JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

Package org.omg.CORBA

Provides the mapping of the OMG CORBA APIs to the JavaTM programming language, including the class ORB, which is implemented so that a programmer can use it as a fully-functional Object Request Broker (ORB).

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Interface Summary
ARG_IN Signifies an "input" argument to an invocation, meaning that the argument is being passed from the client to the server.
ARG_INOUT Signifies an argument used for both input and output in an invocation, meaning that the argument is being passed from the client to the server and then back from the server to the client.
ARG_OUT A constant that signifies an "output" argument to an invocation, meaning that the argument is being passed from the server to the client.
BAD_POLICY BAD_POLICY is one of the PolicyErrorCodes which would be filled in the PolicyError exception.
BAD_POLICY_TYPE BAD_POLICY_TYPE is one of the PolicyErrorCodes which would be filled in the PolicyError exception.
BAD_POLICY_VALUE Contains the value used to indicate a policy value that is incorrect for a valid policy type in a call to the create_policy method defined in the ORB class.
CTX_RESTRICT_SCOPE A flag that can be used as the second parameter to the method Context.get_values to restrict the search scope.
Current org/omg/CORBA/Current.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:21 AM PDT.
CurrentOperations org/omg/CORBA/CurrentOperations.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:21 AM PDT.
CustomMarshal The CustomMarshal is an abstract value type that is meant to be used by the ORB, not the user.
DataInputStream Defines the methods used to read primitive data types from input streams for unmarshaling custom value types.
DataOutputStream Defines the methods used to write primitive data types to output streams for marshalling custom value types.
DomainManager The DomainManager has associated with it the policy objects for a particular domain.
DomainManagerOperations The DomainManager has associated with it the policy objects for a particular domain.
DynAny org.omg.CORBA.Any values can be dynamically interpreted (traversed) and constructed through DynAny objects.
DynArray The DynArray interface represents a DynAny object which is associated with an array.
DynEnum The DynEnum interface represents a DynAny object which is associated with an IDL enum.
DynFixed Represents a DynAny object that is associated with an IDL fixed type.
DynSequence The representation of a DynAny object that is associated with an IDL sequence.
DynStruct The representation of a DynAny object that is associated with an IDL struct.
DynUnion The DynUnion interface represents a DynAny object that is associated with an IDL union.
DynValue The representation of a DynAny object that is associated with an IDL value type.
IDLType An abstract interface inherited by all Interface Repository (IR) objects that represent OMG IDL types.
IDLTypeOperations This interface must be implemented by all IDLType objects.
IRObject An IRObject IDL interface represents the most generic interface from which all other Interface Repository interfaces are derived, even the Repository itself.
IRObjectOperations This is the Operations interface for the mapping from IRObject.
Object The definition for a CORBA object reference.
OMGVMCID The vendor minor code ID reserved for OMG.
Policy org/omg/CORBA/Policy.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:20 AM PDT
PolicyOperations org/omg/CORBA/PolicyOperations.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:20 AM PDT
PRIVATE_MEMBER PRIVATE_MEMBER is one of the two constants of typedef Visibility used in the interface repository to identify visibility of a ValueMember type.
PUBLIC_MEMBER PUBLIC_MEMBER is one of the two constants of typedef Visibility used in the interface repository to identify visibility of a ValueMember type.
Repository This is the interface which defines the interface repository.
UNSUPPORTED_POLICY UNSUPPORTED_POLICY is one of the PolicyErrorCodes which would be filled in the PolicyError exception.
UNSUPPORTED_POLICY_VALUE UNSUPPORTED_POLICY_VALUE is one of the PolicyErrorCodes which would be filled in the PolicyError exception.
VM_ABSTRACT  
VM_CUSTOM Defines the code used to represent a custom marshalled value type in a typecode.
VM_NONE Defines the code used to represent the one of the values of a value type in a typecode.
VM_TRUNCATABLE Defines the code used to represent a truncatable value type in a typecode.
 

