Represents a class ID (16 bytes).
Defines constants of general use.
This class represents custum properties in the document summary information stream.
Convenience class representing a DocumentSummary Information stream in a Microsoft Office document.
Adds writing capability to the
Adds writing support to the
Adds writing capability to the
Represents a property set in the Horrible Property Set Format (HPSF).
Represents a section in a
Convenience class representing a Summary Information stream in a Microsoft Office document.
Class to manipulate data in the Clipboard Variant (
Class for writing little-endian data and more.
Provides various static utility methods.
The Variant types as defined by Microsoft's COM.
Supports reading and writing of variant data.
This exception is the superclass of all other checked exceptions thrown in this package.
This exception is the superclass of all other unchecked exceptions thrown in this package.
This exception is thrown when there is an illegal value set in a
This exception is thrown if HPSF encounters a variant type that is illegal in the current context.
This exception is thrown if a format error in a property set stream is detected or when the input data do not constitute a property set stream.
This exception is thrown when HPSF tries to read a (yet) unsupported variant type.
This exception is thrown if a certain type of property set is expected (e.g.
This exception is thrown if HPSF encounters a variant type that isn't supported yet.
This exception is thrown if HPSF encounters a problem with a variant type.
This exception is thrown when trying to write a (yet) unsupported variant type.
Processes streams in the Horrible Property Set Format (HPSF) in POI filesystems. Microsoft Office documents, i.e. POI filesystems, usually contain meta data like author, title, last saving time etc. These items are called properties and stored in property set streams along with the document itself. These streams are commonly named \005SummaryInformation and \005DocumentSummaryInformation. However, a POI filesystem may contain further property sets of other names or types.
In order to extract the properties from a POI filesystem, a property set
stream's contents must be parsed into a
PropertySet instance. Its subclasses
DocumentSummaryInformation deal with the well-known
property set streams \005SummaryInformation and
\005DocumentSummaryInformation. (However, the streams' names are
irrelevant. What counts is the property set's first section's format ID -
The factory method
PropertySet instance. This method
always returns the most specific property set: If it
identifies the stream data as a Summary Information or as a Document
Summary Information it returns an instance of the corresponding class, else
PropertySet contains a list of
Sections which can be retrieved with
Section contains a
Property array which can be retrieved with
Section.getProperties(). Since the vast majority of
PropertySets contains only a single
Section, the convenience method
PropertySet.getProperties() returns the properties of a
Section (throwing a
NoSingleSectionException if the
PropertySet contains more (or less) than exactly one
Property has an ID, a
type, and a value which can be retrieved
Property.getValue(), respectively. The value's class
depends on the property's type. The current implementation
does not yet support all property types and restricts the values' classes
Date. A value of a yet unknown type is returned as a byte array
containing the value's origin bytes from the property set stream.
DocumentSummaryInformation classes provide convenience
methods for retrieving well-known properties. For example, an application
that wants to retrieve a document's title string just calls
SummaryInformation.getTitle() instead of going through
the hassle of first finding out what the title's property ID is and then
using this ID to get the property's value.
Public documentation from Microsoft can be found in the appropriate section of the MSDN Library.
The following is still left to be implemented. Sponsering could foster these issues considerably.
Convenience methods for setting summary information and document summary information properties
Better codepage support
Support for more property (variant) types
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