AbstractWizardFormController -Spring Description: web applications requires to display more than one screen that a user interacts with

in order to complete a given task. This sequence of screens is called a "wizard." And this controller allows you to carry the same command object through an entire flow of Web pages, thus allowing you to break up the presentation into multiple stages that act on the single model Problem Description: A User registration process where the values are captured from the user in more than one page, and on the confirmation from the user for the values entered, the values are stored in the database (Saving the values to the database is beyond the scope of this document).The Screen shots of the same are as below Page 1:

Page 2:

Page 3:

Next – Takes you to next page Previous – Takes you to the previous page Submit – Persist the data Cancel – will take you back to the first page

Implementation: Step 1: Configuring the spring main servlet (DispatcherServlet) in web.xml

In the web.xml we have named the servlet as spring; hence the spring context file is required to be named as spring-servlet.xml

Step 2: Configuring the Controller in spring-servlet.xml

The Controller provide by spring framework for the above discussed scenario is AbstractWizardFormController, hence our controller WizardController.java has to implement AbstractWizardFormController

The controller is required to override at least three methods as defined below

• • •

processCancel – the action that is required to be taken when the cancel button is pressed, the name of the button in the jsp file has to be “_cancel” processFinish – the action that is required to be taken when the submit button is pressed, the name of the button in the jsp page has to be “_submit” validatePage – The validations for the each and every page in the wizard

Important Note: In the userinterface, as shown in the problem description can have next button and the previous button. The order of the pages that has to be appeared when they are clicked is defined by the order in which they are set in the application context file, for example

In the example shown above the order are form1, form2 and form3 and the single model object that is associated with these forms is User.java

form1.jsp

form2.jsp

form3.jsp

User.java

For more details contact me at santoshkothapalli@gmail.com or leave comment on http://javacontractors.blogspot.com Thank You, Santosh Kothapalli SCWCD

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