Spring tool window
The Spring tool window lets you look at your project from the Spring perspective. It consists of the following tabs:
These instructions are also available online.
The Documentation tab allows you to view the bean documentation. Essentially, it provides you with the same information as the bean quick documentation.
The Bean Graph tab allows you to view graphs of the direct bean dependencies. For complex graphs and more advanced interaction (such as exporting diagram or showing diagrams of library beans), refer to Spring diagrams.
The MVC tab is available if you select a controller. It allows you to view controller mappings for the Spring MVC framework.
The leftmost pane of the MVC tab shows the list of endpoints of your Spring application. Double-click a method to navigate to the source code of the corresponding controller method.
The rightmost pane shows documentation for the selected mapping.
The Data tab is available if you select a Spring repository. It lets you view query methods with their parameters and return types.
The leftmost pane shows repository methods. Double-click a method to navigate its source code.
The rightmost pane shows documentation for the selected query.
Each Spring bean is marked with an icon:
: auto-discoverable beans declared with
@Componentannotations as well as methods annotated with
: implicit beans—that is, service beans added by Spring that are not defined explicitly.
: abstract XML beans (defined with the
abstract="true"attribute in XML files).
: infrastructure beans—that is, beans defined in XML files related to the configuration and general infrastructure support, such as ViewResolver or beans with
: beans with the prototype scope (defined with the
scope="prototype"in XML files).
: other beans defined in XML files.
Use the following elements to filter beans in the Spring tool window:
Click Module to show only beans from a particular module. To show beans from multiple modules, click Select.
Click Type to filter beans by type. To show multiple types of beans, click Select.
Click to group beans by module or to show additional beans:
Show From Libraries: Include beans defined in libraries (shown in yellow).
Show From Tests: Include beans defined in tests (shown in green).
Show Implicit Beans: Include implicit beans (service beans implicitly added by Spring libraries).
Show Infrastructure Beans: Include infrastructure beans (defined in XML files and related to the configuration).