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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Panel components

The JBoss RichFaces library includes a number of useful components for rendering panels in our views. Using panels is a nice way to organize visual elements in our user interface.

Creating a basic panel

The RichFaces<rich:panel> tag renders a basic panel component that can be used to group related controls or information together with a descriptive header. The<rich:panel> tag supports a header facet that defines the text to be rendered in the panel header.

<f:facet name="header">
<h:outputText value="Panel Header" />
<h:outputText value="Panel content here." />

Rendering a panel bar

RichFaces also provides the<rich:panelBar> tag that renders a panel bar component as a group of panels organized into a vertical layout. Each panel in the panel bar arrangement has a clickable header that toggles the panel between an expanded and collapsed state. The<rich:panelBar> tag renders nested...