Ajax Text Completion and Web Services

Our newest Visual Web Pack tutorial, Using the Ajax Text Completion Component shows how build a web application that contains a text field component created using Java BluePrints Ajax technology. As you type in the text field, auto-completion is attempted based on a list of possible expansions provided by a 180,000-word English dictionary.

This tutorial is significant in that it not only provides a good use case for working with the Ajax Text Completion component, but also discusses how to work with a web service. The dictionary that the application uses is provide by a web service. To access the dictionary service client, you must download the Dictionary Service, deploy the DictionaryService.war to your application server, and then add the web service to your application. When you exercise the tutorial, however, note that there are minor differences in the web service code, depending on whether you are working with a Java EE 5 or J2EE 1.4 project.

This tutorial is tailored for use with the Sun Java Application Server PE 9.0 Update Release 1.

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