Ajax Action
a4j:ajax
a4j:commandButton
a4j:commandLink
a4j:actionListener
a4j:jsFunction
a4j:poll
a4j:push
a4j:param
Ajax Queue
a4j:queue
a4j:attachQueue
Ajax Output/Containers
a4j:outputPanel
a4j:status
a4j:region
a4j:mediaOutput
a4j:log
Validation
Client Side Validation
rich:graphValidator
rich:message
rich:messages
rich:notify
Data Iteration
a4j:repeat
rich:dataTable
rich:extendedDataTable
rich:collapsibleSubTable
rich:dataScroller
rich:list
rich:dataGrid
Trees
rich:tree
Tree Adaptors
Output/Panels
rich:chart
rich:panel
rich:togglePanel
rich:tabPanel
rich:collapsiblePanel
rich:accordion
rich:popupPanel
rich:progressBar
rich:tooltip
Menus
rich:panelMenu
rich:toolbar
rich:contextMenu
rich:dropDownMenu
Inputs
rich:autocomplete
rich:calendar
rich:editor
rich:inputNumberSlider
rich:inputNumberSpinner
rich:inplaceInput
rich:fileUpload
Selects
rich:inplaceSelect
rich:select
rich:orderingList
rich:pickList
Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop
Miscellaneous
Standard elements skinning
Placeholder
RichFaces functions
Focus
rich:componentControl
rich:hashParam
rich:hotKey
rich:jQuery

The rich:panel component creates a rectangle shaped area on the page that may contain any content including other panels. Panel's have a header (optional) and a body. The default look-n-feel is based on the current skin. Look-n-feel of any part of the panel, including color scheme, borders and paddings can be customizable using with pre-defined number of CSS classes.

Panel with default Look-n-feel
rf RichFaces is a component library for JSF and an advanced framework for easily integrating AJAX capabilities into business applications.
  • 100+ AJAX enabled components in two libraries
  • a4j: page centric AJAX controls
  • rich: self contained, ready to use components
  • Whole set of JSF benefits while working with AJAX
  • Skinnability mechanism
  • Component Development Kit (CDK)
  • Dynamic resources handling
  • Testing facilities for components, actions, listeners, and pages
  • Broad cross-browser support
  • Large and active community

Panel without header:

JSF 2 and RichFaces 4:

We are working hard on RichFaces 4.0 which will have full JSF 2 integration. That is not all though, here is a summary of updates and features:

  • Redesigned modular repository and build system.
  • Simplified Component Development Kit with annotations, faces-config extensions, advanced templates support and more..
  • Ajax framework improvements extending the JSF 2 specification.
  • Component review for consistency, usability, and redesign following semantic HTML principles where possible.
  • Both server-side and client-side performance optimization.
  • Strict code clean-up and review.