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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: How can I get a reference collection from a GBean?
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 17:33:18 GMT
On Dec 21, 2004, at 9:17 AM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>> Here's a use case.  Let's say that I have a management console that is
>> managing a GBean.  There are times when it would be nice to see what 
>> is
>> in its collection of references.
> Wouldn't that be a static snapshot - you would't want the content 
> changing as the UI page was rendering.

If you expose the collection, you just get a bunch of proxies.  Don't 
you want the object names instead?

>> Another thing.  It would be nice if GBean attributes had display names
>> and descriptions in them.  This way I could have a tool that could
>> autogenerate a properties page by simply reading the GBean meta data.
> I see that as a UI issue - for I18N wouldn't you want the tool to 
> generate localized titles for the properties (which it can do based on 
> the name) without the need to store all the variants in the metadata?

Go me.  We do already have both a physical name and an exposed name.  
The exposed name is the name you invoke, get or set in the kernel.


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