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Specifying the EclipseLink Runtime

In order to use EclipseLink MOXy as your JAXB implementation, you must identify the EclipseLink JAXBContextFactory in your jaxb.properties file.

  1. Create a text file named jaxb.properties, specifying EclipseLink's JAXBContextFactory as the factory used to build new JAXBContexts:
    javax.xml.bind.context.factory=org.eclipse.persistence.jaxb.JAXBContextFactory
  2. Copy the file to the same package (directory) in which your model classes reside.
  3. Use the standard JAXBContext.newInstance(Class... classesToBeBound) API to create a JAXBContext:
    JAXBContext jaxbContext = JAXBContext.newInstance(Customer.class);

Because you do not need to change any application code, you can easily switch between different JAXB implementations.


For more information on different ways to create a JAXBContext, see Bootstrapping.