Class LazyInitTargetSource

  extended by
      extended by
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, TargetClassAware, TargetSource, BeanFactoryAware

public class LazyInitTargetSource
extends AbstractBeanFactoryBasedTargetSource

TargetSource that lazily accesses a singleton bean from a BeanFactory.

Useful when a proxy reference is needed on initialization but the actual target object should not be initialized until first use. When the target bean is defined in an ApplicationContext (or a BeanFactory that is eagerly pre-instantiating singleton beans) it must be marked as "lazy-init" too, else it will be instantiated by said ApplicationContext (or BeanFactory) on startup.

For example:

 <bean id="serviceTarget" class="example.MyService" lazy-init="true">

 <bean id="service" class="org.springframework.aop.framework.ProxyFactoryBean">
   <property name="targetSource">
     <bean class="">
       <property name="targetBeanName"><idref local="serviceTarget"/></property>
The "serviceTarget" bean will not get initialized until a method on the "service" proxy gets invoked.

Subclasses can extend this class and override the postProcessTargetObject(Object) to perform some additional processing with the target object when it is first loaded.

Juergen Hoeller, Rob Harrop
See Also:
BeanFactory.getBean(java.lang.String), postProcessTargetObject(java.lang.Object), Serialized Form

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 Object getTarget()
          Return a target instance.
protected  void postProcessTargetObject(Object targetObject)
          Subclasses may override this method to perform additional processing on the target object when it is first loaded.
Methods inherited from class
copyFrom, equals, getBeanFactory, getTargetBeanName, getTargetClass, hashCode, isStatic, releaseTarget, setBeanFactory, setTargetBeanName, setTargetClass, toString, writeReplace
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public LazyInitTargetSource()
Method Detail


public Object getTarget()
                 throws BeansException
Description copied from interface: TargetSource
Return a target instance. Invoked immediately before the AOP framework calls the "target" of an AOP method invocation.

the target object, which contains the joinpoint


protected void postProcessTargetObject(Object targetObject)
Subclasses may override this method to perform additional processing on the target object when it is first loaded.

targetObject - the target object that has just been instantiated (and configured)

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