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Name

GWT Plugin

Publisher

, Sean McRae

License

Open Source (ASL2)

Version

0.2 stable

Compatibility

Struts 2.0.2+

Homepage

http://code.google.com/p/struts2gwtplugin/

Download

http://code.google.com/p/struts2gwtplugin/downloads/list

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This plugin INLINE

can be used to call methods on Struts actions using Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

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Example

Setup Action

Start by creating an action that contains the method that is going to be called. This method needs to match the signature of the service interface, but you don't need to implement the interface on the action. This method will be different from regular Struts 2 action methods in that it returns any object (that GWT can serialize), instead of a result name. If you want to call regular actions from GWT (not using GWT's RPC) go here

In this example the action "Hello" will return the string passed to it. Remember, the returned object is not the regular Struts result, it is the object that you will receive on the client side.

Example:

JAVA public class Hello { public String hello(String text) { return text; } }

Write the mapping for the action

For any action mapping that is going to be called from GWT:

  1. Add the map inside a package that extends "gwt-default"
  2. Add the "gwt" interceptor to the mapping

Example:

XML <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <!DOCTYPE struts PUBLIC "-//Apache Software Foundation//DTD Struts Configuration 2.0//EN" "http://struts.apache.org/dtds/struts-2.0.dtd"> <struts> <constant name="struts.enable.DynamicMethodInvocation" value="false" /> <constant name="struts.devMode" value="true" /> <package name="example" extends="gwt-default"> <action name="Hello" class="example.Hello" method="hello"> <interceptor-ref name="gwt"/> </action> </package> </struts>

GWT classes

Write the required service interface as described here. This is regular GWT stuff.

As an example of the interface:

JAVA public interface MyService extends RemoteService { public String hello(String s); } public interface MyServiceAsync { public void hello(String s, AsyncCallback callback); }

And to call it:

JAVA MyServiceAsync service = (MyServiceAsync) GWT.create(MyService.class); AsyncCallback callback = new AsyncCallback() { public void onSuccess(Object result) { Window.alert(result.toString()); } public void onFailure(Throwable caught) { Window.alert(caught.toString()); } }; ServiceDefTarget endpoint = (ServiceDefTarget) service; endpoint.setServiceEntryPoint("Hello.action"); service.hello("Hi There!", callback);

Installation

This plugin can be installed by copying the plugin jar and gwt-servlet.jar (from GWT) into your application's /WEB-INF/lib directory. No other files need to be copied or created.

Resources

(lightbulb) Struts + GWT without the GWT plugin

Version History

Version

Date

Author

Notes

0.1

Jul 2, 2007

Sean McRae

Updated plugin to work with the updated GWT 1.4 RPC mechanism. Add README file

0.1

Jan 10, 2007

Initial release

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