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org.springframework.beans.factory
Interface ObjectFactory<T>


public interface ObjectFactory<T>

Defines a factory which can return an Object instance (possibly shared or independent) when invoked.

This interface is typically used to encapsulate a generic factory which returns a new instance (prototype) of some target object on each invocation.

This interface is similar to FactoryBean, but implementations of the latter are normally meant to be defined as SPI instances in a BeanFactory, while implementations of this class are normally meant to be fed as an API to other beans (through injection). As such, the getObject() method has different exception handling behavior.

Since:
1.0.2
Author:
Colin Sampaleanu
See Also:
FactoryBean

Method Summary
 T getObject()
          Return an instance (possibly shared or independent) of the object managed by this factory.
 

Method Detail

getObject

T getObject()
            throws BeansException
Return an instance (possibly shared or independent) of the object managed by this factory.

Returns:
an instance of the bean (should never be null)
Throws:
BeansException - in case of creation errors

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