Autocomplete with Netbeans 6.1!

Ok – for those of you who are stuck like us with Netbeans 6.1 until Jasper Reports catches up with 6.5 this is how to do an autocomplete field with woodstock.

I hate to say this but once I’d worked it out it was pretty easy.

1. Download the latest WOODSTOCK nbm (netbeans plugin file) and install.
2. In your Session bean you need to create a routine to return the data, it must look like this

Public Option[] getDropDownOptions(String sFilter) {

// Put your code in here to create an array of options
// new Option(Key, Display text)
}
2. In your Visual Web project create a text box and turn on the AutoComplete property
3. In the AutoCompleteExpression field bind it to:-
#{SessionBean1.getDropDownOptions}

Thats it now you will get an autocomplete text field.

Don’t bother doing all the stuff in other blogs, you just don’t need it once you’ve updated to the next version of Woodstock.

Incidentally we have had to shelve Icefaces until at least after Christmas and I am looking at Infragistics because they have a VERY interesting Grid control that can dynamically load Grid data, useful when customers want to see a lot of data at once.

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About Paul C

I am a Senior Java programmer/Web Technologies, Play in a band called Mandolin Monday, I have a cat and I live on a boat.

Posted on December 15, 2008, in Howto and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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