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014package org.apache.tapestry5.internal;
015
016/**
017 * Defines a context for validating beans.
018 * 
019 * @since 5.2.0
020 */
021public interface BeanValidationContext
022{
023    /**
024     * Returns the type of the object to validate. This method is needed for client side validation.
025     */
026    Class getBeanType();
027    
028    /**
029     * Return the object to validate.
030     */
031    Object getBeanInstance();
032    
033    /**
034     * Returns name of the property to validate. The current name is overwritten by every form field.
035     */
036    String getCurrentProperty();
037    
038    /**
039     * Sets name of the property to validate.
040     * 
041     * @param propertyName name of the property
042     */
043    void setCurrentProperty(String propertyName);
044}