Class AbstractTextField

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    ClientElement, Field
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    PasswordField, TextArea, TextField

    public abstract class AbstractTextField
    extends AbstractField
    Abstract class for a variety of components that render some variation of a text field. Most of the hooks for user input validation are in this class. In particular, all subclasses support the "toclient" and "parseclient" events. These two events allow the normal Translator (specified by the translate parameter, but often automatically derived by Tapestry) to be augmented. If the component container (i.e., the page) provides an event handler method for the "toclient" event, and that handler returns a non-null string, that will be the string value sent to the client. The context passed to the event handler method is t he current value of the value parameter. Likewise, on a form submit, the "parseclient" event handler method will be passed the string provided by the client, and may provide a non-null value as the parsed value. Returning null allows the normal translator to operate. The event handler may also throw ValidationException.
    Component Parameters 
    NameTypeFlagsDefaultDefault Prefix
    annotationProviderorg.apache.tapestry5.commons.AnnotationProvider  prop
    Provider of annotations used for some defaults. Annotation are usually provided in terms of the value parameter (i.e., from the getter and/or setter bound to the value parameter).
    clientIdString  literal
    Used to explicitly set the client-side id of the element for this component. Normally this is not bound (or null) and is used to generate a unique client-id based on the component's id. In some cases, when creating client-side behaviors, it is useful to explicitly set a unique id for an element using this parameter. Certain values, such as "submit", "method", "reset", etc., will cause client-side conflicts and are not allowed; using such will cause a runtime exception.
    ensureClientIdUniquebooleanSince 5.4 prop
    A rarely used option that indicates that the actual client id should start with the clientId parameter (if non-null) but should still pass that Id through to generate the final id. An example of this are the components used inside a org.apache.tapestry5.corelib.components.BeanEditor which will specify a clientId (based on the property name) but still require that it be unique. Defaults to false.
    nullsorg.apache.tapestry5.NullFieldStrategy defaultnullfieldstrategy
    Defines how nulls on the server side, or sent from the client side, are treated. The selected strategy may replace the nulls with some other value. The default strategy leaves nulls alone. Another built-in strategy, zero, replaces nulls with the value 0.
    translateorg.apache.tapestry5.FieldTranslatorRequired, Not Null translate
    The object which will perform translation between server-side and client-side representations. If not specified, a value will usually be generated based on the type of the value parameter.
    validateorg.apache.tapestry5.FieldValidatorNot Null validate
    The object that will perform input validation (which occurs after translation). The validate binding prefix is generally used to provide this object in a declarative fashion.
    valueObjectRequired prop
    The value to be read and updated. This is not necessarily a string, a translator may be provided to convert between client side and server side representations. If not bound, a default binding is made to a property of the container matching the component's id. If no such property exists, then you will see a runtime exception due to the unbound value parameter.

    Component Events 

    • Method Detail

      • processSubmission

        protected void processSubmission​(String controlName)
        Description copied from class: AbstractField
        Method implemented by subclasses to actually do the work of processing the submission of the form. The element's controlName property will already have been set. This method is only invoked if the field is not disabled.
        Specified by:
        processSubmission in class AbstractField
        controlName - the control name of the rendered element (used to find the correct parameter in the request)
      • ignoreBlankInput

        protected boolean ignoreBlankInput()
        Should blank input be ignored (after validation)? This will be true for PasswordField.
        true if blank input should be ignored, false otherwise
      • isRequired

        public boolean isRequired()
        Description copied from class: AbstractField
        Returns false; most components do not support declarative validation.
        Specified by:
        isRequired in interface Field
        isRequired in class AbstractField
        true if a non-blank value is required for the field
      • getWidth

        protected final String getWidth()
        Looks for a Width annotation and, if present, returns its value as a string.
        the indicated width, or null if the annotation is not present