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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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Working with tree and tree table components

A next generation web application component library would not be complete without at least one tree component, and the Trinidad framework is no exception in this case. Trinidad includes a powerful tree component that can be used to model hierarchical data such as a file system or a navigation menu. It also includes a tree table component that can be used to render detailed information about the elements in the tree.

Rendering a tree

The CoreTree component is a truly powerful JSF UI component that renders a rich, customizable tree element on the screen. This component includes built-in Ajax support that enables the tree to communicate with the server asynchronously when the user opens and closes tree nodes without any additional configuration. This component is rendered using the<tr:tree> tag and has a value attribute that expects a TreeModel object. In this example, we bind the tree component to a ChildPropertyTreeModel object, a specialized...