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PrimeFaces Cookbook - Second Edition by Oleg Varaksin, Mert Çalışkan

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The context menu with nested items

The context menu is displayed when the mouse is right-clicked. It replaces the native context menu in the browser and gives web applications a desktop-like feel and behavior. PrimeFaces' context menu provides an overlay with submenus and menu items.

In this recipe, we will develop a context menu with nested items and see how to attach it to any component. For example, we will attach the context menu to a panel component.

How to do it…

The context menu is defined by the p:contextMenu tag. We would like to define two submenus—one with menu items having URLs (they send GET requests) and one with AJAX-ified menu items (they send POST requests). AJAX-ified menu items perform the CRUD operations and update p:growl. The ...

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