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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Trying to understand Ant task
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2002 20:55:31 GMT
addXXX, addConfiguredXXX, and createXXX are all consulted.  There is a 
createParam method on the CallTarget (corresponds to <antcall>) class.

Nested elements do not have to be DataType's to work - it simply takes 
the object corresponding to the adder/creator method and populates it 
with the same logic in IntrospectionHelper.

I'd recommend you browse through IntrospectionHelper to understand how 
this stuff works better.  All the answers lie there!


Shackelford, John-Mason wrote:
> Greetings,
> This is probably a lame question, but I am having trouble understanding how
> the Ant task passes in the properties specified in the <property name=""
> value=""/> subelements. There is only one addXXX method and it adds a
> reference, but Property isn't a DataType so that's not it(?). When Ant can't
> find another class to match an element, does it test to see if it is a task
> and then attempts to execute it? I was under the impression that a task had
> to be some sort of container to support executable subelements, but my
> understanding is obviously shaky. There doesn't appear to be anything in
> Task that would handle property subelements natively. What am I missing?
> John-Mason Shackelford
> Software Developer
> NCS Pearson - Measurement Services
> 2510 North Dodge St.
> Iowa City, IA 52245
> 319-354-9200x6214
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