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org.eclipse.uml2.uml
Interface Connector

All Superinterfaces:
Element, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EModelElement, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EObject, Feature, NamedElement, org.eclipse.emf.common.notify.Notifier, RedefinableElement

public interface Connector
extends Feature

A representation of the model object ' Connector '. Specifies a link that enables communication between two or more instances. This link may be an instance of an association, or it may represent the possibility of the instances being able to communicate because their identities are known by virtue of being passed in as parameters, held in variables or slots, or because the communicating instances are the same instance. The link may be realized by something as simple as a pointer or by something as complex as a network connection. In contrast to associations, which specify links between any instance of the associated classifiers, connectors specify links between instances playing the connected parts only. A delegation connector is a connector that links the external contract of a component (as specified by its ports) to the internal realization of that behavior by the component's parts. It represents the forwarding of signals (operation requests and events): a signal that arrives at a port that has a delegation connector to a part or to another port will be passed on to that target for handling. An assembly connector is a connector between two components that defines that one component provides the services that another component requires. An assembly connector is a connector that is defined from a required interface or port to a provided interface or port.

The following features are supported:

See Also:
UMLPackage.getConnector()

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. NamedElement
SEPARATOR
 
Method Summary
  ConnectorEnd createEnd ()
          Creates a new ConnectorEnd and appends it to the ' End ' containment reference list
  Behavior getContract (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first Behavior with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Contract ' reference list
  Behavior getContract (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase, org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
          Retrieves the first Behavior with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Contract ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< Behavior> getContracts ()
          Returns the value of the ' Contract ' reference list.
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< ConnectorEnd> getEnds ()
          Returns the value of the ' End ' containment reference list.
  ConnectorKind getKind ()
          Returns the value of the ' Kind ' attribute.
  Connector getRedefinedConnector (java.lang.String name)
          Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Redefined Connector ' reference list
  Connector getRedefinedConnector (java.lang.String name, boolean ignoreCase)
          Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Redefined Connector ' reference list
 org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList< Connector> getRedefinedConnectors ()
          Returns the value of the ' Redefined Connector ' reference list.
  Association getType ()
          Returns the value of the ' Type ' reference
 boolean isSetKind ()
          Returns whether the value of the ' Kind' attribute is set
 void setKind ( ConnectorKind value)
          Sets the value of the ' Kind' attribute
 void setType ( Association value)
          Sets the value of the ' Type' reference
 void unsetKind ()
          Unsets the value of the ' Kind' attribute
 boolean validateAssemblyConnector (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          An assembly connector must only be defined from a required Interface or Ports to a provided Interface or Port.
 boolean validateBetweenInterfacePortImplements (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          If a delegation connector is defined between a used Interface or Port and an internal Part Classifier, then that Classifier must have an 'implements' relationship to the Interface type of that Port.
 boolean validateBetweenInterfacePortSignature (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          If a delegation connector is defined between a source Interface or Port and a target Interface or Port, then the target Interface must support a signature compatible subset of Operations of the source Interface or Port.
 boolean validateBetweenInterfacesPorts (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          A delegation connector must only be defined between used Interfaces or Ports of the same kind, e.g. between two provided Ports or between two required Ports.
 boolean validateCompatible (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          The connectable elements attached to the ends of a connector must be compatible.
 boolean validateRoles (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          The ConnectableElements attached as roles to each ConnectorEnd owned by a Connector must be roles of the Classifier that owned the Connector, or they must be ports of such roles.
 boolean validateTypes (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          The types of the connectable elements that the ends of a connector are attached to must conform to the types of the association ends of the association that types the connector, if any.
 boolean validateUnionSignatureCompatible (org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics, java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
          In a complete model, if a source Port has delegation connectors to a set of delegated target Ports, then the union of the Interfaces of these target Ports must be signature compatible with the Interface that types the source Port.
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. Feature
getFeaturingClassifier, getFeaturingClassifier, getFeaturingClassifiers, isStatic, setIsStatic
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. RedefinableElement
getRedefinedElement, getRedefinedElement, getRedefinedElements, getRedefinitionContext, getRedefinitionContext, getRedefinitionContexts, isConsistentWith, isLeaf, isRedefinitionContextValid, setIsLeaf, validateRedefinitionConsistent, validateRedefinitionContextValid
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. NamedElement
allNamespaces, allOwningPackages, createDependency, createNameExpression, createUsage, getClientDependencies, getClientDependency, getClientDependency, getLabel, getLabel, getName, getNameExpression, getNamespace, getQualifiedName, getVisibility, isDistinguishableFrom, isSetName, isSetVisibility, separator, setName, setNameExpression, setVisibility, unsetName, unsetVisibility, validateHasNoQualifiedName, validateHasQualifiedName, validateVisibilityNeedsOwnership
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.uml2.uml. Element
addKeyword, allOwnedElements, applyStereotype, createEAnnotation, createOwnedComment, destroy, getApplicableStereotype, getApplicableStereotypes, getAppliedStereotype, getAppliedStereotypes, getAppliedSubstereotype, getAppliedSubstereotypes, getKeywords, getModel, getNearestPackage, getOwnedComments, getOwnedElements, getOwner, getRelationships, getRelationships, getRequiredStereotype, getRequiredStereotypes, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getSourceDirectedRelationships, getStereotypeApplication, getStereotypeApplications, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getTargetDirectedRelationships, getValue, hasKeyword, hasValue, isStereotypeApplicable, isStereotypeApplied, isStereotypeRequired, mustBeOwned, removeKeyword, setValue, unapplyStereotype, validateHasOwner, validateNotOwnSelf
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EModelElement
getEAnnotation, getEAnnotations
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EObject
eAllContents, eClass, eContainer, eContainingFeature, eContainmentFeature, eContents, eCrossReferences, eGet, eGet, eIsProxy, eIsSet, eResource, eSet, eUnset
 
