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package com.sun.jersey.spi;
Contract for a provider that supports the conversion of a string to a Java type. To add a StringReaderProvider implementation, annotate the implementation class with Provider.

Such providers will be used when converting a String value to a java type annotated by the *Param annotations such as javax.ws.rs.QueryParam.

Parameters:
<T> The Java type.
Author(s):
Paul.Sandoz@Sun.Com
See also:
javax.ws.rs.ext.Provider
StringReaderWorkers
public interface StringReaderProvider<T> {

    
Obtain a StringReader that can produce an instance of a particular type from a string.

Parameters:
type the class of object to be produced.
genericType the type of object to be produced. E.g. if the string is to be converted into a method parameter, this will be the formal type of the method parameter as returned by Class.getGenericParameterTypes.
annotations an array of the annotations on the declaration of the artifact that will be initialized with the produced instance. E.g. if the string is to be converted into a method parameter, this will be the annotations on that parameter returned by Class.getParameterAnnotations.
Returns:
the string reader, otherwise null.
    StringReader<T> getStringReader(Class<?> typeType genericTypeAnnotation annotations[]);
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