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<h2 title="Class MetadataFactory" class="title">Class MetadataFactory</h2>
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<pre>public class <a href="../../../../src-html/org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataFactory.html#line.27">MetadataFactory</a>
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<td class="colFirst"><code>static &lt;T extends <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MetadataType</a>&gt;&nbsp;<br>T</code></td>
<td class="colLast"><code><strong><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataFactory.html#createMetadata(java.lang.Class,%20java.lang.Object...)">createMetadata</a></strong>(<a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html?is-external=true" title="class or interface in java.lang">Class</a>&lt;T&gt;&nbsp;clazz,
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<td class="colFirst"><code>static &lt;T extends <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MetadataType</a>&gt;&nbsp;<br>void</code></td>
<td class="colLast"><code><strong><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataFactory.html#registerClass(java.lang.Class)">registerClass</a></strong>(<a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html?is-external=true" title="class or interface in java.lang">Class</a>&lt;T&gt;&nbsp;clazz)</code>
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<pre>public static&nbsp;&lt;T extends <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MetadataType</a>&gt;&nbsp;T&nbsp;<a href="../../../../src-html/org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataFactory.html#line.55">createMetadata</a>(<a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html?is-external=true" title="class or interface in java.lang">Class</a>&lt;T&gt;&nbsp;clazz,
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<div class="block">Create a metadata object of given class with given arguments</div>
<dl><dt><span class="strong">Parameters:</span></dt><dd><code>clazz</code> - </dd><dd><code>arguments</code> - these must match the arguments given in the initialize method specified in the class</dd>
<dt><span class="strong">Returns:</span></dt><dd>metadata object or null if type not available</dd>
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<dd><code><a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/MetadataException.html" title="class in org.eclipse.january">MetadataException</a></code> - if the class cannot be instantiated, the initialize method does not exist, or
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<pre>public static&nbsp;&lt;T extends <a href="../../../../org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataType.html" title="interface in org.eclipse.january.metadata">MetadataType</a>&gt;&nbsp;void&nbsp;<a href="../../../../src-html/org/eclipse/january/metadata/MetadataFactory.html#line.86">registerClass</a>(<a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html?is-external=true" title="class or interface in java.lang">Class</a>&lt;T&gt;&nbsp;clazz)</pre>
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