Quartz.Net – The Quartz.IJob Interface

This post is part of the documenation series. It just provides a place to document some of the classes and interfaces that are not available in the API documentation.

In this post we are documenting the IJob interface. Without further ado, here it is:

namespace Quartz
	/// <summary> 
	/// The interface to be implemented by classes which represent a 'job' to be
	/// performed.
	/// </summary>
	/// <remarks>
	/// Instances of this interface must have a <see langword="public" />
	/// no-argument constructor. <see cref="JobDataMap" /> provides a mechanism for 'instance member data'
	/// that may be required by some implementations of this interface.
    /// </remarks>
	/// <seealso cref="IJobDetail" />
    /// <seealso cref="JobBuilder" />
    /// <seealso cref="DisallowConcurrentExecutionAttribute" />
    /// <seealso cref="PersistJobDataAfterExecutionAttribute" />
	/// <seealso cref="ITrigger" />
	/// <seealso cref="IScheduler" />
	/// <author>James House</author>
	/// <author>Marko Lahma (.NET)</author>
	public interface IJob
		/// <summary>
		/// Called by the <see cref="IScheduler" /> when a <see cref="ITrigger" />
		/// fires that is associated with the <see cref="IJob" />.
        /// </summary>
		/// <remarks>
		/// The implementation may wish to set a  result object on the 
		/// JobExecutionContext before this method exits.  The result itself
		/// is meaningless to Quartz, but may be informative to 
		/// <see cref="IJobListener" />s or 
		/// <see cref="ITriggerListener" />s that are watching the job's 
		/// execution.
		/// </remarks>
		/// <param name="context">The execution context.</param>
        void Execute(IJobExecutionContext context);