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 example application uses Ajax capabilities for the AutoComplete and Collapsible Panel components.

However, in typical usage the components are not difficult to set up, with most attributes having reasonable defaults. The good news about the entries in Listings 2 and 3 is that they are virtually the same in all of your applications and essentially boilerplate code. Notice that no programmer involvement with the generated JavaScript is necessary.

Listing 12 shows the demo project’s Collapsible Panel markup:. For the demo, I used resource bundle text for the Info tab content, and Collapsible Panels for the Result tab content. Now go to “jsf-app” folder, it contains a project descriptor pom. The browsers I used were Firefox 7. Notice that for the keeping it simple the input fields are not bound to any JSF Beans.


The project can be built for Eclipse IDE with mvn eclipse: I have cases, for example, in which certain keystrokes can be ignored, so the method just returns, eliminating a trip to the database.

Richfaces datatable example Richfaces datatable example The Datatable is used to show.

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Although this evolution was welcome in general, an unfortunate and significant side-effect is that virtually all rich component frameworks written for JSF 1. This is the content of the profile:. The dwRichFaces4Demo1 example application richfacex minimal; its only real purpose is to demonstrate setup and usage of the selected components.

Only one item’s content is shown at a time.

In my production application, the results came from a limited database set, which is probably most typical. Notice that all components have a rich: The datePattern attribute wants a standard date pattern as defined by java. Add some RichFaces component to the “index.

Listing 8 demonstrates that it is also easier to use than you might initially think:.

Using RichFaces with JSF 2

In the demo code, as usual, the header value is pulled from the resource bundle. If you are familiar with the data, you can usually take steps in the method to optimize results.

Version 4 has introduced changed and additional defaults, and it’s worthwhile to check the documentation. If you need more background on these technologies, see Related topics for appropriate links. You shouldn’t experience any issues in general from my setup and the minimums noted above.


I’ll leave to your imagination how to use the data and components in a production application. RichFaces uses the skins concept. The AutoComplete functionality is similar to the familiar autocomplete components available in many desktop applications. One major disappointment in the 4.

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Now you’re ready to see how to use RichFaces components. Listing 4 jst a modification of Listing 1 that includes the RichFaces namespace:. Then you can import the project into Eclipse.

View image at full size. The last three dependences add RichFaces libraries to the project. Getting Started with RichFaces.

To make it easier to compare version differences, I’ve used the same section headers in both. Sign in or register to add and subscribe to comments.

We will run the JSF application on Tomcat 6. This article has demonstrated only a few, but you should have gotten a feel for how things work richfacrs RichFaces, and seen several components that could be useful in many applications. I prefer to be explicit.