Zend\Code\Generator

ZendCodeGenerator Reference

Abstract Classes and Interfaces

ZendCodeGeneratorGeneratorInterface

The base interface from which all CodeGenerator classes implement provides the minimal functionality necessary. It’s API is as follows:

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interface Zend\Code\Generator\GeneratorInterface
{
    public function generate();
}

ZendCodeGeneratorAbstractGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator implements Zend\Code\Generator\GeneratorInterface, and adds some properties for tracking whether content has changed as well as the amount of indentation that should appear before generated content. Its API is as follows:

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abstract class Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
    implements Zend\Code\Generator\GeneratorInterface
{
    public function __construct(Array|Traversable $options = array())
    public function setOptions(Array $options)
    public function setSourceContent($sourceContent)
    public function getSourceContent()
    public function setSourceDirty($isSourceDirty = true)
    public function isSourceDirty()
    public function setIndentation($indentation)
    public function getIndentation()
}

The constructor passes the $options parameter to setOptions().

Like most classes in Zend Framework, setOptions() compares an option key to existing setters in the class, and passes the value on to that method if found.

setSourceContent() and getSourceContent() are intended to either set the default content for the code being generated, or to replace said content once all generation tasks are complete.

ZendCodeGeneratorAbstractMemberGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractMemberGenerator is a base class for generating class members – properties and methods – and provides accessors and mutators for establishing visibility; whether or not the member is abstract, static, or final; and the name of the member. Its API is as follows:

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abstract class Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractMemberGenerator
    extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public function setAbstract($isAbstract)
    public function isAbstract()
    public function setStatic($isStatic)
    public function isStatic()
    public function setVisibility($visibility)
    public function getVisibility()
    public function setName($name)
    public function getName()
}

Concrete CodeGenerator Classes

ZendCodeGeneratorBodyGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\BodyGenerator is intended for generating arbitrary procedural code to include within a file. As such, you simply set content for the object, and it will return that content when you invoke generate().

The API of the class is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\BodyGenerator extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public function setContent($content)
    public function getContent()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorClassGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\ClassGenerator is intended for generating PHP classes. The basic functionality just generates the PHP class itself, as well as optionally the related PHP DocBlock. Classes may implement or inherit from other classes, and may be marked as abstract. Utilizing other code generator classes, you can also attach class constants, properties, and methods.

The API is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\ClassGenerator extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\ClassReflection $reflectionClass
    )
    public function setDocblock(Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator $docblock)
    public function getDocblock()
    public function setName($name)
    public function getName()
    public function setAbstract($isAbstract)
    public function isAbstract()
    public function setExtendedClass($extendedClass)
    public function getExtendedClass()
    public function setImplementedInterfaces(Array $implementedInterfaces)
    public function getImplementedInterfaces()
    public function setProperties(Array $properties)
    public function setProperty($property)
    public function getProperties()
    public function getProperty($propertyName)
    public function setMethods(Array $methods)
    public function setMethod($method)
    public function getMethods()
    public function getMethod($methodName)
    public function hasMethod($methodName)
    public function isSourceDirty()
    public function generate()
}

The setProperty() method accepts an array of information that may be used to generate a Zend\Code\Generator\PropertyGenerator instance – or simply an instance of Zend\Code\Generator\PropertyGenerator. Likewise, setMethod() accepts either an array of information for generating a Zend\Code\Generator\MethodGenerator instance or a concrete instance of that class.

Note that setDocBlock() expects an instance of Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator.

ZendCodeGeneratorDocBlockGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator can be used to generate arbitrary PHP docblocks, including all the standard docblock features: short and long descriptions and annotation tags.

Annotation tags may be set using the setTag() and setTags() methods; these each take either an array describing the tag that may be passed to the Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag constructor, or an instance of that class.

The API is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\DocblockReflection $reflectionDocblock
    )
    public function setShortDescription($shortDescription)
    public function getShortDescription()
    public function setLongDescription($longDescription)
    public function getLongDescription()
    public function setTags(Array $tags)
    public function setTag($tag)
    public function getTags()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorDocBlockTag

Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag is intended for creating arbitrary annotation tags for inclusion in PHP docblocks. Tags are expected to contain a name (the portion immediately following the ‘@’ symbol) and a description (everything following the tag name).

The class API is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag
    extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\DocBlock\Tag\TagInterface $reflectionTag
    )
    public function setName($name)
    public function getName()
    public function setDescription($description)
    public function getDescription()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorDocBlockTagParamTag

Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag\ParamTag is a specialized version of Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag, and represents a method parameter. The tag name is therefor known (“param”), but due to the format of this annotation tag, additional information is required in order to generate it: the parameter name and data type it represents.

