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Complex forms

Question asked by damokles on Dec 22, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 26, 2011 by ronald.van.kuijk

first of all I really like the activiti-explorer (v5.8), but how can you realize more complex forms?

Complex meaning e.g. a data-table or dynamic entries or even just a two column layout.

You can write your own property and renderer, I've recreated the example TextArea from activiti-in-action
and this works great if you are just displaying/editing a primitive.
But for complex objects you have the problem of the string serialization requirement for the form properties, sure you can
serialize your complex java object into a base64 encoded string an pass it around but this does not feel right.

Are there any tips on how to achieve a more complex form without having to write everything yourself outside
of explorer? Maybe some layout properties that could be attached to a form property. And the ability to define your
own layout manager.