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PrimeFaces Cookbook - Second Edition by Oleg Varaksin, Mert Çalışkan

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Listing data with pickList

The pickList dual list is an input component that is used to transfer data between two different collections with drag-and-drop-based reordering, transition effects, POJO support, client-server callbacks, and more.

How to do it…

The pickList component uses a custom data model, which is an instance of org.primefaces.model DualListModel that contains two lists—one for the source and one for the target. For a pickList implementation that would be used to select countries, the data model could be as follows:

private List<String> countriesSource = new ArrayList<String>(); private List<String> countriesTarget = new ArrayList<String>(); countriesSource.add("England"); countriesSource.add("Germany"); countriesSource.add("Switzerland"); ...

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