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In Spring AOP, I can add an aspect at the following locations

  • before a method executes (using MethodBeforeAdvice)
  • after a method executes (using AfterReturningAdvice)
  • around a method (both before and after a method executes) (using MethodInterceptor)

If I have all three types of advice, is the order of execution always as follows?

  • Around (before part)
  • Before
  • Method itself
  • After
  • Around (after part)
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What? 15 char.. – David Cowden Sep 13 '12 at 8:35
You'd do better searching for an answer to this on Stack Overflow; that's the place for programming questions with a simple, correct answer. – Donal Fellows Sep 13 '12 at 8:51
@Donal Fellows My bad. I thought this would be more theoretical than is allowed in Stack Overflow – Chetter Hummin Sep 13 '12 at 9:41
Please go through the link. To understand the ordering of Spring AOP advices: ordering of Spring AOP advices – user72945 Nov 18 '12 at 8:54

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