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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Insert and show whitespace in ADF Faces Components (panelBox, showDetailItem etc)

This post is about a small trick
How to show whitespace in ADF Faces component properly ?
Recently i found a question on OTN about this
 How can I and spaces in the text property of a showDetailItem?
so thought to document it here for future reference

There is one more post about showing whitespace , check it
Showing white-spaces properly in ADF table column- 11g & 12c

Sometimes we need to insert some whitespace in between of some text as panelBox name, tab name in showDetailItem etc
In this case space appears in page editor but it doesn't appear on page and you can not put spacer at these points because there is only one component



Suppose you have a panelBox and requirement is to show Oracle    ADF as it's header text . In this case providing space in propertyInspector doesn't work , HTML entity for space   also doesn't work because of no DOCTYPE declaration

See here i added normal spaces in property of panelBox


 But is doesn't work :(

Now what to do ?
After lots of hit and tries finally i found that it work with equivalent entity number for  
and this magic number is  -  
So tried this -


 <af:panelBox text="Oracle&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;ADF" id="pb1">
                    <f:facet name="toolbar"/>
                </af:panelBox>

and output is

This is the small trick , sometimes you may need this :)
Cheers, Happy Learning :)

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