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From Jake Vang <vangj...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: spring, struts2, convention plugin, how to "wire" an action class
Date Thu, 13 May 2010 10:12:52 GMT
by the way, which package is the @Autowired annotation in? using
eclipse and code assist, i can't get it to show up. is it in some
other jar file (it's not in the spring-core-x.jar)?

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:44 AM, James Cook <James.Cook@wecomm.com> wrote:
> Hmm. I use the same combo.
>
> I found at some point I could jsut do
>
> public class MyAction extends ActionSupport {
>
> private MyInjectedService service
>
> etc etc
>
> But I have started doing:
>
> public class MyAction extends ActionSupport {
>
> @Autowired
> private MyInjectedService service
>
> I am not sure if that alters the way Struts2/Spring does it. But it does
> make it a bit clearer to read.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jake Vang [mailto:vangjake@googlemail.com]
> Sent: 13 May 2010 10:23
> To: user@struts.apache.org
> Subject: spring, struts2, convention plugin, how to "wire" an action
> class
>
> i am using struts 2.1.8.1 and the convention plugin. i am also using
> spring for dependency injections (DI). my question is if it is
> possible to to use struts2 + convention plugin with spring for DI on
> my Action classes? i have searched  the internet but only seen
> examples using struts 1 + spring for DI on Action classes. the
> convention plugin makes life simpler (no XML), but also, partially
> because of little documentation, makes it uneasy to do certain things.
> i wonder if this is part of the reason why DI on Action classes using
> spring + struts is not obvious for me.
>
> Here's a simple code. This is my action class.
>
> public class SpringWiringAction extends ActionSupport {
>  private String message = "no dependency injection";
>
>  @Action(value="/spring-wiring")
>  public String springWiring() {
>  return SUCCESS;
>  }
>
>  public String getMessage() { return message; }
>  public void setMessage(String message) { this.message = message; }
> }
>
> My "view" or the JSP page corresponding to the Action is:
> /webapp/WEB-INF/content/spring-wiring-success.jsp.
>
> <%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
> pageEncoding="ISO-8859-1"%>
> <%@taglib uri="/struts-tags" prefix="s" %>
> <html>
>  <head><title>Test Spring Wiring</title</head>
>  <body>
>  <s:property value="message"/>
>  </body>
> </html>
>
> My web.xml is setup according to
> http://struts.apache.org/2.0.14/docs/struts-2-spring-2-jpa-ajax.html.
>
> My spring XML file (/webapp/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml) is defined
> as following.
>
> ...
> <bean id="placeholderConfig"
> class="org.springframework.beans.factory.config.PropertyPlaceholderConfi
> gurer">
>  <property name="location"
> value="WEB-INF/applicationContext.properties"/>
> </bean>
> ...
> <bean name="/spring-wiring" class="com.me.actions.SpringWiringAction">
>  <property name="message" value="${message}"/>
> </bean>
>
> My /webapp/WEB-INF/applicationContext.properties file then has this
> content.
>
> message=dependency inject success
>
> when i start up tomcat 6, everything starts up correctly and there are
> no complaints. however, when i go to
> http://localhost/webapp/spring-wiring, the message that gets displayed
> is "no dependency injection".
>
> is there something that i am missing using spring + struts2 (with the
> convention plugin) to use DI on Actions?
>
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