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package org.mactor.framework.extensioninterface;

import java.util.List;
import org.mactor.framework.MactorException;
import org.mactor.framework.TestContext;

/**
 * The interface that must be implemented by value commands
 * <p>
 * From a testspec: &lt;value name="MyValue" command="java:<i>class that
 * implements the ValueCommand interface</i>"/&gt;
 * </p>
 * 
 * @author Lars Ivar Almli
 */
public interface ValueCommand {
  /**
   * The method invoked by the testrunner to perform the action node.
   * 
   * @param context
   *            contains information about the context of the test that might
   *            be useful (such as all messages sent/received so far in the
   *            test)
   * @param params
   *            the list of parameteres specifed for the given node in the
   *            test-spec xml (after the ##{...} substitution has been
   *            performed)
   * @throws MactorException
   *             if some problem occured (this will case the test to fail)
   */
  String extractValue(TestContext context, List<String> params) throws MactorException;
}
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