org.springframework.beans.factory.config

Interface ConfigurableBeanFactory

    • Method Detail

      • setParentBeanFactory

        void setParentBeanFactory(BeanFactory parentBeanFactory)
                           throws java.lang.IllegalStateException
        Set the parent of this bean factory.

        Note that the parent cannot be changed: It should only be set outside a constructor if it isn't available at the time of factory instantiation.

        Parameters:
        parentBeanFactory - the parent BeanFactory
        Throws:
        java.lang.IllegalStateException - if this factory is already associated with a parent BeanFactory
        See Also:
        HierarchicalBeanFactory.getParentBeanFactory()
      • setBeanClassLoader

        void setBeanClassLoader(@Nullable
                                java.lang.ClassLoader beanClassLoader)
        Set the class loader to use for loading bean classes. Default is the thread context class loader.

        Note that this class loader will only apply to bean definitions that do not carry a resolved bean class yet. This is the case as of Spring 2.0 by default: Bean definitions only carry bean class names, to be resolved once the factory processes the bean definition.

        Parameters:
        beanClassLoader - the class loader to use, or null to suggest the default class loader
      • getBeanClassLoader

        @Nullable
        java.lang.ClassLoader getBeanClassLoader()
        Return this factory's class loader for loading bean classes (only null if even the system ClassLoader isn't accessible).
        See Also:
        ClassUtils.forName(String, ClassLoader)
      • setTempClassLoader

        void setTempClassLoader(@Nullable
                                java.lang.ClassLoader tempClassLoader)
        Specify a temporary ClassLoader to use for type matching purposes. Default is none, simply using the standard bean ClassLoader.

        A temporary ClassLoader is usually just specified if load-time weaving is involved, to make sure that actual bean classes are loaded as lazily as possible. The temporary loader is then removed once the BeanFactory completes its bootstrap phase.

        Since:
        2.5
      • getTempClassLoader

        @Nullable
        java.lang.ClassLoader getTempClassLoader()
        Return the temporary ClassLoader to use for type matching purposes, if any.
        Since:
        2.5
      • setCacheBeanMetadata

        void setCacheBeanMetadata(boolean cacheBeanMetadata)
        Set whether to cache bean metadata such as given bean definitions (in merged fashion) and resolved bean classes. Default is on.

        Turn this flag off to enable hot-refreshing of bean definition objects and in particular bean classes. If this flag is off, any creation of a bean instance will re-query the bean class loader for newly resolved classes.

      • isCacheBeanMetadata

        boolean isCacheBeanMetadata()
        Return whether to cache bean metadata such as given bean definitions (in merged fashion) and resolved bean classes.
      • setBeanExpressionResolver

        void setBeanExpressionResolver(@Nullable
                                       BeanExpressionResolver resolver)
        Specify the resolution strategy for expressions in bean definition values.

        There is no expression support active in a BeanFactory by default. An ApplicationContext will typically set a standard expression strategy here, supporting "#{...}" expressions in a Unified EL compatible style.

        Since:
        3.0
      • getBeanExpressionResolver

        @Nullable
        BeanExpressionResolver getBeanExpressionResolver()
        Return the resolution strategy for expressions in bean definition values.
        Since:
        3.0
      • setConversionService

        void setConversionService(@Nullable
                                  ConversionService conversionService)
        Specify a Spring 3.0 ConversionService to use for converting property values, as an alternative to JavaBeans PropertyEditors.
        Since:
        3.0
      • getConversionService

        @Nullable
        ConversionService getConversionService()
        Return the associated ConversionService, if any.
        Since:
        3.0
      • addPropertyEditorRegistrar

        void addPropertyEditorRegistrar(PropertyEditorRegistrar registrar)
        Add a PropertyEditorRegistrar to be applied to all bean creation processes.

        Such a registrar creates new PropertyEditor instances and registers them on the given registry, fresh for each bean creation attempt. This avoids the need for synchronization on custom editors; hence, it is generally preferable to use this method instead of registerCustomEditor(java.lang.Class<?>, java.lang.Class<? extends java.beans.PropertyEditor>).