The class API is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag\ParamTag
    extends Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\DocBlock\Tag\TagInterface $reflectionTagParam
    )
    public function setDatatype($datatype)
    public function getDatatype()
    public function setParamName($paramName)
    public function getParamName()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorDocBlockTagReturnTag

Like the param docblock tag variant, Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag\ReturnTag is an annotation tag variant for representing a method return value. In this case, the annotation tag name is known (“return”), but requires a return type.

The class API is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag\ParamTag
    extends Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlock\Tag
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\DocBlock\Tag\TagInterface $reflectionTagReturn
    )
    public function setDatatype($datatype)
    public function getDatatype()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorFileGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\FileGenerator is used to generate the full contents of a file that will contain PHP code. The file may contain classes or arbitrary PHP code, as well as a file-level docblock if desired.

When adding classes to the file, you will need to pass either an array of information to pass to the Zend\Code\Generator\ClassGenerator constructor, or an instance of that class. Similarly, with docblocks, you will need to pass information for the Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator constructor to consume or an instance of the class.

The API of the class is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\FileGenerator extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflectedFilePath(
        $filePath,
        $usePreviousCodeGeneratorIfItExists = true,
        $includeIfNotAlreadyIncluded = true)
    public static function fromReflection(Zend\Code\Reflection\FileReflection $reflectionFile)
    public function setDocblock(Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator $docblock)
    public function getDocblock()
    public function setRequiredFiles($requiredFiles)
    public function getRequiredFiles()
    public function setClasses(Array $classes)
    public function getClass($name = null)
    public function setClass($class)
    public function setFilename($filename)
    public function getFilename()
    public function getClasses()
    public function setBody($body)
    public function getBody()
    public function isSourceDirty()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorMemberContainerGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\Member\ContainerGenerator is used internally by Zend\Code\Generator\ClassGenerator to keep track of class members – properties and methods alike. These are indexed by name, using the concrete instances of the members as values.

The API of the class is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\Member\ContainerGenerator extends ArrayObject
{
    public function __construct($type = self::TYPE_PROPERTY)
}

ZendCodeGeneratorMethodGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\MethodGenerator describes a class method, and can generate both the code and the docblock for the method. The visibility and status as static, abstract, or final may be indicated, per its parent class, Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractMemberGenerator. Finally, the parameters and return value for the method may be specified.

Parameters may be set using setParameter() or setParameters(). In each case, a parameter should either be an array of information to pass to the Zend\Code\Generator\ParameterGenerator constructor or an instance of that class.

The API of the class is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\MethodGenerator
    extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractMemberGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\MethodReflection $reflectionMethod
    )
    public function setDocblock(Zend\Code\Generator\DocBlockGenerator $docblock)
    public function getDocblock()
    public function setFinal($isFinal)
    public function setParameters(Array $parameters)
    public function setParameter($parameter)
    public function getParameters()
    public function setBody($body)
    public function getBody()
    public function generate()
}

ZendCodeGeneratorParameterGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\ParameterGenerator may be used to specify method parameters. Each parameter may have a position (if unspecified, the order in which they are registered with the method will be used), a default value, and a data type; a parameter name is required.

The API of the class is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\ParameterGenerator extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\ParameterReflection $reflectionParameter
    )
    public function setType($type)
    public function getType()
    public function setName($name)
    public function getName()
    public function setDefaultValue($defaultValue)
    public function getDefaultValue()
    public function setPosition($position)
    public function getPosition()
    public function getPassedByReference()
    public function setPassedByReference($passedByReference)
    public function generate()
}

There are several problems that might occur when trying to set NULL, booleans or arrays as default values. For this the value holder object Zend\Code\Generator\ParameterDefaultValueGenerator can be used, for example:

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$parameter = new Zend\Code\Generator\ParameterGenerator();
$parameter->setDefaultValue(
    new Zend\Code\Generator\ValueGenerator("null")
);
$parameter->setDefaultValue(
    new Zend\Code\Generator\ValueGenerator("array('foo', 'bar')")
);

Internally setDefaultValue() also converts the values which can’t be expressed in PHP into the value holder.

ZendCodeGeneratorPropertyGenerator

Zend\Code\Generator\PropertyGenerator describes a class property, which may be either a constant or a variable. In each case, the property may have an optional default value associated with it. Additionally, the visibility of variable properties may be set, per the parent class, Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractMemberGenerator.

The API of the class is as follows:

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class Zend\Code\Generator\PropertyGenerator
    extends Zend\Code\Generator\AbstractMemberGenerator
{
    public static function fromReflection(
        Zend\Code\Reflection\PropertyReflection $reflectionProperty
    )
    public function setConst($const)
    public function isConst()
    public function setDefaultValue($defaultValue)
    public function getDefaultValue()
    public function generate()
}
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