Methods inherited from interface org.eclipse.emf.common.notify.Notifier
eAdapters, eDeliver, eNotify, eSetDeliver
 

Method Detail

getType

Association getType()
Returns the value of the ' Type ' reference. An optional association that specifies the link corresponding to this connector.

Returns:
the value of the 'Type' reference.
See Also:
setType(Association), UMLPackage.getConnector_Type()

setType

void setType(
Association value)
Sets the value of the ' Type' reference.

Parameters:
value - the new value of the 'Type' reference.
See Also:
getType()

getRedefinedConnectors

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
Connector> getRedefinedConnectors()
Returns the value of the ' Redefined Connector ' reference list. The list contents are of type Connector.

This feature subsets the following features:

A connector may be redefined when its containing classifier is specialized. The redefining connector may have a type that specializes the type of the redefined connector. The types of the connector ends of the redefining connector may specialize the types of the connector ends of the redefined connector. The properties of the connector ends of the redefining connector may be replaced.

Returns:
the value of the 'Redefined Connector' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getConnector_RedefinedConnector()

getRedefinedConnector

Connector getRedefinedConnector(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Redefined Connector ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Connector to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Connector with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRedefinedConnectors()

getRedefinedConnector

Connector getRedefinedConnector(java.lang.String name,
                                boolean ignoreCase)
Retrieves the first Connector with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Redefined Connector ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Connector to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
Returns:
The first Connector with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getRedefinedConnectors()

getEnds

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
ConnectorEnd> getEnds()
Returns the value of the ' End ' containment reference list. The list contents are of type ConnectorEnd.

This feature subsets the following features:

A connector consists of at least two connector ends, each representing the participation of instances of the classifiers typing the connectable elements attached to this end. The set of connector ends is ordered.

Returns:
the value of the 'End' containment reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getConnector_End()

createEnd

ConnectorEnd createEnd()
Creates a new ConnectorEnd and appends it to the ' End ' containment reference list.

