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Common

All examples on this page assume the following JSP fragment is on the same page as the example.

<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="/struts-tags" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="sx" uri="/struts-dojo-tags" %>

<head>
    <sx:head />
</head>

<s:url id="url" value="/MyAction.action" />

Requests

Request is triggered by a topic
<s:submit value="Make Request" onclick="dojo.event.topic.publish('/request')" />
<sx:bind listenTopics="/request" href="%{#url}" />
Attached to an event
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />
Attached to an event on multiple sources
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit0" />
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit1" />
<sx:bind sources="submit0,submit1" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />
Attached to multiple events on multiple sources
<s:textarea id="area0" />
<s:textarea id="area1" />
<sx:bind sources="area0,area1" events="onfocus,onchange" href="%{#url}" />
Update target element with content returned from url
<s:div id="div" />

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind targets="div" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit targets="div" value="Make Request" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a targets="div" value="Make Request" href="%{#url}" />
Update multiple target elements with content returned from url
<s:div id="div0" />
<s:div id="div1" />

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind targets="div0,div1" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit targets="div0,div1" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a targets="div0,div1" href="%{#url}" />
Show indicator while request is in progress
<img id="indicator" src="${pageContext.request.contextPath}/images/indicator.gif" style="display:none" />

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind indicator="indicator" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit indicator="indicator" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a indicator="indicator" href="%{#url}" />
Highlight content of target with blue color, for 2 seconds
<s:div id="div" />

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind highlightColor="blue" highlightDuration="2000" targets="div" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit highlightColor="blue" highlightDuration="2000" targets="div" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a highlightColor="blue" highlightDuration="2000" targets="div" href="%{#url}" />
Execute JavaScript in the returned content
<s:div id="div" />

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind executeScripts="true" targets="div" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit executeScripts="true" targets="div" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a executeScripts="true" targets="div" href="%{#url}" />
Publish a topic before the request
<script type="text/javascript">
dojo.event.topic.subscribe("/before", function(event, widget){
   alert('inside a topic event. before request');
   //event: event object
   //widget: widget that published the topic
});
</script>

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind beforeNotifyTopics="/before" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit beforeNotifyTopics="/before" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a beforeNotifyTopics="/before" href="%{#url}" />
Publish a topic after the request
<script type="text/javascript">
dojo.event.topic.subscribe("/after", function(data, request, widget){
   alert('inside a topic event. after request');
   //data : text returned from request
   //request: XMLHttpRequest object
   //widget: widget that published the topic
});
</script>

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind afterNotifyTopics="/after" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit afterNotifyTopics="/after" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a afterNotifyTopics="/after" href="%{#url}" />
Publish a topic on error
<script type="text/javascript">
dojo.event.topic.subscribe("/error", function(error, request, widget){
   alert('inside a topic event. on error');
   //error : error object (error.message has the error message)
   //request: XMLHttpRequest object
   //widget: widget that published the topic
});
</script>

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind errorNotifyTopics="/error" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit errorNotifyTopics="/error" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a errorNotifyTopics="/error" href="%{#url}" />
Show a fixed error message on error
<div id="div" />

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind errorText="Error Loading" targets="div" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit errorText="Error Loading" targets="div" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a errorText="Error Loading" targets="div" href="%{#url}" />
Prevent a request
<script type="text/javascript">
dojo.event.topic.subscribe("/before", function(event, widget){
   alert('I will stop this request');
   event.cancel = true;
});
</script>


<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind beforeNotifyTopics="/before" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit beforeNotifyTopics="/before" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a beforeNotifyTopics="/before" href="%{#url}" />
Submit a form (plain form)
<form id="form">
  <input type=textbox name="data">
</form>

<!-- With a bind tag -->
<s:submit value="Make Request" id="submit" />
<sx:bind formId="form" sources="submit" events="onclick" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With a submit tag -->
<sx:submit formId="form" href="%{#url}" />

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<sx:a formId="form" href="%{#url}" />
Submit a form (using s:form tag)
<!-- With a submit tag -->
<s:form namespace="/mynamespace" action="MyAction">
  <input type=textbox name="data">
  <sx:submit />
</s:form>

