How to bind a Model with a Viewmodel

asked 2014-07-02 09:56:46 +0800

valnay gravatar image valnay
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Hi everyone,

I'm currently writing a program using ZKoss MVVM pattern.

What I want to do is displaying live data received from a distant server. To do so I need to have it transferred through all the layers of my app automatically, so that when the server pushes data my end user's View gets updated.

Architecture :

View <--> ViewModel <--> Model <--> Server

  • I know how to update my Model with live data received from the server
  • View would get updated automatically through ViewModels's BindComposer

Where it gets tricky :

ViewModel <-- Model

I don't know the best pratice to get my ViewModel's properties updated once my Model has been updated.

I've though about implmenting the Observable/Observer pattern. The Model would be observed by the ViewModel and it would then get its properties updated automatically. I wanted to know if there's a better way to bind Models to ViewModels.

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answered 2014-07-25 17:03:48 +0800

Darksu gravatar image Darksu
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Hello valnay

A good example of how to accomplish your task is the following:

a. zul grid

<grid id="sampleGird" model="@load(vm.sampleModel)" 
    <auxheader label="Sample Grid" colspan="1">     
    <column label="Users" width="100%"/>                                        
    <template name="model" var="item">
            <cell style="text-align: left;">
                <label value="@load(user.name)"/>

b. java class

In the java class you have to declare the following:

private Grid sampleGird;

private ListModelList<User> sampleModel;

And you will use a method to update the model and the grid as shown bellow:

@NotifyChange({"sampleModel", "sampleGird"})
public void populateGrid() {
    sampleModel = new ListModelList<>();

    User user = new User();
    user.setName("Sample User");

    List<User> userList = new ArrayList<User>();


If you need more help, i can provide you with a full working example.

Best Regards,


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