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Eclipse JavaServer Faces Tooling User Guide
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Adding a Converter

You can add a converter to your Web application. A converter is used in the conversion model, each component can be associated with server-side model object data. The component data can have two views, model and presentation, and the data can be converted between the model view and the presentation view. For example, use a converter to have the output be object to string and the input be string to object.

To add a converter:

  1. Select faces-config.xml in the Project Explorer of the J2EE perspective.

    The JSF Application Configuration editor opens.

  2. Select the Component tab of the editor.

  3. Expand the Converters section.

    A list of defined converters displays..

  4. Click Add.

    A new converter is added to the Converters list x .

  5. (Optional) Change the default converter name to a unique, descriptive name in the Display name field of the General section.

  6. (Optional) Type a description in the Description field.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • Type an ID in the Converter ID field.

    • Select a Converter for Class:

      1. Click the Browse button adjacent to the Converter for Class field.

        The Select Type dialog box appears.

      2. Select the matching type that you want to use and click OK.

  8. Click Browse and select a Converter Class.

  9. Click Add in the Attributes section to add an attribute.

  10. Click Add in the Properties section to add a property.

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Faces Config Editor

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