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org.gradle.api.plugins
[Java] Interface ExtraPropertiesExtension


public interface ExtraPropertiesExtension

Additional, ad-hoc, properties for Gradle domain objects.

Extra properties extensions allow new properties to be added to existing domain objects. They act like maps, allowing the storage of arbitrary key/value pairs. All ExtensionAware Gradle domain objects intrinsically have an extension named “{

value:
#EXTENSION_NAME}” of this type.

An important feature of extra properties extensions is that all of its properties are exposed for reading and writing via the ExtensionAware object that owns the extension.

 project.ext.set("myProp", "myValue")
 assert project.myProp == "myValue"

 project.myProp = "anotherValue"
 assert project.myProp == "anotherValue"
 assert project.ext.get("myProp") == "anotherValue"
 
Extra properties extension objects support Groovy property syntax. That is, a property can be read via extension.«name» and set via extension.«name» = "value". Wherever possible, the Groovy property syntax should be preferred over the get(String) and set(String, Object) methods.
 project.ext {
   myprop = "a"
 }
 assert project.myprop == "a"
 assert project.ext.myprop == "a"

 project.myprop = "b"
 assert project.myprop == "b"
 assert project.ext.myprop == "b"
 
You can also use the Groovy accessor syntax to get and set properties on an extra properties extension.
 project.ext["otherProp"] = "a"
 assert project.otherProp == "a"
 assert project.ext["otherProp"] == "a"
 
The exception that is thrown when an attempt is made to get the value of a property that does not exist is different depending on whether the Groovy syntax is used or not. If Groovy property syntax is used, the Groovy MissingPropertyException will be thrown. When the get(String) method is used, an UnknownPropertyException will be thrown. This mechanism replaces the ability to create new properties on domain objects directly. In versions of Gradle prior to 1.0-milestone-9, new properties could be added to objects by assignment:
 project.myProp = "myValue"
 
This functionality has been deprecated (a deprecation warning message will be issued when this is attempted). Future versions of Gradle will remove this functionality completely, resulting in an exception being thrown.


Nested Class Summary
static class ExtraPropertiesExtension.UnknownPropertyException

The exception that will be thrown when an attempt is made to read a property that is not set.

 
Field Summary
static String EXTENSION_NAME

The name of this extension in all ExtensionContainer, {@value}.

 
Method Summary
Object get(String name)

Returns the value for the registered property with the given name.

Map getProperties()

Returns all of the registered properties and their current values as a map.

boolean has(String name)

Returns whether or not the extension has a property registered via the given name.

void set(String name, Object value)

Updates the value for, or creates, the registered property with the given name to the given value.

 

Field Detail

EXTENSION_NAME

public static final String EXTENSION_NAME
The name of this extension in all ExtensionContainer, {@value}.


 
Method Detail

get

public Object get(String name)
Returns the value for the registered property with the given name. When using an extra properties extension from Groovy, you can also get properties via Groovy's property syntax. All of the following lines of code are equivalent.
 project.ext { foo = "bar" }

 assert project.ext.get("foo") == "bar"
 assert project.ext.foo == "bar"
 assert project.ext["foo"] == "bar"

 assert project.foo == "bar"
 assert project["foo"] == "bar"
 
When using the first form, an UnknownPropertyException exception will be thrown if the extension does not have a property called “foo”. When using the second forms (i.e. Groovy notation), Groovy's MissingPropertyException will be thrown instead.
throws:
UnknownPropertyException if there is no property registered with the given name
Parameters:
name - The name of the property to get the value of
Returns:
The value for the property with the given name.


getProperties

public Map getProperties()
Returns all of the registered properties and their current values as a map. The returned map is detached from the extension. That is, any changes made to the map do not change the extension from which it originated.
 project.version = "1.0"

 assert project.hasProperty("version")
 assert project.ext.properties.containsKey("version") == false

 project.ext.foo = "bar"

 assert project.ext.properties.containsKey("foo")
 assert project.ext.properties.foo == project.ext.foo

 assert project.ext.properties.every { key, value -> project.properties[key] == value }
 
Returns:
All of the registered properties and their current values as a map.


has

public boolean has(String name)
Returns whether or not the extension has a property registered via the given name.
 assert project.ext.has("foo") == false
 assert project.hasProperty("foo") == false

 project.ext.foo = "bar"

 assert project.ext.has("foo")
 assert project.hasProperty("foo")
 
Parameters:
name - The name of the property to check for
Returns:
true if a property has been registered with this name, otherwise false.


set

public void set(String name, Object value)
Updates the value for, or creates, the registered property with the given name to the given value. When using an extra properties extension from Groovy, you can also set properties via Groovy's property syntax. All of the following lines of code are equivalent.
 project.ext.set("foo", "bar")
 project.ext.foo = "bar"
 project.ext["foo"] = "bar"

 // Once the property has been created via the extension, it can be changed by the owner.
 project.foo = "bar"
 project["foo"] = "bar"
 
Parameters:
name - The name of the property to update the value of or create
value - The value to set for the property


 

Gradle API 1.11