Class ServletWebServerApplicationContext

All Implemented Interfaces:
Closeable, AutoCloseable, BeanFactory, HierarchicalBeanFactory, ListableBeanFactory, BeanDefinitionRegistry, ConfigurableWebServerApplicationContext, WebServerApplicationContext, ApplicationContext, ApplicationEventPublisher, ConfigurableApplicationContext, Lifecycle, MessageSource, AliasRegistry, EnvironmentCapable, ResourceLoader, ResourcePatternResolver, ThemeSource, ConfigurableWebApplicationContext, WebApplicationContext
Direct Known Subclasses:
AnnotationConfigServletWebServerApplicationContext, XmlServletWebServerApplicationContext

public class ServletWebServerApplicationContext extends GenericWebApplicationContext implements ConfigurableWebServerApplicationContext
A WebApplicationContext that can be used to bootstrap itself from a contained ServletWebServerFactory bean.

This context will create, initialize and run an WebServer by searching for a single ServletWebServerFactory bean within the ApplicationContext itself. The ServletWebServerFactory is free to use standard Spring concepts (such as dependency injection, lifecycle callbacks and property placeholder variables).

In addition, any Servlet or Filter beans defined in the context will be automatically registered with the web server. In the case of a single Servlet bean, the '/' mapping will be used. If multiple Servlet beans are found then the lowercase bean name will be used as a mapping prefix. Any Servlet named 'dispatcherServlet' will always be mapped to '/'. Filter beans will be mapped to all URLs ('/*').

For more advanced configuration, the context can instead define beans that implement the ServletContextInitializer interface (most often ServletRegistrationBeans and/or FilterRegistrationBeans). To prevent double registration, the use of ServletContextInitializer beans will disable automatic Servlet and Filter bean registration.

Although this context can be used directly, most developers should consider using the AnnotationConfigServletWebServerApplicationContext or XmlServletWebServerApplicationContext variants.

Phillip Webb, Dave Syer, Scott Frederick
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