Annotation Type Scope

  • @Target(value={TYPE,METHOD})
    public @interface Scope
    When used as a type-level annotation in conjunction with @Component, @Scope indicates the name of a scope to use for instances of the annotated type.

    When used as a method-level annotation in conjunction with @Bean, @Scope indicates the name of a scope to use for the instance returned from the method.

    NOTE: @Scope annotations are only introspected on the concrete bean class (for annotated components) or the factory method (for @Bean methods). In contrast to XML bean definitions, there is no notion of bean definition inheritance, and inheritance hierarchies at the class level are irrelevant for metadata purposes.

    In this context, scope means the lifecycle of an instance, such as singleton, prototype, and so forth. Scopes provided out of the box in Spring may be referred to using the SCOPE_* constants available in the ConfigurableBeanFactory and WebApplicationContext interfaces.

    To register additional custom scopes, see CustomScopeConfigurer.

    Mark Fisher, Chris Beams, Sam Brannen
    See Also:
    Component, Bean
    • Optional Element Summary

      Optional Elements 
      Modifier and Type Optional Element and Description
      ScopedProxyMode proxyMode
      Specifies whether a component should be configured as a scoped proxy and if so, whether the proxy should be interface-based or subclass-based.
      java.lang.String scopeName
      Specifies the name of the scope to use for the annotated component/bean.
      java.lang.String value
      Alias for scopeName().