<!-- With an anchor tag -->
<s:form namespace="/mynamespace" action="MyAction">
  <input type=textbox name="data">
  <sx:a />
</s:form>

Div

Loads its content after page is loaded
<sx:div href="%{#url}">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>
Reloads content when topic is published
<sx:div href="%{#url}" listenTopics="/refresh">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>

<s:submit value="Refresh" onclick="dojo.event.topic.publish('/refresh')" />
Updates its content every 2 seconds, shows indicator while loading content
<img id="indicator" src="${pageContext.request.contextPath}/images/indicator.gif" style="display:none"/>
<sx:div href="%{#url}" updateFreq="2000">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>
Loads its content after a delay of 2 seconds
<sx:div href="%{#url}" delay="2000">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>
Show some text while content is loaded
<sx:div href="%{#url}" loadingText="reloading" showLoadingText="true">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>
Fixed error message
<sx:div href="noaction" errorText="Error loading content">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>
Execute JavaScript in the returned content
<sx:div href="%{#url}" executeScripts="true">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>
Control refresh timer using topics
<sx:div href="%{#url}"
        listenTopics="/refresh"
	startTimerListenTopics="/startTimer"
	stopTimerListenTopics="/stopTimer"
	updateFreq="3000">
  Initial Content
</sx:div>

<s:submit value="Refresh" onclick="dojo.event.topic.publish('/refresh')" />
<s:submit value="Start refresh timer" onclick="dojo.event.topic.publish('/startTimer')" />
<s:submit value="Stop refresh timer" onclick="dojo.event.topic.publish('/stopTimer')" />

Date and Time picker

Date picker
<sx:datetimepicker name="picker" />
Time picker
<sx:datetimepicker type="time" name="picker" />
Set value from an String
<sx:datetimepicker value="%{'2007-01-01'}" name="picker" />
Set value from stack (value must evaluate to either a Date, Calendar, or an String that can be parsed using the formats defined in SimpleDateFormat, and RFC 3339)
<sx:datetimepicker value="date" name="picker" />
Set/Get value using JavaScript
<script type="text/javascript">
  function setValue() {
     var picker = dojo.widget.byId("picker");
     
     //string value
     picker.setValue('2007-01-01');
     
     //Date value
     picker.setValue(new Date());
  }
  
  function showValue() {
     var picker = dojo.widget.byId("picker");
     
     //string value
     var stringValue = picker.getValue();
     alert(stringValue);
      
     //date value
     var dateValue = picker.getDate();
     alert(dateValue);
  }
</script>

<sx:datetimepicker id="picker" />
Style the textbox
<sx:datetimepicker id="picker" cssStye="background:red" cssClass="someclass"/>
Publish topic when value changes
<script type="text/javascript">
  dojo.event.topic.subscribe("/value", function(text, date, widget){
      alert('value changed');
      //textEntered: String entered in the textbox
      //date: JavaScript Date object with the value selected
      //widget: widget that published the topic 
  });
</script> 

<sx:datetimepicker label="Order Date" valueNotifyTopics="/value"/>
Use other locales.
Locales must be specified in the sx:head tag.
<sx:head extraLocales="en-us,nl-nl,de-de" />

<sx:datetimepicker label="In German" name="dddp7" value="%{'2006-06-28'}" language="de-de" />
<sx:datetimepicker label="In Dutch"  name="dddp8" value="%{'2006-06-28'}" language="nl-nl" />

Tabbed Panel

Local Tabs
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1" >
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2" >
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Local and remote tabs
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Local Tab 1" >
       Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Remote Tab 2" href="%{#url}">
       Remote Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Fixed size (size does not adjust to current tab)
<sx:tabbedpanel cssStyle="width: 500px; height: 300px;" doLayout="true" id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1" >
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2" >
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Do not load tab 2 when page loads (it will be loaded when selected)
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Remote Tab 1" href="%{#url}">
       Remote Tab 1
   </sx:div>  
   <sx:div label="Remote Tab 2" href="%{#url}" preload="false">
       Remote Tab 1
   </sx:div>      
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Reload tabs content when selected
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Remote Tab 1" href="%{#url}" refreshOnShow="true">
       Remote Tab 1
   </sx:div>  
   <sx:div label="Remote Tab 2" href="%{#url}" refreshOnShow="true">
       Remote Tab 2
   </sx:div>      
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Disabled tabs
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1" >
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2" disabled="true">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Enable/Disable tabs using JavaScript
<script type="text/javascript">
   function enableTab(param) {
      var tabContainer = dojo.widget.byId('tabContainer');
      tabContainer.enableTab(param);
   }
    
   
   function disableTab(param) {
      var tabContainer = dojo.widget.byId('tabContainer');
      tabContainer.disableTab(param);
   }
</script>

