Despite the funny name, it is really one nice Madvoc component. It searches the class path for all classes which names ends with Action suffixes. Each such class will be loaded and introspected to determine if it represents valid Madvoc entity and then, if so, registered into the web application.

Action class must have @MadvocAction annotation in order to be registered this way. All public methods of the action class annotated with @Action are registered as action methods. Similarly, result class must be a subclass of ActionResult to be registered as a result type handler.

By default, complete class path is scanned, including the content of almost all JAR files (java runtime libraries are excluded). To speed up the search (although usually not a big issue) and to resolve potential access issues, it is possible to narrow the search just to important jars or paths.

Important thing to understand is that this is just one way how Madvoc may be configured. You can simply ignore the magic and performan manual registration of the actions.

Madvoc parameters

Madvoc components may be configured by madvoc.props - file with parameters. Parameter names actually represents the path in internal container up to desired bean property that has to be setup. All registered components may be configured this way.


Web components are configured by their full class name: