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From Adam Brod <>
Subject Re: wizard-style JSF application: looking for words of wisdom
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2006 15:28:32 GMT
Check out JBoss Seam or the Apache Shale project.  They are both JSF 
frameworks with support for widard-like flows.

Adam Brod
Product Development Team

"Henrik Bentel" <> wrote on 09/15/2006 11:22:56 AM:

> Hi
> I'm developing a JSF webapp which works like a 'wizard' where the user
> steps though
> several pages(or steps). The main navigation control are links like
> 'next', 'previous', and 'cancel'.  I've done a couple of these
> 'wizard'-style apps, each very different in structure.
> I'm looking for suggestions for what you've found to work well in this
> type of application.
> My previous 2 weak attempts of a wizard-style app is as follows.
> My first app has one managed bean for the entire wizard with all
> validation and wizard logic in that one bean(and supporting POJOs).
> Using one backing bean made it easier for reuse of page layout and
> navigation controls, and made it easy to skip steps dynamically at
> runtime. But it grew very large and not very pretty.
> My second app has one backing bean per 'step'. But I couldn't find an
> obvious way of reuse page layout and navigation controls across all
> the managed beans. So each page is bound to its own backing bean with
> 'next', 'previous' and 'cancel' action methods. And sometimes a
> backing bean had to know which page was the previous and the next
> step.
> Hope someone can help
> regards,
> Henrik

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