Spring Framework

org.springframework.beans.factory.config
Interface SmartInstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor

All Superinterfaces:
BeanPostProcessor, InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, AbstractAutoProxyCreator, AnnotationAwareAspectJAutoProxyCreator, AspectJAwareAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, AutowiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, BeanNameAutoProxyCreator, DefaultAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, InfrastructureAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessorAdapter, RequiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, ScriptFactoryPostProcessor

public interface SmartInstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor
extends InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor

Extension of the InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor interface, adding a callback for predicting the eventual type of a processed bean.

NOTE: This interface is a special purpose interface, mainly for internal use within the framework. In general, application-provided post-processors should simply implement the plain BeanPostProcessor interface or derive from the InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessorAdapter class. New methods might be added to this interface even in point releases.

Since:
2.0.3
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessorAdapter

Method Summary
 java.lang.reflect.Constructor<?>[] determineCandidateConstructors(java.lang.Class<?> beanClass, java.lang.String beanName)
          Determine the candidate constructors to use for the given bean.
 java.lang.Object getEarlyBeanReference(java.lang.Object bean, java.lang.String beanName)
          Obtain a reference for early access to the specified bean, typically for the purpose of resolving a circular reference.
 java.lang.Class<?> predictBeanType(java.lang.Class<?> beanClass, java.lang.String beanName)
          Predict the type of the bean to be eventually returned from this processor's InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor.postProcessBeforeInstantiation(java.lang.Class, java.lang.String) callback.
 
Methods inherited from interface org.springframework.beans.factory.config.InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor
postProcessAfterInstantiation, postProcessBeforeInstantiation, postProcessPropertyValues
 
Methods inherited from interface org.springframework.beans.factory.config.BeanPostProcessor
postProcessAfterInitialization, postProcessBeforeInitialization
 

Method Detail

predictBeanType

java.lang.Class<?> predictBeanType(java.lang.Class<?> beanClass,
                                   java.lang.String beanName)
                                   throws BeansException
Predict the type of the bean to be eventually returned from this processor's InstantiationAwareBeanPostProcessor.postProcessBeforeInstantiation(java.lang.Class, java.lang.String) callback.

Parameters:
beanClass - the raw class of the bean
beanName - the name of the bean
Returns:
the type of the bean, or null if not predictable
Throws:
BeansException - in case of errors

determineCandidateConstructors

java.lang.reflect.Constructor<?>[] determineCandidateConstructors(java.lang.Class<?> beanClass,
                                                                  java.lang.String beanName)
                                                                  throws BeansException
Determine the candidate constructors to use for the given bean.

Parameters:
beanClass - the raw class of the bean (never null)
beanName - the name of the bean
Returns:
the candidate constructors, or null if none specified
Throws:
BeansException - in case of errors

getEarlyBeanReference

java.lang.Object getEarlyBeanReference(java.lang.Object bean,
                                       java.lang.String beanName)
                                       throws BeansException
Obtain a reference for early access to the specified bean, typically for the purpose of resolving a circular reference.

This callback gives post-processors a chance to expose a wrapper early - that is, before the target bean instance is fully initialized. The exposed object should be equivalent to the what BeanPostProcessor.postProcessBeforeInitialization(java.lang.Object, java.lang.String) / BeanPostProcessor.postProcessAfterInitialization(java.lang.Object, java.lang.String) would expose otherwise. Note that the object returned by this method will be used as bean reference unless the post-processor returns a different wrapper from said post-process callbacks. In other words: Those post-process callbacks may either eventually expose the same reference or alternatively return the raw bean instance from those subsequent callbacks (if the wrapper for the affected bean has been built for a call to this method already, it will be exposes as final bean reference by default).

Parameters:
bean - the raw bean instance
beanName - the name of the bean
Returns:
the object to expose as bean reference (typically with the passed-in bean instance as default)
Throws:
BeansException - in case of errors

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