1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 28, 2012 11:10 AM by Sergey Morenets

    rich:tree compatibility issue with Spring Web Flow

    Sergey Morenets Novice

      Hi, guys


      I'm working with the following environment: Spring Web Flow 2.3.1, JSF 2.1, RichFaces 4.2.2

      The next case worked in RF 3.x but apparently doesn't work in RF 4.x.


      I have a Spring Web Flow variable let's called treeBean.


      <var name="treeBean" class="org.test.TreeBean" />


      and a tree based upon it(simplified variant).


      <rich:tree toggleType="client"
      value="#{treeBean.root}" var="item">
      <h:outputText value="#{item.text}" />


      The root node is populated with items before view is rendered. However tree is empty upong rendering.

      If I remove SWF variable and put @ManagedBean annotation on TreeBean class everything works fine.


      public class TreeBean implements Serializable {

          private DataTreeNode root;


          public TreeBean() {

              root = new DataTreeNodeImpl("aa");

              root.addChild("test", new DataTreeNodeImpl("test2"));



          public DataTreeNode getRoot() {

              return root;



          public void setRoot(DataTreeNode root) {

              this.root = root;




      The investigation showed that issue probably occured because regular serialization-deserialization clears the children of the root.

      That didn't happen in ManagedBean case(where serialization is not needed).


      Please advise on the issue.