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Overview

This is where a component has an empty constructor with dependencies indicated by a on a per component basis with an array of field-names to be injected into. These will be provided automatically by the container after instantiation.

public class FruitBasket {
    private Orange orange;
    private Pear pear;
    private Banana banana;
    // methods
}

Usage

import static org.picocontainer.injectors.NamedFieldInjection.injectionFieldNames;
pico = new DefaultPicoContainer(new NamedFieldInjection();
pico.as(injectionFieldNames("orange", "pear", "banana")).addComponent(FruitBasket.class);
// etc
FruitBasket fruitBasket = pico.getComponent(FruitBasket.class);

Yes that’s right, there’s no constructor needed. It means that for a Unit Test, you cannot simply ‘new’ the class without some magic to populate the dependency fields.

The component factory for this is a class NamedFieldInjection. It only handles named-field injection for components.