Spring Constructor Injection Using Map With XML Configurations

Spring Constructor Injection Using Map With
XML Configurations

Hello Readers, in the previous tutorial we have seen spring dependency injection with constructor using List with dependent object. 

Now in this tutorial we are going to see spring constructor injection using Map<String, String> with String as key and value pair.

Here Address class contains the following attribute fullName, role, board and favoriteThings which is the Map<String, String> with constructors.

package com.TheTechMatin.Entity;

import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

public class Players {

     private String fullName;
     private String role;
     private String board;
     private Map<String, String> favoriteThings;
     public Players() {


     public Players(String fullName, String role, String board, Map<String, String> favoriteThings) {
          this.fullName = fullName;
          this.role = role;
          this.board = board;
          this.favoriteThings = favoriteThings;

     public String toString() {
          return "Players [fullName=" + fullName + ", role=" + role + ", board=" + board + ", map=" + favoriteThings + "]";

     /*it's not good programming practice to have method in entity class*/
     /*it's just for example*/
     public void displayInfo(){
          System.out.println("Full Name : "+fullName+" Role :"+role+" Board :"+board);
          for(Map.Entry<String, String> mapEntry: favoriteThings.entrySet()) {
              System.out.println(mapEntry.getKey()+" : "+mapEntry.getValue());

This is the bean configuration file with <bean> element with id attribute which is used to define id of bean followed by class attribute.

The <constructor-arg> which is the sub element of <bean> used to inject values to the beans properties specified for class attribute by its value attribute.

It has also the child element <map> which is used to inject entry (key and value pair) to a matching bean property (In our case private Map<String, String> favoriteThings;).

See below example file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<bean id="player" class="com.TheTechMatin.Entity.Players">
<constructor-arg value="Sir Ravindra Jadeja"></constructor-arg>
<constructor-arg value="All Rounder"></constructor-arg>
<constructor-arg value="BCCI"></constructor-arg>
          <!-- Favorite Things -->
<entry key="Favorite Actor" value="Vinod Khanna"></entry>
<entry key="Favorite Cricketer" value="Saba Kareem"></entry>
<entry key="Favorite Subject" value="Mathematics"></entry>

This file contains main method to perform the following steps :
1.Load the configuration file.
2.Get the bean form context.
3.Call the method.
4.close the context.

package com.TheTechMatin.Entity;

import org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext;

public class TestApp {

     public static void main(String[] args) {
          //load the configuration file
          ClassPathXmlApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("applicationContext.xml");
          //just printing the message
          System.out.println("Hello Welcome To Sping Constructor Injection!");
          //get the bean
          Players player = context.getBean(Players.class);
          //call method to display info
          //close the context


On the execution of TestApp.java class the following output will be displayed on console.

Out/Put :
Hello Welcome To Sping Constructor Injection!
Full Name : Sir Ravindra Jadeja Role :All Rounder Board :BCCI
Favorite Actor : Vinod Khanna
Favorite Cricketer : Saba Kareem
Favorite Subject : Mathematics
Tested On Eclipse 2019-06      

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