org.springframework.beans.factory
Interface BeanFactoryAware

All Superinterfaces:
Aware
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, AbstractApplicationEventMulticaster, AbstractAutoProxyCreator, AbstractBeanFactoryBasedTargetSource, AbstractBeanFactoryBasedTargetSourceCreator, AbstractBeanFactoryPointcutAdvisor, AbstractEntityManagerFactoryBean, AbstractFactoryBean, AbstractJaxWsServiceExporter, AbstractPoolingTargetSource, AbstractPrototypeBasedTargetSource, AbstractServiceLoaderBasedFactoryBean, AnnotationAwareAspectJAutoProxyCreator, AnnotationMBeanExporter, AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter, AnnotationMethodHandlerAdapter, AspectJAwareAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, AspectJExpressionPointcut, AutowiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, BeanConfigurerSupport, BeanFactoryCacheOperationSourceAdvisor, BeanFactoryConversationAttributeSourceAdvisor, BeanFactoryDataSourceLookup, BeanFactoryDestinationResolver, BeanFactoryTransactionAttributeSourceAdvisor, BeanNameAutoProxyCreator, BeanReferenceFactoryBean, CommonAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, CommonsPoolTargetSource, DefaultAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, DefaultBeanFactoryPointcutAdvisor, DefaultLifecycleProcessor, GroovyScriptFactory, HibernateAccessor, HibernateInterceptor, HibernateTemplate, HibernateTransactionManager, InfrastructureAdvisorAutoProxyCreator, LazyInitTargetSource, LazyInitTargetSourceCreator, ListFactoryBean, LoadTimeWeaverAwareProcessor, LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean, LocalEntityManagerFactoryBean, MapFactoryBean, MBeanExporter, MethodInvokingFactoryBean, MethodInvokingJobDetailFactoryBean, MethodLocatingFactoryBean, ObjectFactoryCreatingFactoryBean, OpenSessionInViewInterceptor, PersistenceAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, PersistenceExceptionTranslationInterceptor, PersistenceExceptionTranslationPostProcessor, PlaceholderConfigurerSupport, PreferencesPlaceholderConfigurer, PropertyPathFactoryBean, PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer, PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer, PrototypeTargetSource, ProviderCreatingFactoryBean, ProxyFactoryBean, QualifierAnnotationAutowireCandidateResolver, QuickTargetSourceCreator, RequestMappingHandlerAdapter, RequiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor, SchedulerAccessorBean, ScopedProxyFactoryBean, ScriptFactoryPostProcessor, ServiceFactoryBean, ServiceListFactoryBean, ServiceLoaderFactoryBean, ServiceLocatorFactoryBean, ServletContextPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer, SetFactoryBean, SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster, SimpleBeanFactoryAwareAspectInstanceFactory, SimpleBeanTargetSource, SimpleHttpServerJaxWsServiceExporter, SimpleJaxWsServiceExporter, SortedResourcesFactoryBean, ThreadLocalTargetSource, TransactionAspectSupport, TransactionInterceptor, TransactionProxyFactoryBean

public interface BeanFactoryAware
extends Aware

Interface to be implemented by beans that wish to be aware of their owning BeanFactory.

For example, beans can look up collaborating beans via the factory (Dependency Lookup). Note that most beans will choose to receive references to collaborating beans via corresponding bean properties or constructor arguments (Dependency Injection).

For a list of all bean lifecycle methods, see the BeanFactory javadocs.

Since:
11.03.2003
Author:
Rod Johnson, Chris Beams
See Also:
BeanNameAware, BeanClassLoaderAware, InitializingBean, ApplicationContextAware

Method Summary
 void setBeanFactory(BeanFactory beanFactory)
          Callback that supplies the owning factory to a bean instance.
 

Method Detail

setBeanFactory

void setBeanFactory(BeanFactory beanFactory)
                    throws BeansException
Callback that supplies the owning factory to a bean instance.

Invoked after the population of normal bean properties but before an initialization callback such as InitializingBean.afterPropertiesSet() or a custom init-method.

Parameters:
beanFactory - owning BeanFactory (never null). The bean can immediately call methods on the factory.
Throws:
BeansException - in case of initialization errors
See Also:
BeanInitializationException