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 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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import java.lang.ref.WeakReference;

import javax.servlet.ServletContext;
import javax.servlet.ServletContextEvent;
import javax.servlet.ServletContextListener;

 * As of Guice 2.0 you can still use (your subclasses of) {@code GuiceServletContextListener}
 * class as a logical place to create and configure your injector. This will ensure the injector
 * is created when the web application is deployed.
 * @author Kevin Bourrillion (
 * @since 2.0
public abstract class GuiceServletContextListener
    implements ServletContextListener {

  static final String INJECTOR_NAME = Injector.class.getName();

  public void contextInitialized(ServletContextEvent servletContextEvent) {
    final ServletContext servletContext = servletContextEvent.getServletContext();

    // Set the Servletcontext early for those people who are using this class.
    // NOTE(dhanji): This use of the servletContext is deprecated.
    GuiceFilter.servletContext = new WeakReference<ServletContext>(servletContext);

    Injector injector = getInjector();
    servletContext.setAttribute(INJECTOR_NAME, injector);

  public void contextDestroyed(ServletContextEvent servletContextEvent) {
    ServletContext servletContext = servletContextEvent.getServletContext();

   * Override this method to create (or otherwise obtain a reference to) your
   * injector.
  protected abstract Injector getInjector();

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