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Class Component

Available as of Camel 2.4

The class: component binds beans to Camel message exchanges. It works in the same way as the Bean component but instead of looking up beans from a Registry it creates the bean based on the class name.

URI format

class:className[?options]

Where className is the fully qualified class name to create and use as bean.

Options

You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?option=value&option=value&...

Using

You simply use the class component just as the Bean component but by specifying the fully qualified classname instead.
For example to use the MyFooBean you have to do as follows:

    from("direct:start").to("class:org.apache.camel.component.bean.MyFooBean").to("mock:result");

You can also specify which method to invoke on the MyFooBean, for example hello:

    from("direct:start").to("class:org.apache.camel.component.bean.MyFooBean?method=hello").to("mock:result");

Setting properties on the created instance

In the endpoint uri you can specify properties to set on the created instance, for example if it has a setPrefix method:

   // Camel 2.17 onwards
   from("direct:start")
        .to("class:org.apache.camel.component.bean.MyPrefixBean?bean.prefix=Bye")
        .to("mock:result");
 
   // Camel 2.16 and older 
   from("direct:start")
        .to("class:org.apache.camel.component.bean.MyPrefixBean?prefix=Bye")
        .to("mock:result");

And you can also use the # syntax to refer to properties to be looked up in the Registry.

    // Camel 2.17 onwards
    from("direct:start")
        .to("class:org.apache.camel.component.bean.MyPrefixBean?bean.cool=#foo")
        .to("mock:result");

    // Camel 2.16 and older
    from("direct:start")
        .to("class:org.apache.camel.component.bean.MyPrefixBean?cool=#foo")
        .to("mock:result");

Which will lookup a bean from the Registry with the id foo and invoke the setCool method on the created instance of the MyPrefixBean class.

See more

See more details at the Bean component as the class component works in much the same way.

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