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Apache OFBiz Development by Rupert Howell, Jonathon Wong

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Chapter 5. Other View Element Types in Screen Widgets

After the last two weighty chapters on the biggest components of OFBiz widgets, screen and form, we now look at other widget types that are nonetheless crucial.

We will first look at menu widgets. An application cannot live without menus. users need menus to navigate an application.

We then look at OFBiz widget's integration with FreeMarker, a templating engine that generates XHTML code. OFBiz widgets themselves cannot intermingle directly with XHTML code—that is to say, an OFBiz widget will not work if it is placed directly inside the template engine code. Although this insulation makes for clean code that describes OFBiz widgets neatly, there is much XHTML that cannot be produced using OFBiz ...

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