Class FieldRetrievingFactoryBean

All Implemented Interfaces:
Aware, BeanClassLoaderAware, BeanNameAware, FactoryBean<Object>, InitializingBean

public class FieldRetrievingFactoryBean extends Object implements FactoryBean<Object>, BeanNameAware, BeanClassLoaderAware, InitializingBean
FactoryBean which retrieves a static or non-static field value.

Typically used for retrieving public static final constants. Usage example:

 // standard definition for exposing a static field, specifying the "staticField" property
 <bean id="myField" class="org.springframework.beans.factory.config.FieldRetrievingFactoryBean">
   <property name="staticField" value="java.sql.Connection.TRANSACTION_SERIALIZABLE"/>

 // convenience version that specifies a static field pattern as bean name
 <bean id="java.sql.Connection.TRANSACTION_SERIALIZABLE"

If you are using Spring 2.0, you can also use the following style of configuration for public static fields.

<util:constant static-field="java.sql.Connection.TRANSACTION_SERIALIZABLE"/>
Juergen Hoeller
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  • Constructor Details

    • FieldRetrievingFactoryBean

      public FieldRetrievingFactoryBean()
  • Method Details

    • setTargetClass

      public void setTargetClass(@Nullable Class<?> targetClass)
      Set the target class on which the field is defined. Only necessary when the target field is static; else, a target object needs to be specified anyway.
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    • getTargetClass

      @Nullable public Class<?> getTargetClass()
      Return the target class on which the field is defined.
    • setTargetObject

      public void setTargetObject(@Nullable Object targetObject)
      Set the target object on which the field is defined. Only necessary when the target field is not static; else, a target class is sufficient.
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    • getTargetObject

      @Nullable public Object getTargetObject()
      Return the target object on which the field is defined.
    • setTargetField

      public void setTargetField(@Nullable String targetField)
      Set the name of the field to be retrieved. Refers to either a static field or a non-static field, depending on a target object being set.
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    • getTargetField

      @Nullable public String getTargetField()
      Return the name of the field to be retrieved.
    • setStaticField

      public void setStaticField(String staticField)
      Set a fully qualified static field name to retrieve, e.g. "example.MyExampleClass.MY_EXAMPLE_FIELD". Convenient alternative to specifying targetClass and targetField.
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    • setBeanName

      public void setBeanName(String beanName)
      The bean name of this FieldRetrievingFactoryBean will be interpreted as "staticField" pattern, if neither "targetClass" nor "targetObject" nor "targetField" have been specified. This allows for concise bean definitions with just an id/name.
      Specified by:
      setBeanName in interface BeanNameAware
      beanName - the name of the bean in the factory. Note that this name is the actual bean name used in the factory, which may differ from the originally specified name: in particular for inner bean names, the actual bean name might have been made unique through appending "#..." suffixes. Use the BeanFactoryUtils.originalBeanName(String) method to extract the original bean name (without suffix), if desired.
    • setBeanClassLoader

      public void setBeanClassLoader(ClassLoader classLoader)
      Description copied from interface: BeanClassLoaderAware
      Callback that supplies the bean class loader to a bean instance.

      Invoked after the population of normal bean properties but before an initialization callback such as InitializingBean's InitializingBean.afterPropertiesSet() method or a custom init-method.

      Specified by:
      setBeanClassLoader in interface BeanClassLoaderAware
      classLoader - the owning class loader
    • afterPropertiesSet

      public void afterPropertiesSet() throws ClassNotFoundException, NoSuchFieldException
      Description copied from interface: InitializingBean
      Invoked by the containing BeanFactory after it has set all bean properties and satisfied BeanFactoryAware, ApplicationContextAware etc.

      This method allows the bean instance to perform validation of its overall configuration and final initialization when all bean properties have been set.

      Specified by:
      afterPropertiesSet in interface InitializingBean
    • getObject

      @Nullable public Object getObject() throws IllegalAccessException
      Description copied from interface: FactoryBean
      Return an instance (possibly shared or independent) of the object managed by this factory.

      As with a BeanFactory, this allows support for both the Singleton and Prototype design pattern.

      If this FactoryBean is not fully initialized yet at the time of the call (for example because it is involved in a circular reference), throw a corresponding FactoryBeanNotInitializedException.

      As of Spring 2.0, FactoryBeans are allowed to return null objects. The factory will consider this as normal value to be used; it will not throw a FactoryBeanNotInitializedException in this case anymore. FactoryBean implementations are encouraged to throw FactoryBeanNotInitializedException themselves now, as appropriate.

      Specified by:
      getObject in interface FactoryBean<Object>
      an instance of the bean (can be null)
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    • getObjectType

      public Class<?> getObjectType()
      Description copied from interface: FactoryBean
      Return the type of object that this FactoryBean creates, or null if not known in advance.

      This allows one to check for specific types of beans without instantiating objects, for example on autowiring.

      In the case of implementations that are creating a singleton object, this method should try to avoid singleton creation as far as possible; it should rather estimate the type in advance. For prototypes, returning a meaningful type here is advisable too.

      This method can be called before this FactoryBean has been fully initialized. It must not rely on state created during initialization; of course, it can still use such state if available.

      NOTE: Autowiring will simply ignore FactoryBeans that return null here. Therefore it is highly recommended to implement this method properly, using the current state of the FactoryBean.

      Specified by:
      getObjectType in interface FactoryBean<Object>
      the type of object that this FactoryBean creates, or null if not known at the time of the call
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    • isSingleton

      public boolean isSingleton()
      Description copied from interface: FactoryBean
      Is the object managed by this factory a singleton? That is, will FactoryBean.getObject() always return the same object (a reference that can be cached)?

      NOTE: If a FactoryBean indicates to hold a singleton object, the object returned from getObject() might get cached by the owning BeanFactory. Hence, do not return true unless the FactoryBean always exposes the same reference.

      The singleton status of the FactoryBean itself will generally be provided by the owning BeanFactory; usually, it has to be defined as singleton there.

      NOTE: This method returning false does not necessarily indicate that returned objects are independent instances. An implementation of the extended SmartFactoryBean interface may explicitly indicate independent instances through its SmartFactoryBean.isPrototype() method. Plain FactoryBean implementations which do not implement this extended interface are simply assumed to always return independent instances if the isSingleton() implementation returns false.

      The default implementation returns true, since a FactoryBean typically manages a singleton instance.

      Specified by:
      isSingleton in interface FactoryBean<Object>
      whether the exposed object is a singleton
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