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How to use ClassPathXmlApplicationContext in Spring Framework with Example
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ClassPathXmlApplicationContext 
ClassPathXmlApplicationContext is a Spring core framework class. It is used to load bean configuration xml file from the class path location of the application. org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext is the location of the ClassPathXmlApplicationContext class.

Example
ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("bean.xml");
Step.1 Start a Java Project with Spring 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 "ClassPathXmlApplicationContextExample", then click Next
  6. Goto Libraries tab, then click on Add External JARs, then select Spring's 21 Framework Jars and commons-logging-1.1.jar.
  7. Click Finish.
Step.2 Project Explorer Preview 
SayHello.java
package com.springexamples;

public class SayHello {
    public void sayGoodMorning(){
        System.out.println("Hi, Good Morning!");
    }
    public void sayGoodEvening(){
        System.out.println("Hi, Good Evening!");
    }
    public void sayGoodNight(){
        System.out.println("Hi, Good Night!");
    }
}
beans.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans
                        http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-3.0.xsd">

    <bean id="hello" class="com.springexamples.SayHello" />
</beans>
RunMyProgram.java
package com.springexamples;

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext;

public class RunMyProgram {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("beans.xml");
        SayHello hello = (SayHello) context.getBean("hello");
            hello.sayGoodMorning();
            hello.sayGoodEvening();
            hello.sayGoodNight();
    }
}
Output 
Hi, Good Morning!
Hi, Good Evening!
Hi, Good Night!
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