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Spring Framework example source code file (AssignableTypeFilter.java)

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The Spring Framework AssignableTypeFilter.java source code

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package org.springframework.core.type.filter;

 * A simple filter which matches classes that are assignable to a given type.
 * @author Rod Johnson
 * @author Mark Fisher
 * @author Ramnivas Laddad
 * @since 2.5
public class AssignableTypeFilter extends AbstractTypeHierarchyTraversingFilter {

	private final Class targetType;

	 * Create a new AssignableTypeFilter for the given type.
	 * @param targetType the type to match
	public AssignableTypeFilter(Class targetType) {
		super(true, true);
		this.targetType = targetType;

	protected boolean matchClassName(String className) {
		return this.targetType.getName().equals(className);

	protected Boolean matchSuperClass(String superClassName) {
		return matchTargetType(superClassName);

	protected Boolean matchInterface(String interfaceName) {
		return matchTargetType(interfaceName);

	protected Boolean matchTargetType(String typeName) {
		if (this.targetType.getName().equals(typeName)) {
			return true;
		else if (Object.class.getName().equals(typeName)) {
			return Boolean.FALSE;
		else if (typeName.startsWith("java.")) {
			try {
				Class clazz = getClass().getClassLoader().loadClass(typeName);
				return Boolean.valueOf(this.targetType.isAssignableFrom(clazz));
			catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
				// Class not found - can't determine a match that way.
		return null;


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