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Dynamic UI generation problem while opening popup

vinod perla
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Hello All,

I am working on JSF since 2 months . I have a need in project such that if I open a popup calling the same JSP again , I need to generate the components as per the condition and store the values and close the window . This is just an sample , truly speaking I need to generate many components in popup while calling the same JSP. The Problem I am facing now is , I can see the same Parent window components when I open the popup.Its not showing the new PanelGrid. From Parent window to nth popup window , we are going to store values in Same object in sessionScope.

Can some one help me in fixing this issue . As I am stuck at work to proceed further.

The Below is just a sample of my application scenario.

Code :


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<%-- jsf:pagecode language="java" location="/src/pagecode/pages/ToTest.java" --%><%-- /jsf:pagecode --%>
<%@taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsf/html" prefix="h"%>
<%@taglib uri="http://www.ibm.com/jsf/html_extended" prefix="hx"%>
<%@taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsf/core" prefix="f"%>
<%@page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Rational Application Developer">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../theme/stylesheet.css"

<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
<hx:scriptCollector id="scriptCollector1">
<h:form id="DynamicUIform" styleClass="form" >

<h:panelGrid binding="#{pc_ToTest.htmlPanelGrid}"



ToTest.java ( Backing Bean)


public class ToTest extends PageCodeBase {

public HtmlPanelGrid htmlPanelGrid = null;

protected HtmlForm DynamicUIform;

private FacesContext facesContext = null;

private Application application = null;

protected HtmlScriptCollector scriptCollector1;

protected HtmlCommandExButton button1;

public HtmlPanelGrid gethtmlPanelGrid() {
//if (htmlPanelGrid == null) {
//htmlPanelGrid = new HtmlPanelGrid();
//System.out.println("new html object created");
htmlPanelGrid = new HtmlPanelGrid();
System.out.println("called gethtml method of Totest"+ htmlPanelGrid);
return htmlPanelGrid;

public void sethtmlPanelGrid(HtmlPanelGrid htmlPanelGridd) {
System.out.println("Called sethtmlPanelGrid of totest.");

this.htmlPanelGrid = gethtmlPanelGrid();
//this.htmlPanelGrid = htmlPanelGridd;

System.out.println("Finished sethtmlPanelGrid of to test." +htmlPanelGrid);

public void testComponent() {
String testing=" ";
System.out.println("entered test component method");
Application application = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance()
facesContext = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();

System.out.println("entered try block");
testing = (String) facesContext.getExternalContext()
System.out.println("Testing "+ testing );
}catch(Exception e){

this.getSessionScope().put("Reference", new Reference());
System.out.println("created Reference obj in session");

System.out.println("already Reference in session");

System.out.println("Choice is "+choice);

if ( testing !=null && testing.equals("one")){

HtmlOutputLabel arrestType = new HtmlOutputLabel();
HtmlInputText htmlInputText = new HtmlInputText();
ValueBinding InenameBinding = application
IntegerConverter conv = new IntegerConverter();
htmlInputText.setValueBinding("value", InenameBinding);
System.out.println("executed if block");


HtmlOutputLabel officerId = new HtmlOutputLabel();
HtmlInputText htmlInputText1 = new HtmlInputText();
ValueBinding lnameBinding = application

htmlInputText1.setValueBinding("value", lnameBinding);
System.out.println("executed else block");

HtmlCommandButton submitButton = new HtmlCommandButton();
submitButton.setValue("Submit Button");
MethodBinding submitButtonBinding = application.createMethodBinding(
"#{pc_ToTest.doSubmitTest}", null);

String javaScriptText = "window.open('"
+ "ToTest.faces"
+ "?sessionPath="
+ "one"+ "', '\', 'status=1,width=750,height=450,scrollbars=yes,resizable=no,modal=yes');return false;";
HtmlCommandButton submitButton1 = new HtmlCommandButton();
submitButton1.setValue("Popup window ");

System.out.println("end of test component method");

public String doSubmitTest() {

System.out.println("From method getSubmitTest");

// System.out.println("page level"+ pageLevel);
return "testpage";


Venkat Sadasivam
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I have a few questions.

a) Why don't you use different JSF files for main window and parent window?
b) Are you using "client" mode of state saving?
vinod perla
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Hi Venkat,

My Application Scenario is like this . We use reflection part to get the fields in the java class. If we have a Object reference/Collections in the class, we are providing a button such that if the user clicks the button , it will display the popup to get the input for the fields in the Object/collection. If it again has a Object reference/collection again popup on top of the popup .

So its a kind of tool like GUI which works out for Insert operation for 20 services . So we are not sure how many jsp's we require at runtime. thats why we are trying to use the same page . Once after getting the full object from the GUI , we will call the data service layer for DB operations . From all the windows( parent &childs) I am saving data to only one object in sessionScope.

Secondly, the "client" mode of state saving you mean is setTransient(true) right ? If I use setTransient is true , then I am unable to bind the components to the object in sessionScope.

I really appreciate your time in this . I am stuck at work now , due to this . I knew the application performance will be too low . But this app we use internally for testing purpose.

Waiting for response. Thanks in advance.

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