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The application configuration is provided and configured by a central interface in spring called ApplicationContext.
Following functionalities are provided by the Spring ApplicationContext.
• The ListableBeanFactory inherited Bean factory methods are provided by the ApplicationContext. Also it will help the application to avoid use of singletons in their applications.
• The MessageSoruce interface provides the functionality to support internationalization and
In order to take advantage of the full power of the Spring framework, you need to use Spring’s most advanced container, the application context. The ApplicationContext is similar to a BeanFactory. Both load bean definitions, wire beans together, and dispense beans upon request. But an ApplicationContext also does the following: Application contexts provide a generic way to load other resources, such as images.Application contexts can publish events to beans that are registered as listeners.Application
Updated 11-30-2011 at 11:46 AM by Spring Framework