WAM105 - Create Your Own Weblet


To create Toolbar Menu Item weblet and a Toolbar weblet. A simple WAM application will then be used to test the Toolbar weblet.

The finished application will look like the following:

In order to complete this exercise, you must complete the following:

Review Weblets

Step 1. Create Toolbar Menu Item Weblet

Step 2. Create Toolbar Weblet

Step 3. Complete Definition of Toolbar Menu Item Weblet

Step 4. Setup iii_toolbar_menuitem Properties in iii_toolbar

Step 5. Apply Toolbar Weblet to an Employee Maintenance WAM


Before You Begin

This exercise does not depend on knowledge gained from all the preceding exercises. It is recommended that the following have been completed:

WAM005 - Create Your First WAM

WAM010 - Using WEB_MAPs

WAM015 - Working Lists

WAM020 - WAM Navigation


Layouts are a type of Weblet. They allow you to customize the overall look and feel of a web site or web application.

Weblets are also building blocks of your WAM HTML page. They can be categorized into 2 main groups.

XSL Templates

The <xsl:template name="my_template_name"> </xsl:template> element is very similar to the SUBROUTINE command used to define Subroutines in LANSA.

Parameters can be received by a template by defining

<xsl:param name="param_name" /> elements within the template.

Calling XSL Templates

The <xsl:call-template name="layout-form.private"> element is very similar to the EXECUTE command used to call subroutines in LANSA.

Parameters can be passed on the call using this element:

<xsl:with-param name="param_name" select="param_value"/>

To learn more about XSLT, see http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/default.asp