Class Summary
_IDLTypeStub org/omg/CORBA/_IDLTypeStub.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl.
_PolicyStub org/omg/CORBA/_PolicyStub.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl.
Any Serves as a container for any data that can be described in IDL or for any IDL primitive type.
AnyHolder A Holder class for Any objects that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
AnySeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/AnySeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
AnySeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/AnySeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
BooleanHolder A Holder class for a boolean that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
BooleanSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/BooleanSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
BooleanSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/BooleanSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
ByteHolder A Holder class for a byte that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
CharHolder A Holder class for a char that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
CharSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/CharSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
CharSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/CharSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
CompletionStatus An object that indicates whether a method had completed running when a SystemException was thrown.
CompletionStatusHelper org/omg/CORBA/CompletionStatusHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" 03 June 1999 11:52:03 o'clock GMT+00:00
Context An object used in Request operations to specify the context object in which context strings must be resolved before being sent along with the request invocation.
ContextList An object containing a modifiable list of String objects that represent property names.
CurrentHelper org/omg/CORBA/CurrentHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:21 AM PDT
CurrentHolder org/omg/CORBA/CurrentHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:21 AM PDT
DefinitionKind The class that provides the constants used to identify the type of an Interface Repository object.
DefinitionKindHelper org/omg/CORBA/DefinitionKindHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:43 o'clock GMT+00:00
DoubleHolder A Holder class for a double that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
DoubleSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/DoubleSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
DoubleSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/DoubleSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
DynamicImplementation The base class for all object implementations using the DSI.
Environment A container (holder) for an exception that is used in Request operations to make exceptions available to the client.
ExceptionList An object used in Request operations to describe the exceptions that can be thrown by a method.
FieldNameHelper org/omg/CORBA/FieldNameHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" 03 June 1999 11:52:03 o'clock GMT+00:00
FixedHolder FixedHolder is a container class for values of IDL type "fixed", which is mapped to the Java class java.math.BigDecimal.
FloatHolder A Holder class for a float that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
FloatSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/FloatSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
FloatSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/FloatSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
IdentifierHelper org/omg/CORBA/IdentifierHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:42 o'clock GMT+00:00
IDLTypeHelper org/omg/CORBA/IDLTypeHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:44 o'clock GMT+00:00
Initializer This is the mapping for an IDL structure which specifies an initializer for a value type.
IntHolder A Holder class for an int that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
LongHolder A Holder class for a long that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
LongLongSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/LongLongSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
LongLongSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/LongLongSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
LongSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/LongSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
LongSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/LongSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
NamedValue An object used in the DII and DSI to describe arguments and return values.
NameValuePair The NameValuePair interface associates a name with a value that is an attribute of an IDL struct.
NameValuePairHelper org/omg/CORBA/NameValuePairHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" 03 June 1999 11:52:03 o'clock GMT+00:00
NVList A modifiable list containing NamedValue objects.
ObjectHelper  
ObjectHolder A Holder class for a CORBA object reference (a value of type org.omg.CORBA.Object).
OctetSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/OctetSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
OctetSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/OctetSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
ORB A class providing APIs for the CORBA Object Request Broker features.
PolicyHelper org/omg/CORBA/PolicyHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:20 AM PDT
PolicyHolder org/omg/CORBA/PolicyHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:20 AM PDT
PolicyListHelper org/omg/CORBA/PolicyListHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:21 AM PDT
PolicyListHolder org/omg/CORBA/PolicyListHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:21 AM PDT
PolicyTypeHelper org/omg/CORBA/PolicyTypeHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ../../../../../src/share/classes/org/omg/PortableServer/corba.idl Saturday, July 17, 1999 12:26:20 AM PDT
Principal Deprecated. Deprecated by CORBA 2.2.
PrincipalHolder Deprecated. Deprecated by CORBA 2.2.
RepositoryIdHelper org/omg/CORBA/RepositoryIdHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:43 o'clock GMT+00:00
Request An object containing the information necessary for invoking a method.
ServerRequest An object that captures the explicit state of a request for the Dynamic Skeleton Interface (DSI).
ServiceDetail An object that represents an ORB service.
ServiceDetailHelper  
ServiceInformation ServiceInformation is an IDL struct in the CORBA module.
ServiceInformationHelper  
ServiceInformationHolder A Holder class for a ServiceInformation object that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
SetOverrideType The mapping of a CORBA enum tagging SET_OVERRIDE and ADD_OVERRIDE, which indicate whether policies should replace the existing policies of an Object or be added to them.
SetOverrideTypeHelper org/omg/CORBA/SetOverrideTypeHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" 03 June 1999 11:52:03 o'clock GMT+00:00
ShortHolder A Holder class for a short that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL operations.
ShortSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/ShortSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
ShortSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/ShortSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
StringHolder A Holder class for a String that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL operations.
StringValueHelper org/omg/CORBA/StringValueHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from orb.idl 31 May 1999 22:27:30 o'clock GMT+00:00
StructMember A description of a member of an IDL struct.
StructMemberHelper org/omg/CORBA/StructMemberHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:43 o'clock GMT+00:00
TCKind The Java mapping of the IDL enum TCKind, which specifies the kind of a TypeCode object.
TypeCode A container for information about a specific CORBA data type.
TypeCodeHolder A Holder class for a TypeCode object that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL operations.
ULongLongSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/ULongLongSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
ULongLongSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/ULongLongSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:37 o'clock GMT+00:00
ULongSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/ULongSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
ULongSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/ULongSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
UnionMember A description in the Interface Repository of a member of an IDL union.
UnionMemberHelper org/omg/CORBA/UnionMemberHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:43 o'clock GMT+00:00
UShortSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/UShortSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
UShortSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/UShortSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
ValueBaseHelper  
ValueBaseHolder A Holder class for a java.io.Serializable that is used to store "out" and "inout" parameters in IDL methods.
ValueMember A description in the Interface Repository of a member of a value object.
ValueMemberHelper org/omg/CORBA/ValueMemberHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:44 o'clock GMT+00:00
VersionSpecHelper org/omg/CORBA/VersionSpecHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:43 o'clock GMT+00:00
VisibilityHelper org/omg/CORBA/VisibilityHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from ir.idl 03 June 1999 11:33:44 o'clock GMT+00:00
WCharSeqHelper org/omg/CORBA/WCharSeqHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
WCharSeqHolder org/omg/CORBA/WCharSeqHolder.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from streams.idl 13 May 1999 22:41:36 o'clock GMT+00:00
WStringValueHelper org/omg/CORBA/WStringValueHelper.java Generated by the IDL-to-Java compiler (portable), version "3.0" from orb.idl 31 May 1999 22:27:30 o'clock GMT+00:00
 

