Annotation Type TitleProperty


@Documented @Inherited @Target(TYPE) @Retention(RUNTIME) public @interface TitleProperty
Identifies the name of a property to use for summarizing in one line the content of a metadata object. For example in a citation instance, the "title" property is often the only information that a user needs for a first look. This annotation is used in metadata tree views for producing briefer trees, especially when there is redundant node names.
Example: the Citation type contains a date property which itself contains another date property. They form a tree like below:
Citation
 ├─Title……………………… My document
 └─Date
    ├─Date………………… 2012/01/01
    └─Date type…… Creation
With @Title­Property(name="title") on Default­Citation implementation class and @Title­Property(name="date") on Default­Citation­Date class, Apache SIS can produce a more compact tree table view should be as below:
Citation……………………… My document
 └─Date………………………… 2012/01/01
    └─Date type…… Creation
The property referenced by this annotation should be the main property if possible, but not necessarily since it may be only a label. However the property shall be a singleton ([0…1] or [1…1] multiplicity) and can not be another metadata object.
Since:
0.8
See Also:

Defined in the sis-metadata module

  • Required Element Summary

    Required Elements
    Modifier and Type
    Required Element
    Description
    Returns the name of the property to use as a title for a metadata object.
  • Element Details

    • name

      String name
      Returns the name of the property to use as a title for a metadata object. An empty value means that the metadata has no title property (may be used for overriding a value inherited from the parent type).
      Returns:
      property name of the value to use as a title or summary sentence, or an empty value if none.