Spring Framework

org.springframework.beans.factory.config
Interface BeanReference

All Superinterfaces:
BeanMetadataElement
All Known Implementing Classes:
RuntimeBeanNameReference, RuntimeBeanReference

public interface BeanReference
extends BeanMetadataElement

Interface that exposes a reference to a bean name in an abstract fashion. This interface does not necessarily imply a reference to an actual bean instance; it just expresses a logical reference to the name of a bean.

Serves as common interface implemented by any kind of bean reference holder, such as RuntimeBeanReference and RuntimeBeanNameReference.

Since:
2.0
Author:
Juergen Hoeller

Method Summary
 java.lang.String getBeanName()
          Return the target bean name that this reference points to (never null).
 
Methods inherited from interface org.springframework.beans.BeanMetadataElement
getSource
 

Method Detail

getBeanName

java.lang.String getBeanName()
Return the target bean name that this reference points to (never null).


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