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Custom/Value Objects with Java Bean

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Hey All,

this is actaully a commons beanutil question but hoping this forum is a good spot for it.

I have a problem with custom objects and java beans


class MyCustomNumber

class MyJavaBean
private MyCustomNumber someProp;
//getter and setter

I am having allot of difficult in working with custom objects and binding them using commons bean.

PropertyUtils doesn't seem to have type conversion, so i looked into BeanUtils

However the problem I have, some of my properties are collections, but BeanUtils.getProperty() converts everything to a string ( very anoying )

I need to use BeanUtils.setProperty() so I can do the type conversion, but it just doesn't seem right to

set properties using BeanUtils.setProperty() and
get properties using PropertyUtils.getProperty() just so I can support custom value objects and collections as bean properties.

Can anyone give me some advice?
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