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org.springframework.context.annotation
Annotation Type EnableAspectJAutoProxy


@Target(value=TYPE)
@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
@Documented
@Import(value=org.springframework.context.annotation.AspectJAutoProxyRegistrar.class)
public @interface EnableAspectJAutoProxy

Enables support for handling components marked with AspectJ's @Aspect annotation, similar to functionality found in Spring's <aop:aspectj-autoproxy> XML element. To be used on @Configuration classes as follows:

 @Configuration
 @EnableAspectJAutoProxy
 public class AppConfig {
     @Bean
     public FooService fooService() {
         return new FooService();
     }

     @Bean
     public MyAspect myAspect() {
         return new MyAspect();
     }
 }
Where FooService is a typical POJO component and MyAspect is an @Aspect-style aspect:
 public class FooService {
     // various methods
 }
 @Aspect
 public class MyAspect {
     @Before("execution(* FooService+.*(..))")
     public void advice() {
         // advise FooService methods as appropriate
     }
 }
In the scenario above, @EnableAspectJAutoProxy ensures that MyAspect will be properly processed and that FooService will be proxied mixing in the advice that it contributes.

Users can control the type of proxy that gets created for FooService using the proxyTargetClass() attribute. The following enables CGLIB-style 'subclass' proxies as opposed to the default interface-based JDK proxy approach.

 @Configuration
 @EnableAspectJAutoProxy(proxyTargetClass=true)
 public class AppConfig {
     // ...
 }

Note that @Aspect beans may be component-scanned like any other. Simply mark the aspect with both @Aspect and @Component:

 package com.foo;

 @Component
 public class FooService { ... }

 @Aspect
 @Component
 public class MyAspect { ... }
Then use the @ComponentScan annotation to pick both up:
 @Configuration
 @ComponentScan("com.foo")
 @EnableAspectJAutoProxy
 public class AppConfig {
     // no explicit @Bean definitions required
 }

Since:
3.1
Author:
Chris Beams
See Also:
Aspect

Optional Element Summary
 boolean proxyTargetClass
          Indicate whether subclass-based (CGLIB) proxies are to be created as opposed to standard Java interface-based proxies.
 

proxyTargetClass

public abstract boolean proxyTargetClass
Indicate whether subclass-based (CGLIB) proxies are to be created as opposed to standard Java interface-based proxies. The default is false.

Default:
false

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