Returns:
The new ConnectorEnd.
See Also:
getEnds()

getKind

ConnectorKind getKind()
Returns the value of the ' Kind ' attribute. The literals are from the enumeration ConnectorKind. Indicates the kind of connector.

Returns:
the value of the 'Kind' attribute.
See Also:
ConnectorKind, isSetKind(), unsetKind(), setKind(ConnectorKind), UMLPackage.getConnector_Kind()

setKind

void setKind(
ConnectorKind value)
Sets the value of the ' Kind' attribute.

Parameters:
value - the new value of the 'Kind' attribute.
See Also:
ConnectorKind, isSetKind(), unsetKind(), getKind()

unsetKind

void unsetKind()
Unsets the value of the ' Kind' attribute.

See Also:
isSetKind(), getKind(), setKind(ConnectorKind)

isSetKind

boolean isSetKind()
Returns whether the value of the ' Kind' attribute is set.

Returns:
whether the value of the 'Kind' attribute is set.
See Also:
unsetKind(), getKind(), setKind(ConnectorKind)

getContracts

org.eclipse.emf.common.util.EList<
Behavior> getContracts()
Returns the value of the ' Contract ' reference list. The list contents are of type Behavior. The set of Behaviors that specify the valid interaction patterns across the connector.

Returns:
the value of the 'Contract' reference list.
See Also:
UMLPackage.getConnector_Contract()

getContract

Behavior getContract(java.lang.String name)
Retrieves the first Behavior with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Contract ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Behavior to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Behavior with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getContracts()

getContract

Behavior getContract(java.lang.String name,
                     boolean ignoreCase,
                     org.eclipse.emf.ecore.EClass eClass)
Retrieves the first Behavior with the specified ' Name ' from the ' Contract ' reference list.

Parameters:
name - The ' Name ' of the Behavior to retrieve, or null.
ignoreCase - Whether to ignore case in String comparisons.
eClass - The Ecore class of the Behavior to retrieve, or null.
Returns:
The first Behavior with the specified ' Name ', or null.
See Also:
getContracts()

validateTypes

boolean validateTypes(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                      java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
The types of the connectable elements that the ends of a connector are attached to must conform to the types of the association ends of the association that types the connector, if any. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateCompatible

boolean validateCompatible(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                           java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
The connectable elements attached to the ends of a connector must be compatible. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateRoles

boolean validateRoles(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                      java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
The ConnectableElements attached as roles to each ConnectorEnd owned by a Connector must be roles of the Classifier that owned the Connector, or they must be ports of such roles. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateBetweenInterfacesPorts

boolean validateBetweenInterfacesPorts(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                       java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
A delegation connector must only be defined between used Interfaces or Ports of the same kind, e.g. between two provided Ports or between two required Ports. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateBetweenInterfacePortImplements

boolean validateBetweenInterfacePortImplements(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                               java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
If a delegation connector is defined between a used Interface or Port and an internal Part Classifier, then that Classifier must have an 'implements' relationship to the Interface type of that Port. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateBetweenInterfacePortSignature

boolean validateBetweenInterfacePortSignature(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                              java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
If a delegation connector is defined between a source Interface or Port and a target Interface or Port, then the target Interface must support a signature compatible subset of Operations of the source Interface or Port. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateUnionSignatureCompatible

boolean validateUnionSignatureCompatible(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                         java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
In a complete model, if a source Port has delegation connectors to a set of delegated target Ports, then the union of the Interfaces of these target Ports must be signature compatible with the Interface that types the source Port. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

validateAssemblyConnector

boolean validateAssemblyConnector(org.eclipse.emf.common.util.DiagnosticChain diagnostics,
                                  java.util.Map<java.lang.Object,java.lang.Object> context)
An assembly connector must only be defined from a required Interface or Ports to a provided Interface or Port. true

Parameters:
diagnostics - The chain of diagnostics to which problems are to be appended.
context - The cache of context-specific information.

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