Spring Bean Singleton

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Spring Bean Singleton Example

When we define tag as spring bean in context xml file, we always give scope for the bean (if we did not provide the scope, the singleton is default) by using the scope attribute in tag. Spring bean contains 6 different type of scopes In Spring. Here we will discuss explains the all type of scopes.

Spring Bean Scopes

  • 1. Singleton

  • 2. Prototype

  • 3. Request

  • 4. Session

  • 5. Global Session

One more scope has been introduce in Spring 3.0, which is Thread-scoped.


If we define spring bean as singleton, spring container will create the object only once (per container) and it will be cached. And when we request to container to create one more object, the same cached object will be returned. Here same shared object will be maintained and will used for another object' creation request.

We will understand by following example. Please create a maven project as given bellow.

Spring Bean Singleton

Please create the SpringBean class as given bellow.

* @author:AmarSivas
* @since:2017-05-19 

package com.docsconsole.spring;

public class SpringBean {

	public String message;

	public String getMessage() {
		return message;

	public void setMessage(String message) {
		this.message = message;

Please create the springbeans-config.xml as given bellow.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8"?>

<beans xmlns = "http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
   xmlns:xsi = "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
   xsi:schemaLocation = "http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans

   <bean id = "springBean" class = "com.docsconsole.spring.SpringBean" scope = "singleton">


Please execute the TestMainClient and output will be as given follow.

* @author:Amar
* @since:2017-05-19 

package com.docsconsole.spring;

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext;

public class TestMainClient {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		System.out.println("------------Main mehtod has been started here------------------------------");
		ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("com/docsconsole/spring/springbeans-config.xml");
		System.out.println("------------ApplicationContext has been created her------------------------");
		SpringBean aBean = (SpringBean) context.getBean("springBean");
		System.out.println("------------aBean SpringBean object has been created------------------------");
		System.out.println("------------SpringBean object hashcode------------------------"+aBean.hashCode());

		SpringBean bBean = (SpringBean) context.getBean("springBean");
		System.out.println("------------bBean SpringBean object has been created------------------------");
		System.out.println("------------SpringBean object hashcode------------------------"+bBean.hashCode());
Spring Bean Singleton Example Result

If you observe the output we tried to create the SpringBean object two times. But only object has been created, which contains same hashcode.

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