        Parameters:
        registrar - the PropertyEditorRegistrar to register
      • registerCustomEditor

        void registerCustomEditor(java.lang.Class<?> requiredType,
                                  java.lang.Class<? extends java.beans.PropertyEditor> propertyEditorClass)
        Register the given custom property editor for all properties of the given type. To be invoked during factory configuration.

        Note that this method will register a shared custom editor instance; access to that instance will be synchronized for thread-safety. It is generally preferable to use addPropertyEditorRegistrar(org.springframework.beans.PropertyEditorRegistrar) instead of this method, to avoid for the need for synchronization on custom editors.

        Parameters:
        requiredType - type of the property
        propertyEditorClass - the PropertyEditor class to register
      • copyRegisteredEditorsTo

        void copyRegisteredEditorsTo(PropertyEditorRegistry registry)
        Initialize the given PropertyEditorRegistry with the custom editors that have been registered with this BeanFactory.
        Parameters:
        registry - the PropertyEditorRegistry to initialize
      • getTypeConverter

        TypeConverter getTypeConverter()
        Obtain a type converter as used by this BeanFactory. This may be a fresh instance for each call, since TypeConverters are usually not thread-safe.

        If the default PropertyEditor mechanism is active, the returned TypeConverter will be aware of all custom editors that have been registered.

        Since:
        2.5
      • addEmbeddedValueResolver

        void addEmbeddedValueResolver(StringValueResolver valueResolver)
        Add a String resolver for embedded values such as annotation attributes.
        Parameters:
        valueResolver - the String resolver to apply to embedded values
        Since:
        3.0
      • hasEmbeddedValueResolver

        boolean hasEmbeddedValueResolver()
        Determine whether an embedded value resolver has been registered with this bean factory, to be applied through resolveEmbeddedValue(String).
        Since:
        4.3
      • resolveEmbeddedValue

        @Nullable
        java.lang.String resolveEmbeddedValue(java.lang.String value)
        Resolve the given embedded value, e.g. an annotation attribute.
        Parameters:
        value - the value to resolve
        Returns:
        the resolved value (may be the original value as-is)
        Since:
        3.0
      • addBeanPostProcessor

        void addBeanPostProcessor(BeanPostProcessor beanPostProcessor)
        Add a new BeanPostProcessor that will get applied to beans created by this factory. To be invoked during factory configuration.

        Note: Post-processors submitted here will be applied in the order of registration; any ordering semantics expressed through implementing the Ordered interface will be ignored. Note that autodetected post-processors (e.g. as beans in an ApplicationContext) will always be applied after programmatically registered ones.

        Parameters:
        beanPostProcessor - the post-processor to register
      • getBeanPostProcessorCount

        int getBeanPostProcessorCount()
        Return the current number of registered BeanPostProcessors, if any.
      • registerScope

        void registerScope(java.lang.String scopeName,
                           Scope scope)
        Register the given scope, backed by the given Scope implementation.
        Parameters:
        scopeName - the scope identifier
        scope - the backing Scope implementation
      • getRegisteredScopeNames

        java.lang.String[] getRegisteredScopeNames()
        Return the names of all currently registered scopes.

        This will only return the names of explicitly registered scopes. Built-in scopes such as "singleton" and "prototype" won't be exposed.

        Returns:
        the array of scope names, or an empty array if none
        See Also:
        registerScope(java.lang.String, org.springframework.beans.factory.config.Scope)
      • getRegisteredScope

        @Nullable
        Scope getRegisteredScope(java.lang.String scopeName)
        Return the Scope implementation for the given scope name, if any.

        This will only return explicitly registered scopes. Built-in scopes such as "singleton" and "prototype" won't be exposed.

        Parameters:
        scopeName - the name of the scope
        Returns:
        the registered Scope implementation, or null if none
        See Also:
        registerScope(java.lang.String, org.springframework.beans.factory.config.Scope)
      • getAccessControlContext

        java.security.AccessControlContext getAccessControlContext()
        Provides a security access control context relevant to this factory.
        Returns:
        the applicable AccessControlContext (never null)
        Since:
        3.0
      • copyConfigurationFrom

        void copyConfigurationFrom(ConfigurableBeanFactory otherFactory)
        Copy all relevant configuration from the given other factory.

        Should include all standard configuration settings as well as BeanPostProcessors, Scopes, and factory-specific internal settings. Should not include any metadata of actual bean definitions, such as BeanDefinition objects and bean name aliases.

