org.opengis.parameter
Interface ParameterDescriptor<T>

Type Parameters:
T - The type of parameter values.
All Superinterfaces:
GeneralParameterDescriptor, IdentifiedObject
All Known Implementing Classes:
DefaultParameterDescriptor

@UML(identifier="CC_OperationParameter",
     specification=ISO_19111)
public interface ParameterDescriptor<T>
extends GeneralParameterDescriptor

The definition of a parameter used by an operation method. Most parameter values are numeric, but other types of parameter values are possible.

Since:
GeoAPI 2.0
Author:
Martin Desruisseaux (IRD), Jody Garnett (Refractions Research)
See Also:
ParameterValue, ParameterDescriptorGroup

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from interface IdentifiedObject
ALIAS_KEY, IDENTIFIERS_KEY, NAME_KEY, REMARKS_KEY
 
Method Summary
 ParameterValue<T> createValue()
          Creates a new instance of parameter value initialized with the default value.
 T getDefaultValue()
          Returns the default value for the parameter.
 Comparable<T> getMaximumValue()
          Returns the maximum parameter value.
 Comparable<T> getMinimumValue()
          Returns the minimum parameter value.
 Unit<?> getUnit()
          Returns the unit for default, minimum and maximum values.
 Set<T> getValidValues()
          Returns the set of allowed values when these are restricted to some finite set or returns null otherwise.
 Class<T> getValueClass()
          Returns the class that describe the type of the parameter.
 
Methods inherited from interface GeneralParameterDescriptor
getMaximumOccurs, getMinimumOccurs
 
Methods inherited from interface IdentifiedObject
getAlias, getIdentifiers, getName, getRemarks, toWKT
 

Method Detail

createValue

@Extension
ParameterValue<T> createValue()
Creates a new instance of parameter value initialized with the default value. The parameter value descriptor for the created parameter value will be this object.

Specified by:
createValue in interface GeneralParameterDescriptor
Returns:
A new parameter initialized to its default value.

getValueClass

@UML(identifier="GC_ParameterInfo.type",
     obligation=MANDATORY,
     specification=ISO_19111)
Class<T> getValueClass()
Returns the class that describe the type of the parameter.

Returns:
The type of parameter values.

getValidValues

@Extension
Set<T> getValidValues()
Returns the set of allowed values when these are restricted to some finite set or returns null otherwise. The returned set usually contains code list or enumeration elements.

Returns:
A finite set of valid values (usually from a code list), or null if it doesn't apply.

getDefaultValue

@UML(identifier="GC_ParameterInfo.defaultValue",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19111)
T getDefaultValue()
Returns the default value for the parameter. The return type can be any type including a Number or a String. If there is no default value, then this method returns null.

Returns:
The default value, or null in none.

getMinimumValue

@UML(identifier="GC_ParameterInfo.minimumValue",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19111)
Comparable<T> getMinimumValue()
Returns the minimum parameter value. If there is no minimum value, or if minimum value is inappropriate for the parameter type, then this method returns null.

When the getValueClass() is an array or Collection getMinimumValue may be used to constrain the contained elements.

Returns:
The minimum parameter value (often an instance of Double), or null.

getMaximumValue

@UML(identifier="GC_ParameterInfo.maximumValue",
     obligation=OPTIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19111)
Comparable<T> getMaximumValue()
Returns the maximum parameter value. If there is no maximum value, or if maximum value is inappropriate for the parameter type, then this method returns null.

When the getValueClass() is an array or Collection getMaximumValue may be used to constratin the contained elements.

Returns:
The minimum parameter value (often an instance of Double), or null.

getUnit

@Extension
Unit<?> getUnit()
Returns the unit for default, minimum and maximum values. This attribute apply only if the values is of numeric type (usually an instance of Double).

Returns:
The unit for numeric value, or null if it doesn't apply to the value type.


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