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org.springframework.stereotype
Annotation Type Service


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

Indicates that an annotated class is a "Service", originally defined by Domain-Driven Design (Evans, 2003) as "an operation offered as an interface that stands alone in the model, with no encapsulated state."

May also indicate that a class is a "Business Service Facade" (in the Core J2EE patterns sense), or something similar. This annotation is a general-purpose stereotype and individual teams may narrow their semantics and use as appropriate.

This annotation serves as a specialization of @Component, allowing for implementation classes to be autodetected through classpath scanning.

Since:
2.5
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
Component, Repository

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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