Apply ValueChangeListener to programmatically created ADF Faces components

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Again a post in series of  Working with ADF Faces Components programmatically
Previously I have posted about Getting value, Applying Action Listener, Applying Client/Server Listener, Creating and applying client Attributes, Setting value expression, Applying Validation to programmatically created component
In this post, I’ll show you how to apply ValueChangeListener to a component that is created at runtime.
See how to do this (Jdeveloper 12.1.3)
    • First created a FusionWebApplication and a page in viewController project
    • Dropped a button on page , on this button action i will create an inputText programmatically and assign Value Change Listener method reference to it
    • To create new inputText i have added following code (described in previous post)

/**Method to add dynamically created component to a parent layout
     * @param parentUIComponent
     * @param childUIComponent
    public void addComponent(UIComponent parentUIComponent, UIComponent childUIComponent) {

        //Code to create af:inputText and add it to panelgroup layout
        RichInputText ui = new RichInputText();
        //getParentGroupLayoutBind is the component binding of parent panel group layout
        addComponent(getParentGroupLayoutBind(), ui);
    • Next step is to create a Value Change Listener method in managed bean, that will be called on value change event of inputText

    /**ValueChangeListener method to be applied on programmatically created inputText
     * @param valueChangeEvent
    public void testValuChangeListener(ValueChangeEvent valueChangeEvent) {
        FacesMessage msg = new FacesMessage("**VALUE CHANGE LISTENER CALLED** " + valueChangeEvent.getNewValue());
        FacesContext.getCurrentInstance().addMessage(null, msg);
    • Now assign this Value Change Listener method to programmatically created inputText, see how to do this
      Helper method to resolve Value Change Listener(javax.faces.event.ValueChangeListener)

//Packages used

import javax.el.ELContext;
import javax.el.ExpressionFactory;
import javax.faces.application.Application;
import javax.el.MethodExpression;
import javax.faces.context.FacesContext;
import javax.faces.component.UIComponent;
import javax.faces.event.MethodExpressionValueChangeListener;

    /**Method to to resolve Value Change Listener method
     * @param actionName
    private ValueChangeListener resolveValueChangeListener(String validatorName) {
        //ValueChangeListener method takes 1 argument of following type , we have to define that
        Class[] argtypes = new Class[1];
        argtypes[0] = ValueChangeEvent.class;
        FacesContext facesCtx = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
        Application app = facesCtx.getApplication();
        ExpressionFactory elFactory = app.getExpressionFactory();
        ELContext elContext = facesCtx.getELContext();
        MethodExpression methodExp = elFactory.createMethodExpression(elContext, validatorName, null, argtypes);
        return new MethodExpressionValueChangeListener(methodExp);

To apply this Value Change Listener to inputText just write this – Pass exact el reference of bean value change listener method to resolveValueChangeListener method

//Pass string that contains proper el reference of Validator method 
  • All done 🙂 Run and check application , On button click an inputText is created, i have entered a value  see Value Change Listener is called
Apply ValueChangeListener


Cheers:) Happy Learning

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