Exception Summary
BAD_CONTEXT The CORBA BAD_CONTEXT exception, which is thrown when there is an error processing a context object.
BAD_INV_ORDER The CORBA BAD_INV_ORDER exception, which is thrown when methods are called out of order.
BAD_OPERATION The CORBA BAD_OPERATION exception, which is thrown when a method is invalid.
BAD_PARAM The CORBA BAD_PARAM exception, which is thrown when an invalid parameter is passed to a method.
BAD_TYPECODE The CORBA BAD_TYPECODE exception, which is thrown when the specified typecode is invalid.
Bounds A user exception thrown when a parameter is not within the legal bounds for the object that a method is trying to access.
COMM_FAILURE The CORBA COMM_FAILURE exception, which is thrown when there is a communication failure.
DATA_CONVERSION The CORBA DATA_CONVERSION exception, which is thrown when there is a data conversion error.
FREE_MEM The CORBA FREE_MEM exception, which is thrown when the system is unable to free memory.
IMP_LIMIT The CORBA IMP_LIMIT exception, which is thrown when the implementation limit has been violated.
INITIALIZE The CORBA INITIALIZE exception, which is thrown when there is an ORB initialization error.
INTERNAL The CORBA INTERNAL exception, which is thrown when there is an ORB internal error.
INTF_REPOS The CORBA INTF_REPOS exception, which is thrown when there is an error accessing the interface repository.
INV_FLAG The CORBA INV_FLAG exception, which is thrown when an invalid flag is specified.
INV_IDENT The CORBA INV_IDENT exception, which is thrown when identifier syntax is invalid.
INV_OBJREF The CORBA INV_OBJREF exception, which is thrown when an invalid object reference is specified.
INV_POLICY The CORBA INV_POLICY standard exception, which is thrown when an invocation cannot be made because of an incompatibility between Policy overrides.
INVALID_TRANSACTION The CORBA INVALID_TRANSACTION exception, which is thrown when there is a transaction error.
MARSHAL The CORBA MARSHAL exception, which is thrown when the ORB has a problem marshalling or unmarshalling parameters.
NO_IMPLEMENT The CORBA NO_IMPLEMENT exception, which is thrown when the implementation for a method is not available.
NO_MEMORY The CORBA NO_MEMORY exception, which may be thrown by either the client or the server when there is not enough memory for a dynamic memory allocation.
NO_PERMISSION The CORBA NO_PERMISSION exception, which is thrown if the client does not have permission to perform the request.
NO_RESOURCES The CORBA NO_RESOURCES exception, which is thrown when either the client or the server does not have sufficient resources to perform the request.
NO_RESPONSE The CORBA NO_RESPONSE exception, which is thrown when a response to the request is not yet available.
OBJ_ADAPTER The CORBA OBJ_ADAPTER exception, which is thrown by the object adapter on the server to indicate some error.
OBJECT_NOT_EXIST The CORBA OBJECT_NOT_EXIST exception, which is usually thrown from the server to indicate that the target object does not exist.
PERSIST_STORE The CORBA PERSIST_STORE exception, which is thrown when there is an error with the persistent storage on the server.
PolicyError An exception carrying one of the following policy error reason codes defined in the org.omg.CORBA package: BAD_POLICY, BAD_POLICY_TYPE, BAD_POLICY_VALUE, UNSUPPORTED_POLICY, UNSUPPORTED_POLICY_VALUE
SystemException The root class for all CORBA standard exceptions.
TRANSACTION_REQUIRED The CORBA TRANSACTION_REQUIRED exception, which is thrown by the ORB on the client or server during the processing of a request that is required to be enclosed in a transaction.
TRANSACTION_ROLLEDBACK The CORBA TRANSACTION_ROLLEDBACK exception, which is thrown when a transactional operation did not complete because the transaction was rolled back.
TRANSIENT The CORBA TRANSIENT exception, which is thrown by the server to signal a transient failure that might not occur again if the request is retried.
UNKNOWN The CORBA UNKNOWN exception, which is thrown when there is an error whose cause is unknown to the ORB.
UnknownUserException A class that contains user exceptions returned by the server.
UserException The root class for CORBA IDL-defined user exceptions.
WrongTransaction The CORBA WrongTransaction user-defined exception.
 

