|Summary:||Suggestion...add HSSF object factory|
|Product:||POI||Reporter:||Dan P <wimpleshapers>|
|Component:||HSSF||Assignee:||POI Developers List <dev>|
Description Dan P 2006-07-02 00:58:32 UTC
Create a POI object factory that would, at a minimum, create cell style and font objects based on a configuration file (xml or ini). This would serve three purposes: 1) it would act like an html style sheet and allow you to centralize look and feel, 2) would allow for external customization of HSSF objects without a recompile, and 3) would remove 5 to 10 lines of code per object. The configuration file could be divided into namespaces (ala log4j), allowing for the configuration to be hierarchical (meaning shared objects would only have to be defined once). For example: IHSSFObjectFactory factory = HSSFObjectFactory.createFactory("namespace"); HSSFFont headerFont = factory.createFont("header-font"); I have some sample code, but I'm not sure how I proceed from here.