0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2009 5:04 PM by Jochen Mueller

    Using custom and global images within skins

    Jochen Mueller Newbie

      Hi there!

      I've a little question about using images in different skins.

      For my web app I created a custom skin via the cdk and maven for each of my customer (it was not enough to customize the skin.properties file).
      And when a user loggs in, the web app automatically changes its LnF to the suitable skin for the customer to wich the user belongs.

      This is done with the following configuration entry:

      <context-param>
       <param-name>org.richfaces.SKIN</param-name>
       <param-value>#{skinBean.skin}</param-value>
      </context-param>
      


      Up to this point everything works and is just fine.

      Now I want to do the following:
      I would like to provide a set of default images that will be used for the application independent of a selected customer skin. But if a customer has a special image then this image shall be used.

      At the moment the images are located within my web app outside the skin jars (where foo.gif is the same image!):
      WebContent
       |- app
       | |- images
       | | |- customer_X
       | | | |- foo.gif
       | | | |- bar1.gif
       | | |- customer_Y
       | | |- foo.gif
       | | | |- bar2.gif
       | |- main.xhtml
       |- WEB-INF
      


      To reduce the number of redundant images I would like to have the same cascading technique with images as we have with resource bundles and locales... (lang_en.properties; lang_en_US.properties; lang_en_US_variant.properties)

      Something like:
      WebContent
       |- app
       | |- images
       | | |- common
       | | | |- foo.gif
       | | |- customer_X
       | | | |- bar1.gif
       | | |- customer_Y
       | | | |- bar2.gif
       | |- main.xhtml
       |- WEB-INF
      


      My Questions:
      1. Is this possible?
      2. Where should the images be located in the web app? In "WEB-INF/classes/" or is the existing location stated above OK?
      3. Or do I have to pack the complete set of images into each skin-jar rather than deploying them outside?

      Thanks for your help!
      Kind regards!