In my backing bean can I retrieve and manipulate the properties of a UI component?
For example, I have a datatable who's default value is set to null. On the postback, I want a combobox's ValueChangeEvent handler to get an instance of the datatable, and change it's value property with a bean method that will populate the table (this may be the wrong way, but I am trying to work around JSF's lack of postback handling -arrrgh!). I thought that if I got the current facesContext, and then got the application, that I should be able to get an instance of a component. But it appears that I can only create components using this technique.
I tried the following: FacesContext facesContext = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance(); facesContext.getApplication().???