Invoking Methods dynamically


General J2EE: Invoking Methods dynamically

  1. Invoking Methods dynamically (2 messages)

    I have a server object we are calling via soap. That server object has an XML cfg file associated with it (to be built). That XML contains a "Class" and "Method" name in it. I am trying to figure out how to use reflection to create a class and call a method on that class dynamically.

    This way, we can add new action classes, without actually changing our code.
    Here are some code notes I have currently, but I was wondering if you have done this before:

         //* Load the XML config for the obj name.

         //* Then we need to determine the AO class file associated with that (obj).
         //Class ao = Class.forName(cfg.get("obj.getName()", "className"));
         Class aoc = Class.forName("AccountAO");

            //* Get an object from the AO Object Class.
            //Object aoo = aoc.getInstance();

         //* Get the actual method
         //Method aom = ao.getMethod(cfg.get("obj.getName()", "className"));
         Method aom = ao.getMethod(methodName);

            Object returnObj = aom.invoke(aoc);

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  2. Invoking Methods dynamically[ Go to top ]

    Take a look at the invoke() method on org.apache.soap.server.RPCRouter servlet for some strong examples.


    Jason Weiss
    Manager, Software Engineering
    eBusiness Systems Group
  3. Invoking Methods dynamically[ Go to top ]

    //This allow to call many methods with one call to EJB
    Client code:

    HashMap hm = new HashMap();
    ArrayList args = new AttayList();
    args.add(new Integer(1), "SomeString", new Double(3.6));
    args.put("yourMethodName", args)


    HashMap result = ejbServices.invokeMethod(hm);

    // This class can be used as superclass for EJB
    // and allow to call any methods on subclass EJB
    import java.util.HashMap;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.List;
    import java.util.Set;
    import java.util.Iterator;
    import java.lang.reflect.Method;

    public class EjbServices {

        public EjbServices() {}
        public HashMap invokeMethod(HashMap value){
            String key = null;
            HashMap result = new HashMap();
                Set keys = parms.keySet();
                Iterator iterator = keys.iterator();
                while (iterator.hasNext()){
                    key = (String);
                    ArrayList argsList = (ArrayList)value){.get(key);
                    int argsCount = argsList.size();
                    Object[] args = new Object[argsCount];
                    Class[] argsClass = new Class[argsCount];
                    for (int i = 0; i < argsCount;i++){
                        argsClass[i] = argsList.get(i).getClass();
                        args[i] = argsList.get(i);
                    Method m = this.getClass().getDeclaredMethod(key, argsClass);
                    Object ob = m.invoke(this, args);
                    result.put(key, ob);
            }catch(Throwable e){
    // error checking...
            return result;