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Using inheritance for managed beans

Luke Murphy
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Joined: May 12, 2010
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HI,
Is it considered bad or good practise to have managed beans inheriting from each other?

For example, I have a lot of similar backing beans.
I would like to factor out the commonality into a base backing bean.
I see no reason why I shouldn't do this,

Any tips or comments?

Thanks.
Ilari Moilanen
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Joined: Apr 15, 2008
Posts: 198
I have a "BaseBean" that all my managed beans inherit from. The BaseBean itself is of course not a managed bean since I do not need it as one. And I have observed no problems whatsoever with this structure

EDIT: Now that I think about it I am no longer sure if I have a managed bean annotation in my base bean. At least I have managedPropertys inside it. I will check tomorrow. BTW I use JSF 2
Tim Holloway
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I have several apps that employ inheritance, both on managed beans and on domain model beans. No real problem as long as I mark the base bean to indicate any managed properties it may have.

The worst of my offenses are being committed in JSF2, but I'm pretty sure JSF1 supported inheritance too. I may even have some and just forgot about them.


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Ilari Moilanen
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Yep, no @ManagedBean annotation in my "BaseBean" as I thought.
 
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