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From Chris Pratt <>
Subject Re: implementaiton advise on custom TextProvider
Date Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:31:44 GMT
If you are using the Spring Framework with your App, you should be able to
define your TextProvider, with all it's dependencies, as a Spring Bean,
then when you define the <bean> in Struts use the Spring Bean ID instead of
using the full class name.  Struts will use that Spring Bean in place of
creating a new one.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 8:19 AM, Davis, Chad <> wrote:

> > > ActionSupport#getTextProviderSupport() uses the TextProviderFactory to
> > obtain it's instance of a support object.  Since it uses the di to
> inject this into
> > the factory, my custom version is correctly injected.  However, I need to
> > initialize my custom support object with a resource that it needs to
> conduct
> > its business.  Note, the default TextPRoviderSupport also needs a couple
> of
> > resources, and those are initialized in the factory's createInstance(
> Class
> > class, LocaleProvider provider ).  So, while I've injected my own class,
> there
> > doesn't seem to be a clean way to make sure that it's initialized
> properly.
> > Should I extend the factory to handle my class and init it too?  Doesn't
> seem
> > very DI-ish . . . hardcoding type specific init logic, I mean.
> > >
> > > Or should I create an interceptor that will inject the correct
> resources into
> > my text support object?
> >
> > ActionSupport base on property injections so you cannot base on anything
> > which is injectable - you cannot use getTextProvider during
> initialisation time
> > (construction time). You can implement your own ActionSupport with
> > constructor injected TextProvider that should solve your problem.
> >
> I'm not sure I follow you.  Just for clarity, let me restate my problem.
>  I have written a custom extension of TextProviderSupport.  I want to have
> it
> injected as the framework's default TextProvider.  I have achieved this by
> configuring it in struts.xml, declaring my implementation with a <bean/>
> element and then setting the constant struts.xworkTextProvider to point at
> my bean.
> This works, but my implementation needs to be properly injected.  Right
> now, it's being created with the default no-arg constructor.  How can I
> best have my dependencies injected when the framework creates this bean?
>  What are my options?
> I restate this because it seems that you are suggesting that I override
> the ActionSupport base class inorder to achieve this.  This seems to me to
> be skipping the framework and simply creating and injecting my textprovider
> myself.  Perhaps I misunderstand.

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