Spring Framework

org.springframework.stereotype
Annotation Type Component


@Target(value=TYPE)
@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
@Documented
public @interface Component

Indicates that an annotated class is a "component". Such classes are considered as candidates for auto-detection when using annotation-based configuration and classpath scanning.

Other class-level annotations may be considered as identifying a component as well, typically a special kind of component: e.g. the @Repository annotation or AspectJ's @Aspect annotation.

Since:
2.5
Author:
Mark Fisher
See Also:
Repository, Service, Controller, ClassPathBeanDefinitionScanner

Optional Element Summary
 java.lang.String value
          The value may indicate a suggestion for a logical component name, to be turned into a Spring bean in case of an autodetected component.
 

value

public abstract java.lang.String value
The value may indicate a suggestion for a logical component name, to be turned into a Spring bean in case of an autodetected component.

Returns:
the suggested component name, if any
Default:
""

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