Is there a way to @Autowire a bean that requires constructor arguments?

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You need the @Value annotation.

A common use case is to assign default field values using "#{systemProperties.myProp}" style expressions.

public class SimpleMovieLister {

  private MovieFinder movieFinder;
  private String defaultLocale;

  @Autowired
  public void configure(MovieFinder movieFinder, 
                        @Value("#{ systemProperties['user.region'] }") String defaultLocale) {
      this.movieFinder = movieFinder;
      this.defaultLocale = defaultLocale;
  }

  // ...
}

See: Expression Language > Annotation Configuration


To be more clear: in your scenario, you'd wire two classes, MybeanService and MyConstructorClass, something like this:

@Component
public class MyBeanService implements BeanService{
    @Autowired
    public MybeanService(MyConstructorClass foo){
        // do something with foo
    }
}

@Component
public class MyConstructorClass{
    public MyConstructorClass(@Value("#{some expression here}") String value){
         // do something with value
    }
}

Update: if you need several different instances of MyConstructorClass with different values, you should use Qualifier annotations

~ Answered on 2011-07-18 21:20:51


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