[Zope3-Users] Re: Get classes implementing Interface

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Dec 30 11:45:54 EST 2005

Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> Florian Lindner wrote:
>>my first use case is that I want to enhance the HomefolderManager to make it 
>>possible to select something else than a Folder to be created automatically. 
>>Right now I have forked a version of the HomefolderManager and just changed 
>>in the code. But I would like to have a more generic solution and I'll also 
>>commit it back to the trunk.
>>For that I want all classes implementing IContainer (and IContentType ?) and 
>>let the user select on in the configuration dialog of the HomefolderManager.
>>More use caess probably show up in my project later, but nothing fixed at this 
> So what you want is to create objects. Classes are just an
> implementation detail to creating objects :). Factories create objects,
> whether they're from a class is immaterial.
> So, what you want is not a list of classes but a list of factories that
> can create IContainers. This is possible by using
> zapi.getUtilitiesFor(IFactory) and then checking each factory's
> getInterfaces() method whether IContainer is a part of the returned
> result. I would probably base an implementation of all on the
> UtilityVocabulary.

I'll also note that the use case is also directly addressed through
containment constraints.  You can say that a container
should only contain objects of some given types and you will get
just those types in the add list.


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