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AccordionPanel has been rewritten from scratch for M3, previous accordion was based on the jQuery UI widget and new one is a native PrimeFaces widget. Two notable new features are multiple selection and data model support to create tabs on the fly. Single/Multiple selection Lazy content loading with ajax Tab Change Ajax Behavior DataModel Support Disabled Tabs Theme Aware See PrimeFaces Labs to AccordionPanel Demos....

PrimeFaces 2.x had flash based charts which were replaced by the html5 based charts in 3.0.M2. Lately we've spent more time on charts to add more features. Newly added chart types in addition to previous pie, line, bar are; Area Donut Bubble OHLC MeterGauge In addition there are various utilites like; Built-in resizing Axis Titles Text rotating support for axis labels Enhanced Legend (Toggling series by clicking legend) Data Highlighting on hover Customizable Series Colors Check out PrimeFaces Labs to see the Charts in action! ...

PrimeFaces now has an official wiki powered by Confluence. The wiki is planned to be a community driven documentation platform, we on the other hand as PrimeFaces Team will focus on the official user's guide. Still we'll be adding content to the wiki but the mainly it's up to community to maintain. You can access the wiki at; http://wiki.primefaces.org We are looking forward to the contribution from community to make the wiki a great supplementary documentation resource for...

As promised at the beginning of the week, contextMenu now has special integration with the tree component so you can display options on right click event. Also TreeNode API has enhanced with isSelectable() method so which nodes can be selected or right-clicked can easily be defined. See PrimeFaces Labs to see Tree with ContextMenu in action!...

M3 gets a brand new TreeTable. Our old TreeTable couldn't offer much anything other than client side toggling because it was based on a jquery plugin which limits us to do what we actually want. So we've followed our well proven new approach which is implementing a native PrimeFaces from scratch.  Significant features are; Ajax Expand/Collapse Single and Multiple Selection Ajax Callbacks for expand,collapse, select, unselect and colResize Scrolling Data with fixed header-footer. (Horizontal and/or Vertical) Header and Footer support Resizable Columns ContextMenu...

ContextMenu has existed around in PrimeFaces for a while but it lacked tight integration with DataTable. For M3, we've implemented the integration and now it is possible to use a contextmenu with datatable. Usage is same as a regular contextMenu by setting for option of contextmenu as the id of the datatable. Check out PrimeFaces Labs to see it in action! We'll also add contextmenu-tree integration this week, keep an eye on this blog for more PrimeFaces news....

Prime Teknoloji is making further investments in PrimeFaces. Last week I've moved primefaces.org to it's new home which hosts a much powerful hardware. Hopefully there won't be outages anymore. To compare old host has 300mb of ram with 16gb hdd on a crappy processor with limited traffic, on the other new hardware is Intel i7 Quad Core, 8 GB DDR3 Ram with 1.5 TB hdd with unlimited traffic. I can feel the how fast showcase performs, difference is...

Dialog component has received major update for M3 and reimplemented as a native PrimeFaces widget. Old Dialog was based on jQuery UI's dialog which was giving us and users some problems since it's can't be updated with ajax, uses a fixed 300px default width and more. New Dialog keeps all the features to be backward compatible and adds more; Draggable Resizable Modal Easy Positioning Effects Callbacks and Listeners Minimizable - New! Maximizable - New! Lazy Content...