Radiobuttons since 1.0

The BootsFaces radiobutton give you more flexibility to design your page layout than the standard JSF radiobutton.

For the sake of compatibility, you can follow the traditional JSF approach using <f:selectItem /> or <f:selectItems />. But that only allows for very simple layouts (the buttons are vertical, and no element except the label can be between the buttons). In particular, you can't embed the radiobuttons in a multi-column Bootstrap grid. So BootsFaces offers a more flexible version. The drawback is that you have to add an extra attribute defining which radio buttons belong together. We chose the value value attribute for this. So you have to repeat the value attribute with every option of the radio button in order to indicate which buttons belong to a common group:

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Note that the radiobuttons are implemented as an HTML <div> tag, so by default, the radiobuttons are still stacked on each by default. That's why we wrapped them in a <b:panelGrid /> in the example above.

Traditional JSF approach

For the sake of convenience and back-ward compatibility, BootsFaces also supports the traditional JSF API using <f:selectItem />. Of course, you loose a lot of flexibility. The radiobuttons are stacked on top of each other, and the only way to change this is using clever CSS tricks.

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Using lists and hashmaps

<f:selectItems /> allows you to generate the radio buttons from a list or a map:

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Attribute Default value Description
ajax false Whether the Button submits the form with AJAX.
col-lg
colLg (alternative writing)
-1 Integer value to specify how many columns to span on large screens (≥1200 pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
col-md
colMd (alternative writing)
-1 Integer value to specify how many columns to span on medium screens (≥992 pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
col-sm
colSm (alternative writing)
-1 Integer value to specify how many columns to span on small screens (≥768p pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
col-xs
colXs (alternative writing)
-1 Integer value to specify how many columns to span on tiny screens (≤ 767 pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
dir (none) Direction indication for text that does not inherit directionality. Legal values: ltr (Default. Left-to-right text direction), rtl (Right-to-left text direction) and auto (let the browser figure out the direction of your alphabet, based on the page content).
disabled false Boolean value to specify if the button is disabled.
display block If you use the "visible" attribute, the value of this attribute is added. Legal values: block, inline, inline-block. Default: block.
hidden (none) This column is hidden on a certain screen size and below. Legal values: lg, md, sm, xs.
id (none) Unique identifier of the component in a namingContainer.
immediate false Flag indicating that, if this component is activated by the user, notifications should be delivered to interested listeners and actions immediately (that is, during Apply Request Values phase) rather than waiting until Invoke Application phase. Default is false.
item-label
itemLabel (alternative writing)
(none) The caption of the radio button. Alternatively you can use arbitrary captions by embedding them as child elements of the b:radiobutton. As a third alternative, you can follow the traditional JSF approach using <f:f:selectItem /> or <f:selectItems />.
item-value
itemValue (alternative writing)
(none) Value of the item. Must be omitted if you use the traditional JSF approach using <f:selectItem /> or <f:selectItems />.
large-screen
largeScreen (alternative writing)
-1 Alternative spelling to col-lg. Integer value to specify how many columns to span on large screens (≥1200 pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
medium-screen
mediumScreen (alternative writing)
-1 Alternative spelling to col-md. Integer value to specify how many columns to span on medium screens (≥992 pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
offset (none) Integer value to specify how many columns to offset.
offset-lg
offsetLg (alternative writing)
(none) Integer value to specify how many columns to offset.
offset-md
offsetMd (alternative writing)
(none) Integer value to specify how many columns to offset.
offset-sm
offsetSm (alternative writing)
(none) Integer value to specify how many columns to offset.
offset-xs
offsetXs (alternative writing)
(none) Integer value to specify how many columns to offset.
onclick (none) The onclick attribute.
oncomplete (none) JavaScript to be executed when ajax completes.
onerror (none) JavaScript to be executed when ajax results on an error (including both network errors and Java exceptions).
onsuccess (none) JavaScript to be executed when ajax completes with success (i.e. there's neither a network error nor a Java exception).
process (none) Comma or space separated list of ids or search expressions denoting which values are to be sent to the server.
rendered false Boolean value to specify the rendering of the component, when set to false the component will not be rendered.
small-screen
smallScreen (alternative writing)
-1 Alternative spelling to col-sm. Integer value to specify how many columns to span on small screens (≥768p pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
span (none) Integer value to specify how many columns to span on medium screens (≥992 pixels). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
style (none) Inline style of the input element.
style-class
styleClass (alternative writing)
(none) Style class of this element.
tiny-screen
tinyScreen (alternative writing)
-1 Alternative spelling to col-xs. Integer value to specify how many columns to span on tiny screens (≤ 767 pixels wide). The number may optionally be followed by "column" or "columns". Alternative legal values: half, one-third, two-thirds, one-fourth, three-fourths.
tooltip (none) The text of the tooltip.
tooltip-container
tooltipContainer (alternative writing)
body Where is the tooltip div generated? That's primarily a technical value that can be used to fix rendering errors in special cases. Also see data-container in the documentation of Bootstrap. The default value is body.
tooltip-delay
tooltipDelay (alternative writing)
0 The tooltip is shown and hidden with a delay. This value is the delay in milliseconds. Defaults to 0 (no delay).
tooltip-delay-hide
tooltipDelayHide (alternative writing)
0 The tooltip is hidden with a delay. This value is the delay in milliseconds. Defaults to 0 (no delay).
tooltip-delay-show
tooltipDelayShow (alternative writing)
0 The tooltip is shown with a delay. This value is the delay in milliseconds. Defaults to 0 (no delay).
tooltip-position
tooltipPosition (alternative writing)
(none) Where is the tooltip to be displayed? Possible values: "top", "bottom", "right", "left", "auto", "auto top", "auto bottom", "auto right" and "auto left". Default to "bottom".
update (none) Component(s) to be updated with ajax.
value (none) EL expression denoting the property of the backend bean. This expression is also used to determine which radiobuttons belong together.
visible (none) This column is shown on a certain screen size and above. Legal values: lg, md, sm, xs.
  • Tell the world which CSS classes can be used to change the look of the component.