troubleshooting Question

Understanding @ResponseBody annotation

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Rohit BajajFlag for India asked on
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HI,
In my web application i have a method like :
@RequestMapping(value = "/api/users/create", method = RequestMethod.POST)
    @ResponseBody
    public APIPOSTResponse userAdd(@RequestBody User user) {
        if (user != null) {
            return userService.addUser(user);
        }
        return new APIPOSTResponse(false, "Couldn't add user at this time");
    }
Now when i hit this post url with json data it returns me a json.
Although i have just specified here @ResponseBody annotation and nowhere in the controller or the APIPOSTResponse class have i mentioned json etc. This is my custom class.
How did spring automatically converted it to json .
Is it because the request was sent in json ?

Thanks
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