3.3.0 RichFaces Support for NetBeans IDE

Wouter & I have completed a big update of the RichFaces support we created for NetBeans IDE last year. Now the 3.3.0 GA release of RichFaces is supported, while there are also many more components in the Palette than before. The home page of the project is here:


However, the above page is only interesting if you want to contribute code to the project (or to read about the developments of the project and see the related referenced links). As a user of RichFaces in NetBeans IDE, go to these two locations to download the related NBM files:

And please leave a message if there's a problem of any kind!


Do you have any plans for a Click Framework plug-in for Netbeans?

Click is also component oriented, just that components are not added to the template(HTML generated from Velocity or JSP) but to "Pages" - Java classes, mostly to a "onInit" method - just like Matise GUI builder does.
Click is somehow like Wicket just that is much much simpler, since there's not need to edit the templates (most of the time they contain just $form - since the pages know to render automatically).

Posted by Joseph S. on April 12, 2009 at 04:29 AM PDT #


every nice to see this.I am new to netbeans. I would like to contribute to this plug-in. I have seen the list of tasks to be developed. i am interested to participate in it. could you please let me know how can i contribute to this plug-in

Posted by Soma on April 12, 2009 at 06:41 PM PDT #

Great news. I work with RichFaces but I prefer NetBeans to Eclipse. I'm currently working with Eclipse because of JBossTools visual editor. If RichFaces visual support was added NetBeans it would be awesome, I would definitely switch back to NetBeans.

Vote here

Posted by Felipe Jaekel on April 12, 2009 at 11:22 PM PDT #

Great news!
I used last summer release during a training despite the non visual designer approach attendees were pleased with the over all experience NB provided and NB RF plugin.
Keep rocking them! :)
Daoud AbdelMonem Faleh.

Posted by Daoud AbdelMonem Faleh on April 13, 2009 at 05:16 AM PDT #

Facelets support would be great too.

Posted by Felipe Jaekel on April 13, 2009 at 05:26 AM PDT #

Thanks for this implementation! I will try it - RichFaces was not an option for me so far because I was assuming bad support in NetBeans.

Posted by Martin Wildam on April 13, 2009 at 08:06 PM PDT #

Felipe, here's Facelets support described:


Thanks all for the support.

Posted by Geertjan on April 14, 2009 at 03:05 AM PDT #

Thanks, but I already have it installed. What I did was to add RichFaces and Facelets to the project. With JSP the autocomplete for RichFaces tags works, but with Facelets XHTML it doesn't.

Posted by Felipe Jaekel on April 14, 2009 at 03:11 AM PDT #

is there any plugin for netbeans 6.7.1
because these plugins are not working with that version of netbeans

Posted by Malek on October 11, 2009 at 04:27 AM PDT #

Im using netbeans 6.7.1 and richfaces 3.3.2 SR1
and your plugins everything installed great so far, except for the welcome.jsp page which is the same plain jsp page no richface code in it

Posted by ely on November 09, 2009 at 03:55 AM PST #

is there a version for netbeans 6.9.1?

I tried to integrate the following things:

- above 3 plugins
- netbeans 6.9.1
- richfaces 3.3.3.FINAL

I did the following:
- I installed netbeans
- installed the 3 plugins
- I created a new project with tomcat 6.0.26, JSF 1.2 and RichFaces ( 1 checked both JSF 1.2 and Richfaces at the Frameworks page)

I have 2 errors/malfunctions:

1) the project has reference problems

Problem: The project uses the class library called "RichFaces" but the classpath items of this library are missing.
when I click resolve 1 can see that the 3 richfaces jar are not available/can not be found


so 1 removed the missing references and added the jars from my hard drive (version 3.3.3.FINAL which I downloaded from the richfaces website)

2) Errors with the palette:

- 2 new categories (A4j and RichFaces ) apeared on the palette, but I couldn't drag and drop any of the components into the page
- and instead of component names and icons I can see thing like A4jForm.xml, and Calendar.xml for example

So is there an updated version of the plugins for netbeans 6.9.1?
Or any other ideas how to fix palette, so I could use drag and drop?


Posted by Peter Olah on August 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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