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Easy access to Spring ApplicationContext in any non bean class

Checkout the following class

import org.springframework.beans.BeansException;
import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContextAware;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

 * @author intesar
 * Simple bean class which implements ApplicationContextAware interface
public class SpringApplicationContextFactory implements ApplicationContextAware {

    static ApplicationContext ctx;

    public void setApplicationContext(ApplicationContext applicationContext) throws BeansException {
        ctx = applicationContext;

    public static ApplicationContext getContext() {
        return ctx;

When an ApplicationContext creates a class that implemetns the ApplicationContextAware interface, the class is provided with a reference to that ApplicationContext.

Note :    SpringApplicationContextFactory class can be declared using either Annotation or xml style

Usage : You might find th…