Package org.springframework.web.portlet.mvc

Standard controller implementations for the portlet MVC framework that comes with Spring.

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Interface Summary
Controller Base portlet Controller interface, representing a component that receives RenderRequest/RenderResponse and ActionRequest/ActionResponse like a Portlet but is able to participate in an MVC workflow.
 

Class Summary
AbstractCommandController Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of annotated controllers
AbstractController Convenient superclass for controller implementations, using the Template Method design pattern.
AbstractFormController Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of annotated controllers
AbstractWizardFormController Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of annotated controllers
BaseCommandController Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of annotated controllers
ParameterizableViewController Trivial controller that always returns a named view.
PortletModeNameViewController Trivial controller that transforms the PortletMode to a view name.
PortletWrappingController Controller implementation that wraps a portlet instance which it manages internally.
SimpleControllerHandlerAdapter Adapter to use the Controller workflow interface with the generic DispatcherPortlet.
SimpleFormController Deprecated. as of Spring 3.0, in favor of annotated controllers
 

Package org.springframework.web.portlet.mvc Description

Standard controller implementations for the portlet MVC framework that comes with Spring. Provides both abstract base classes and concrete implementations for often seen use cases.

A Controller - as defined in this package - is analogous to a Struts Action. Usually Controllers are JavaBeans to allow easy configuration using the org.springframework.beans package. Controllers define the C from so-called MVC paradigm and can be used in conjunction with the ModelAndView to achieve interactive applications. The view might be represented by a HTML interface, but, because of model and the controller being completely independent of the view, PDF views are possible, as well as for instance Excel views.

Especially useful to read, while getting into the Spring MVC framework are the following: