Oracle Fusion Middleware Tag Reference for Oracle ADF Faces
11g Release 2 (



af:panelList panelList panel list

UIComponent class:
Component type: oracle.adf.RichPanelList

The panelList component outputs each visible child in a list with a bullet next to it. The list can be split into columns. This is done by setting the "rows" attribute. This is the multiple of children at which to add another column. For example, if the "rows" attribute was set to 6 then if there were 1-6 visible children there would be one column, 7 to 12 visible children there would be 2 columns, and 13+ visible children would be shown in 3 columns. The number of columns is determined by the value set for "maxColumns" attribute. So if there were 100 visible children with "rows" set to 30 and "maxColumns" was set to 3 children, there will be 3 columns (and 34 rows). If "rows" attribute is not specified, all visible contents will be in one column. The "maxColumns" that can be set is dependent on the type of Agent. If the value set for "maxColumns" is greater than the default for the agent, then it is defaulted. The default maxColumns value is 2 for the PDA. Children are not displayed/rendered if value of "maxColumns" or "rows" is less than one. The split is based solely on the number of visible children and not on their size. You may also alternatively place a facetRef, iterator, or switcher inside of the panelList and their resolved children will be treated as if they were direct children of the panelList. If you don't want this behavior, you may wrap the children you want to be grouped in a group component.

Geometry Management

Screen Shot(s)

panelList screenshot
A panelList component.

panelList complex screenshot
A panelList component showing multiple levels of items.

Code Example(s)

<af:panelList maxColumns="1" id="pl1" shortDesc="List of links in 1 column">
  <af:goLink text="item 1" destination="" id="gl1"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 2" destination="" id="gl2"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 3" destination="" id="gl3"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 4" destination="" id="gl4"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 5" destination="" id="gl5"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 6" destination="" id="gl6"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 7" destination="" id="gl7"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 8" destination="" id="gl8"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 9" destination="" id="gl9"/>
  <af:goLink text="item 10" destination="" id="gl10"/>

<af:panelList maxColumns="1" id="pl2" shortDesc="Outer panelList">
  <af:group id="gA">
    <af:goLink text="item 1" destination="" id="item1"/>
    <af:panelList maxColumns="1" id="pl2a" shortDesc="Nested panelList A">
      <af:goLink text="item 1.1" destination="" id="item1_1"/>
      <af:goLink text="item 1.2" destination="" id="item1_2"/>
      <af:goLink text="item 1.3" destination="" id="item1_3"/>
      <af:goLink text="item 1.4" destination="" id="item1_4"/>
  <af:group id="gB">
    <af:goLink text="item 2" destination="" id="item2"/>
    <af:panelList maxColumns="1" id="pl2b" shortDesc="Nested panelList B">
      <af:goLink text="item 2.1" destination="" id="item2_1"/>
      <af:goLink text="item 2.2" destination="" id="item2_2"/>


Type Phases Description
org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.event.AttributeChangeEvent Invoke Application,
Apply Request Values
Event delivered to describe an attribute change. Attribute change events are not delivered for any programmatic change to a property. They are only delivered when a renderer changes a property without the application's specific request. An example of an attribute change event might include the width of a column that supported client-side resizing.


Name Type Supports EL? Description
attributeChangeListener javax.el.MethodExpression Only EL a method reference to an attribute change listener. Attribute change events are not delivered for any programmatic change to a property. They are only delivered when a renderer changes a property without the application's specific request. An example of an attribute change events might include the width of a column that supported client-side resizing.
binding Only EL an EL reference that will store the component instance on a bean. This can be used to give programmatic access to a component from a backing bean, or to move creation of the component to a backing bean.
clientComponent boolean Yes Default Value: false