<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer" id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div id="tab1" label="Tab 1">
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div id="tab2" label="Tab 2" disabled="true">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>

<!-- By Tab Index -->
<input type="button" onclick="enableTab(1)" value="Enable Tab 2 using Index" />
<input type="button" onclick="disableTab(1)" value="Disable Tab 2 using Index" />
    
<!-- By Tab Id -->
<input type="button" onclick="enableTab('tab2')" value="Enable Tab 2 using Id" />
<input type="button" onclick="disableTab('tab2')" value="Disable Tab 2 using Id" />
   
<!-- By Widget -->
<input type="button" onclick="enableTab(dojo.widget.byId('tab2'))" value="Enable Tab 2 using widget" />
<input type="button" onclick="disableTab(dojo.widget.byId('tab2'))" value="Disable Tab 2 using widget" />
Set Tab labels position to bottom (can be: top, right, bottom, left)
<sx:tabbedpanel labelposition="bottom" id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1" >
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2" >
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Allow tab 2 to be removed(closed)
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1" >
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2"  closable="true">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Publish topics when tab is selected
<script type="text/javascript">
   dojo.event.topic.subscribe('/before', function(event, tab, tabContainer) {
      alert("Before selecting tab");
   });

   dojo.event.topic.subscribe('/after', function(tab, tabContainer) {
      alert("After tab was selected");
   });
</script>
<sx:tabbedpanel beforeSelectTabNotifyTopics="/before" afterSelectTabNotifyTopics="/after" id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1">
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Select tab using JavaScript
<script type="text/javascript">
   function selectTab(id) {
     var tabContainer = dojo.widget.byId("tabContainer");
     tabContainer.selectTab(id);
   }
</script>
<sx:tabbedpanel id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div label="Tab 1" id="tab1">
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div label="Tab 2" id="tab2">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>

<input type="button" onclick="selectTab('tab1')" value="Select tab 1" />
<input type="button" onclick="selectTab('tab2')" value="Select tab 2" />
Prevent tab 2 from being selected
<script type="text/javascript">
   dojo.event.topic.subscribe('/before', function(event, tab, tabContainer) {
      event.cancel = tab.widgetId == "tab2" ;
   });
</script>
<sx:tabbedpanel beforeSelectTabNotifyTopics="/before" id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div id="tab1" label="Tab 1">
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div id="tab2" label="Tab 2">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>
Customize template css path (Dojo widget template css)
<sx:tabbedpanel templateCssPath="%{#cssUrl}" id="tabContainer">
   <sx:div id="tab1" label="Tab 1">
       Local Tab 1
   </sx:div>   
   <sx:div id="tab2" label="Tab 2">
       Local Tab 2
   </sx:div>   
</sx:tabbedpanel>

Autocompleter

Fixed list
<sx:autocompleter list="{'apple','banana','grape','pear'}" />
Set initial value
<sx:autocompleter list="{'apple','banana','grape','pear'}" value="apple"/>
Force valid option (restore option when focus is lost)
<sx:autocompleter list="{'apple','banana','grape','pear'}" forceValidOption="true"/>
Using the JSON plugin to generate the values (one of the possible ways)

The action

AutocompleterExample.java
public class AutocompleterExample extends ActionSupport {

   public Map<String, String> getOptions() {
      Map<String,String> options = new HashMap<String,String>();
      options.put("Florida", "FL");
      options.put("Alabama", "AL");

      return options;
   }
}

The mapping:

struts.xml
<struts>
...
   <package name="autocompleter" namespace="/autocompleter" extends="json-default">
       <action name="getStates" class="AutocompleterExample">
           <result type="json">
               <param name="root">options</param></result>
       </action>
   </package>
...
</struts>

The JSP (fragment):

<s:url id="optionsUrl" namespace="/autocompleter" action="getStates" />

<sx:autocompleter href="%{#optionsUrl}" />
Example action

When a form containing an autocompleter is submitted, two values will be submitted for each autocompleter, one for the selected value, and one for its associated key.

