interface ClassMetadataInterface implements MetadataInterface

Stores all metadata needed for validating objects of specific class.

Most importantly, the metadata stores the constraints against which an object and its properties should be validated.

Additionally, the metadata stores whether the "Default" group is overridden by a group sequence for that class and whether instances of that class should be traversed or not.

Methods

int
getCascadingStrategy()

Returns the strategy for cascading objects.

int
getTraversalStrategy()

Returns the strategy for traversing traversable objects.

getConstraints()

Returns all constraints of this element.

findConstraints(string $group)

Returns all constraints for a given validation group.

string[]
getConstrainedProperties()

Returns the names of all constrained properties.

bool
hasGroupSequence()

Returns whether the "Default" group is overridden by a group sequence.

getGroupSequence()

Returns the group sequence that overrides the "Default" group for this class.

bool
isGroupSequenceProvider()

Returns whether the "Default" group is overridden by a dynamic group sequence obtained by the validated objects.

bool
hasPropertyMetadata(string $property)

Check if there's any metadata attached to the given named property.

getPropertyMetadata(string $property)

Returns all metadata instances for the given named property.

string
getClassName()

Returns the name of the backing PHP class.

Details

in MetadataInterface at line line 40
int getCascadingStrategy()

Returns the strategy for cascading objects.

Return Value

int The cascading strategy

See also

CascadingStrategy

in MetadataInterface at line line 49
int getTraversalStrategy()

Returns the strategy for traversing traversable objects.

Return Value

int The traversal strategy

See also

TraversalStrategy

in MetadataInterface at line line 56
Constraint[] getConstraints()

Returns all constraints of this element.

Return Value

Constraint[] A list of Constraint instances

in MetadataInterface at line line 65
Constraint[] findConstraints(string $group)

Returns all constraints for a given validation group.

Parameters

string $group The validation group

Return Value

Constraint[] A list of constraint instances

at line line 38
string[] getConstrainedProperties()

Returns the names of all constrained properties.

Return Value

string[] A list of property names

at line line 49
bool hasGroupSequence()

Returns whether the "Default" group is overridden by a group sequence.

If it is, you can access the group sequence with {@link getGroupSequence()}.

Return Value

bool Returns true if the "Default" group is overridden

See also

\Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\GroupSequence

at line line 59
GroupSequence|null getGroupSequence()

Returns the group sequence that overrides the "Default" group for this class.

Return Value

GroupSequence|null The group sequence or null

See also

\Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\GroupSequence

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bool isGroupSequenceProvider()

Returns whether the "Default" group is overridden by a dynamic group sequence obtained by the validated objects.

If this method returns true, the class must implement {@link \Symfony\Component\Validator\GroupSequenceProviderInterface}. This interface will be used to obtain the group sequence when an object of this class is validated.

Return Value

bool Returns true if the "Default" group is overridden by a dynamic group sequence

See also

\Symfony\Component\Validator\GroupSequenceProviderInterface

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bool hasPropertyMetadata(string $property)

Check if there's any metadata attached to the given named property.

Parameters

string $property The property name

Return Value

bool

at line line 97
PropertyMetadataInterface[] getPropertyMetadata(string $property)

Returns all metadata instances for the given named property.

If your implementation does not support properties, simply throw an exception in this method (for example a BadMethodCallException).

Parameters

string $property The property name

Return Value

PropertyMetadataInterface[] A list of metadata instances. Empty if no metadata exists for the property.

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string getClassName()

Returns the name of the backing PHP class.

Return Value

string The name of the backing class