org.apache.commons.lang

Class IncompleteArgumentException

Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class IncompleteArgumentException
extends IllegalArgumentException

Thrown to indicate an incomplete argument to a method. This exception supplements the standard IllegalArgumentException by providing a more semantically rich description of the problem.

IncompleteArgumentException represents the case where a method takes in a parameter that has a number of properties, some of which have not been set. A case might be a search requirements bean that must have three properties set in order for the method to run, but only one is actually set. This exception would be used in place of IllegalArgumentException, yet it still extends it.

 public void foo(PersonSearcher search) {
   if (search.getSurname() == null ||
       search.getForename() == null ||
       search.getSex() == null) {
     throw new IncompleteArgumentException("search");
   }
   // do something with the searcher
 }
 
Since:
2.0
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary

IncompleteArgumentException(String argName)
Instantiates with the specified description.
IncompleteArgumentException(String argName, String[] items)
Instantiates with the specified description.

Method Summary

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable

fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, extends Object> getClass, finalize, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Details

IncompleteArgumentException

public IncompleteArgumentException(String argName)
Instantiates with the specified description.
Parameters:
argName - a description of the incomplete argument

IncompleteArgumentException

public IncompleteArgumentException(String argName,
                                   String[] items)
Instantiates with the specified description.
Parameters:
argName - a description of the incomplete argument
items - an array describing the arguments missing