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spring bean autowire by constructor

Spring bean autowire by constructor is analogous to spring bean autowire by type but applies to constructor arguments.

Let’s discuss spring bean autowire by constructor with below example. In below example we have SortNumbers class which have one dependency for sorting implementation. We use spring bean autowire by constructor here as we take sortAlgo as constructor argument and in application context there is only one property exist of IsortAlgo type (BubbleSort).

Note: If there is more than one, a fatal exception is thrown or we have to provide the qualify information to help spring for identifying which one it should use.

We are using spring boot here.


package com.codesjava.SpringAutowiring;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
public class SpringAutowiringApplication {	
        private static ApplicationContext appContext;
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		appContext =, args);
		sort(new int[]{ 31,22,13,43,15,6,37});
	private static void sort(int[] data) {
		SortNumbers sortNumers = (SortNumbers) appContext.getBean("sortNumbers");

package com.codesjava.SpringAutowiring;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;
public class SortNumbers {
	ISortAlgo sortalgo;	
	public SortNumbers(ISortAlgo sortalgo) {
		this.sortalgo = sortalgo;
	public void sortNumbers(int[] data){
	private static void printNumbers(int[] data) {          
        for (int i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
            if(i != data.length-1){
            	System.out.print(", ");

package com.codesjava.SpringAutowiring;
public interface ISortAlgo {
	public int[] sort(int[] data);

package com.codesjava.SpringAutowiring;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;
public class BubbleSort implements ISortAlgo {
	public int[] sort(int[] array) {
		int n = array.length;
        int k;
        for (int m = n; m >= 0; m--) {
            for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
                k = i + 1;
                if (array[i] > array[k]) {
                    swapNumbers(i, k, array);
		return array;
	private void swapNumbers(int i, int j, int[] array) {  
        int temp;
        temp = array[i];
        array[i] = array[j];
        array[j] = temp;


6, 13, 15, 22, 31, 37, 43

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