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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Binding data into forms

Standard HTML forms are very easy to fill-out and submit with entries either sent as URL encoded name/value pairs using HTTP GET or sent "behind the scenes" as part of HTTP payload using HTTP POST. Entering data into forms and submitting them with RPC in GXT is however more involved; this is primarily because the fields within a FormPanel can have values that are not simple such as strings or numbers but object representations (ModelData, BeanModel) that themselves cannot ordinarily be sent as name/value pairs but as a part of a stream of serialization tokens within the very capable RPC transport system.

Once I understood this, I shifted my expectations from basic HTML forms to the robust binding capabilities built into ...

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