Annotation Type Alternative

public @interface Alternative

Specifies that a bean is an alternative. May be applied to a bean class, producer method or field or stereotype.

 public class MockOrder extends Order { ... }

An alternative is not available for injection, lookup or EL resolution to classes or JSP/JSF pages in a module unless the module is a bean archive and the alternative is explicitly selected in that bean archive. An alternative is never available for injection, lookup or EL resolution in a module that is not a bean archive.

By default, a bean archive has no selected alternatives. An alternative must be explicitly declared using the <alternatives> element of the beans.xml file of the bean archive. The <alternatives> element contains a list of bean classes and stereotypes. An alternative is selected for the bean archive if either:

Gavin King, Pete Muir

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