How to control one file component in multiple/differents Composers

asked 2011-05-29 15:12:50 +0800

blacksensei gravatar image blacksensei
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Hello Again!!

the title provided might confuse you a little bit, but let me clarify that.
let's say i have 4 files for which there is a need of the very same menu context(at least in the view point of it ).
So me trying to be smart thought that i would save time by putting the actual menu
in a separate file and include the file in each of the 4 files.

<zk xmlns="http://www.zkoss.org/2005/zul">
    <menupopup id="accountContextMenu">
        <menuitem id="sendMail" label="Send Mail" />
        <menuitem id="sendSms" label="Send Sms" />
        <menuitem id-"show" label="show" />

that works well but very soon i realized that i lack the knowledge to control each of the menuitems
in every of the 4 GenericForwardComposers of the files which have the context menu included.

is there a way to make that possible? where in the have


in every GenericForwardComposer and depending on which composer, do specific operation in the method?

thank you reading this. and thank you very much in advance for the anwser.

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answered 2011-05-31 13:47:12 +0800

blacksensei gravatar image blacksensei
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no one? :(

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answered 2011-06-01 11:52:52 +0800

matthewgo gravatar image matthewgo

updated 2011-06-01 11:53:15 +0800

I am not sure what you mean,
maybe you can refer here

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answered 2011-06-01 12:11:24 +0800

blacksensei gravatar image blacksensei
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updated 2011-06-01 12:37:08 +0800

Hey! thanks for responding.

I think that's what it it.will try and give feedbacks.

thanks again

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answered 2011-06-01 17:22:09 +0800

blacksensei gravatar image blacksensei
234 2

Hello again,

here is what i've tried. i've changed the


i've added an id to the include making it :

<include id="mn" src="accountmenu.zul" /> 
the id of the popupmenu is still accountContextMenu
<menupopup id="accountContextMenu">

now case 1 where i tried this:

public void onClick$mn$accountContextMenu$sendMail{ ..
and this :
public void onClick$mn$sendMail() { ....

none of this worked.

case 2
i've added an onClick to the menuItem :

<menuitem id="sendMail" label="Send Mail" onClick="onSendMail()" />

i've added the method
to the GenericAutowireComposer. and it gaves a "Command not Found " error.

What am i missing here? thanks

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answered 2011-06-02 07:49:57 +0800

ftmichael gravatar image ftmichael
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updated 2011-06-02 07:59:14 +0800

hey, the GenericForwardComposer inherits all methods from GenericAutowireComposer. i'm doing this like follows:


<window id="container" use="myWindow">
<north id="north"/>
<east id="east"/>
<west id="west"/>

in myWindow i'm controlling the loaded views like this:

LayoutRegian north;
Window win = Executions.createComponents("/accountmenu.zul" north, null )

and then u can make a methode like
public Window getNorth(){
return win;

i have had the same problem, i've first done all with includes but that sucks.

its the same if u define an onClick-Event or did it like onChange$id(){}
in accountmenu.zul you have to apply your composer where the onChange$id is implemented

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