org.springframework.beans.factory.config
Class ListFactoryBean

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.springframework.beans.factory.config.AbstractFactoryBean<java.util.List>
      extended by org.springframework.beans.factory.config.ListFactoryBean
All Implemented Interfaces:
BeanClassLoaderAware, BeanFactoryAware, DisposableBean, FactoryBean<java.util.List>, InitializingBean

public class ListFactoryBean
extends AbstractFactoryBean<java.util.List>

Simple factory for shared List instances. Allows for central setup of Lists via the "list" element in XML bean definitions.

Since:
09.12.2003
Author:
Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
SetFactoryBean, MapFactoryBean

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class org.springframework.beans.factory.config.AbstractFactoryBean
logger
 
Constructor Summary
ListFactoryBean()
           
 
Method Summary
protected  java.util.List createInstance()
          Template method that subclasses must override to construct the object returned by this factory.
 java.lang.Class<java.util.List> getObjectType()
          This abstract method declaration mirrors the method in the FactoryBean interface, for a consistent offering of abstract template methods.
 void setSourceList(java.util.List sourceList)
          Set the source List, typically populated via XML "list" elements.
 void setTargetListClass(java.lang.Class targetListClass)
          Set the class to use for the target List.
 
Methods inherited from class org.springframework.beans.factory.config.AbstractFactoryBean
afterPropertiesSet, destroy, destroyInstance, getBeanFactory, getBeanTypeConverter, getEarlySingletonInterfaces, getObject, isSingleton, setBeanClassLoader, setBeanFactory, setSingleton
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ListFactoryBean

public ListFactoryBean()
Method Detail

setSourceList

public void setSourceList(java.util.List sourceList)
Set the source List, typically populated via XML "list" elements.


setTargetListClass

public void setTargetListClass(java.lang.Class targetListClass)
Set the class to use for the target List. Can be populated with a fully qualified class name when defined in a Spring application context.

Default is a java.util.ArrayList.

See Also:
ArrayList

getObjectType

public java.lang.Class<java.util.List> getObjectType()
Description copied from class: AbstractFactoryBean
This abstract method declaration mirrors the method in the FactoryBean interface, for a consistent offering of abstract template methods.

Specified by:
getObjectType in interface FactoryBean<java.util.List>
Specified by:
getObjectType in class AbstractFactoryBean<java.util.List>
Returns:
the type of object that this FactoryBean creates, or null if not known at the time of the call
See Also:
FactoryBean.getObjectType()

createInstance

protected java.util.List createInstance()
Description copied from class: AbstractFactoryBean
Template method that subclasses must override to construct the object returned by this factory.

Invoked on initialization of this FactoryBean in case of a singleton; else, on each AbstractFactoryBean.getObject() call.

Specified by:
createInstance in class AbstractFactoryBean<java.util.List>
Returns:
the object returned by this factory
See Also:
AbstractFactoryBean.getObject()