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Spring AOP After Throws Advice

In this tutorial you will learn about Spring After Throws Advice which executed when a method throws an exception

Throws Advice Example

This advice is executed when a method throws an exception. To implement throws advice you need to implement ThrowsAdvice Interface of import org.springframework.aop.ThrowsAdvice package.


public interface SimpleInterface {
	void simpleMethod();


public class SimpleInterfaceImpl implements SimpleInterface {
	public void simpleMethod() {
		System.out.println(" ******* This is SimpleMethod() of Class "
				+ this.getClass().getName() + " ******* ");
		throw new RuntimeException();


import java.lang.reflect.Method;

import org.aopalliance.intercept.MethodInterceptor;
import org.aopalliance.intercept.MethodInvocation;
import org.springframework.aop.ThrowsAdvice;

public class AfterThrowingAdviceExample implements ThrowsAdvice {
	public void afterThrowing(RuntimeException runtimeException) {
		System.out.println(" ******* Inside Throws Advice ******* ");



import org.springframework.context.ApplicationContext;

public class AfterThrowingAdviceTest {
	public static void main(String[] args) {

		ApplicationContext applicationContext = new FileSystemXmlApplicationContext(

		SimpleInterface simpleInterface = (SimpleInterface) applicationContext
		try {
		} catch (Exception e) {




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!-- Bean configuration -->
    <bean id="proxyBean"
        <property name="proxyInterfaces">
        <property name="target">
            <ref local="beanTarget" />
        <property name="interceptorNames">

    <!-- Bean Classes -->
    <bean id="beanTarget" class="" />

    <!-- Advisor pointcut definition for before advice -->
    <bean id="theTracingThrowsAdvisor"
        <property name="advice">
            <ref local="theTracingThrowsAdvice" />
        <property name="pattern">

    <!-- Advice classes -->
    <bean id="theTracingThrowsAdvice"
        class="" />


When you run this application it will display message as shown below:

******* This is SimpleMethod() of Class *******
******* Inside Throws Advice *******

Download this example code


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