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org.springframework.stereotype
Annotation Type Controller


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

Indicates that an annotated class is a "Controller" (e.g. a web controller).

This annotation serves as a specialization of @Component, allowing for implementation classes to be autodetected through classpath scanning. It is typically used in combination with annotated handler methods based on the RequestMapping annotation.

Since:
2.5
Author:
Arjen Poutsma, Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
Component, RequestMapping, 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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