ManagedBean Params not accepted and Bean seemingly not in scope

This uses the same code that comes from primefaces tree control

@ManagedBean( name = "theName", eager = true)

The first question is why "name" and "eager" are not recognised. Eclipse suggests I change either parameter to "value" - so not sure whats going on there.

Then, where I have been careful to capitalise where necessary and create my bean

public class TreeBean implements Serializable {

and reference it in my xhtml

<h:form id="mainForm">

<p:tree id="treeSingle" value="#{treeBean.root}" var="node" selectionMode="single" selection="#{treeBean.selectedNode}">

(paying attention to the capitalisation of the classname).

The output shows only a narrow bar. System.out.println("Constructor called") suggests the bean is not known. To support this, if I press the button as coded in the example (link provided at the top) I get the error

Jan 13, 2014 12:19:26 AM com.sun.faces.context.AjaxExceptionHandlerImpl handlePartialResponseError SEVERE: javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: /HelloWorld.xhtml @23,50 selection="#{treeBean.selectedNode}": Target Unreachable, identifier 'treeBean' resolved to null at com.sun.faces.facelets.el.TagValueExpression.setValue(TagValueExpression.java:133)

I've run out of ideas now as to what could be the problem. Is there any way of further debugging this or anyone got any ideas about the eager/name thing and what is causing the Bean class to be (I assume) not to be seen.

Thanks in advance. Kevin


beans should be defined this way:

@ManagedBean(name="treeBean") @SessionScoped // or whatever scope you would like to use public class TreeBean implements Serializable { ....

Usage in XHTML: ...="#{treeBean.root}"


@ManagedBean(name="xyz") @SessionScoped // or whatever scope you would like to use public class TreeBean implements Serializable { ....

Usage in XHTML: ...="#{xyz.root}"

bean name is just a key for the map, you can name it whatever you want

the scope of the bean should be from the package javax.faces.bean

i.e. for <strong>sessionscoped</strong> beans you have to import

import javax.faces.bean.SessionScoped;

and for the managedBean Annotation

import javax.faces.bean.ManagedBean;


Here you can find different ways to define a JSF managed bean and also here you can find a really good discuss about managed beans.


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