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Flex + Java + BlazeDS: Some instances already created on the server are unavailable from Flex

Jose Velas
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Hi Everyone.
Thank you for all the documentation, and the great forum.

I have a question about the Java Factory; I've read somewhere that: "... the JavaFactory will check if there is already an instance in the scope and return that. If the object is not available then it is instantiated ...", but I don't understand the expression "if the object is not available"?

I am having trouble to find and/or assign classes already instantiated (by another class) in the server, to a declared destination.

Here is the scenario:
I'm developing an application in Java:
  • J2EE.
  • I'm running it on a Tomcat 6 server
  • I'm using BlazeDS to communicate with Flex.
  • I'm using the RPC's Remoting Service (through RemoteObjects)

  • There are two java classes that handle Client (Flex) interaction, say ApplicationClass and UserApplicationClass:

  • ApplicationClass has a reference (attribute) to a UserApplicationClass instance
  • ApplicationClass should be the one and only entry point (although BlazeDS requires an empty constructor) to instantiate a UserApplicationClass;
  • UserApplicationClass is instantiated, right after the attribute User has been set on ApplicationClass.

  • //Java Code

    Up to here everything is fine:
    From the Flex client I am able to use ApplicationClass methods, set its User and get the UserApplicationClass attribute from ApplicationClass.

    But here is the problem:
    When I try to use any method of UserApplicationClass, It doesn't find the class already created on the server, but instead, it instantiates a brand new one (with all of its attributes set to null by using the default constructor).

    How could I assure that the destination points to a specified instance on the server, created by another class, and not instantiating a new one?

    // Flex Client Code

    Note: scope attribute (on remoting-config.xml) on both destinations is set to session.

    I hope I have been clear; I would really appreciate if you could help me.

    Thanks in advance,

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