TagPicker

TagPicker allows you to display the selected values as tags. This component combines ComboBox and ValuesPicker, so it has a dropdown list and the ability to work with actions. You can also use TagField for work with tags.

tag picker

Component’s XML-name: tagPicker.

Data-aware TagPicker

To create a TagPicker associated with data, you should use the dataContainer, property and optionsContainer attributes. In the example below, we select from all the employees of the company those employees who will be listed for a particular department:

@JmixEntity
@Table(name = "UIEX1_DEPARTMENT")
@Entity(name = "uiex1_Department")
public class Department {
    @InstanceName
    @Column(name = "NAME")
    private String name;

    @JoinColumn(name = "PARENT_DEPT_ID")
    @ManyToOne(fetch = FetchType.LAZY)
    private Department parentDept;

    @JoinColumn(name = "MANAGER_ID")
    @ManyToOne(fetch = FetchType.LAZY)
    private Employee manager;

    @OneToMany(mappedBy = "department")
    private List<Employee> employee;
}
@JmixEntity
@Table(name = "UIEX1_EMPLOYEE")
@Entity(name = "uiex1_Employee")
public class Employee {
    @InstanceName
    @Column(name = "NAME")
    private String name;

    @OneToMany(mappedBy = "employee")
    private List<EquipmentLine> equipment;

    @JoinColumn(name = "DEPARTMENT_ID")
    @ManyToOne(fetch = FetchType.LAZY)
    private Department department;
}
<data>
    <instance id="departmentDc"
              class="ui.ex1.entity.Department">
        <fetchPlan extends="_base">
            <property name="employee" fetchPlan="_base"/>
        </fetchPlan>
        <loader/>
    </instance>
    <collection id="employeesDc"
                class="ui.ex1.entity.Employee">
        <fetchPlan extends="_base"/>
        <loader id="employeesDl">
            <query>
                <![CDATA[select e from uiex1_Employee e]]>
            </query>
        </loader>
    </collection>
</data>
<layout>
    <tagPicker id="employeesTagPicker"
               property="employee"
               dataContainer="departmentDc"
               optionsContainer="employeesDc">
        <actions>
            <action id="lookup" type="tag_lookup"/>
            <action id="clear" type="value_clear"/>
        </actions>
    </tagPicker>
</layout>

In the example above, the screen has the departmentDc data container for the Department entity, which has the employee property. The reference to the data container is specified in the dataContainer attribute. The employeesDc collection of Employee entities is set for optionsContainer attribute to display those values in the drop-down list.

You can also use metaClass attribute instead of dataContainer and property attributes. It enables to use field with entity type without data container:

<data>
    <collection id="employeesDc"
                class="ui.ex1.entity.Employee">
        <fetchPlan extends="_base"/>
        <loader id="employeesDl">
            <query>
                <![CDATA[select e from uiex1_Employee e]]>
            </query>
        </loader>
    </collection>
</data>
<layout>
    <tagPicker id="employeesPicker"
               metaClass="uiex1_Employee"
               optionsContainer="employeesDc">
        <actions>
            <action id="lookup" type="tag_lookup"/>
            <action id="clear" type="value_clear"/>
        </actions>
    </tagPicker>
</layout>

Setting Options Programmatically

If the component is not connected to an entity attribute, you can set possible values for the drop-down list programmatically in the screen:

<layout>
    <tagPicker id="dataTypeTagPicker"
               inlineTags="true"/>
</layout>
@Autowired
private TagPicker<String> dataTypeTagPicker;

@Subscribe
public void onInit(InitEvent event) {
    dataTypeTagPicker.setOptionsList(Arrays.asList(
            "Headphones", "Keyboard", "Mouse")
    );
}
tag picker 1

Attributes

tagPosition

Sets the position of tags relative to the field, there are the following possible values:

  • BOTTOM - by default

    tag picker bottom
  • TOP

    tag picker top
  • LEFT

    tag picker left
  • RIGHT

    tag picker right

inlineTags

Defines how should be shown tags in one line (inlineTags=true):

tag picker inline

or under each other (inlineTags=false, by default).

tag picker bottom

hideSelectedOptions

If the user has selected an item from the drop-down list, then when the hideSelectedOptions=false, it will still be available for selection. By default, hideSelectedOptions=true.

Actions

As TagPicker is the subclass of ValuesPicker, it can use all actions applicable for it.

Note, if there is no defined action, by default will be loaded ValueClearAction.

TagPickerAction

This action works only when TagPicker has a data container or metaClass attribute. It works similar to LookupAction, but instead of set uses the append value.

Another feature of this action is multiSelect. It enables multi-selection, by default multiSelect=true.

Handlers

TagPicker has the following handlers and events described in TagField: