Interface HierarchicalBeanFactory

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

public interface HierarchicalBeanFactory extends BeanFactory
Sub-interface implemented by bean factories that can be part of a hierarchy.

The corresponding setParentBeanFactory method for bean factories that allow setting the parent in a configurable fashion can be found in the ConfigurableBeanFactory interface.

Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller
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  • Method Details

    • getParentBeanFactory

      @Nullable BeanFactory getParentBeanFactory()
      Return the parent bean factory, or null if there is none.
    • containsLocalBean

      boolean containsLocalBean(String name)
      Return whether the local bean factory contains a bean of the given name, ignoring beans defined in ancestor contexts.

      This is an alternative to containsBean, ignoring a bean of the given name from an ancestor bean factory.

      name - the name of the bean to query
      whether a bean with the given name is defined in the local factory
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