Spring CustomEditorConfigurer, Spring Custom Editor

In this tutorial you will learn about Spring CustomEditorConfigurer.


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Spring CustomEditorConfigurer, Spring Custom Editor


In this tutorial you will learn about Spring CustomEditorConfigurer.

Spring CustomEditorConfigurer

Passing a date format in the bean property is not allowed and in order to do so you need to register the CustomDateEditor in CustomEditorConfigurer first so that it will convert the bean properties which type is java.util.Date


package spring.date.property;

import java.util.Date;

public class Employee {

	private Date joiningDate;
	private String name;

	public Date getJoiningDate() {
		return joiningDate;

	public void setJoiningDate(Date joiningDate) {
		this.joiningDate = joiningDate;

	public String getName() {
		return name;

	public void setName(String name) {
		this.name = name;



package spring.date.property;

import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;
import org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext;

public class AppMain {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext(
				new String[] { "context.xml" });
		Employee emp = (Employee) context.getBean("bean1");


<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"

  <bean id="dateEditor"

      <bean class="java.text.SimpleDateFormat">
        <constructor-arg value="yyyy-MM-dd" />
    <constructor-arg value="true" />

  <bean class="org.springframework.beans.factory.config.CustomEditorConfigurer">
    <property name="customEditors">
        <entry key="java.util.Date">
          <ref local="dateEditor" />

  <bean id="bean1" class="spring.date.property.Employee">
    <property name="name" value="Rakesh" />
    <property name="joiningDate" value="2010-01-30" />


When you run this application it will display message as shown below:

Sat Jan 30 00:00:00 GMT+05:30 2010

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