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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The AutoComplete functionality is similar to the familiar autocomplete components available in many desktop applications. If you’re willing to accept the defaults and don’t care about being explicit, you can dispense with them altogether. The the parameter org. Then you can import the project into Eclipse.

However, in richafces usage the components are not difficult to set up, with most attributes having reasonable defaults. Create a folder that will house your project and run the this command in it:.

Note that when you use JSF 2 with a Servlet 3. Maven Resource Dependency Plugin Reference article discusses plugin configuration and usage. It’s assumed that richfaxes readed is already tutorisl with JSF concepts.

Richfcaes use a font style element for consistent readability, and also to show that RichFaces allows CSS flexibility. A header attribute is used for each tab’s display name. The getTimeZone method just returns java. Obviously, many other settings are available, but that’s about all you need for basic Calendar functionality.

The project can be built for Eclipse IDE with mvn eclipse: The datePattern attribute wants a standard date pattern as defined by java. Listing 12 shows the demo project’s Collapsible Panel markup:. The minimum attributes required are modevalueand autocompleteMethod:. Use the header attribute for the title. I’ll cover tutoriao reason in the next section. The AutoComplete component see Figure 3which replaces Suggestion Box, offers a way to show valid input selections without attempting that unworkable extreme.


Prior to JSF 2, a javax. I’ll begin with Accordion and Accordion Items see Figure 5. RichFaces uses the skins concept. In version 4, Ajax functionality is often automatic or the default. Registering bean in faces-cofig.

Using RichFaces with JSF 2

JavaServer Faces JSF 2, released incontains major changes and additions in many areas, including system events, resources, and standardization of both Facelets ttorial Ajax handling see Related topics. The application is so minimal that no editing hutorial performed. Go to the folder with unzipped earlier RichFaces binary files and open lib folder. Point your browser to index. I prefer to be explicit. As you’ll see in this article, some component names have changed; other components have been removed and new ones added.

Using RichFaces with JSF 2

For migration, note that the dependencies have changed completely in version 4. If you need more background on these technologies, see Related topics for appropriate links. My own application had several standard JSF drop-down lists that used the system color for the background. If you’ve used RichFaces before version 4, I suggest that you view the two articles side by side.

This article has demonstrated only a few, but you should have gotten a feel for how things work under RichFaces, and seen several richfacss that could be useful in many applications. RichFaces is built on Ajax4jsf see Related topics.


Thanks to that foundation, any component can be Ajax enabled in several different ways. The field’s input is rrichfaces keyed or selected from the drop-down list. For Facelets you should add the following lines for tag library declaration:.

The expanded attribute determines whether the content is shown on first display. Accordion Items stack on top of one another; the actual content is shown when the bar for the item is clicked.

Notice that the switchType attribute makes a reappearance. The description relies on a simple JSF with RichFaces application creation process from downloading the libraries to running the application in a browser. View image at full size.

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The browsers I used were Firefox 7. Now tutorixl ready to see how to use RichFaces components. The “maven-archetype-jsfwebapp” archetype and the project itself require extra repositories to be provided, namely “http: You shouldn’t experience any issues in general from my ttuorial and the minimums noted above.

The idea here is that an Accordion is a container for Accordion Items. If you frequent forums and mailing lists, sooner or later you will see a question that asks how to handle downloading thousands or millions of entries to a drop-down list. Click the Edit button to return to the input page. Results are narrowed with each keystroke.

The “RichFaces Greeter” application needs a managed bean. Richfaces In this tutorial we will.