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From "Yaron Spektor" <yaron.spek...@b6systems.com>
Subject RE: accessing static fields and methods via EL
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2006 20:21:56 GMT
I am not sure this is what you mean but you can try using a field in
your managed bean for example:
String address;

And then in the getter do:
String getAddress(){
	return myMap.getAddress();
}
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Bischoff [mailto:jbischoff@klkurz.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 11:07 AM
To: MyFaces Discussion
Subject: Re: accessing static fields and methods via EL

Madhav,

Well generally I make an accessor method in my managed bean when I need 
to provide EL access to static fields like this. However, I have not 
tried using this in combination with a Map, so I don't know if that will

complicate things for you.

Regards,

Jeff Bischoff
Kenneth L Kurz & Associates, Inc.

Madhav Bhargava wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> 
> 
> 
> As per the documentation EL in its current form does not support
access
> to static fields and methods. I have a scenario for static field
usage:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I have the following Map:
> 
> Key - SomeClass.PUBLIC_STATIC_CONSTANT
> 
> Value - Object
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Let us take an example:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Address class -
> 
> 
> 2 public static constants are declared:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 1. public static final String PRIMARY_ADDRESS = "primary_address";
> 
> 2. public static final String SECONDARY_ADDRESS = "secondary_address";
> 
> 
> 
> 
> For a person a Map is maintained containing addresses. The key for
this
> map is either of the constants mentioned above. I could only find one
> way to access the city attribute of a primary address:
> 
> #{someManagedBean.addresses['primary_address'].city} - I had to
provide
> the value stored against the constant field - which means hard coding,
> which in all means I wanted to avoid.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I encountered a sourceforge project which extends the current EL -
> http://el-functors.sourceforge.net/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Are there plans to make this an integral part of EL?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> madhav
> 
> 
> 
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