I am trying to access a Spring bean (defined in teh applicationContext.xml) in the service/business layer. The question is , how do you reach the application context?
The Spring reference has example of loading the xml file directly. That approach (below)
ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("applicationContext.xml");
LocationService locationService = (LocationService) context.getBean("locationService");
I notice that the entire Container(including the sessionFactory, dataSource, etc.) gets instantiated each time I do the above I just want to get the context which was loaded in the ContextLoaderListener listener (loaded in web.xml as below) and call getBean to get to my beans.
What is the call to get hold of the already instantiated ApplicationContext ? (There are multiple classes from where I need to get access to the various spring Beans.)
P.S : This is GWT application