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Column class in prime faces

Janardhan Chowdary

Joined: May 21, 2012
Posts: 15

Hi Friends,

There is a class named with 'Column' in prime faces api.

Have any body used any methods like 'getWidth()', 'setWidth()' to customize the columns ?

Please let me know if you have any examples for the same.


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Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Usually a "getWidth/setWidth" on a JSF component won't work, because attributes such as "width" are set via EL expressions and therefore you have to setup a rather nasty - and mutable - EL processing environment to get the right data in. Just passing a simple number width value isn't enough.

So instead, you would usually be better off setting the width to a backing bean property like so:

Then instead of pushing the width into the component, the component will pull the width from the backing bean.

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Janardhan Chowdary

Joined: May 21, 2012
Posts: 15

Thanks dude!
I agree. Here's the link:
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