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 dwRichFaces4Demo1 example application is minimal; its only real purpose is to demonstrate setup and usage of the selected components. The process of application creation described here is common and does not depend on used IDE.

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With the next step the user bean should be registered in faces-config. The Java code is virtually unchanged from that used in ” An ricufaces to RichFaces. If A is pressed, a sublist containing the cities starting with A is returned; J cities are handled in the same way.

Create standard JSF 1. The Pick List component lets you move and reorder the available items. The last three dependences add RichFaces libraries to the project. Clicking on the bar shows or hides the content, much like an Accordion with only one item. It consists of a bar and a content display, which can be any component see Figure 6.

Then you can import the project into Eclipse. You can just drop in the JARs and use it. RichFaces can seem initially overwhelming; the average component has more than 20 richfacee attributes, plus general attributes that can be overridden. There’s one more piece that you’ll see in every application: I’ll leave to your imagination how to use the data and components in a production application.


Click the Edit button to tuotrial to the input page. Only one item’s content ricufaces shown at a time. The available cities on the list narrow as you key more characters. In fact, that concern was a major reason I began investigating RichFaces and similar suites: You can use it at the view or form level. It’s assumed that the readed is already familiar with JSF concepts.

Now run the application on Tomcat server and open it in your favourite browser by pointing it to “http: Add following lines in web. It can be done like this:. The example again uses the resource bundle for the value, which defines the datePattern key as yyyy-MM-dd.

This follow-up article serves both as a guide for developers new to RichFaces and as an aid for migrating from previous versions to version 4. The browsers I used were Firefox 7. Maven Resource Dependency Plugin Reference article discusses plugin configuration and usage. The “RichFaces Greeter” application needs a managed bean.

The value and timeZone attributes are loaded using methods from a managed bean, which is defined in faces-config. You can click on the Accordion items on the left for basic component instructions. I use a font style element for consistent readability, and also jst show that RichFaces allows CSS flexibility.

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Although more complex projects may call for more complex expressions, in general Facelets makes it easy to keep Java code separate from your web page markup. The field’s input is either keyed or selected from the drop-down list.

As with the demo code, you’ll probably use lists containing String s most of the time. The getTimeZone method just returns java. I’ll start with a look at some necessary infrastructure elements for development with RichFaces. Related articles available on mastertheboss. RichFaces components with built-in Ajax support and a richfaxes customizable look-and-feel can be easily incorporated into JSF applications.


In version 4, Ajax functionality is often automatic or the default.

JavaServer Faces JSF 2, richfacrs incontains major changes and additions in many areas, including system events, resources, and standardization of both Facelets and Ajax handling see Related topics. After RichFaces libraries where added into the project it is necessary to register them in project web. Notice that for the richface it simple the input fields are not bound to any JSF Beans. To start with RichFaces in computer file system create new folder with name “RichFaces”, download and unzip the archive with binaries there.

If you are migrating from previous RichFaces versions, setting up the Calendar component for the functionality in the demo code is virtually identical in version 4.

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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. Add some RichFaces component to the “index. To learn more about Facelets, see Related topics. Accordion Items stack on top of one another; the actual content is shown when the bar for the item is clicked.

RichFaces uses the skins concept. The datePattern attribute wants a standard date pattern as defined by java. Integration of RichFaces into Maven Project. View image at full size. Comments Sign in or register to add and subscribe to comments. I have cases, for example, in which certain keystrokes can be ignored, so the method just returns, eliminating a trip to the database.