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From Robert Koberg <>
Subject how to get custom task object?
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:01:51 GMT

I am trying to create some custom types and tasks, but having a problem 
getting back the custom task object to reset some values. My custom task 
is coming in as an UnknownElement. I then try to cast to my object using 
UnknownElement.getRealThing() (or getTask), but it gives me a null. How 
do you get a custom task object?

Task[] tasks = target.getTasks();

Target clonedTarget = new Target();

for (int i=0; i < tasks.length; i++) {
     Task task = tasks[i];
     String name = task.getTaskName();
     if (name.equals("xsltransform")) {
         UnknownElement unElem = (UnknownElement) task;

This next line sets xslTransform == null

         XslTransform xslTransform = (XslTransform) unElem.getRealThing();

         //XslTransform xslTransform = (XslTransform) unElem.getTask();




p.s. I created a XslTemplates top-level type that can be referenced by 
an XslTransform task. This allows for two things; a cache of templates 
objects, and the ability to set a URIResolver on the Templates object to 
resolve xsl:import/include and a URIResolver on the Transformer object 
to resolve calls from the XSL document function. If anyone is interested 
I can provide them (though I am sure they would need work...).

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