Class ServletContextPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer

  extended by
      extended by org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyResourceConfigurer
          extended by org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
              extended by
All Implemented Interfaces:
BeanFactoryAware, BeanNameAware, BeanFactoryPostProcessor, Ordered, PriorityOrdered, ServletContextAware

public class ServletContextPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
extends PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
implements ServletContextAware

Subclass of PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer that resolves placeholders as ServletContext init parameters (that is, web.xml context-param entries).

Can be combined with "locations" and/or "properties" values in addition to web.xml context-params. Alternatively, can be defined without local properties, to resolve all placeholders as web.xml context-params (or JVM system properties).

If a placeholder could not be resolved against the provided local properties within the application, this configurer will fall back to ServletContext parameters. Can also be configured to let ServletContext init parameters override local properties (contextOverride=true).

Optionally supports searching for ServletContext attributes: If turned on, an otherwise unresolvable placeholder will matched against the corresponding ServletContext attribute, using its stringified value if found. This can be used to feed dynamic values into Spring's placeholder resolution.

If not running within a WebApplicationContext (or any other context that is able to satisfy the ServletContextAware callback), this class will behave like the default PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer. This allows for keeping ServletContextPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer definitions in test suites.

Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
PropertiesLoaderSupport.setLocations([]), PropertiesLoaderSupport.setProperties(java.util.Properties), PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer.setSystemPropertiesModeName(java.lang.String), setContextOverride(boolean), setSearchContextAttributes(boolean), javax.servlet.ServletContext#getInitParameter(String), javax.servlet.ServletContext#getAttribute(String)

Field Summary
private  boolean contextOverride
private  boolean searchContextAttributes
private  ServletContext servletContext
Fields inherited from class org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
Fields inherited from class
Fields inherited from interface org.springframework.core.Ordered
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
protected  java.lang.String resolvePlaceholder(java.lang.String placeholder, java.util.Properties props)
          Resolve the given placeholder using the given properties.
protected  java.lang.String resolvePlaceholder(java.lang.String placeholder, ServletContext servletContext, boolean searchContextAttributes)
          Resolves the given placeholder using the init parameters and optionally also the attributes of the given ServletContext.
 void setContextOverride(boolean contextOverride)
          Set whether ServletContext init parameters (and optionally also ServletContext attributes) should override local properties within the application.
 void setSearchContextAttributes(boolean searchContextAttributes)
          Set whether to search for matching a ServletContext attribute before checking a ServletContext init parameter.
 void setServletContext(ServletContext servletContext)
          Set the ServletContext to resolve placeholders against.
Methods inherited from class org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
parseStringValue, processProperties, resolvePlaceholder, resolveSystemProperty, setBeanFactory, setBeanName, setIgnoreUnresolvablePlaceholders, setNullValue, setPlaceholderPrefix, setPlaceholderSuffix, setSearchSystemEnvironment, setSystemPropertiesMode, setSystemPropertiesModeName, setValueSeparator
Methods inherited from class org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyResourceConfigurer
convertProperties, convertProperty, convertPropertyValue, getOrder, postProcessBeanFactory, setOrder
Methods inherited from class
loadProperties, mergeProperties, setFileEncoding, setIgnoreResourceNotFound, setLocalOverride, setLocation, setLocations, setProperties, setPropertiesArray, setPropertiesPersister
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


private boolean contextOverride


private boolean searchContextAttributes


private ServletContext servletContext
Constructor Detail


public ServletContextPropertyPlaceholderConfigurer()
Method Detail


public void setContextOverride(boolean contextOverride)
Set whether ServletContext init parameters (and optionally also ServletContext attributes) should override local properties within the application. Default is "false": ServletContext settings serve as fallback.

Note that system properties will still override ServletContext settings, if the system properties mode is set to "SYSTEM_PROPERTIES_MODE_OVERRIDE".

See Also:
setSearchContextAttributes(boolean), PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer.setSystemPropertiesModeName(java.lang.String), PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer.SYSTEM_PROPERTIES_MODE_OVERRIDE


public void setSearchContextAttributes(boolean searchContextAttributes)
Set whether to search for matching a ServletContext attribute before checking a ServletContext init parameter. Default is "false": only checking init parameters.

If turned on, the configurer will look for a ServletContext attribute with the same name as the placeholder, and use its stringified value if found. Exposure of such ServletContext attributes can be used to dynamically override init parameters defined in web.xml, for example in a custom context listener.

See Also:
javax.servlet.ServletContext#getInitParameter(String), javax.servlet.ServletContext#getAttribute(String)


public void setServletContext(ServletContext servletContext)
Set the ServletContext to resolve placeholders against. Will be auto-populated when running in a WebApplicationContext.

If not set, this configurer will simply not resolve placeholders against the ServletContext: It will effectively behave like a plain PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer in such a scenario.

Specified by:
setServletContext in interface ServletContextAware
servletContext - ServletContext object to be used by this object
See Also:
InitializingBean.afterPropertiesSet(), ApplicationContextAware.setApplicationContext(org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext)


protected java.lang.String resolvePlaceholder(java.lang.String placeholder,
                                              java.util.Properties props)
Description copied from class: PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
Resolve the given placeholder using the given properties. The default implementation simply checks for a corresponding property key.

Subclasses can override this for customized placeholder-to-key mappings or custom resolution strategies, possibly just using the given properties as fallback.

Note that system properties will still be checked before respectively after this method is invoked, according to the system properties mode.

resolvePlaceholder in class PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
placeholder - the placeholder to resolve
props - the merged properties of this configurer
the resolved value, of null if none
See Also:


protected java.lang.String resolvePlaceholder(java.lang.String placeholder,
                                              ServletContext servletContext,
                                              boolean searchContextAttributes)
Resolves the given placeholder using the init parameters and optionally also the attributes of the given ServletContext.

Default implementation checks ServletContext attributes before init parameters. Can be overridden to customize this behavior, potentially also applying specific naming patterns for parameters and/or attributes (instead of using the exact placeholder name).

placeholder - the placeholder to resolve
servletContext - the ServletContext to check
searchContextAttributes - whether to search for a matching ServletContext attribute
the resolved value, of null if none
See Also:
javax.servlet.ServletContext#getInitParameter(String), javax.servlet.ServletContext#getAttribute(String)