Include composite component programatically JSF

use FaceletContext#includeFacelet() to include the composite component resource in the given parent.

public static void includeCompositeComponent(UIComponent parent, String libraryName, String resourceName, String id) {
    // Prepare.
    FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
    Application application = context.getApplication();
    FaceletContext faceletContext = (FaceletContext) context.getAttributes().get(FaceletContext.FACELET_CONTEXT_KEY);

    // This basically creates <ui:component> based on <composite:interface>.
    Resource resource = application.getResourceHandler().createResource(resourceName, libraryName);
    UIComponent composite = application.createComponent(context, resource);
    composite.setId(id); // Mandatory for the case composite is part of UIForm! Otherwise JSF can't find inputs.

    // This basically creates <composite:implementation>.
    UIComponent implementation = application.createComponent(UIPanel.COMPONENT_TYPE);
    implementation.setRendererType("javax.faces.Group");
    composite.getFacets().put(UIComponent.COMPOSITE_FACET_NAME, implementation);

    // Now include the composite component file in the given parent.
    parent.getChildren().add(composite);
    parent.pushComponentToEL(context, composite); // This makes #{cc} available.
    try {
        faceletContext.includeFacelet(implementation, resource.getURL());
    } catch (IOException e) {
        throw new FacesException(e);
    } finally {
        parent.popComponentFromEL(context);
    }
}

Imagine that you want to include <my:testComposite id="someId"> from URI xmlns:my="http://java.sun.com/jsf/composite/mycomponents", then use it as follows:

includeCompositeComponent(parent, "mycomponents", "testComposite.xhtml", "someId");

This has also been added to JSF utility library OmniFaces as Components#includeCompositeComponent() (since V1.5).

Since JSF 2.2, the ViewDeclarationLanguage class got a new createComponent() method taking the taglib URI and tag name which could also be used for this purpose. So, if you’re using JSF 2.2, the approach should be done as follows:

public static void includeCompositeComponent(UIComponent parent, String taglibURI, String tagName, String id) {
    FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
    UIComponent composite = context.getApplication().getViewHandler()
        .getViewDeclarationLanguage(context, context.getViewRoot().getViewId())
        .createComponent(context, taglibURI, tagName, null);
    composite.setId(id);
    parent.getChildren().add(composite);
}

Imagine that you want to include <my:testComposite id="someId"> from URI xmlns:my="http://xmlns.jcp.org/jsf/composite/mycomponents", then use it as follows:

includeCompositeComponent(parent, "http://xmlns.jcp.org/jsf/composite/mycomponents", "testComposite", "someId");

VIA:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5370184/how-to-programmatically-or-dynamically-create-a-composite-component-in-jsf-2
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10853177/how-to-use-the-includehandler-inside-my-custom-component

 

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