[hibernate-dev] [HV] Extending ParameterNameProvider contract for other element types

Emmanuel Bernard emmanuel at hibernate.org
Thu Sep 19 03:44:04 EDT 2013

It seems that what this user really needs is a way to convert the Set<ConstraintViolation> into another format entirely, JSON in this case. I wonder if we could find a more generic approach than just the ability to change properties names. 

On 19 sept. 2013, at 09:05, Gunnar Morling <gunnar at hibernate.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On SO [1], a user asked whether it's possible to report custom names for
> property constraint violations, e.g. "nm" as retrieved from the annotation
> in this case:
>    @JsonProperty("nm")
>    @NotNull
>    final public String name;
> At the moment that's not possible with HV, but one might think about a
> contract similar to ParameterNameProvider which returns the reported names
> for properties (or even custom names to be used instead of the constants
> "<return-value>" and "<cross-parameter>").
> It's the first time I came across this requirement but adding support for
> this should not be too complex and it might be helpful to some. Any
> thoughts?
> --Gunnar
> [1]
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18878868/hibernate-validator-and-jackson-using-the-jsonproperty-value-as-the-constraint
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