spring boot web application example xml configuration using @ImportResource

This tutorial shows you how to create a spring web application using spring boot

Spring boot web application configuration

package com.candidjava.spring;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.ImportResource;
@SpringBootApplication
@ImportResource("classpath:app-config.xml")
public class SpringBootWebApplication {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SpringApplication.run(SpringBootWebApplication.class, args);
    }
}

 

Spring boot dispatcher servlet xml configuration

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
       xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:context="http://www.springframework.org/schema/context"
       xmlns:util="http://www.springframework.org/schema/util" xmlns:mvc="http://www.springframework.org/schema/mvc"
       xmlns:tx="http://www.springframework.org/schema/tx"
       xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/mvc http://www.springframework.org/schema/mvc/spring-mvc-3.2.xsd
  http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans.xsd
  http://www.springframework.org/schema/util http://www.springframework.org/schema/util/spring-util-3.2.xsd
  http://www.springframework.org/schema/tx http://www.springframework.org/schema/tx/spring-tx-3.1.xsd
  http://www.springframework.org/schema/context http://www.springframework.org/schema/context/spring-context-3.2.xsd">

    <context:component-scan base-package="com.candidjava.spring.controller"></context:component-scan>

    <bean id="jspViewResolver"     class="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.InternalResourceViewResolver">
        <property name="viewClass"     value="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.JstlView" />
        <property name="prefix" value="/WEB-INF/views/" />
        <property name="suffix" value=".jsp" />
    </bean>

    <mvc:resources location="/resources/" mapping="/resources/**"/>
    <mvc:annotation-driven></mvc:annotation-driven>
</beans>

 

Spring boot maven dependency for spring web application pom.xml

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
    <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
    <groupId>com.candidjava.spring</groupId>
    <artifactId>Spring-Boot-Xml</artifactId>
    <packaging>war</packaging>
    <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
    <name>Spring-Boot-Xml Maven Webapp</name>
    <parent>
        <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
        <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-parent</artifactId>
        <version>1.4.2.RELEASE</version>
    </parent>
    <properties>
        <java.version>1.8</java.version>
    </properties>
    <dependencies>

        <!-- web starter -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-web</artifactId>
        </dependency>


        <!-- JSTL for JSP -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
            <artifactId>jstl</artifactId>
        </dependency>

        <!-- Need this to compile JSP -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.embed</groupId>
            <artifactId>tomcat-embed-jasper</artifactId>
            <scope>provided</scope>
        </dependency>



    </dependencies>
    <build>
        <plugins>
            <plugin>
                <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
                <artifactId>spring-boot-maven-plugin</artifactId>
            </plugin>
        </plugins>
    </build>
</project>

 

Spring controller

package com.candidjava.spring.controller;

import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.ModelAttribute;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PostMapping;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.ModelAndView;

import com.candidjava.spring.entity.User;

@Controller
public class UserController {

    @GetMapping("/")
    public ModelAndView register(User user) {
        return new ModelAndView("register");
    }

    @PostMapping("/register")
    public ModelAndView create(@ModelAttribute("user") User user) {
        ModelAndView model = new ModelAndView("view");
        // user bean will be automatically binded to view refer @ModelAttribute
        System.out.println(user.getName());
        model.addObject("name",user.getName());
        model.addObject("gender",user.getGender());
        model.addObject("email", user.getEmail());
        model.addObject("country", user.getCountry());
        model.addObject("password", user.getPassword());
        return model;
    }

    @GetMapping("/register")
    public ModelAndView viewData(User user) {

        ModelAndView model = new ModelAndView("register");
        return model;
    }

}

 

Bean Class

package com.candidjava.spring.entity;

import java.util.List;


public class User
{
    private String name;

    private List<String> language;

    private String country;

    private String gender;

    private String password;

    private String email;

    public String getName() {
        return name;
    }

    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    }

    public List<String> getLanguage() {
        return language;
    }

    public void setLanguage(List<String> language) {
        this.language = language;
    }

    public String getCountry() {
        return country;
    }

    public void setCountry(String country) {
        this.country = country;
    }

    public String getGender() {
        return gender;
    }

    public void setGender(String gender) {
        this.gender = gender;
    }

    public String getPassword() {
        return password;
    }

    public void setPassword(String password) {
        this.password = password;
    }

    public String getEmail() {
        return email;
    }

    public void setEmail(String email) {
        this.email = email;
    }
}

 

JSP — register.jsp

    <%@page import="org.springframework.validation.ObjectError"%>
<%@ page import="com.candidjava.spring.entity.User" %>
<%@taglib prefix="form" uri="http://www.springframework.org/tags/form"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
.err
{
color:red;
}
</style>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>Insert title here</title>
</head>

<body>

   <h2>Simple spring form handling</h2>
   <form action="register" method="POST" modelAttribute="user">
   Name:<input type="text"name="name"/><br>
Gender : Male<input type="radio" name="gender" value="male" path="gender"/>   Female<input type="radio"  name="gender" value="female" path="gender"/><br>
   Email : <input type="text" name="email" path="email"/><br>
   Country : <select name="country" path="country">
               <option value="">select country</option>
               <option value="india">INDIA</option>
               <option value="usa">USA</option>
               <option value="china">CHINA</option>
             </select>
             
            <br>  
            Password:<input type="password" name="password" path="password"/><br>  
            <input type="submit" value="submit" />
   </form>
</body>
</html>

 

JSP — view.jsp

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"
    pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
    <%@ page import="com.candidjava.spring.entity.User" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>Insert title here</title>
</head>
<body>
<h2>User Info</h2>
<strong>User Name </strong>: ${name} <br>
<strong>Gender </strong> : ${gender}<br>
<strong>Email </strong> : ${email}<br>
<strong>Country </strong>: ${country} <br> 
<strong>Password</strong>: ${password}<br> 
   
</body>
</html>

 

Screenshot

Download Spring boot xml @ImportResources

 

 

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