        Parameters:
        otherFactory - the other BeanFactory to copy from
      • registerAlias

        void registerAlias(java.lang.String beanName,
                           java.lang.String alias)
                    throws BeanDefinitionStoreException
        Given a bean name, create an alias. We typically use this method to support names that are illegal within XML ids (used for bean names).

        Typically invoked during factory configuration, but can also be used for runtime registration of aliases. Therefore, a factory implementation should synchronize alias access.

        Parameters:
        beanName - the canonical name of the target bean
        alias - the alias to be registered for the bean
        Throws:
        BeanDefinitionStoreException - if the alias is already in use
      • resolveAliases

        void resolveAliases(StringValueResolver valueResolver)
        Resolve all alias target names and aliases registered in this factory, applying the given StringValueResolver to them.

        The value resolver may for example resolve placeholders in target bean names and even in alias names.

        Parameters:
        valueResolver - the StringValueResolver to apply
        Since:
        2.5
      • getMergedBeanDefinition

        BeanDefinition getMergedBeanDefinition(java.lang.String beanName)
                                        throws NoSuchBeanDefinitionException
        Return a merged BeanDefinition for the given bean name, merging a child bean definition with its parent if necessary. Considers bean definitions in ancestor factories as well.
        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean to retrieve the merged definition for
        Returns:
        a (potentially merged) BeanDefinition for the given bean
        Throws:
        NoSuchBeanDefinitionException - if there is no bean definition with the given name
        Since:
        2.5
      • isFactoryBean

        boolean isFactoryBean(java.lang.String name)
                       throws NoSuchBeanDefinitionException
        Determine whether the bean with the given name is a FactoryBean.
        Parameters:
        name - the name of the bean to check
        Returns:
        whether the bean is a FactoryBean (false means the bean exists but is not a FactoryBean)
        Throws:
        NoSuchBeanDefinitionException - if there is no bean with the given name
        Since:
        2.5
      • setCurrentlyInCreation

        void setCurrentlyInCreation(java.lang.String beanName,
                                    boolean inCreation)
        Explicitly control the current in-creation status of the specified bean. For container-internal use only.
        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean
        inCreation - whether the bean is currently in creation
        Since:
        3.1
      • isCurrentlyInCreation

        boolean isCurrentlyInCreation(java.lang.String beanName)
        Determine whether the specified bean is currently in creation.
        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean
        Returns:
        whether the bean is currently in creation
        Since:
        2.5
      • registerDependentBean

        void registerDependentBean(java.lang.String beanName,
                                   java.lang.String dependentBeanName)
        Register a dependent bean for the given bean, to be destroyed before the given bean is destroyed.
        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean
        dependentBeanName - the name of the dependent bean
        Since:
        2.5
      • getDependentBeans

        java.lang.String[] getDependentBeans(java.lang.String beanName)
        Return the names of all beans which depend on the specified bean, if any.
        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean
        Returns:
        the array of dependent bean names, or an empty array if none
        Since:
        2.5
      • getDependenciesForBean

        java.lang.String[] getDependenciesForBean(java.lang.String beanName)
        Return the names of all beans that the specified bean depends on, if any.
        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean
        Returns:
        the array of names of beans which the bean depends on, or an empty array if none
        Since:
        2.5
      • destroyBean

        void destroyBean(java.lang.String beanName,
                         java.lang.Object beanInstance)
        Destroy the given bean instance (usually a prototype instance obtained from this factory) according to its bean definition.

        Any exception that arises during destruction should be caught and logged instead of propagated to the caller of this method.

        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the bean definition
        beanInstance - the bean instance to destroy
      • destroyScopedBean

        void destroyScopedBean(java.lang.String beanName)
        Destroy the specified scoped bean in the current target scope, if any.

        Any exception that arises during destruction should be caught and logged instead of propagated to the caller of this method.

        Parameters:
        beanName - the name of the scoped bean
      • destroySingletons

        void destroySingletons()
        Destroy all singleton beans in this factory, including inner beans that have been registered as disposable. To be called on shutdown of a factory.

        Any exception that arises during destruction should be caught and logged instead of propagated to the caller of this method.