Spring Framework

org.springframework.context
Interface ApplicationContextInitializer<C extends ConfigurableApplicationContext>


public interface ApplicationContextInitializer<C extends ConfigurableApplicationContext>

Callback interface for initializing a Spring ConfigurableApplicationContext prior to being refreshed.

Typically used within web applications that require some programmatic initialization of the application context. For example, registering property sources or activating profiles against the context's environment. See ContextLoader and FrameworkServlet support for declaring a "contextInitializerClasses" context-param and init-param, respectively.

ApplicationContextInitializer processors are encouraged to detect whether Spring's Ordered interface has been implemented or if the @Order annotation is present and to sort instances accordingly if so prior to invocation.

Since:
3.1
Author:
Chris Beams
See Also:
ContextLoader.customizeContext(javax.servlet.ServletContext, org.springframework.web.context.ConfigurableWebApplicationContext), ContextLoader.CONTEXT_INITIALIZER_CLASSES_PARAM, FrameworkServlet.setContextInitializerClasses(java.lang.String), FrameworkServlet.applyInitializers(org.springframework.context.ConfigurableApplicationContext)

Method Summary
 void initialize(C applicationContext)
          Initialize the given application context.
 

Method Detail

initialize

void initialize(C applicationContext)
Initialize the given application context.

Parameters:
applicationContext - the application to configure

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