Package org.omg.CORBA Description

Provides the mapping of the OMG CORBA APIs to the JavaTM programming language, including the class ORB, which is implemented so that a programmer can use it as a fully-functional Object Request Broker (ORB).

An ORB handles (or brokers) method invocations between a client and the method's implementation on a server. Because the client and server may be anywhere on a network, and because the invocation and implementation may be written in different programming languages, an ORB does a great deal of work behind the scenes to accomplish this communication.

What the General User Needs to Know

Most of what an ORB does is completely transparent to the user, and a major portion of the CORBA package consists of classes used by the ORB behind the scenes. The result is that most programmers will use only a small part of this package directly. In fact, most programmers will use only a few methods from the ORB class, some exceptions, and occasionally, a holder class.

ORB Methods

These are the ORB methods that a general user might invoke:

Exceptions

Exceptions in Java IDL are similar to those in any code written in the Java programming language. If a method is defined to throw an exception, then any code using that method must have a try/catch block and handle that exception when it is thrown.

The documentation on Java IDL exceptions has more information and explains the difference between system exceptions and user-defined exceptions.

The following is a list of the system exceptions (which are unchecked exceptions inheriting through org.omg.CORBA.SystemException from java.lang.RuntimeException) that are defined in the package org.omg.CORBA:


        BAD_CONTEXT
        BAD_INV_ORDER
        BAD_OPERATION
        BAD_PARAM
        BAD_TYPECODE
        COMM_FAILURE
        DATA_CONVERSION
        FREE_MEM
        IMP_LIMIT
        INITIALIZE
        INTERNAL
        INTF_REPOS
        INVALID_TRANSACTION
        INV_FLAG
        INV_IDENT
        INV_OBJREF
        INV_POLICY
        MARSHAL
        NO_IMPLEMENT
        NO_MEMORY
        NO_PERMISSION
        NO_RESOURCES
        NO_RESPONSE
        OBJECT_NOT_EXIST
        OBJ_ADAPTER
        PERSIST_STORE
        TRANSACTION_REQUIRED
        TRANSACTION_ROLLEDBACK
        TRANSIENT
        UNKNOWN

The following is a list of user-defined exceptions defined in the package org.omg.CORBA.


        Bounds
        UnknownUserException
        WrongTransaction 
        PolicyError
Note that there are some packages inside the CORBA package with "Package" as part of their names. These packages are generally quite small because all they do is provide exceptions or classes for use by interfaces and classes in the CORBA package.

For example, the package org.omg.CORBA.TypeCodePackage contains two exceptions thrown by methods in the class TypeCode. These exceptions are:

The package org.omg.CORBA.ORBPackage contains two exceptions: The package org.omg.CORBA.DynAnyPackage contains four exceptions:

Holder classes

Holder classes are generated by the idltojava compiler as support for out and inout parameter passing modes. Because the Java programming language does not support out or inout parameters, holder classes are needed as a means of passing a parameter that can be modified. Holder classes implement the org.omg.CORBA.portable.Streamable interface in order to support portable stubs and skeletons.

