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 // $Id: BeanDescriptor.java 17620 2009-10-04 19:19:28Z hardy.ferentschik $
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package javax.validation.metadata;
Describes a constrained Java Bean and the constraints associated to it.

Author(s):
Emmanuel Bernard
public interface BeanDescriptor extends ElementDescriptor {
Returns true if the bean involves validation:
  • a constraint is hosted on the bean itself
  • a constraint is hosted on one of the bean properties
  • or a bean property is marked for cascade (@Valid)

Returns:
true if the bean involves validation, false otherwise.
	boolean isBeanConstrained();

Return the property descriptor for a given property. Return null if the property does not exist or has no constraint nor is marked as cascaded (see getConstrainedProperties() )

The returned object (and associated objects including ConstraintDescriptors) are immutable.

Parameters:
propertyName property evaluated
Returns:
the property descriptor for a given property.
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException if propertyName is null
Returns a set of property descriptors having at least one constraint defined or marked as cascaded (@Valid<c/ode>). If not property matches, an empty set is returned.
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