Using the additional Woodstock Components not included in Netbeans 6.0

There are several useful Woodstock Components that are not bundled with Netbeans 6.0. These components were still under construction and not fully QA certified during the release of Netbeans 6.0, so they do not appear in the bundled components palette. However, they can be separately downloaded and added to the Palette as explained in this article - Updating Woodstock Component Library in NetBeans 6.

Once the additional components are installed , they appear in the palette as shown below and can be drag and dropped on to a visual web application.

Woodstock Additional Comps

You can preview the components via a Sample Application and view its source code to find out how to use these components in your application.

The most interesting components are

Accordian Comp

 Bubble Help

Popup Comp 

Other useful components are 


Winston, is there any chance that these components can be delivered as a NetBeans update?

Thank you.
Best regards.

Posted by Antonio Varela on December 20, 2007 at 04:46 AM PST #

Apollogies for not reading before asking....

Posted by Antonio Varela on December 20, 2007 at 07:29 AM PST #

Winston, will you provide a new ThemeBuilder for Woodstock 4.1.1? It would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Posted by Stephan Bardubitzki on December 20, 2007 at 01:05 PM PST #

Stephan, the plan is to move the ThemeBuilder to the Woodstock repository after the holiday break. In that way, the ThemeBuilder will be always built using the latest woodstock theme source.

Posted by Winston Prakash on December 23, 2007 at 02:47 AM PST #

Just a small correction.. common task page is now a part of the standard palette

Posted by Venky on December 23, 2007 at 02:26 PM PST #

Hi there

We need to use some of components in our application so we have updated to Woodstock 4.1.1. The problem begins when we try to deploy our application on glassfish. All the components simply disappear. We have also tried creating new projects and even deployed a sample vehicles project. Please assist us as we need to make some progress.

Posted by Tongayi on January 08, 2008 at 11:51 PM PST #

Hi Tongayi, if you send the details of your problem to the Woodstock User alias (, they may be able to help you solve the problem.

Posted by Winston Prakash on January 09, 2008 at 02:02 AM PST #

I go to and in latest release download the netbeans plugin 6.o(component,and theme).
And install it.and create visual web project and drag and drop a accordion component and run project,but see the blank page.Evan when i drag and drop the standard component , i see the blank page(After running).Before the installation i have not this behavior and every component render properly.After uninstalling NetBeans and reinstall Netbeans,and not install woodstock, everything is ok.
Please Help.
what should i do?

Posted by Khosro on January 15, 2008 at 04:39 PM PST #

Hi there,

I have exactly the same problem. Im using Woodstock 4.1.1, and when I deploy and run the web app with Glassfish V2 the woodstock components simply does not show or render. If I include some normal HTML code in my JSP file it shows. I get this problem in Netbeans and Eclipse.

Posted by Stephan Bornman on January 23, 2008 at 07:54 PM PST #

Hi there

I am also having some problems with dropdowns inside tables. I bind the items property to an objectlistdataprovider's options and set selected to the currentrow reference in the table. the table comes up with the dropdowns showing the first row of the options bound to it even when this is not the case. I tried the converters for the dropdowns and it seems these are not working either. the server log shows that the values supplied do not match the items in the list.

Are they any references/tutorials for binding dropdown components inside a table.

Posted by Tongayi Masunda on January 23, 2008 at 08:47 PM PST #

Hi Khosro, Stephan, Tongayi, you could download the 4.1.1 example war ( and deploy it in glassfish and see if you see any problem. If you further see problem, please report them at

Posted by Winston Prakash on January 23, 2008 at 10:12 PM PST #

Hi Winston,

are there new information available about your ThemeBuilder?


Posted by Stephan Bardubitzki on February 08, 2008 at 02:08 AM PST #

Hi Stephan, I'm planning to put the source in to Woodstock repository, so that it could be built made available along with component and theme jars during woodstock milestone builds.

Posted by Winston Prakash on February 08, 2008 at 02:40 AM PST #

Just downloaded the woodstock comp. for a project. I noticed that the Visual Web 1.1/1.2 support will not work with this component library. Is it necessary to have a JDK1.5 container and framework.

Posted by dSpectra on February 10, 2008 at 06:04 AM PST #

Hello, I have the same problem reported before, I am creating a visual jsf project in NetBeans 6.0 using the Apache Tomcat server, but when I run my project, the accordion that I created doesn't appear..what is wrong?

Posted by mariaz on February 28, 2008 at 12:37 AM PST #

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