org.springframework.stereotype

Annotation Type Controller



  • @Target(value=TYPE)
     @Retention(value=RUNTIME)
     @Documented
     @Component
    public @interface Controller
    Indicates that an annotated class is a "Controller" (e.g. a web controller).

    This annotation serves as a specialization of @Component, allowing for implementation classes to be autodetected through classpath scanning. It is typically used in combination with annotated handler methods based on the RequestMapping annotation.

    Since:
    2.5
    Author:
    Arjen Poutsma, Juergen Hoeller
    See Also:
    Component, RequestMapping, ClassPathBeanDefinitionScanner
    • Optional Element Summary

      Optional Elements 
      Modifier and Type Optional Element and Description
      java.lang.String value
      The value may indicate a suggestion for a logical component name, to be turned into a Spring bean in case of an autodetected component.
    • Element Detail

      • value

        @AliasFor(annotation=Component.class)
        public abstract java.lang.String value
        The value may indicate a suggestion for a logical component name, to be turned into a Spring bean in case of an autodetected component.
        Returns:
        the suggested component name, if any (or empty String otherwise)
        Default:
        ""