Class ServletContextAttributeExporter

  • java.lang.Object
  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Aware, ServletContextAware

    public class ServletContextAttributeExporter
    extends java.lang.Object
    implements ServletContextAware
    Exporter that takes Spring-defined objects and exposes them as ServletContext attributes. Usually, bean references will be used to export Spring-defined beans as ServletContext attributes.

    Useful to make Spring-defined beans available to code that is not aware of Spring at all, but rather just of the Servlet API. Client code can then use plain ServletContext attribute lookups to access those objects, despite them being defined in a Spring application context.

    Alternatively, consider using the WebApplicationContextUtils class to access Spring-defined beans via the WebApplicationContext interface. This makes client code aware of Spring API, of course.

    Juergen Hoeller
    See Also:
    ServletContext.getAttribute(java.lang.String), WebApplicationContextUtils.getWebApplicationContext(javax.servlet.ServletContext)
    • Field Summary

      Modifier and Type Field and Description
      protected Log logger 
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method and Description
      void setAttributes(java.util.Map<java.lang.String,java.lang.Object> attributes)
      Set the ServletContext attributes to expose as key-value pairs.
      void setServletContext(ServletContext servletContext)
      Set the ServletContext that this object runs in.
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Field Detail

      • logger

        protected final Log logger
    • Constructor Detail

      • ServletContextAttributeExporter

        public ServletContextAttributeExporter()
    • Method Detail

      • setAttributes

        public void setAttributes(java.util.Map<java.lang.String,java.lang.Object> attributes)
        Set the ServletContext attributes to expose as key-value pairs. Each key will be considered a ServletContext attributes key, and each value will be used as corresponding attribute value.

        Usually, you will use bean references for the values, to export Spring-defined beans as ServletContext attributes. Of course, it is also possible to define plain values to export.