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How to use Annotation based AspectJ using <aop:aspectj-autoproxy> in Spring with Example
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Step.1 Start a Java Project with required jars 
  1. Open Eclipse
  2. Click on menu New -> Others
  3. In wizards type "Java Project" and Select "Java Project"
  4. Click Next
  5. Enter project name as "AOPLogUsingAspectJAnnotations", then click Next
  6. Goto Libraries tab, then click on Add External JARs, then select Spring's 21 Framework Jars aopalliance-1.0.jar, aspectjtools-1.6.6.jar and commons-logging-1.1.jar.
  7. Click Finish.
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package com.springexample;

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;

public class RunMyProgram {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("beans.xml");
		StudentHolder studentHolder = (StudentHolder) context.getBean("studentHolder");
			studentHolder.displayStudentDetails((Student) context.getBean("student"));
package com.springexample;

import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

public class StudentHolder {
	public void displayStudentDetails(Student student){
		System.out.println("Student Details");
		System.out.println("Student No: "+student.getStudentNo());
		System.out.println("Student Name: "+student.getStudentName());
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns=""
	<aop:aspectj-autoproxy />
	<context:component-scan base-package="com.springexample" />
	<bean id="myLogger" class="com.springexample.MyLogger" />
package com.springexample;

import org.aspectj.lang.annotation.After;
import org.aspectj.lang.annotation.Aspect;
import org.aspectj.lang.annotation.Before;
import org.aspectj.lang.annotation.Pointcut;

public class MyLogger {
	@Pointcut("execution(* *.displayStudentDetails(..))")
    public void myPointcut(){}
	public void beforeDisplay(){
		System.out.println("Before display!");
	public void afterDisplay(){
		System.out.println("After display!");
package com.springexample;

import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

public class Student {
	private int studentNo;
	private String studentName;
	public Student(){
		this.studentNo = 1001;
		this.studentName = "John Peter";
	public int getStudentNo() {
		return studentNo;
	public void setStudentNo(int studentNo) {
		this.studentNo = studentNo;
	public String getStudentName() {
		return studentName;
	public void setStudentName(String studentName) {
		this.studentName = studentName;
Before display!
Student Details
Student No: 1001
Student Name: John Peter
After display!
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