CHAPTER 11Building Custom UI Components

One of the most compelling and powerful aspects of JavaServer Faces is the development of custom JSF User Interface (UI) components. This is an essential topic for advanced JSF developers because it enables you to extend JavaServer Faces by creating your own JSF components that are tailored to the specific demands of your application. JSF 2.0 provides a powerful new feature, called “composite components” that makes it easier than ever before to create custom UI components. You will learn everything there is to know about building composite components in this chapter, as well as the pre-JSF 2.0 way of building UI components, on top of which the composite component feature is built.

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