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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Chapter 7. Developing Using Components API

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Getting started with WebUI
  • Creating views
  • Handling different skins in a portlet
  • Adding the JavaScript resources to the portlet
  • Handling different locales in a portlet

Introduction

GateIn provides a web framework named WebUI (Web User Interface). This framework is similar to JSF because it is based on components.

Each part of the portal can be addressed to a Java class. Some examples of components are the pagination, the navigation, the login form, the pages, the application itself, the portlets, and the gadgets. GateIn has about 400 components provided by WebUI.

Most of these components work with the JSR 286 portlet framework, so they can leverage the following features:

  • Event-based ...

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