Class TypeBuilder

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    Characteristic­Type­Builder, Feature­Type­Builder, Property­Type­Builder

    public abstract class TypeBuilder
    extends Object
    implements Localized
    Information common to all kind of types (feature, association, characteristics). Those information are:
    • the name — a unique name which can be defined within a scope (or namespace).
    • the definition — a concise definition of the element.
    • the designation — a natural language designator for the element for user interfaces.
    • the description — information beyond that required for concise definition of the element.
    The name is mandatory and can be specified as either Local­Name, Scoped­Name, String or International­String instance. All other properties are optional.
    Default namespace
    In many cases, the names of all Attribute­Types and Association­Roles to create within a Feature­Type share the same namespace. For making name creations more convenient, the namespace can be specified once and applied automatically to all names created by the set­Name(Char­Sequence) method. Note that namespaces will not be visible in the name string representation unless the fully qualified name is requested. Example:
    FeatureTypeBuilder builder = new FeatureTypeBuilder().setNameSpace("MyNameSpace").setName("City");
    FeatureType city =;
    System.out.println(city.getName());                              // Prints "City"
    System.out.println(city.getName().toFullyQualifiedName());       // Prints "MyNameSpace:City"

    Defined in the sis-feature module