Whenever the JSF runtime needs to perform a conversion it uses a Converter to do so. As explained in previous blog entries you have the ability to implement your own Converter. But does that mean you need to implement it for simple conversions? No, you do not, the default JSF converters come to the rescue!
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The following blog articles are part of the JSF State Saving series
Introduction to JSF State Saving
The JSF State Saving APIs
The JSF StateHolder API
The JSF PartialStateHolder API
The StateHelper API
To facilitate component developers a convenience API was introduced to make it easier to implement the state saving requirements. Access to this API is made available through UIComponent.getStateHelper().
The API defines the following methods:
void add(Serializable key, Object value) Object eval(Serializable key) Object eval(Serializable key, Object defaultValue) ...