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Invoking method with param

Rami Hailat

Joined: Nov 26, 2008
Posts: 20
Peace for you Rancheres,

i want to call a method on my backing bean with parameter, i believe that JSF does not support this, but i want to ask if richfaces do, please help.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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No compliant JSF system does.

You can, however, define parameters that will be passed as part of the request submit, and IIRC, that's just a matter of putting <f:param> children under an <h:commandButton> (or commandLink) and can be done with core JSF.

Getting the parameter itself in the action processor means having to dig into internal structures in a way that generally means you're not using JSF the way it was designed for. Use of parameters in well-designed JSF apps isn't unknown, but it's not all that common, since the backing beans and datamodels cover the most common situations without the need to get that complicated.

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