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Gradle AspectJ plugin


Either build this project yourself, and include the .jar in your buildscript dependencies, or use our Maven repo. The plugin is applied using apply plugin: 'aspectj'. The version of AspectJ to use can be defined using either ext.aspectjVersion, or the aspectj extension's version attribute. If the AspectJ version is not set, version 1.8.12 is used as the default.

Something like this:

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven {
            url ""

    dependencies {
        classpath "nl.eveoh:gradle-aspectj:2.0"

repositories {

apply plugin: 'aspectj'

// Optionally
project.ext {
    aspectjVersion = '1.8.12'
// Or
aspectj {
    version = '1.8.12'

Note that version 2.0+ is only compatible with Gradle 4+. Use version 1.6 for earlier Gradle versions.

Use the aspectpath, ajInpath, testAspectpath and testAjInpath to specify external aspects or external code to weave:

dependencies {
    aspectpath "org.springframework:spring-aspects:${springVersion}"

By default, xlint: ignore is used. Specify a different value for the xlint variable of the compileAspect or compileTestAspect task to show AspectJ warnings:

compileAspect {
    xlint = 'warning'

It is possible to specify a different value for the maxmem variable of the compileAspect or compileTestAspect task to increase or decrease the max heap size:

compileAspect {
    maxmem = '1024m'

To specify additional ajc arguments, you can use additionalAjcArgs. If xlint or maxmem are also specified in additionalAjcArgs, the values in additionalAjcArgs will take precedence. For example, to preserve debug symbols,

compileAspect {
     additionalAjcArgs = ['debug' : '', 'X' : 'noInline', 'preserveAllLocals' : '']

See for an example project, contributed by Jason Zwolak.


We do not use this code any longer and this repository has been archived. Feel free to fork to make your own changes.


The project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. Most/all of the code originated from the Spring Security project and was created by Luke Taylor and Rob Winch. See LICENSE for details.

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