Enter initialization package (double-click on Initialization node).
Click on "struts2" button:
On properties panel, fill action properties as follows:
Then click ok.
Then double-click on the created node. This open a new Java Class creation wizard:
This creates a new class, and automatically add the init() method:
Note: you can close the Action class. When you simply double-clicks on action node, plugin automatically opens Java source, and focuses on the init() method.
First of all, create a jsp directory inside WebContents. (This operation is not mandatory but it provides a clearer organization of code, because all JSP will be stored under this directory).
Then click on the Jsp view button on tool-bar:
Fill view properties on properties panel:
And click ok...
Double-click on the created node. It opens new JSP wizard (or it opens JSP if it already exists).
Create your JSP using any provided template:
Instead of classic struts2 taglibs, MVC Web Project provides an extended set of struts taglibs that facilitate use of links between views and other actions. Add the following taglib:
<%@ taglib uri="/alveole-struts2" prefix="s" %>
To fasten your developments, you may add the following JSP template in eclipse:
<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%> <%@ taglib uri="/alveole-struts2" prefix="s" %> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> <title>Insert title here</title> </head> <body> </body> </html>
Creating links from actions to views is interpreted as an action mapping. Links of this type are named, and name is used for action mapping.
Create a link from struts2 node to view node (click link button, drag'n drop link from struts node to JSP view and fill lin properties). Name it "success":
Note that since v0.2.0, you may specify specific parameters in this link. These parameters are copied on action's result in struts2 file.
Then click OK:
By returning "success" in Action.init(), the created link is followed to displayed the target view.