whether a client-side component will be generated. A component may be generated whether or not this flag is set, but if client Javascript requires the component object, this must be set to true to guarantee the component's presence. Client component objects that are generated today by default may not be present in the future; setting this flag is the only way to guarantee a component's presence, and clients cannot rely on implicit behavior. However, there is a performance cost to setting this flag, so clients should avoid turning on client components unless absolutely necessary.
customizationId String Yes This attribute is deprecated. The 'id' attribute should be used when applying persistent customizations. This attribute will be removed in the next release.
id String No the identifier for the component. The identifier must follow a subset of the syntax allowed in HTML:
  • Must not be a zero-length String.
  • First character must be an ASCII letter (A-Za-z) or an underscore ('_').
  • Subsequent characters must be an ASCII letter or digit (A-Za-z0-9), an underscore ('_'), or a dash ('-').
inlineStyle String Yes the CSS styles to use for this component. This is intended for basic style changes. The inlineStyle is a set of CSS styles that are applied to the root DOM element of the component. Be aware that because of browser CSS precedence rules, CSS rendered on a DOM element takes precedence over external stylesheets like the skin file. Therefore skins will not be able to override what you set on this attribute. If the inlineStyle's CSS properties do not affect the DOM element you want affected, then you will have to create a skin and use the skinning keys which are meant to target particular DOM elements, like ::label or ::icon-style.
listStyle String Yes an inline CSS style for the list. For example, you can style the list to be squares by setting the "listStyle" attribute to "list-style-type:square". Examples of the "list-style-type" values that browsers commonly support include: disc, circle, square, upper-alpha, lower-alpha, decimal, upper-roman, lower-roman, and none. There are many more values such as "lower-greek" that only some browsers support. If you are using "none" then you may also want to specify "margin:0px;padding:0px;" since some browsers use margin and/or padding to indent the item content, leaving room for the item decoration.
maxColumns int Yes Default Value: 3

the maximum number of columns to show. This attribute defaults to 3 and defaults to 2 for PDA's
partialTriggers String[] Yes the IDs of the components that should trigger a partial update. This component will listen on the trigger components. If one of the trigger components receives an event that will cause it to update in some way, this component will request to be updated too. Identifiers are relative to the source component (this component), and must account for NamingContainers. If your component is already inside of a naming container, you can use a single colon to start the search from the root of the page, or multiple colons to move up through the NamingContainers - "::" will pop out of the component's naming container (or itself if the component is a naming container) and begin the search from there, ":::" will pop out of two naming containers (including itself if the component is a naming container) and begin the search from there, etc.
rendered boolean Yes Default Value: true

whether the component is rendered. When set to false, no output will be delivered for this component (the component will not in any way be rendered, and cannot be made visible on the client). If you want to change a component's rendered attribute from false to true using PPR, set the partialTrigger attribute of its parent component so the parent refreshes and in turn will render this component.
rows int Yes Default Value: 2147483647

the number of rows after which to start a new column. This attribute defaults to Integer.MAX_VALUE. The number of rows actually rendered depends also on the "maxColumns" attribute. If the children will not fit in the given number of rows and columns, the number of rows will increase to accomodate the children.
shortDesc String Yes the short description of the component. This text is commonly used by user agents to display tooltip help text, in which case the behavior for the tooltip is controlled by the user agent, e.g. Firefox 2 truncates long tooltips. For form components, the shortDesc is displayed in a note window. For components that support the helpTopicId attribute it is recommended that helpTopicId is used as it is more flexible and is more accessibility-compliant.
styleClass String Yes a CSS style class to use for this component. The style class can be defined in your jspx page or in a skinning CSS file, for example, or you can use one of our public style classes, like 'AFInstructionText'.
unsecure java.util.Set Yes A whitespace separated list of attributes whose values ordinarily can be set only on the server, but need to be settable on the client. Currently, this is supported only for the "disabled" attribute. Note that when you are able to set a property on the client, you will be allowed to by using the the .setProperty('attribute', newValue) method, but not the .setXXXAttribute(newValue) method. For example, if you have unsecure="disabled", then on the client you can use the method .setProperty('disabled', false), while the method .setDisabled(false) will not work and will provide a javascript error that setDisabled is not a function.
visible boolean Yes Default Value: true

the visibility of the component. If it is "false", the component will be hidden on the client. Unlike "rendered", this does not affect the lifecycle on the server - the component may have its bindings executed, etc. - and the visibility of the component can be toggled on and off on the client, or toggled with PPR. When "rendered" is false, the component will not in any way be rendered, and cannot be made visible on the client. In most cases, use the "rendered" property instead of the "visible" property.
Not supported on the following renderkits: org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.core