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spring dependency injection issue : NullPointerException

Question asked by pmarreddy on Jan 17, 2006
Latest reply on Jan 19, 2006 by davidc

we are exploring alfreco for a while, its a great product, we are considering to provide content services which would have been very difficult with out alfresco.

i have some issues in trying to use spring dependency injection, it would be great if somebody can figure out the solution.

<bean id="initTest" class="org.alfresco.example.inittest" >
<property name="authenticationService">
<ref bean="authenticationService" />

i have defined this in application-context.xml in repository and used it in the following way.

package org.alfresco.example;

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;

public class inittest {

private AuthenticationService authenticationService;

public void setAuthenticationService(AuthenticationService authenticationService)
this.authenticationService = authenticationService;

public void login() throws Exception

ApplicationContext ctx = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("classpath:alfresco/application-context.xml");

authenticationService.authenticate("admin", "admin".toCharArray());

i am getting

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.alfresco.example.inittest.login(
at org.alfresco.example.loggie.main(

if i am using getbean it works fine.

adv thanks prasanth