Interface ResourcePatternResolver

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Subinterfaces:
ApplicationContext, ConfigurableApplicationContext, ConfigurableWebApplicationContext, WebApplicationContext
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractApplicationContext, AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext, AbstractRefreshableConfigApplicationContext, AbstractRefreshableWebApplicationContext, AbstractXmlApplicationContext, AnnotationConfigApplicationContext, AnnotationConfigWebApplicationContext, ClassPathXmlApplicationContext, FileSystemXmlApplicationContext, GenericApplicationContext, GenericGroovyApplicationContext, GenericWebApplicationContext, GenericXmlApplicationContext, GroovyWebApplicationContext, PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver, ServletContextResourcePatternResolver, StaticApplicationContext, StaticWebApplicationContext, XmlWebApplicationContext

public interface ResourcePatternResolver extends ResourceLoader
Strategy interface for resolving a location pattern (for example, an Ant-style path pattern) into Resource objects.

This is an extension to the ResourceLoader interface. A passed-in ResourceLoader (for example, an ApplicationContext passed in via ResourceLoaderAware when running in a context) can be checked whether it implements this extended interface too.

PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver is a standalone implementation that is usable outside an ApplicationContext, also used by ResourceArrayPropertyEditor for populating Resource array bean properties.

Can be used with any sort of location pattern — for example, "/WEB-INF/*-context.xml". However, input patterns have to match the strategy implementation. This interface just specifies the conversion method rather than a specific pattern format.

This interface also defines a "classpath*:" resource prefix for all matching resources from the module path and the class path. Note that the resource location may also contain placeholders — for example "/beans-*.xml". JAR files or different directories in the module path or class path can contain multiple files of the same name.

Juergen Hoeller, Sam Brannen
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  • Field Details


      static final String CLASSPATH_ALL_URL_PREFIX
      Pseudo URL prefix for all matching resources from the class path: "classpath*:".

      This differs from ResourceLoader's "classpath:" URL prefix in that it retrieves all matching resources for a given path — for example, to locate all "beans.xml" files in the root of all deployed JAR files you can use the location pattern "classpath*:/beans.xml".

      As of Spring Framework 6.0, the semantics for the "classpath*:" prefix have been expanded to include the module path as well as the class path.

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  • Method Details

    • getResources

      Resource[] getResources(String locationPattern) throws IOException
      Resolve the given location pattern into Resource objects.

      Overlapping resource entries that point to the same physical resource should be avoided, as far as possible. The result should have set semantics.

      locationPattern - the location pattern to resolve
      the corresponding Resource objects
      IOException - in case of I/O errors