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<?php
/*
* This file is part of the Symfony package.
*
* (c) Fabien Potencier <fabien@symfony.com>
*
* For the full copyright and license information, please view the LICENSE
* file that was distributed with this source code.
*/
namespace Symfony\Component\Validator\Validator;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraint;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\GroupSequence;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\ConstraintViolationListInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Context\ExecutionContextInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Mapping\Factory\MetadataFactoryInterface;
/**
* Validates PHP values against constraints.
*
* @author Bernhard Schussek <bschussek@gmail.com>
*/
interface ValidatorInterface extends MetadataFactoryInterface
{
/**
* Validates a value against a constraint or a list of constraints.
*
* If no constraint is passed, the constraint
* {@link \Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\Valid} is assumed.
*
* @param mixed $value The value to validate
* @param Constraint|Constraint[] $constraints The constraint(s) to validate against
* @param string|GroupSequence|array<string|GroupSequence>|null $groups The validation groups to validate. If none is given, "Default" is assumed
*
* @return ConstraintViolationListInterface A list of constraint violations
* If the list is empty, validation
* succeeded
*/
public function validate($value, $constraints = null, $groups = null);
/**
* Validates a property of an object against the constraints specified
* for this property.
*
* @param object $object The object
* @param string $propertyName The name of the validated property
* @param string|GroupSequence|array<string|GroupSequence>|null $groups The validation groups to validate. If none is given, "Default" is assumed
*
* @return ConstraintViolationListInterface A list of constraint violations
* If the list is empty, validation
* succeeded
*/
public function validateProperty($object, $propertyName, $groups = null);
/**
* Validates a value against the constraints specified for an object's
* property.
*
* @param object|string $objectOrClass The object or its class name
* @param string $propertyName The name of the property
* @param mixed $value The value to validate against the property's constraints
* @param string|GroupSequence|array<string|GroupSequence>|null $groups The validation groups to validate. If none is given, "Default" is assumed
*
* @return ConstraintViolationListInterface A list of constraint violations
* If the list is empty, validation
* succeeded
*/
public function validatePropertyValue($objectOrClass, $propertyName, $value, $groups = null);
/**
* Starts a new validation context and returns a validator for that context.
*
* The returned validator collects all violations generated within its
* context. You can access these violations with the
* {@link ContextualValidatorInterface::getViolations()} method.
*
* @return ContextualValidatorInterface The validator for the new context
*/
public function startContext();
/**
* Returns a validator in the given execution context.
*
* The returned validator adds all generated violations to the given
* context.
*
* @return ContextualValidatorInterface The validator for that context
*/
public function inContext(ExecutionContextInterface $context);
}