[cdi-dev] [JBoss JIRA] (CDI-178) Require container-provided InjectionTarget implementation to use getInjectionPoints()

Jozef Hartinger (Created) (JIRA) jira-events at lists.jboss.org
Thu Oct 20 08:03:45 EDT 2011

Require container-provided InjectionTarget implementation to use getInjectionPoints()

                 Key: CDI-178
                 URL: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/CDI-178
             Project: CDI Specification Issues
          Issue Type: Feature Request
          Components: Portable Extensions
    Affects Versions: 1.0
            Reporter: Jozef Hartinger
            Priority: Minor
             Fix For: 1.1 (Proposed)

A CDI extension should be able to turn a field of a into a CDI injection point as easily as by overriding the getInjectionPoints() method of the container-provided InjectionTarget implementation e.g.:



    protected <T> InjectionTarget<T> decorate(final InjectionTarget<T> delegate)
        return new ForwardingInjectionTarget<T>() {

            public Set<InjectionPoint> getInjectionPoints() {
                Set<InjectionPoint> injectionPoints = new HashSet<InjectionPoint>();
                injectionPoints.addAll(); // additional injection points
                return injectionPoints;

            protected InjectionTarget<T> delegate() {
                return delegate;

However, the spec does not require the container-provided InjectionTarget implementation to make use of the getInjectionPoint() method when creating a new instance. As a result, the approach above may or may not work.

Therefore, it is currently necessary for a portable extension to also provide an implementation of at least the inject() method (for field injection points) and implement the injection itself. This is problematic in 1.0 of the spec since a portable does not necessarily have access to the BeanManager instance of the BDA where the injection target is deployed, thus different visibility rules apply.

Clarify that the container-provided implementation of the Producer interface should use the result of the getInjectionPoints() method as a source of information about the injection points to inject.

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