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Tooltip component was far away from the PrimeFaces standards, it had serious positioning issues(see here) and had problems with ajax updates. It was based on qtip jquery plugin so in order to fix these issues to provide a production ready component, I've followed our new approach that is working quite fine which is writing a native PrimeFaces widget instead of using a third part work to have full control. So for 3.0.M3 I've rewritten the tooltip...

PrimeFaces M3 work continues with the new enhanced AutoComplete. Our old autoComplete was based on jQuery UI autocomplete which was working fine but limits us on displaying customized html content since suggestions were JSON based. So I've rewritten the autocomplete as a native PrimeFaces Widget. All features are backward compatible and css structure is slightly changed to fit PrimeFaces conventions. Various options (delay, minLength, forceSelection, maxResults ...

PrimeFaces 3.0.M3 begins with the new ThemeSwitcher component. Old themeswitcher had many shortcomings, it can't work in an offline environment since it needed a connection to load the themes and saving the selected theme on the server side was tricky. For new themeSwitcher I've created a native PrimeFaces widget as an extension of selectOneMenu that can load themes locally since it is an input component selected theme can be passes to the backing bean. Using optional...

A little present from Prime Teknoloji, PrimeFaces User's Guide is now free again and available for download at; http://www.primefaces.org/documentation.html The guide covers 2.2 and 2.2.1 and will be updated when 3.0 goes final. As stated here to help you with docs on 3.0 until the new guide is ready (it will be free for sure), tag/attribute documentation will be in 3.0.M3. We are adding it back to the taglib file nowadays so you'll get that sort of docs plus there...

David Heffelfinger has released his new book titled "Java EE with NetBeans 7". Importance of this book other that being a great resource on Java EE 6 for us is the wide coverage of PrimeFaces. As you know NetBeans 7 only bundles PrimeFaces as the component suite and David showed how to utilize PrimeFaces to create awesome looking RIA easily. Lately an interview with David is posted on dzone where he also praises PrimeFaces. And now it's the...

Prime Teknoloji is pleased to announce the 3.0.M2 version of the leading JSF component suite, PrimeFaces. This release contains more than 100 improvements and a lot of hard work. Notable features are; Reimplementation of component event callbacks (*Listener, *Update) as ajax behaviors. See details here. Reimplemented Charts using HTML5 Canvas, replaced flash based implementation. Reimplemented Layout Component. Reimplemented ColorPicker. Resizable DataTable Columns. Implementation of some most votes requests like default sorting for datatable. Update to latest jQuery stack versions(jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile...

If you haven't heard already, PrimeFaces Guide will be free in 3.0 final, I'll start updating it before 3.0 goes final which is planned for september. We've seen that there are many users on 3.0.x which is officially undocumented, only available doc resource is labs showcase. So to help a bit more, in 3.0.M3 we are putting the tag and attribute documentation back in facelet taglib so your IDEs can display what that attribute is for,...

PrimeFaces 3.0.M2 features a new Log component to display client side logs. We use it internally for core features now and use it more in future versions to make PrimeFaces more transparent. Using the client side api, you can also log stuff with your javascript. Online demo is available at PrimeFaces Labs. Enjoy!...

Most notable thing about PrimeFaces 3.0.M2 is the implementation of component callbacks as ajax behaviors, read more here about the idea here. While providing the component events as behaviors, I have decided to add more hooks to increase flexibility even more. Frameworks like JSF and the component libraries tend to do a lot for you but important design principle of PrimeFaces is transparency and keep page author in control. As an application developer, I don't like the...