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UISelectOne Properties

UISelectOne properties accept the same types as UIInput and UIOutput properties. This is because a UISelectOne component represents the single selected item from a set of items. This item can be any of the primitive types and anything else for which you can apply a converter.

Here is the example selectOneMenu tag from Displaying a Menu Using the selectOneMenu Tag:

<h:selectOneMenu   id="shippingOption"

Here is the property corresponding to this tag:

protected String shippingOption = "2";

public void setShippingOption(String shippingOption) {
    this.shippingOption = shippingOption;
public String getShippingOption() {
    return this.shippingOption;

Note that shippingOption represents the currently selected item from the list of items in the UISelectOne component.

As explained in the section Displaying a Menu Using the selectOneMenu Tag, the UISelectItem and UISelectItems components are used to represent all the values in a UISelectOne component. See UISelectItem Properties and UISelectItems Properties for information on how to write the backing bean properties for the UISelectItem and UISelectItems components.