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Spring AOP's pointcut expression using args() AspectJ Designator 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 "AOPLogBeforeAndAfterUsingArgsMethodExpression", 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");
		Displayer displayer = (Displayer) context.getBean("displayer");
			displayer.display((Student) context.getBean("student"));
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns=""

	<bean id="student" class="com.springexample.Student">
		<property name="studentNo" value="1001" />
		<property name="studentName" value="John Peter" />
	<bean id="displayer" class="com.springexample.Displayer" />
	<bean id="mylogger" class="com.springexample.MyLogger" />
		<aop:aspect ref="mylogger">
			<aop:pointcut expression="args(com.springexample.Student)" id="studentDisplayLogsPnt"/>
			<aop:before pointcut-ref="studentDisplayLogsPnt" method="beforeDisplay" />
			<aop:after pointcut-ref="studentDisplayLogsPnt" method="afterDisplay" />

package com.springexample;

public class MyLogger {
	public void beforeDisplay(){
		System.out.println("Before display!");
	public void afterDisplay(){
		System.out.println("After display!");
package com.springexample;

public class Displayer {
	public void display(Student student){
		System.out.println("Student Details");
		System.out.println("Student No: "+student.getStudentNo());
		System.out.println("Student Name: "+student.getStudentName());
package com.springexample;

public class Student {
	private int studentNo;
	private String studentName;
	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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