How to Add an ActionListener programmatically

Using an EL String, we can add ActionListener in Oracle ADF using the below code:

private ActionListener getActionListener(String el) {
        //here Testbean is the name of ManagedBean
        MethodExpression methodExp = getMethodExpressionForAction(el);
        return new MethodExpressionActionListener(methodExp);
private MethodExpression getMethodExpressionForAction(String actionName) {
        Class[] argtypes = new Class[1];
        argtypes[0] = ActionEvent.class;

        FacesContext facesCtx = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
        Application app = facesCtx.getApplication();
        ExpressionFactory elFactory = app.getExpressionFactory();
        ELContext elContext = facesCtx.getELContext();
        return elFactory.createMethodExpression(elContext, actionName, null, argtypes);

pass the EL Expression to the util method



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.