Spring Framework

org.springframework.context.access
Class ContextBeanFactoryReference

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.springframework.context.access.ContextBeanFactoryReference
All Implemented Interfaces:
BeanFactoryReference

public class ContextBeanFactoryReference
extends java.lang.Object
implements BeanFactoryReference

ApplicationContext-specific implementation of BeanFactoryReference, wrapping a newly created ApplicationContext, closing it on release.

As per BeanFactoryReference contract, release may be called more than once, with subsequent calls not doing anything. However, calling getFactory after a release call will cause an exception.

Since:
13.02.2004
Author:
Juergen Hoeller, Colin Sampaleanu
See Also:
ConfigurableApplicationContext.close()

Constructor Summary
ContextBeanFactoryReference(ApplicationContext applicationContext)
          Create a new ContextBeanFactoryReference for the given context.
 
Method Summary
 BeanFactory getFactory()
          Return the BeanFactory instance held by this reference.
 void release()
          Indicate that the BeanFactory instance referred to by this object is not needed any longer by the client code which obtained the BeanFactoryReference.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ContextBeanFactoryReference

public ContextBeanFactoryReference(ApplicationContext applicationContext)
Create a new ContextBeanFactoryReference for the given context.

Parameters:
applicationContext - the ApplicationContext to wrap
Method Detail

getFactory

public BeanFactory getFactory()
Description copied from interface: BeanFactoryReference
Return the BeanFactory instance held by this reference.

Specified by:
getFactory in interface BeanFactoryReference

release

public void release()
Description copied from interface: BeanFactoryReference
Indicate that the BeanFactory instance referred to by this object is not needed any longer by the client code which obtained the BeanFactoryReference.

Depending on the actual implementation of BeanFactoryLocator, and the actual type of BeanFactory, this may possibly not actually do anything; alternately in the case of a 'closeable' BeanFactory or derived class (such as ApplicationContext) may 'close' it, or may 'close' it once no more references remain.

In an EJB usage scenario this would normally be called from ejbRemove() and ejbPassivate().

This is safe to call multiple times.

Specified by:
release in interface BeanFactoryReference
See Also:
BeanFactoryLocator, ContextBeanFactoryReference, ConfigurableApplicationContext.close()

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