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The core plug-in that adds methods and beans that other plug-ins rely upon


This plug-in deals with setting up Grails to use Spring MVC at its core to deal with web requests. The plug-in sets up the GrailsDispatcherServlet and necessary Spring beans (see below) for controllers, tag libraries and Groovy Server Pages (GSP)

Configured Spring Beans:

  • classLoader - A bean that refers to the GroovyClassLoader used to load this GrailsApplication
  • classEditor - A PropertyEditor that allows conversion of String's to classes using the classLoader bean
  • customEditors - An instance of org.springframework.beans.factory.config.CustomEditorConfigurer, that uses allows the classEditor bean to be used as a PropertyEditor