Wednesday, December 16, 2009

JdkDynamicAopProxy ClassCastException

I am suddenly getting an error after some spring config was changed:

java.lang.ClassCastException: $Proxy47 cannot be cast to com.mycompany.MyConcreteClass

The code looks like this:
MyConcreteClass myClass = (MyConcreteClass) model.get("myClass");

I should add that MyConcreteClass was autoWired with spring elsewhere, and this setup used to work until something was changed in spring config.

This is happening because we are casting to the concrete implementation, what needs to be done is that the object needs to be cast to the interface:
MyInterface myClass = (MyInterface) model.get("myClass");

Also, the relevant spring configuration that causes this issue is:

<tx:annotation-driven manager="springTransactionManager" ></tx:annotation-driven>

In order for the proxy to not proxy the interfaces but concrete classes, you need to add the following attribute to the above directive: