org.apache.velocity.tools.struts
Class FormTool

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.apache.velocity.tools.struts.FormTool

@DefaultKey(value="form")
@ValidScope(value="request")
public class FormTool
extends Object

View tool to work with HTML forms in Struts.

Struts has support to parse incoming HTTP requests and populate a Java bean with the submitted request parameters. The same Java bean is used to populate forms with initial values. Additionally, a hook allows the application developer to include automatic form validation code.

FormTool provides miscellaneous methods to work with forms and form bean in the context of Struts applications.

 Template example(s):
  <input type="hidden" name="$form.tokenName" value="$form.token">
  <input type="submit" name="$form.cancelName" value="Cancel">

 Toolbox configuration:
 <tools>
   <toolbox scope="request">
     <tool class="org.apache.velocity.tools.struts.FormTool"/>
   </toolbox>
 </tools>
 

This tool may only be used in the request scope.

Since:
VelocityTools 1.0
Version:
$Id: FormTool.java 601976 2007-12-07 03:50:51Z nbubna $
Author:
Gabe Sidler

Field Summary
protected  HttpServletRequest request
          A reference to the HtttpServletRequest.
protected  HttpSession session
          A reference to the HtttpSession.
 
Constructor Summary
FormTool()
           
 
Method Summary
 org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm getBean()
          Returns the form bean associated with this action mapping.
 String getCancelName()
          Returns the query parameter name under which a cancel button press must be reported if form validation is to be skipped.
 String getName()
          Returns the form bean name associated with this action mapping.
 String getToken()
          Returns the transaction control token for this session or null if no token exists.
 String getTokenName()
          Returns the query parameter name under which a transaction token must be reported.
 void init(Object obj)
          Deprecated. 
 void setRequest(HttpServletRequest request)
          Initializes this tool.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

request

protected HttpServletRequest request
A reference to the HtttpServletRequest.


session

protected HttpSession session
A reference to the HtttpSession.

Constructor Detail

FormTool

public FormTool()
Method Detail

init

@Deprecated
public void init(Object obj)
Deprecated. 


setRequest

public void setRequest(HttpServletRequest request)
Initializes this tool.

Parameters:
request - the current HttpServletRequest
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the param is not a ViewContext

getBean

public org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm getBean()

Returns the form bean associated with this action mapping.

This is a convenience method. The form bean is automatically available in the Velocity context under the name defined in the Struts configuration.

If the form bean is used repeatedly, it is recommended to create a local variable referencing the bean rather than calling getBean() multiple times.

 Example:
 #set ($defaults = $form.bean)
 <input type="text" name="username" value="$defaults.username">
 

Returns:
the ActionForm associated with this request or null if there is no form bean associated with this mapping

getName

public String getName()

Returns the form bean name associated with this action mapping.

Returns:
the name of the ActionForm associated with this request or null if there is no form bean associated with this mapping

getCancelName

public String getCancelName()

Returns the query parameter name under which a cancel button press must be reported if form validation is to be skipped.

This is the value of org.apache.struts.taglib.html.Constants.CANCEL_PROPERTY


getToken

public String getToken()
Returns the transaction control token for this session or null if no token exists.


getTokenName

public String getTokenName()

Returns the query parameter name under which a transaction token must be reported. This is the value of org.apache.struts.taglib.html.Constants.TOKEN_KEY



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