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spring shut down hook

swapnel surade
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Joined: Mar 05, 2009
Posts: 129

I have standalone application , using spring ioc in that app.
This app is executed using command prompt. When user press ctrl+c or close the command prompt, I have to add shutdown hook.
So that i can call my customised bean method.
Is it possible to achieve this functionality using spring 2.0.

while searching I got following method which is called as

but how method mentioned above will call my method.

I've to use spring 2.0 only.

Bill Gorder

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
Posts: 1682

Yes this functionality was there in spring 2.

After creating your context you would immediately register your shutdown hook like you mentioned in your previous post. I think the part you are missing is using the spring life cycle events. What you want to do is on the bean definition that needs clean up define a destroy method using the 'destroy-method=' attribute. This method will be called when that bean is destoyed during the shutdown process which is initiated bythe shutdown hook you registered when the user ctrl-c to terminate the app.

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