Interface ConfigurableListableBeanFactory

All Superinterfaces:
AutowireCapableBeanFactory, BeanFactory, ConfigurableBeanFactory, HierarchicalBeanFactory, ListableBeanFactory, SingletonBeanRegistry
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public interface ConfigurableListableBeanFactory extends ListableBeanFactory, AutowireCapableBeanFactory, ConfigurableBeanFactory
Configuration interface to be implemented by most listable bean factories. In addition to ConfigurableBeanFactory, it provides facilities to analyze and modify bean definitions, and to pre-instantiate singletons.

This subinterface of BeanFactory is not meant to be used in normal application code: Stick to BeanFactory or ListableBeanFactory for typical use cases. This interface is just meant to allow for framework-internal plug'n'play even when needing access to bean factory configuration methods.

Juergen Hoeller
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  • Method Details

    • ignoreDependencyType

      void ignoreDependencyType(Class<?> type)
      Ignore the given dependency type for autowiring: for example, String. Default is none.
      type - the dependency type to ignore
    • ignoreDependencyInterface

      void ignoreDependencyInterface(Class<?> ifc)
      Ignore the given dependency interface for autowiring.

      This will typically be used by application contexts to register dependencies that are resolved in other ways, like BeanFactory through BeanFactoryAware or ApplicationContext through ApplicationContextAware.

      By default, only the BeanFactoryAware interface is ignored. For further types to ignore, invoke this method for each type.

      ifc - the dependency interface to ignore
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    • registerResolvableDependency

      void registerResolvableDependency(Class<?> dependencyType, @Nullable Object autowiredValue)
      Register a special dependency type with corresponding autowired value.

      This is intended for factory/context references that are supposed to be autowirable but are not defined as beans in the factory: e.g. a dependency of type ApplicationContext resolved to the ApplicationContext instance that the bean is living in.

      Note: There are no such default types registered in a plain BeanFactory, not even for the BeanFactory interface itself.

      dependencyType - the dependency type to register. This will typically be a base interface such as BeanFactory, with extensions of it resolved as well if declared as an autowiring dependency (e.g. ListableBeanFactory), as long as the given value actually implements the extended interface.
      autowiredValue - the corresponding autowired value. This may also be an implementation of the ObjectFactory interface, which allows for lazy resolution of the actual target value.
    • isAutowireCandidate

      boolean isAutowireCandidate(String beanName, DependencyDescriptor descriptor) throws NoSuchBeanDefinitionException
      Determine whether the specified bean qualifies as an autowire candidate, to be injected into other beans which declare a dependency of matching type.

      This method checks ancestor factories as well.

      beanName - the name of the bean to check
      descriptor - the descriptor of the dependency to resolve
      whether the bean should be considered as autowire candidate
      NoSuchBeanDefinitionException - if there is no bean with the given name
    • getBeanDefinition

      BeanDefinition getBeanDefinition(String beanName) throws NoSuchBeanDefinitionException
      Return the registered BeanDefinition for the specified bean, allowing access to its property values and constructor argument value (which can be modified during bean factory post-processing).

      A returned BeanDefinition object should not be a copy but the original definition object as registered in the factory. This means that it should be castable to a more specific implementation type, if necessary.

      NOTE: This method does not consider ancestor factories. It is only meant for accessing local bean definitions of this factory.

      beanName - the name of the bean
      the registered BeanDefinition
      NoSuchBeanDefinitionException - if there is no bean with the given name defined in this factory
    • getBeanNamesIterator

      Iterator<String> getBeanNamesIterator()
      Return a unified view over all bean names managed by this factory.

      Includes bean definition names as well as names of manually registered singleton instances, with bean definition names consistently coming first, analogous to how type/annotation specific retrieval of bean names works.

      the composite iterator for the bean names view
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    • clearMetadataCache

      void clearMetadataCache()
      Clear the merged bean definition cache, removing entries for beans which are not considered eligible for full metadata caching yet.

      Typically triggered after changes to the original bean definitions, e.g. after applying a BeanFactoryPostProcessor. Note that metadata for beans which have already been created at this point will be kept around.

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    • freezeConfiguration

      void freezeConfiguration()
      Freeze all bean definitions, signalling that the registered bean definitions will not be modified or post-processed any further.

      This allows the factory to aggressively cache bean definition metadata.

    • isConfigurationFrozen

      boolean isConfigurationFrozen()
      Return whether this factory's bean definitions are frozen, i.e. are not supposed to be modified or post-processed any further.
      true if the factory's configuration is considered frozen
    • preInstantiateSingletons

      void preInstantiateSingletons() throws BeansException
      Ensure that all non-lazy-init singletons are instantiated, also considering FactoryBeans. Typically invoked at the end of factory setup, if desired.
      BeansException - if one of the singleton beans could not be created. Note: This may have left the factory with some beans already initialized! Call ConfigurableBeanFactory.destroySingletons() for full cleanup in this case.
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