String concatenation with data binding?

asked 2010-07-30 17:46:08 +0800

jnorris gravatar image jnorris

I'm just getting started with zk and am enjoying it so far. I have a question about the CRUD sample. Here is a snippet of the .zul from the example:

<listbox id="personslb" rows="10" model="@{mainCtrl.model}"
<listheader label="Name"/>
<listheader label="Title"/>
<listitem self="@{each=person}">
<listcell label="@{person.name}" />
<listcell label="@{person.title}" />

Is there an easy way to combine values that are returned from the @{} databinding expressions? For example, if I wanted the first column of the table to contain the person's name *and* title, I wish I could just do this:

<listcell label="@{person.name} @{person.title}" />

Since that doesn't work, what's the next best way? Do I have to use a renderer?


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answered 2010-07-30 19:27:54 +0800

Matze2 gravatar image Matze2
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I would use a converter.

Something like the following should work:

public Object coerceToUi(Object val, Component comp) {
if (val instanceof Person) {
Person person = (Person) val;
return person.getName() + " " + person.getTitle();
return val;

the corresponding label should look like that:
label="@{person, converter='your.package.name.PersonNameTitleConverter'}"

Hope this helps.

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answered 2010-07-30 21:58:55 +0800

jnorris gravatar image jnorris


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answered 2023-11-14 02:54:14 +0800

chemFelix gravatar image chemFelix

Nowadays, you can do this with pure EL, see books.zkoss.org/zk-mvvm-book/8.0/databinding/elexpression.html#el-30-support

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