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Creating Aspects

IntelliJ IDEA lets you create aspects in two forms: as .aj files and .java files containing classes annotated with @Aspect.

Note that by the time you start to create your aspects, you must have already enabled the AspectJ support plugins and defined aspectjrt.jar as a library.

Creating an aspect

  1. In the Project Tool Window, do one of the following:
    • Select your source directory or the package in which you want to create a new aspect, and select File | New.

    • Select the source directory or package, and press Alt+Insert.

    • Right-click the source directory or package to open the context menu, and select New.

  2. Select Aspect.

  3. In the dialog that opens:
    1. Specify the name of the aspect in the Name field.

    2. Select one of the following options from the Kind list:
      • Aspect to create a .aj file with the specified name.

      • @Aspect to create a .java file containing a class annotated with @Aspect.

    3. Click OK.

Last modified: 1 February 2019

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