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what exactly is actionform

deepak carter
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Joined: Feb 19, 2011
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What exactly is a actionform...is a from with which the user interact?
Shankar Tanikella
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Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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Action form is somewhat a data transfer object used to collect the data from UI (done within the struts framework) and provide it in your Action Class and vise verse.
However, this turned to be one drawbacks in the Struts 1.x since most of the applications using struts (=>which follow the MVC model) already have similar domain objects to transfer data from action to data access layer (=>duplication and unnecessary code). This was not the case in Struts 2 (major of xwork). But I personally like it.


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