Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Re: Dynamic UI rendering using GWT

On 06/29/2010 03:29 AM, Abhilash Nair wrote:
> We are developing a web application and planning to use GWT in the UI
> layer. Some of the UIs needs to be dynamically generated/rendered. The
> data for rendering the UI comes from an external system. For example,
> for a specific item A, the external application provides data saying
> the page requires 2 text boxes with labels and one submit button. For
> another item B, the application provides the data saying for item B,
> we need to have 5 text boxes one submit button and one cancel button.
> So how can we address this scenarion if we are using GWT in UI layer.
> As far as i understand, the development process for GWT is:
> * Define the Java class with the required UI needs.
> * Compile the class into HMTL+Java Scripts.
> * Deploy the same.
> If we look the above flow, dynamic rendering/dynamic UI generation
> looks to be impossible if we use GWT framework. Is this true?


> If not,
> have you come across any such scenarios and any solutions
> thanks in advance.

You don't get the benefits of the UiBinder for your dynamically
generated pages.

Have you tried the StockWatcher tutorial? It demonstrates creating a UI
at run-time.

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