Customizing property editors



I was reading about Customizing property editors I did not understand clearly.
what are different types, uses, advantages, disadvantages.
Any ideas, resources,sample code,links, highly appreciated. thanks in advance.
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gudii9Asked:
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objectsCommented:
custom property editors are used to convert Strings into a type more appropriate to your application
useful for web application where request params can only be strings.

heres an example that converts a string to a regex pattern
http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Spring/CustomEditorExample.htm

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objectsCommented:
another often used property editor is to convert an id into a bean (by looking up the id from the database)
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