Holder classes are named by appending "Holder" to the name of the type. Note that the name of the type refers to its name in the Java programming langua ge. For example, a holder class for the interface named Account in the Java programming language would be named AccountHolder.

There are holder classes available for all of the basic IDL data types in the org.omg.CORBA package. So, for instance, there are classes already defined for IntHolder, ShortHolder, LongHolder, FloatHolder, ByteHolder, CharHolder, and so on. New holder classes are generated for all named user-defined IDL types except those defined by a typedef.

Each holder class contains the following:

The default constructor for a holder class sets the value field to the default value for the type as defined by the Java programming language. These default values are:

As an example, if the interface Account, defined in OMG IDL, were mapped to the Java programming language, the following holder class would be generated:



final public class AccountHolder implements
          org.omg.CORBA.portable.Streamable {
    public Account value;
         // the field that holds an Account object
        public AccountHolder() {}
         // the default constructor
        public AccountHolder(Account initial) {...}
         // creates a new AccountHolder from initial
        public void _read(org.omg.CORBA.portable.InputStream is) {...}
         // reads the contents of is and assigns the contents to value
        public void _write(org.omg.CORBA.portable.OutputStream os) {...}
         // writes value to os
        public org.omg.CORBA.TypeCode _type() {...}
         // returns the type code for Account
}


The Holder classes defined in the package org.omg.CORBA are:


     AnyHolder
     AnySeqHelper
     BooleanHolder
     BooleanSeqHolder
     ByteHolder
     CharHolder
     CharSeqHolder
     DoubleHolder
     DoubleSeqHolder
     FixedHolder
     FloatHolder
     FloatSeqHolder
     IntHolder
     LongHolder
     LongLongSeqHolder
     LongSeqHolder
     ObjectHolder
     OctetSeqHolder
     PrincipalHolder
     ServiceInformationHolder
     ShortHolder
     ShortSeqHolder
     StringHolder
     TypeCodeHolder
     ULongLongSeqHolder
     ULongSeqHolder
     UShortSeqHolder
     ValueBaseHolder
     WCharSeqHolder

Helper Classes

Some of the classes in this package are "helper" classes. These classes fall into two broad categories, helpers for value types and helpers for non value types. Because all of the helper classes in one category provide the same methods, one generic explanation of each category of helper classes is presented here.

Note that, generally, the only helper method an application programmer uses is the narrow method. The other methods are normally used behind the scenes and are transparent to the programmer.

When OMG IDL is mapped to the Java programming language, a "helper" class is generated for each user-defined type. This generated class will have the name of the user-defined type with the suffix Helper appended. For example, if the interface Account is defined in OMG IDL, the idltojava compiler will automatically generate a class named AccountHelper. The AccountHelper class will contain the static methods needed for manipulating instances of the type, in this case, Account objects. These methods provide the means to insert the type into an Any object, extract the type from an Any object, get the type code for the type, get the type's repository id, read the type from an input stream, and write the type to an output stream. Every user-defined type's helper class will include these basic methods. If a user-defined type is a value type IDL type, it's helper class also has to implement the ValueHelper interface, so this category of helper classes will contain additional methods.

In addition, if the IDL type maps to an interface in the Java programming language, the helper class will also contain a method for casting an object (narrowing it) to the type.

The narrow Method

When an object is the return value for a method, it is returned in the form of a generic object, either an org.omg.CORBA.Object object or a java.lang.Object object. This object must be cast to its more specific type before it can be operated on. For example, an Account object will be returned as a generic object and must be narrowed to an Account object so that Account methods may be called on it.

The narrow method has two forms, one that takes an org.omg.CORBA.Object object and one that takes a java.lang.Object object. Whether the interface is abstract or not determines which narrow method its helper class will provide. The helper class for an interface that is not abstract will have a narrow method that takes a CORBA object, whereas the narrow method for an interface that is abstract will take an object in the Java programming language. The helper class for a non-abstract interface that has at least one abstract base interface will provide both versions of the narrow method.

Example of a Basic Helper Class

A basic helper class, for purposes of this explanation, is one with the methods that are provided by every helper class, plus a narrow method if the type defined in OMG IDL maps to an interface in the Java programming language. Types that are not value types will have a basic helper class generated for them.