The action:

MyAction.java
public MyAction extends ActionSupport {
    private String optionsKey;
    private String options;

    ...    
}

The JSP:

<s:form id="form">
  <sx:autocompleter name="options" label="Options" />
</s:form>
Set initial key and value
<s:url id="optionsUrl" namespace="/autocompleter" action="getStates" />

<sx:autocompleter href="%{#optionsUrl}" value="Florida" keyValue="FL"/>
Change default key name

The action:

MyAction.java
public MyAction extends ActionSupport {
    private String superKey;
    private String options;

    ...    
}

The JSP:

<s:form id="form">
  <sx:autocompleter keyName="superKey" name="options" label="Options" />
</s:form>
JSON accepted

for this autocompleter:

<sx:autocompleter name="state" />

The following JSON will be accepted:

Map(recommended as it is the easiest one to generate)
{
    "Alabama" : "AL",
    "Alaska" : "AK"
}
Array of arrays
[
    ["Alabama", "AL"],
    ["Alaska", "AK"]
]
Array inside object, same name as field
{
    "state" : [
        ["Alabama","AL"],
        ["Alaska","AK"]
    ]
}     
Map inside object, same name as field
{
    "state" : {
        "Alabama" : "Alabama",
        "Alaska" : "AK"
    }
}    
Array inside object, field in response starts with the name of the autocompleter("state" in this example)
{
    "states" : [
        ["Alabama","AL"],
        ["Alaska","AK"]
    ]
}     
No name match, use first array found, and hope for the best
{
    "Australopithecus" : [
       ["Alabama","AL"],
       ["Alaska","AK"]
    ]
}     
Load characters while user types (when text size >= 3)
<sx:autocompleter href="%{#url}" loadOnTextChange="true" loadMinimumCount="3" />
Hide dropdown arrow
<sx:autocompleter href="%{#url}" showDownArrow="false" />
Limit options shown to 3
<sx:autocompleter href="%{#url}" resultsLimit="3" />
All matching options are shown
<sx:autocompleter href="%{#url}" resultsLimit="-1" />
Set dropdown height and width, in pixels
<sx:autocompleter href="%{#url}" dropdownHeight="180" dropdownWidth="200" />
Disable it when page is loaded
<sx:autocompleter href="%{#url}" disabled="true" />
Disable it/enable it using JavaScript
<script type="text/javascript">
  function enableit() {
     var autoCompleter = dojo.widget.byId("auto");
     autoCompleter.enable();
  }

  function disableit() {
     var autoCompleter = dojo.widget.byId("auto");
     autoCompleter.disable();
  }
</script>

<sx:autocompleter id="auto" href="%{#url}" />
Reload options when topic is published
<sx:autocompleter listenTopics="/reload" href="%{#url}" />
Submit form when options are loaded
<s:form id="form">
  <input type="textbox" name="data">
</s:form>

<sx:autocompleter formId="form" href="%{#url}"  />
Filter fields top be submitted when options are loaded (return true to include)
<script type="text/javascript">
  function filter(input) {
     return input.name == "data1";
  }
</script>

<s:form id="form">
  <input type="textbox" name="data0">
  <input type="textbox" name="data1">
</s:form>

<sx:autocompleter formId="form" formFilter="filter" href="%{#url}" />
Link two autocompleters, using topics
<form id="selectForm">
   <sx:autocompleter  name="select" list="{'fruits','colors'}"  valueNotifyTopics="/changed" />
</form>

<sx:autocompleter  href="%{#url}" formId="selectForm" listenTopics="/changed" />
Show options, but don't make suggestion (autocomple) in the textbox
<sx:autocompleter autoComplete="false" href="%{#url}" />
Prevent options from loading when page loads
<sx:autocompleter preload="false" href="%{#url}" />