Annotation Type ComponentScan

  • @Retention(value=RUNTIME)
    public @interface ComponentScan
    Configures component scanning directives for use with @Configuration classes. Provides support parallel with Spring XML's <context:component-scan> element.

    Either basePackageClasses() or basePackages() (or its alias value()) may be specified to define specific packages to scan. If specific packages are not defined, scanning will occur from the package of the class that declares this annotation.

    Note that the <context:component-scan> element has an annotation-config attribute; however, this annotation does not. This is because in almost all cases when using @ComponentScan, default annotation config processing (e.g. processing @Autowired and friends) is assumed. Furthermore, when using AnnotationConfigApplicationContext, annotation config processors are always registered, meaning that any attempt to disable them at the @ComponentScan level would be ignored.

    See @Configuration's Javadoc for usage examples.

    Chris Beams, Juergen Hoeller, Sam Brannen
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    • Element Detail

      • value

        public abstract java.lang.String[] value
        Alias for basePackages().

        Allows for more concise annotation declarations if no other attributes are needed — for example, @ComponentScan("") instead of @ComponentScan(basePackages = "").

      • basePackages

        public abstract java.lang.String[] basePackages
        Base packages to scan for annotated components.

        value() is an alias for (and mutually exclusive with) this attribute.

        Use basePackageClasses() for a type-safe alternative to String-based package names.

      • basePackageClasses

        public abstract java.lang.Class<?>[] basePackageClasses
        Type-safe alternative to basePackages() for specifying the packages to scan for annotated components. The package of each class specified will be scanned.

        Consider creating a special no-op marker class or interface in each package that serves no purpose other than being referenced by this attribute.

      • scopeResolver

        public abstract java.lang.Class<? extends ScopeMetadataResolver> scopeResolver
        The ScopeMetadataResolver to be used for resolving the scope of detected components.
      • scopedProxy

        public abstract ScopedProxyMode scopedProxy
        Indicates whether proxies should be generated for detected components, which may be necessary when using scopes in a proxy-style fashion.

        The default is defer to the default behavior of the component scanner used to execute the actual scan.

        Note that setting this attribute overrides any value set for scopeResolver().

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      • resourcePattern

        public abstract java.lang.String resourcePattern
        Controls the class files eligible for component detection.

        Consider use of includeFilters() and excludeFilters() for a more flexible approach.

      • useDefaultFilters

        public abstract boolean useDefaultFilters
        Indicates whether automatic detection of classes annotated with @Component @Repository, @Service, or @Controller should be enabled.
      • includeFilters

        public abstract ComponentScan.Filter[] includeFilters
        Specifies which types are eligible for component scanning.

        Further narrows the set of candidate components from everything in basePackages() to everything in the base packages that matches the given filter or filters.

        Note that these filters will be applied in addition to the default filters, if specified. Any type under the specified base packages which matches a given filter will be included, even if it does not match the default filters (i.e. is not annotated with @Component).

        See Also:
        resourcePattern(), useDefaultFilters()
      • lazyInit

        public abstract boolean lazyInit
        Specify whether scanned beans should be registered for lazy initialization.

        Default is false; switch this to true when desired.