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From Wendy Smoak <>
Subject RE: options thru Map rather than Collection?
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2003 22:13:32 GMT
Alex wrote:
> Is there a way to render select options drop down thru a Map?


<html-el:select property="type">
  <html-el:options collection="contactTypes" property="key"

contactTypes is a Map (TreeMap so it will sort automatically) placed in
Application scope by a ServletContextListener when the app starts up.

If the key/value objects in your Map aren't themselves Strings, make sure
the toString method returns something useful.  (Or there's probably a way to
convince it to call another method, I haven't needed that.)

Wendy Smoak
Applications Systems Analyst, Sr.
Arizona State University, PA, IRM 

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