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using same name for many buttons

 
Rauhl Roy
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Hi,

my application/module contains 5 jsps running in struts and in which i have around 10 buttons. i declared only one variable in formbean and used same name for most of the buttons. will it create any problemin real time using by client?.

I do not want to create getters and setters for each and every button.. so i have done like this.

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rahul.
 
Merrill Higginson
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It's fine to use the same property for multiple buttons. When the form is submitted, whatever is in the value attrubute of the <html:submit> tag will populate the property, so make sure you specify a different value for each button.
 
Rauhl Roy
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thank you very much for the prompt reply.

the module i am working on contains 5 jsp pages and all of them have next and back buttons and i have to use the same value name in order to show the name required according to the usertrequirement.

[ means, if first contains next, cancel buttons i have to use same names and my second jsp contais all three next, back, cancel and so on]
for cancel i used <html:cancel/><html:submit for both next and back in all pages>
can you please tell me, if i have to change some thing in my code.

rahul
[ June 21, 2007: Message edited by: Rauhl Roy ]
 
Merrill Higginson
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When I said you had to specify a different value for each button, I meant within the same JSP. There's no problem with having the same value in one JSP as that used in another JSP even if you're using the same form bean.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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