Yes. What you want to accomplish is called "injecting into a non-contextual instance", or in other words "injecting into a non-bean instance". The object is an injection target.

Here's the basic idea.

1. Obtain the BeanManager
2. Create a CreationalContext, a context that supports the injection process
3. Create an AnnotatedType for the class of the object receiving the injections
4. Create an InjectionTarget from that AnnotatedType
5. Use InjectionTarget.inject(Object, BeanManager) to satisfy the injection points on the non-managed object

This operation is performed, amongst other places, in Arquillian's CDI test enricher. It's how Arquillian takes the test case instance and satisfies injection points.


On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 15:02, aalmiray <> wrote:
Hi guys,

I wonder if it's possible to offer a set of bean instances (not-managed by
the container) so that their dependencies are satisfied by the container. As
an example, you can grab a Spring BeanFactory and call autowire on it, like

AutowireCapableBeanFactory.AUTOWIRE_BY_NAME, false)

Is there a similar API in Weld/CDI?


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