1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 23, 2013 2:28 PM by Brian Leathem

    rich:menuItem  + rich:popupPanel : How to ?

    John K Newbie

      Hi !

      I have found out one interesting feature, I'm not sure that this is a bug .

      Let's look at two pieces of code  :

       

      <a4j:commandLink actionListener="#{ someBean.someMethod() }"  render="somePanel_Id" oncomplete="#{rich:component('myPopupPanel_Id')}.show(); return false;">

             <h:outputText value=" Click Me ! ) " />

      </a4j:commandLink>

       

           VS.

       

      <rich:dropDownMenu>

           <rich:menuItem >

               <a4j:commandLink actionListener="#{ someBean.someMethod() }"  render="somePanel_Id" oncomplete="#{rich:component('myPopupPanel_Id')}.show(); return false;" >

                  <h:outputText value=" Click Me ! ) " />

              </a4j:commandLink>

         </rich:menuItem>

      </rich:dropDownMenu>

       

      In the first case, I know that I'll have the next sequence of actions :

      someMethod() invocation (I can init some resources in that method, for instance)  --> after that -->  My_PopupPanel  will be opened !

       

      But in the second case, my actionListener will be invoked and that's all ))) or I'll get some error if I change submitMode for rich:menuItem .

       

      I thought that in both cases we will have html output - <a href=""  ....> tag (because either of these components have actoinListener , action, oncomplete, etc., so I supposed these components should have similar behaviour), but

      I was wrong. It seems like their behaviours are different. So I don't know how to call popup window (rich:popupPanel) from rich:dropDownMenu = )

       

      I have created the following workaround that works for me :

       

      <a4j:jsFunction name="openMyPopupFunc" actionListener="#{ someBean.someMethod() }"

                render="some_Component_Id" oncomplete="#{rich:component('myPopup_Id')}.show(); return false;" />

       

      then

       

      <rich:menuItem submitMode="none" onclick="openMyPopupFunc(); return false;">

                                                        <h:outputText value=" Click Me !) " />

      </rich:menuItem>


      And the question is = ) How else can I open rich:PopupPanel from rich:dropDownMenu ? Is there any legal ) way or another workarounds ?