Rob Ivan wrote:Hi, Srini.
Thank you for responding. I was working on a web UI navigation based workflow like Spring WebFlow framework. I wanted to walk a UI user through a specific set of steps to build up an advertisement or flyer that they could then print out.
Yes, Roo does not quite deal with WebFlow completely out of the box - for example, the way webflow handles buttons and transitions is not matched by the current forms and buttons. The setup simply does the bare minimum to set up web flow, but doesn't integrate it into the whole ITD and scaffold world.
I had a draft chapter on this in roo in action, but it got low interest in the reviews and so ended up being replaced by more compelling content (the second add-on chapter, etc) and so we could keep to a reasonable # of pages.
So, I have some good material I want to put out and am planning on releasing. I have to finalize the location but I'll have to make a note and include a post here to announce it once it is online.
- you can't use scaffolds with web flow
- you pretty much use web flow the same way you do in Spring itself, since you're on a Spring app
- you have to either go rogue and use the Spring MVC spring: and form: tags or create a few of your own (that's what I did in the chapter).
I'll try to get that content out in a month or so, I'm just cleaning up some other things right now.