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When to use different ways to load config files in spring???

 
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Hi All,

I am new to Spring. I have query regarding the ways to load the config file in spring.

What is the difference between

ApplicationContext context = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext("AppConfig.xml");

And

Resource res = new ClassPathResource("spconfig.xml");
BeanFactory factory = new XmlBeanFactory(res);

Thanks
 
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BeanFactory should rarely if ever be used in application code with modern versions of Spring. If you are loading a context XML in a standalone Spring application then you should use the first approach.
 
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