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public interface: ActionInvocation [javadoc | source]

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All Known Implementing Classes:
    DefaultActionInvocation, MockActionInvocation, MockActionInvocation

An ActionInvocation represents the execution state of an Action . It holds the Interceptors and the Action instance. By repeated re-entrant execution of the invoke() method, initially by the ActionProxy , then by the Interceptors, the Interceptors are all executed, and then the Action and the Result .
Method from com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionInvocation Summary:
addPreResultListener,   getAction,   getInvocationContext,   getProxy,   getResult,   getResultCode,   getStack,   init,   invoke,   invokeActionOnly,   isExecuted,   setActionEventListener,   setResultCode
Method from com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionInvocation Detail:
 public  void addPreResultListener(PreResultListener listener)
    Register a PreResultListener to be notified after the Action is executed and before the Result is executed.

    The ActionInvocation implementation must guarantee that listeners will be called in the order in which they are registered.

    Listener registration and execution does not need to be thread-safe.

 public Object getAction()
    Get the Action associated with this ActionInvocation.
 public ActionContext getInvocationContext()
    Gets the ActionContext associated with this ActionInvocation. The ActionProxy is responsible for setting this ActionContext onto the ThreadLocal before invoking the ActionInvocation and resetting the old ActionContext afterwards.
 public ActionProxy getProxy()
    Get the ActionProxy holding this ActionInvocation.
 public Result getResult() throws Exception
    If the ActionInvocation has been executed before and the Result is an instance of ActionChainResult , this method will walk down the chain of ActionChainResults until it finds a non-chain result, which will be returned. If the ActionInvocation's result has not been executed before, the Result instance will be created and populated with the result params.
 public String getResultCode()
    Gets the result code returned from this ActionInvocation.
 public ValueStack getStack()
    Gets the ValueStack associated with this ActionInvocation.
 public  void init(ActionProxy proxy)
 public String invoke() throws Exception
    Invokes the next step in processing this ActionInvocation.

    If there are more Interceptors, this will call the next one. If Interceptors choose not to short-circuit ActionInvocation processing and return their own return code, they will call invoke() to allow the next Interceptor to execute. If there are no more Interceptors to be applied, the Action is executed. If the ActionProxy#getExecuteResult() method returns true, the Result is also executed.

 public String invokeActionOnly() throws Exception
    Invokes only the Action (not Interceptors or Results).

    This is useful in rare situations where advanced usage with the interceptor/action/result workflow is being manipulated for certain functionality.

 public boolean isExecuted()
    Gets whether this ActionInvocation has executed before. This will be set after the Action and the Result have executed.
 public  void setActionEventListener(ActionEventListener listener)
    Sets the action event listener to respond to key action events.
 public  void setResultCode(String resultCode)
    Sets the result code, possibly overriding the one returned by the action.

    The "intended" purpose of this method is to allow PreResultListeners to override the result code returned by the Action.

    If this method is used before the Action executes, the Action's returned result code will override what was set. However the Action could (if specifically coded to do so) inspect the ActionInvocation to see that someone "upstream" (e.g. an Interceptor) had suggested a value as the result, and it could therefore return the same value itself.

    If this method is called between the Action execution and the Result execution, then the value set here will override the result code the action had returned. Creating an Interceptor that implements PreResultListener will give you this oportunity.

    If this method is called after the Result has been executed, it will have the effect of raising an IllegalStateException.