Monday, January 21, 2013

Before IBM Connect: 5 Days 5 Tips! Tip #1 - New Notes 9 Boolean Display Type

Yep! I am speaking at IBM Connect 2013!

In celebration I am posting 5 Tips in 5 Days and today is...

Tip #1


In the Notes 9 Public Beta there is a new Boolean Display Type (converter) for Radio Button Groups.

The field will only accept actual true/false values.

Here's how you use it when you want to bind it to a managed bean.



And here's the markup!

The trick is to know to use Expression Language (EL) to express the choice values as true/false (examine the itemValue attributes below).


<xp:radioGroupid="radioGroup1"
value="#{auditUserBean.isBooleanValue}"]]>
<xp:selectItemitemLabel="Yes"itemValue="#{true}"></xp:selectItem]]>
<xp:selectItemitemLabel="No"itemValue="#{false}"></xp:selectItem]]>
</xp:radioGroup]]>