jason Carreira, Rainer Hermanns, Alexandru Popescu
See Also:
ActionValidatorManager, DefaultWorkflowInterceptor, Serialized Form

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.MethodFilterInterceptor
excludeMethods, includeMethods, log
 
Constructor Summary
ValidationInterceptor()
           
 
Method Summary
protected  void doBeforeInvocation(ActionInvocation invocation)
          Gets the current action and its context and delegates to ActionValidatorManager proper validate method.
protected  java.lang.String doIntercept(ActionInvocation invocation)
          Subclasses must override to implement the interceptor logic.
 boolean isValidateAnnotatedMethodOnly()
          Gets if validate() should always be called or only per annotated method.
 void setActionValidatorManager(ActionValidatorManager mgr)
           
 void setAlwaysInvokeValidate(java.lang.String alwaysInvokeValidate)
          Determines if Validateable's validate() should always be invoked.
 void setDeclarative(boolean declarative)
          Determines if validation based on annotations or xml should be performed.
 void setProgrammatic(boolean programmatic)
          Determines if Validateable's validate() should be called, as well as methods whose name that start with "validate".
 void setValidateAnnotatedMethodOnly(boolean validateAnnotatedMethodOnly)
          Determine if validate() should always be called or only per annotated method.
 
Methods inherited from class com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.MethodFilterInterceptor
applyInterceptor, getExcludeMethodsSet, getIncludeMethodsSet, intercept, setExcludeMethods, setIncludeMethods
 
Methods inherited from class com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor
destroy, init
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ValidationInterceptor

public ValidationInterceptor()
Method Detail

setActionValidatorManager

public void setActionValidatorManager(ActionValidatorManager mgr)

setProgrammatic

public void setProgrammatic(boolean programmatic)
Determines if Validateable's validate() should be called, as well as methods whose name that start with "validate". Defaults to "true".

Parameters:
programmatic - true then validate() is invoked.

setDeclarative

public void setDeclarative(boolean declarative)
Determines if validation based on annotations or xml should be performed. Defaults to "true".

Parameters:
declarative - true then perform validation based on annotations or xml.

setAlwaysInvokeValidate

public void setAlwaysInvokeValidate(java.lang.String alwaysInvokeValidate)
Determines if Validateable's validate() should always be invoked. Default to "true".

Parameters:
alwaysInvokeValidate - true then validate() is always invoked.

isValidateAnnotatedMethodOnly

public boolean isValidateAnnotatedMethodOnly()
Gets if validate() should always be called or only per annotated method.

Returns:
true to only validate per annotated method, otherwise false to always validate.

setValidateAnnotatedMethodOnly

public void setValidateAnnotatedMethodOnly(boolean validateAnnotatedMethodOnly)
Determine if validate() should always be called or only per annotated method. Default to false.

Parameters:
validateAnnotatedMethodOnly - true to only validate per annotated method, otherwise false to always validate.

doBeforeInvocation

protected void doBeforeInvocation(ActionInvocation invocation)
                           throws java.lang.Exception
Gets the current action and its context and delegates to ActionValidatorManager proper validate method.

Parameters:
invocation - the execution state of the Action.
Throws:
java.lang.Exception - if an error occurs validating the action.

doIntercept

protected java.lang.String doIntercept(ActionInvocation invocation)
                                throws java.lang.Exception
Description copied from class: MethodFilterInterceptor
Subclasses must override to implement the interceptor logic.

Specified by:
doIntercept in class MethodFilterInterceptor
Parameters:
invocation - the action invocation
Returns:
the result of invocation
Throws:
java.lang.Exception


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