[jbossseam-issues] [JBoss JIRA] Created: (JBSEAM-1117) support enum types in @RaiseEvent or a new @RaiseEventType annotation

Bradley Smith (JIRA) jira-events at lists.jboss.org
Tue Mar 27 15:27:00 EDT 2007

support enum types in @RaiseEvent or a new @RaiseEventType annotation

                 Key: JBSEAM-1117
                 URL: http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBSEAM-1117
             Project: JBoss Seam
          Issue Type: Feature Request
          Components: Core
            Reporter: Bradley Smith


public @interface RaiseEvent 
    * The event name, defaults to the name
    * of the method.
    * @return the event name
   String value() default "";
   //TODO: String[] ifOutcome() default {};

Is it possible to make the value be based on an enum type?  I currently have all my application event types enumerated in enum called EventType.
I've tried doing:  


however, this doesn't count as a constant String and is invalid syntax.  It seems more 'elegant' to be able to enumerate the event types of an application in something like an enum than to sprinkle strings throughout the code with the specific event String values.

Maybe an alternate annotation is called for - say, @RaiseEventType(MyEnum.MyEventType)?

I'm not sure - I don't have a solid grasp of the syntax used to define an annotation.

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