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Buddhika Ariyaratne
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I will be grateful to someone who can tell me a JSF library which allows me to add windows within the webpage with maximize , minimize and restore buttons, which can be moved and zorder can be changed by the user, like in a MDI windows application. Thanks in advance.
 
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Welcome to the JavaRanch, Buddhika!

Wow. MDI kind of went out of style a long time ago. I did some Googling, and didn't turn up much.

For basic resizable multi-pane windows, the CSS DIV in conjunction with Facelets suffices.

However, full MDI, with a free-form workspace would require a lot of work, and since, like I said, MDI isn't really all that popular anymore, you'd probably have to do most of the work itself.

About the closest thing to an MDI look-and-feel in J2Ee you'd get without significant work would be to set up a portal where the various panes would be backed by J2EE portlets. LifeRay is a popular portal server, and we have a forum for portals here on the Ranch. You can write portlets using a number of different frameworks, including JSF.
 
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Thank you very much for the detailed answer. I will try and post a feedback after attempting.
 
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