WebFaces was developed as the true Visual RAD tool for TICL. It was built
entirely as a plugin to Netbeans, but it was never released. Netbeans, at the time
prior to version 3, was the wrong choice both from a marketing and technical
perspective. Still, much of the functionality of WebFaces is still worth exploring
and perhaps digging from the ashes! For this reason, we have open-sourced it
and made accessible for whoever has time and desir to play with it.
Later, a standalone version was developed with the page editor, jEdit as a source
editor and an embedded Tomcat.
The page designer is full-blown JSP page creation tool with a component
palette for all TICL UI elements, property editors, complex component
editor wizards for menus, table views and the like. You can switch from
a page designer view to code view to run-time view. The page designer also
supports the high-level layout managers of TICL thus allowing you to easily
compose the visual layout of page and manipulate layout containers as any
other UI element.
|Code Generation Wizards
The code generation wizards allow you to create event listeners, new components,
component instances, pages etc. in a matter of a few keystrokes and mouse clicks.
The styling editor allows you to easily work with TICL styling objects
(styles, skins, renderers, themes, styling variables) by providing an
explorer view of all styling objects defined for a web application. Advanced
property editors for the various types of skin parameters such as a
color chooser, template editor, CSS style editor and
many, many more are included.
|Instant Run-Time View
You can execute your JSP page instantly in an embeded mainstream browser by simply
switching to the run-time view of a page. [Note that this feature
may not be available on all platforms.]
|User Agent Capabilites Explorer
Work with your user agent capabilities configuration in a convenient explorer
through a structured view of the various browsers' properties, both static
|Server-Side Events Explorer
Manipulate server-side events, listeners, event factories etc. from a simple
to use explorer that provides a coherent view of all event/controller logic
of your application.
Webfaces is available only in source form, from the following Subversion URL:
Use your favorite Subversion client to access it. Let us know if you are using it!