This component is based on the Tapestry5SubmitContextComponent from Tapestry 5 how-tos.

You can use context as you would with action link. Context is not mandatory. Also you can use the same return types as with action link. (Page instance, page name etc..)

To use it, add this to your page template: (Context can be omitted if that functionality is not needed.)

<input t:type="SubmitContext" t:id="theSubmit" t:context="idString"/>

add this to your page class:

Object onSelectedFromTheSubmit(String idString)
    // do something based on idString
    return "somePage"; //Navigation allowed using this component!

(Modified from T5.0.15. Put it into yourapp.components package.)

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package com.some.package.tapestry5.components;

import org.apache.tapestry5.BindingConstants;
import org.apache.tapestry5.ComponentResources;
import org.apache.tapestry5.MarkupWriter;
import org.apache.tapestry5.annotations.Environmental;
import org.apache.tapestry5.annotations.Mixin;
import org.apache.tapestry5.annotations.Parameter;
import org.apache.tapestry5.corelib.base.AbstractField;
import org.apache.tapestry5.corelib.mixins.RenderDisabled;
import org.apache.tapestry5.internal.services.ComponentResultProcessorWrapper;
import org.apache.tapestry5.ioc.annotations.Inject;
import org.apache.tapestry5.services.ComponentEventResultProcessor;
import org.apache.tapestry5.services.FormSupport;
import org.apache.tapestry5.services.Heartbeat;
import org.apache.tapestry5.services.Request;

  * Corresponds to &lt;input type="submit"&gt;, a client-side element that can force the
  * enclosing form to submit. The submit responsible for the form submission will post a
  * notification that allows the application to know that it was the responsible entity. The
  * notification is named "selected" and has a String context.
public final class SubmitContext extends AbstractField {
    //FIXME: in 5.0.16-SNAPSHOT This is moved to org.apache.tapestry5.EventConstants -> modify when 5.0.16 is released.
    static final String SELECTED_EVENT = "selected";

     * If true (the default), then any notification sent by the component will be deferred until the end of the form
     * submission (this is usually desirable).
    private boolean defer = true;

     * The name of the event that will be triggered if this component is the cause of the form submission. The default
     * is "selected".
    @Parameter(allowNull = false, defaultPrefix = BindingConstants.LITERAL)
    private String event = SELECTED_EVENT;

    private FormSupport formSupport;

    private Heartbeat heartbeat;
    private ComponentEventResultProcessor componentEventResultProcessor;

    private String context;
    private ComponentResources resources;

    private Request request;

    private RenderDisabled renderDisabled;

    public SubmitContext() {

    SubmitContext(Request request) {
        this.request = request;

    void beginRender(MarkupWriter writer) {
        String controlName = getControlName();
        // write a hidden input for the context
            writer.element("input", "type", "hidden", "name", controlName + "X", "value", context);
        // write submit
        writer.element("input", "type", "submit", "name", controlName, "id", getClientId());

    void afterRender(MarkupWriter writer) {

    protected void processSubmission(String elementName) {
        String value = request.getParameter(elementName);
        if (value == null) return;

        final String cntxt = request.getParameter(elementName + "X");
        final ComponentResultProcessorWrapper callback = new ComponentResultProcessorWrapper(componentEventResultProcessor);
        Runnable sendNotification = new Runnable()
            public void run()
                if(cntxt != null){
                    resources.triggerEvent(event, new Object[] {cntxt}, callback);
                    resources.triggerEvent(event, null, callback);

        // When not deferred, don't wait, fire the event now (actually, at the end of the current
        // heartbeat). This is most likely because the Submit is inside a Loop and some contextual
        // information will change if we defer.

        if (defer) formSupport.defer(sendNotification);
        else heartbeat.defer(sendNotification);

    // For testing:

    void setDefer(boolean defer)
        this.defer = defer;

    void setup(ComponentResources resources, FormSupport support, Heartbeat heartbeat)
        this.resources = resources;
        formSupport = support;
        this.heartbeat = heartbeat;

Tapestry5SubmitContextWithNavigationComponent (last edited 2009-09-20 23:20:54 by localhost)