1 Reply Latest reply on May 20, 2008 5:26 AM by Cavaignac sébastien

    DataTable as children in a rich:tree

    Cavaignac sébastien Newbie


      I would to display DataTable components as children in a richfaces tree instead of a simple string.

      Here is my code for the moment.

      But instead of displaying the dataTable, it displays the reference like "org.richfaces.component.html.HtmlDataTable@92a094"

      My JSP:

      <rich:tree style="width:300px" nodeSelectListener="#{SimpleTreeBean.processSelection}"

      reRender="selectedNode" ajaxSubmitSelection="true" switchType="client" icon="../../commun/Images/24.gif"

      value="#{SimpleTreeBean.treeNode}" var="item">

      <rich:treeNode type="simpleNode" >
      <rich:dataTable value="#{item.hdt}" />


      The class describing the tree:

      * License Agreement.
      * JBoss RichFaces - Ajax4jsf Component Library
      * Copyright (C) 2007 Exadel, Inc.
      * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
      * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
      * License version 2.1 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
      * This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
      * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
      * Lesser General Public License for more details.
      * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
      * License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
      * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

      package uai.bbeans;

      import java.io.IOException;
      import java.io.InputStream;
      import java.util.Properties;

      import javax.faces.FacesException;
      import javax.faces.context.ExternalContext;
      import javax.faces.context.FacesContext;

      import org.richfaces.component.TreeNode;
      import org.richfaces.component.TreeNodeImpl;
      import org.richfaces.component.UITree;
      import org.richfaces.component.events.NodeSelectedEvent;
      import org.richfaces.component.html.HtmlDataTable;

      public class SimpleTreeBean {

      private TreeNode rootNode = null;

      private String nodeTitle;

      private HtmlDataTable hdt;

      private static final String DATA_PATH = "../web/jsp/uai/simple-tree-data.properties";

      private void addNodes(String path, TreeNode node, Properties properties) {
      boolean end = false;
      int counter = 1;

      while (!end) {
      String key = path != null ? path + '.' + counter : String.valueOf(counter);

      String value = properties.getProperty(key);
      hdt = new HtmlDataTable();
      if (value != null) {
      TreeNodeImpl nodeImpl = new TreeNodeImpl();
      // HtmlDataTable hdt = nodeImpl.getHdt();
      // hdt.setBorder("3");
      // nodeImpl.setHdt(hdt);

      node.addChild(new Integer(counter), nodeImpl);

      addNodes(key, nodeImpl, properties);

      } else {
      end = true;

      private void loadTree() {
      FacesContext facesContext = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
      ExternalContext externalContext = facesContext.getExternalContext();
      InputStream dataStream = externalContext.getResourceAsStream(DATA_PATH);
      try {
      Properties properties = new Properties();

      rootNode = new TreeNodeImpl();
      addNodes(null, rootNode, properties);

      } catch (IOException e) {
      throw new FacesException(e.getMessage(), e);
      } finally {
      if (dataStream != null) {
      try {
      } catch (IOException e) {
      externalContext.log(e.getMessage(), e);

      public TreeNode getTreeNode() {
      if (rootNode == null) {

      return rootNode;

      public void processSelection(NodeSelectedEvent event) {
      UITree tree = (UITree) event.getComponent();
      nodeTitle = (String) tree.getRowData();

      public String getNodeTitle() {
      return nodeTitle;

      public void setNodeTitle(String nodeTitle) {
      this.nodeTitle = nodeTitle;


      My properties file:

      1=Daniel Defo
      1.1=Robinson Crusoe
      1.1.1=Start In Life
      1.1.2=Slavery And Escape
      1.1.3=Wrecked On A Desert Island
      1.1.4=First Weeks On The Island
      1.1.5=Builds A House - The Journal
      1.1.6=Ill And Conscience-Stricken
      1.1.7=Agricultural Experience
      1.1.8=Surveys His Position
      1.1.9=A Boat
      1.1.10=Tames Goats
      1.1.11=Finds Print Of Man's Foot On The Sand
      1.1.12=A Cave Retreat
      1.1.13=Wreck Of A Spanish Ship
      1.1.14=A Dream Realised
      1.1.15=Friday's Education