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16
17 package org.apache.jetspeed.om.registry;
18
19 import java.util.Enumeration JavaDoc;
20 import java.util.Iterator JavaDoc;
21
22 /**
23  * Represents all items within Jetspeed that hold configuration information.
24  *
25  * @author <a HREF="mailto:burton@apache.org">Kevin A. Burton</a>
26  * @author <a HREF="raphael@apache.org">RaphaŽl Luta</a>
27  * @version $Id: Registry.java,v 1.7 2004/02/23 03:11:39 jford Exp $
28  */

29 public interface Registry
30 {
31
32     /**
33      * Get the number of entries within the Registry.
34      *
35      * @return the number of elements in this Registry instance
36      */

37     public int getEntryCount();
38
39     /**
40      * Creates a new RegistryEntry instance compatible with the current
41      * Registry instance implementation
42      *
43      * @return the newly created RegistryEntry
44      */

45     public RegistryEntry createEntry();
46
47     /**
48      * Get the entry in the registry with the specified name
49      *
50      * @throws RegistryException if the given 'name' does not exist within the
51      * Registry
52      */

53     public RegistryEntry getEntry( String JavaDoc name ) throws RegistryException;
54
55     /**
56      * Set the entry in the registry with the specified name and Entry
57      *
58      * @throws RegistryException if the given 'name' does not exist within the
59      * Registry
60      */

61     public void setEntry( RegistryEntry entry ) throws RegistryException;
62
63     /**
64      * Add the given entry to the registry with the given name.
65      *
66      * @throws RegistryException if the given 'name' already exists within the
67      * Registry
68      */

69     public void addEntry( RegistryEntry entry ) throws RegistryException;
70
71     /**
72      * Tests if an entry with the specified name exists within the Registry
73      *
74      * @param name the name of the entry that we are looking for
75      * @return true if an entry with this name exists in the Registry
76      */

77     public boolean hasEntry( String JavaDoc name );
78
79     /**
80      * Removes the given entry from the Registry
81      *
82      * @param entry the RegistryEntry to remove
83      */

84     public void removeEntry( RegistryEntry entry );
85
86     /**
87      * Removes the given entry from the Registry
88      *
89      * @param name the name of the entry to remove from the Registry
90      */

91     public void removeEntry( String JavaDoc name );
92
93     /**
94      * Get all entries within this Registry
95      *
96      * @return an Enumeration of all unordered current entries
97      */

98     public Enumeration JavaDoc getEntries();
99
100     /**
101      * List all the entry names within this Registry
102      *
103      * @return an Iterator over an unordered list of current entry names
104      */

105     public Iterator JavaDoc listEntryNames();
106
107     /**
108      * Get all entries within this Registry as an array
109      *
110      * @return an unordered array of current registry entries
111      */

112     public RegistryEntry[] toArray();
113
114 }
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