Annotation Interface ImportResource

@Retention(RUNTIME) @Target(TYPE) @Documented public @interface ImportResource
Indicates one or more resources containing bean definitions to import.

Like @Import, this annotation provides functionality similar to the <import/> element in Spring XML. It is typically used when designing @Configuration classes to be bootstrapped by an AnnotationConfigApplicationContext, but where some XML functionality such as namespaces is still necessary.

By default, arguments to the value() attribute will be processed using a GroovyBeanDefinitionReader if ending in ".groovy"; otherwise, an XmlBeanDefinitionReader will be used to parse Spring <beans/> XML files. Optionally, the reader() attribute may be declared, allowing the user to choose a custom BeanDefinitionReader implementation.

Chris Beams, Juergen Hoeller, Sam Brannen
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