Tutorial :Dynamically add the component in JSF?


In my application the component has to change dynamically. I am having a Datatable in that i am having two column, first is a <h:selectoneMenu> in the menu i am having two data(the data are 1 and 2) if 1 is selected then a <h:inputText> should appear and if 2 is selected <h:selectoneMenu> should appear. Need help to do this?


   <h:selectOneMenu id="menu" value="#{sample.data}" rendered="true" valueChangeListener="#{sample.change}">      <f:selectItem itemLabel="Data" itemValue=""/>      <f:selectItems value="#{sample.list1}"/>              <a4j:support event="onchange" reRender="text" />  </h:selectOneMenu>  <h:inputText id="text" value="#{sample.input}" rendered="#{sample.status}" />  

My Manged Bean Class

public class Sample {  private Boolean status;          //Getter & Setter  private List<SelectItem> list1;  //Setter  private String input;            //Getter & Setter  private String data;             //Getter & Setter    public void change(ValueChangeEvent event){  System.out.println((String)event.getNewValue());  if(((String)event.getNewValue()).equals("value1")){      status=true;  }  else if(((String)event.getNewValue()).equals("value2")){      status=false;  }  }  public Boolean getStatus(){  if(status==null){      status=true;  }  return status;  }  public List<SelectItem> getList1() {  if(list1==null) {  list1 = new ArrayList<SelectItem>();  list1.add(new SelectItem("value1", "label1"));  list1.add(new SelectItem("value2", "label2"));  }  return list1;  }  }  


My advice would be: do not add/remove component dynamically. Solve your problem another way:

  • Toggle visibility of components
  • Rebind the data belonging to a component

Adding/removing component dynamically is always a source of trouble and chances are that you can do it another way much simpler.

In your case, playing with the visibility using rendered attribute should be enough.


Let's say you have something like this

<h:selectoneMenu id="selectOne" rendered="#{myBean.selectOneRendered}">  <h:inputText id="input" rendered="#{!myBean.selectOneRendered}">  

You have both the components in your jsp page. Once you reload the jsp the rendered prorpertie will be checked.

in your myBean you must to have something like this

public boolean isSelectOneRendered(){   boolean rendered;   //Do something here   return rendered;  }  

if the result is true then the selectOne will be rendered and the input will not and the other way round.

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