Interface BundleActivator


  • @ConsumerType
    public interface BundleActivator
    Customizes the starting and stopping of a bundle.

    BundleActivator is an interface that may be implemented when a bundle is started or stopped. The Framework can create instances of a bundle's BundleActivator as required. If an instance's BundleActivator.start method executes successfully, it is guaranteed that the same instance's BundleActivator.stop method will be called when the bundle is to be stopped. The Framework must not concurrently call a BundleActivator object.

    BundleActivator is specified through the Bundle-Activator Manifest header. A bundle can only specify a single BundleActivator in the Manifest file. Fragment bundles must not have a BundleActivator. The form of the Manifest header is:

    Bundle-Activator: class-name

    where class-name is a fully qualified Java classname.

    The specified BundleActivator class must have a public constructor that takes no parameters so that a BundleActivator object can be created by Class.newInstance().

    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      void start​(BundleContext context)
      Called when this bundle is started so the Framework can perform the bundle-specific activities necessary to start this bundle.
      void stop​(BundleContext context)
      Called when this bundle is stopped so the Framework can perform the bundle-specific activities necessary to stop the bundle.
    • Method Detail

      • start

        void start​(BundleContext context)
            throws java.lang.Exception
        Called when this bundle is started so the Framework can perform the bundle-specific activities necessary to start this bundle. This method can be used to register services or to allocate any resources that this bundle needs.

        This method must complete and return to its caller in a timely manner.

        Parameters:
        context - The execution context of the bundle being started.
        Throws:
        java.lang.Exception - If this method throws an exception, this bundle is marked as stopped and the Framework will remove this bundle's listeners, unregister all services registered by this bundle, and release all services used by this bundle.
      • stop

        void stop​(BundleContext context)
           throws java.lang.Exception
        Called when this bundle is stopped so the Framework can perform the bundle-specific activities necessary to stop the bundle. In general, this method should undo the work that the BundleActivator.start method started. There should be no active threads that were started by this bundle when this bundle returns. A stopped bundle must not call any Framework objects.

        This method must complete and return to its caller in a timely manner.

        Parameters:
        context - The execution context of the bundle being stopped.
        Throws:
        java.lang.Exception - If this method throws an exception, the bundle is still marked as stopped, and the Framework will remove the bundle's listeners, unregister all services registered by the bundle, and release all services used by the bundle.