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JSF 1.2 Components

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JSF 1.2 Components


Overview of this book

Today's web developers need powerful tools to deliver richer, faster, and smoother web experiences. JavaServer Faces includes powerful, feature-rich, Ajax-enabled UI components that provide all the functionality needed to build web applications in a Web 2.0 world. It's the perfect way to build rich, interactive, and "Web 2.0-style" Java web apps. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the most popular JSF components available today and demonstrate step-by-step how to build increasingly sophisticated JSF user interfaces with standard JSF, Facelets, Apache Tomahawk/Trinidad, ICEfaces, JBoss Seam, JBoss RichFaces/Ajax4jsf, and JSF 2.0 components. JSF 1.2 Components is both an excellent starting point for new JSF developers, and a great reference and “how to” guide for experienced JSF professionals. This book progresses logically from an introduction to standard JSF HTML, and JSF Core components to advanced JSF UI development. As you move through the book, you will learn how to build composite views using Facelets tags, implement common web development tasks using Tomahawk components, and add Ajax capabilities to your JSF user interface with ICEfaces components. You will also learn how to solve the complex web application development challenges with the JBoss Seam framework. At the end of the book, you will be introduced to the new and up-coming JSF component libraries that will provide a road map of the future JSF technologies.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
JSF 1.2 Components
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Receiving input from the user

The Trinidad framework introduces a rich, innovative, and intuitive set of UI components for receiving input from users. Trinidad provides components for receiving color information, date/time values, numeric input, and text from users. These components can be used to enhance the usability and appeal of an existing JSF application.

Rendering a color picker

Handling color selection can be a challenging task for web applications. The CoreInputColor component simplifies color selection in our user interface by providing an intuitive control for specifying color information.

The Trinidad framework provides the<tr:inputColor> tag to handle color selection in a JSF application. The<tr:inputColor> tag can be used in several ways. We will look at two examples of how to use this tag: one that involves a pop-up color chooser dialog, and one that renders a color selection palette on the same page.

In the first example, we use the<tr:inputColor> tag to...