javax.enterprise.inject.spi
Interface Bean<T>

Type Parameters:
T - the class of the bean instance
All Superinterfaces:
Contextual<T>
All Known Subinterfaces:
Decorator<T>, Interceptor<T>

public interface Bean<T>
extends Contextual<T>

Represents an enabled bean. This interface defines everything the container needs to manage instances of the bean.

Author:
Gavin King, David Allen

Method Summary
 java.lang.Class<?> getBeanClass()
          The bean class of the managed bean or session bean or of the bean that declares the producer method or field.
 java.util.Set<InjectionPoint> getInjectionPoints()
          Obtains the InjectionPoint objects representing injection points of the bean, that will be validated by the container at initialization time.
 java.lang.String getName()
          Obtains the EL name of a bean, if it has one.
 java.util.Set<java.lang.annotation.Annotation> getQualifiers()
          Obtains the qualifiers of the bean.
 java.lang.Class<? extends java.lang.annotation.Annotation> getScope()
          Obtains the scope of the bean.
 java.util.Set<java.lang.Class<? extends java.lang.annotation.Annotation>> getStereotypes()
          Obtains the stereotypes of the bean.
 java.util.Set<java.lang.reflect.Type> getTypes()
          Obtains the bean types of the bean.
 boolean isAlternative()
          Determines if the bean is an alternative.
 boolean isNullable()
          Determines if Contextual.create(CreationalContext) sometimes return a null value.
 
Methods inherited from interface javax.enterprise.context.spi.Contextual
create, destroy
 

Method Detail

getTypes

java.util.Set<java.lang.reflect.Type> getTypes()
Obtains the bean types of the bean.

Returns:
the bean types

getQualifiers

java.util.Set<java.lang.annotation.Annotation> getQualifiers()
Obtains the qualifiers of the bean.

Returns:
the qualifiers

getScope

java.lang.Class<? extends java.lang.annotation.Annotation> getScope()
Obtains the scope of the bean.

Returns:
the scope

getName

java.lang.String getName()
Obtains the EL name of a bean, if it has one.

Returns:
the EL name

getStereotypes

java.util.Set<java.lang.Class<? extends java.lang.annotation.Annotation>> getStereotypes()
Obtains the stereotypes of the bean.

Returns:
the set of stereotypes

getBeanClass

java.lang.Class<?> getBeanClass()
The bean class of the managed bean or session bean or of the bean that declares the producer method or field.

Returns:
the bean class

isAlternative

boolean isAlternative()
Determines if the bean is an alternative.

Returns:
true if the bean is an alternative, and false otherwise.

isNullable

boolean isNullable()
Determines if Contextual.create(CreationalContext) sometimes return a null value.

Returns:
true if the create() method may return a null value, and false otherwise

getInjectionPoints

java.util.Set<InjectionPoint> getInjectionPoints()
Obtains the InjectionPoint objects representing injection points of the bean, that will be validated by the container at initialization time.

Returns:
the set of injection points of the bean


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