For example, assuming that the interface Account is not a value type IDL type and is also not an abstract interface and has no abstract base interfaces, its AccountHelper class will include the following methods:

Additional Methods for Value Type Helper Classes

A helper class for a value type includes some additional methods because it must implement the org.omg.CORBA.portable.ValueHelper interface. The main difference is that value types are types that can be passed by value as parameters or return values of a method, which means that they must be serializable.

Assuming that Address is a value type, the AddressHelper class will include the following additional methods:

The Helper classes defined in the package org.omg.CORBA are:


     AnySeqHelper
     AttrDescriptionSeqHelper
     AttributeDescriptionHelper
     AttributeModeHelper
     BooleanSeqHelper
     CharSeqHelper
     CompletionStatusHelper
     ContextIdSeqHelper
     DefinitionKindHelper
     DoubleSeqHelper
     ExcDescriptionSeqHelper
     ExceptionDescriptionHelper
     FieldNameHelper
     FloatSeqHelper
     IDLTypeHelper
     IdentifierHelper
     LongLongSeqHelper
     LongSeqHelper
     NameValuePairHelper
     ObjectHelper
     OctetSeqHelper
     OperationDescriptionHelper
     OperationModeHelper
     ParDescriptionSeqHelper
     ParameterDescriptionHelper
     ParameterModeHelper
     RepositoryIdHelper
     ServiceDetailHelper
     ServiceInformationHelper
     SetOverrideTypeHelper
     ShortSeqHelper
     StringValueHelper
     StructMemberHelper
     ULongLongSeqHelper
     ULongSeqHelper
     UShortSeqHelper
     UnionMemberHelper
     ValueBaseHelper
     ValueMemberHelper
     VersionSpecHelper
     VisibilityHelper
     WCharSeqHelper
     WStringValueHelper

For Advanced Users

The other classes and interfaces in the CORBA package, which are used behind the scenes, can be put into four groups. Three of the groups are used with requests in some capacity, and the fourth group, concerning the Interface Repository, is a category by itself.

Classes Created by an ORB

The first group contains classes that are created by an ORB and contain information used in request operations. They are listed in roughly increasing order of complexity:

Classes That Deal with Requests

The second group of classes deals with requests:

Interfaces That Serve as Constants

The third group contains interfaces that serve as constants. The IDL-to-Java mapping mandates that IDL enums are mapped to a Java class with the enumerated values represented as public static final fields in that class (e.g. DefinitionKind). On the other hand IDL constants defined outside of an IDL interface are mapped to a Java interface for each constant.

This is why several interfaces in the org.omg.CORBA package consist of a single field, value, which is a short. This field is a constant used for such things as an error code or value modifier. For example, the value field of the interface BAD_POLICY is one of the possible reasons for the exception PolicyError to be thrown. To specify this error code, you would use BAD_POLICY.value.

The exception PolicyError uses the value field of the following interfaces as its possible error codes.

The method TypeCode.type_modifier returns the value field of one of the following interfaces. The VM in the names of these interfaces stands for "value modifier." The following constants are returned by a ValueMember object's access method to denote the visibility of the ValueMember object. These flags, used in NamedValue objects or as parameters to methods, are defined in the following interfaces:

Interface Repository Interfaces and Classes

A fourth group contains the Interface Repository interfaces and classes, which are generated by the idltojava compiler from the OMG IDL interface ir.idl. The purpose of the Interface Repository is to identify the interfaces stored in it so that they can be accessed by an ORB. Each module, type, interface, attribute, operation, parameter, exception, constant, and so on is described completely by the Interface Repository API.

An ORB does not require that there be an interface repository, and Java IDL does not include one. Even though this release does not include an implementation of an interface repository, the following IR classes and interfaces have been included for the purpose of creating type codes (see create_value_tc, create_struct_tc, create_union_tc and create_exception_tc methods in interface org.omg.CORBA.ORB)
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Related Documentation

For overviews, guides, and a tutorial, please see:

CORBA Features Not Implemented in Java IDL


Some of the API included in org.omg.CORBA is provided for conformance with the current OMG CORBA specification but is not implemented in Sun's release of the JDKTM. This enables other JDK licensees to provide implementations of this API in standard extensions and products.

General Summary of Features or API Not Implemented in This Release:


Specific List of Unimplemented Features in Package org.omg.CORBA


Unimplemented Interfaces in package org.omg.CORBA:

Unimplemented Methods in package org.omg.CORBA:

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