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Java - Ant tags/keywords

dispatchable, dispatchable, dispatchtask, dispatchtask, string, string, task, task

The source code

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 * Tasks extending this class may contain multiple actions.
 * The method that is invoked for execution depends upon the
 * value of the action attribute of the task.
 * <br/>
 * Example:<br/>
 * <mytask action="list"/> will invoke the method
 * with the signature public void list() in mytask's class.
 * If the action attribute is not defined in the task or is empty,
 * the execute() method will be called.
public abstract class DispatchTask extends Task implements Dispatchable {
    private String action;

     * Get the action parameter name.
     * @return the <code>String "action" by default (can be overridden).
    public String getActionParameterName() {
        return "action";

     * Set the action.
     * @param action the method name.
    public void setAction(String action) {
        this.action = action;

     * Get the action.
     * @return the action.
    public String getAction() {
        return action;

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