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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RichFaces is an open source framework that greatly enhance JSF including lifecycle, validation, conversion facilities and management of static and dynamic resources. Create a folder that will house your project and run the this command in it:.

Using RichFaces with JSF 2

This is the content of the profile:. Adding Tutlrial libraries into the project. The available cities on the list narrow as you key more characters. As you can see you need 3 kind of libraries: Listing 4 is a modification of Listing 1 that includes the RichFaces namespace:. The minimum attributes required are modevalueand autocompleteMethod:.

In this tutorial we’ll see how to develop some rich pages using Eclipse Editor. Now run the application on Tomcat server and open it in your favourite browser by pointing it to “http: Click the Edit button to return to the input page. We will run the JSF application on Tomcat 6. Version 4 has introduced changed and additional defaults, and it’s worthwhile to check the documentation. Now you’re ready to see how to use RichFaces components.

Then you can import the project into Eclipse. The very first things necessary for an application are the libraries so add to your project the following libraries: I’ll begin with Accordion and Accordion Items see Figure 5.

In response, the RichFaces team embarked on an extensive rewrite for version 4. Accordion Items stack on top of one another; the actual content is shown when the bar for the item is clicked.


The AutoComplete component see Figure 3which replaces Suggestion Box, offers a way to show valid input selections without attempting that unworkable extreme. Notice that all components have a rich: Add some RichFaces component to the “index. The Calendar component see Figure 1 should be familiar; date selection was probably one of the earliest JavaScript enhancements to web pages.

I’ll cover the reason in the next section. This chapter describes all necessary actions and configurations that should be done for plugging the RichFaces components into a JSF appplication.

Notice that no programmer involvement with the generated JavaScript is necessary. The SelCtl class tells the component to use the lightgrey background color instead. It’s assumed that the readed is already familiar with JSF concepts. RichFaces components with built-in Ajax support and a highly customizable look-and-feel can be easily incorporated into JSF applications.

Read “RichFaces installing and configuration” article to find out how to integrate RichFaces and Trinidad and possible problems that may occur while launching the RichFaces sample on richfcaes JBoss server. Once you’ve made your entries, click the Submit button. Use the header attribute for the ttorial. My own application had several standard JSF drop-down lists that used the system color for the background.

Chapter 3. Getting Started with RichFaces

For migration, note that the dependencies have changed completely in version 4. In the example project, you’ll see that virtually all of the page code as opposed to markup is composed of EL rjchfaces for getters, setters, and method bindings. Registering RichFaces in web.

Following links might be useful for those who already use this IDE and RichFaces for developing applications and those who wish to improve their development process:.

You shouldn’t experience any issues in general from my setup and the minimums noted above. The field’s input is either keyed or selected from the drop-down list. Sign in or register to add and subscribe to comments.


Getting Started with RichFaces. With the introduction of version 4, Richfaces is now compatible with JSF 2 and includes simplifications and efficiencies you’ll appreciate. However, there are some things to keep in mind regarding the demo code:.

In the demo code, a list of cities beginning with A and J is created on initialization. For the demo, I used resource bundle text for the Info tab content, and Collapsible Panels for the Result tab content.

RichFaces Tutorial

In project JavaSource folder create a new managed bean with name user in demo package and paste there the following simple code:. The value and timeZone attributes are loaded using methods from a managed bean, which is defined in faces-config. I’ll start with a look at some necessary infrastructure usf for development with RichFaces.

Obviously, many other settings are available, but that’s about ttorial you need for basic Calendar functionality. If you’ve used RichFaces before version 4, I suggest that you view the two articles side by side.

In my project and included in the download WAR see Related topics for download sitesthe versions used are:. There’s one more piece that you’ll see in every application: If you are new to RichFaces and want to use it with JSF 2, read just this article although you may want to review the previous article’s resources.

I view that aspect as an understated Facelets feature. 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. Results are narrowed with each keystroke.