RichFaces Tutorial with features, configuration, architecture, a4j:log, a4j:ajax, learning Richfaces, you must have the basic knowledge of Basic Java and JSF. The next-generation JSF component framework by JBoss! The RichFaces project is an advanced UI component framework for easily integrating Ajax. The description relies on a simple JSF with RichFaces application creation process from “RichFaces Toolkit for developing Web application” video tutorial.
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Go to the folder with unzipped earlier RichFaces binary files and open lib folder. The example application uses Ajax capabilities for the AutoComplete and Collapsible Panel components. Listing 12 shows the demo project’s Collapsible Panel markup:.
This entry is no longer required, because Facelets is now the default VDL. Adding RichFaces libraries into the project.
Using RichFaces with JSF 2
The browsers I used were Firefox 7. The SelCtl class tells the component to use the lightgrey background color instead. The Java code is virtually unchanged from that used in ” An introduction to RichFaces. So at first download Richfaces from JBoss site:. Note that when you use JSF 2 with a Servlet 3. Listing 8 demonstrates that it is also easier to use than you might initially think:.
The AutoComplete component see Figure 3which replaces Suggestion Box, offers a way to show valid input selections without attempting that unworkable extreme.
Using RichFaces with JSF 2
Maven Resource Dependency Plugin Reference article discusses plugin configuration and usage. There’s one more piece that you’ll see in every application: Listing 10 shows the markup for the AutoComplete component.
In my production application, richfacfs results came from a limited database set, which is probably most typical.
The application is so minimal that no editing is performed. You can use it at the view or form level. Now you’re ready to see how to use RichFaces components. Clicking on the bar shows or hides the content, much like an Accordion with only one item. The available cities on the list narrow as you key more characters.
Point your browser to index. Registering RichFaces in web. Collapsible Eichfaces is a version 4. I view that aspect as an understated Facelets feature.
Use the header attribute for the title. Version 4 has introduced changed and additional defaults, and it’s worthwhile to check the documentation. In tutoril tutorial we’ll see how to develop some rich pages using Eclipse Editor. It consists of a bar and a content display, which can be any component see Figure 6.
Following links might be useful tutoiral those who already use this IDE and RichFaces for developing applications and those who wish to improve their development process:. Related articles available on mastertheboss.
The minimum attributes required are modevalueand autocompleteMethod:. Now run the application on Tomcat server and open it in your favourite browser by pointing it to “http: List classes containing any type of object. The project can be built for Eclipse IDE with mvn eclipse: To start with RichFaces in computer file system create new folder with name “RichFaces”, download and unzip the archive with binaries there.
I have cases, for example, in which certain keystrokes can be ignored, so the method just returns, eliminating a trip to the database. I prefer to be explicit.
After RichFaces libraries where added into the project it is necessary to register them in project web. I prefer keeping things as clean and straightforward as possible. In project JavaSource folder create a new managed bean with name user in demo package and paste there the following simple code:.