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PrimeFaces Cookbook - Second Edition by Oleg Varaksin, Mert Çalışkan

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Clever focus management in forms

Focus is a component that makes it easy to manage the focus setting on a JSF page. By default, the focus component finds the first enabled (editable) and visible input component on the page and applies focus. Typically, input components are associated with HTML elements, such as input, textarea, and select.

In this recipe, we will learn about the default and advanced behaviors of the Focus component. We will develop two h:panelGrid components with several input components in order to demonstrate the behavior of p:focus in detail.

How to do it…

The XHTML code snippet contains a total of three p:inputText components:

<p:messages/> <p:focus context="secondGrid"/> <h:panelGrid columns="2" style="margin-bottom:10px;"> <h:outputLabel ...

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