Struts and Tiles - Steps to use Struts and Tiles

By: Grenfel Emailed: 1606 times Printed: 2078 times    

Latest comments
By: rohit kumar - how this program is work
By: Kirti - Hi..thx for the hadoop in
By: Spijker - I have altered the code a
By: ali mohammed - why we use the java in ne
By: ali mohammed - why we use the java in ne
By: mizhelle - when I exported the data
By: raul - no output as well, i'm ge
By: Rajesh - thanx very much...
By: Suindu De - Suppose we are executing

  1. Add TilesRequestProcessor to struts-config.xml
    <controller processorClass="org.apache.struts.tiles.TilesRequestProcessor" />
  2. Define the Tiles Plugin
    <plug-in className="org.apache.struts.tiles.TilesPlugin" >
    <set-property property="definitions-config" value="/WEB-INF/tiles-defs.xml" />
    <set-property property="moduleAware" value="true"/>
    </plug-in>
  3. Create an empty Tiles definition file tiles-defs.xml under /WEB-INF directory
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
    <!DOCTYPE
    tiles-definitions PUBLIC
    "-//Apache Software Foundation//DTD Tiles Configuration 1.1//EN"
    "http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/dtds/tiles-config_1_1.dtd">
    <tiles-definitions>
    </tiles-definitions>
    d) Add the base definition to the tile definition xml

    <definition name="base.definition" path="/Layout.jsp">
    <put name="title" value=""/>
    <put name="header" value="/common/header.jsp" />
    <put name="footer" value="/common/footer.jsp" />
    <put name="body" value="" />
    </definition>
  4. Create the definition for each of the three pages by extending the above definition and overriding the empty values
    <definition name="search.page" extends="base.definition">
    <put name="title" value="Customer Search and List"/>
    <put name="body" value="/CustomerSearchList.jsp" />
    </definition>
    <definition name="customer.page" extends="base.definition">
    <put name="title" value="XYZ Co. Please enter your details"/>
    <put name="body" value="/CustomerForm.jsp" />
    </definition>
    <definition name="dberror.page" extends="base.definition">
    <put name="title" value="An error occured"/>
    <put name="body" value="/DatabaseError.jsp" />
    </definition>
  5. Change the references to physical jsps in struts-config.xml and replace them with one of the above names. For instance, change all references to “/CustomerForm.jsp” as “customer.page” [No “/” is required with Tiles.]

Struts Home | All Struts Tutorials | Latest Struts Tutorials

Sponsored Links

If this tutorial doesn't answer your question, or you have a specific question, just ask an expert here. Post your question to get a direct answer.



Bookmark and Share

Comments(2)


1. View Comment

steps 2 create and use tiles

View Tutorial          By: sasank at 2008-10-03 08:06:43
2. View Comment

i have been trained in java stream. But i dont know anything in java. a girl is needed to teach me. Contact me on 9812345670

View Tutorial          By: savio at 2013-01-23 10:15:51

Your name (required):


Your email(required, will not be shown to the public):


Your sites URL (optional):


Your comments:



More Tutorials by Grenfel
Verifying a Signed JAR File example
Bitwise and Bit Shift Operators example in Java
JavaBeans Basic Concepts
The Differences Between Simple and Classic Tags in JSP
Bitwise Logical Operators in C
DispatchAction in Struts
union example program in C
Comparison operators in JSP
Basics of Structures in C
register Variables in C
Struts and Tiles - Steps to use Struts and Tiles
The if else statement in C
Character Counting sample program in C
Installing JSF
cin.ignore() in C++

More Tutorials in Struts
Configuring JDBC DataSources in Struts
Struts Classes
FAQ: Why was reload removed from Struts (since 1.1)?
FAQ: Why are my checkboxes not being set from ON to OFF?
Using JavaScript to submit a form in Struts
How to prepopulate a form in Struts
Simple example of using the requiredif Validator rule in Struts
Chaining actions in Struts
When is the best time to validate input in Struts
What is a Plug-in and how to use Java plug-ins with Struts?
7 Best Practices of Struts
Origin and Architecture of Struts
ActionErrors and ActionError in Struts
Tutorial on Struts Configuration File - struts-config.xml in Struts - from the book: Struts Survival Guide. Basics to Best Practices
Handling multiple buttons in HTML Form in Struts

More Latest News
Most Viewed Articles (in Struts )
Tutorial on Struts Configuration File - struts-config.xml in Struts - from the book: Struts Survival Guide. Basics to Best Practices
ForwardAction in Struts
Handling multiple buttons in HTML Form in Struts
Struts and Tiles - Steps to use Struts and Tiles
What is Struts? Which Version of Struts to use?
What is a Model View Controller (MVC) Model?
Configuring JDBC DataSources in Struts
Use of {0} is required and Accessing resource bundles programmatically in Struts
DispatchAction in Struts
FAQ: Why was reload removed from Struts (since 1.1)?
FAQ: Why are my checkboxes not being set from ON to OFF?
How to prepopulate a form in Struts
Is Struts the most popular web application framework for Java?
History of Struts
WebWork 2 is now Apache Struts 2
Most Emailed Articles (in Struts)
WebWork 2 is now Apache Struts 2
What is Struts? Which Version of Struts to use?
Is Struts the most popular web application framework for Java?
Using Multibox in Struts
Use ImageButtonBean for Image based Form Submits in Struts
Tutorial on Struts Configuration File - struts-config.xml in Struts - from the book: Struts Survival Guide. Basics to Best Practices
FAQ: Why was reload removed from Struts (since 1.1)?
Simple example of using the requiredif Validator rule in Struts
What is a Model View Controller (MVC) Model?
Struts 1 vs Struts 2
Using Checkbox & Radio Tags, html:select, html:options in Struts Forms
IncludeAction in Struts
The directories and files of a Struts application
Creating the first application using Struts 2
Using Multiple Message Resource Bundles in Struts