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Description

This tag references a registered custom Java applet. To register a Java applet, in the ColdFusion Administrator, select Extensions > Java Applets.

Using this tag within a cfform tag is optional. If you use it within cfform, and the method attribute is defined in the Administrator, the return value is incorporated into the form.

Category

Forms tags

Syntax

<cfapplet  
    appletSource = "applet name" 
    name = "form variable name" 
    align = "alignment option" 
    height = "height in pixels" 
    hSpace = "space on each side in pixels" 
    notSupported = "message to display for non-Java browser" 
    param_1 = "applet parameter name" 
    param_2 = "applet parameter name" 
    param_n = "applet parameter name" 
    vSpace = "space above and below in pixels" 
    width = "width in pixels">
Note: You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection whose value is a structure. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection and use the tag’s attribute names as structure keys.

See also

cfform, cfformgroup, cfformitem, cfgrid, cfinput, cfobject, cfselect, cfservlet, cfslider, cftextarea, cftree

History

ColdFusion MX:

  • Removed the requirement that you use this tag within a cfform tag.

  • Changed the behavior when this tag is used within a cfform tag; if the method attribute is defined in the Administrator, the return value of the applet’s method is incorporated into the form.

Attributes

Attribute

Req/Opt

Default

Description

appletSource

Required

 

Name of registered applet.

name

Required

 

Form variable name for applet.

align

Optional

 

Alignment:

  • Left

  • Right

  • Bottom

  • Top

  • TextTop

  • Middle

  • AbsMiddle

  • Baseline

  • AbsBottom

height

Optional

 

Height of applet, in pixels.

hSpace

Optional

 

Space on left and right of applet, in pixels.

notSupported

Optional

See description

Text to display if a page that contains a Java applet-based cfform control is opened by a browser that does not support Java or has Java support disabled, for example:

notSupported = "<b>Browser must support Java to view ColdFusionJava Applets</b>"

Default value:

<b>Browser must support Java to<br> view ColdFusion Java Applets!</b>

param_n

Optional

 

Registered parameter for applet. Specify only to override values for applet in ColdFusion Administrator.

vSpace

Optional

 

Space above and below applet, in pixels.

width

Optional

 

Width of applet, in pixels.

Usage

You can specify the applet method attribute only in the Administrator, Java Applets view. For other attributes, you can accept the default values in the Administrator view, or specify values in this tag and override the defaults.

If Java applet components are stored in a JAR file, enter the information in the J2EE Archives > ColdFusion Administrator. For more information, see Embedding Java applets in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

Example

<p>cfapplet lets you reference custom Java applets that have been  
    registered using the ColdFusion Administrator. 
<p>To register a Java applet, open the ColdFusion Administrator and  
    click "Applets" link under "extensions" section. 
<p>This example applet copies text that you type into a form. Type  
    some text, and then click "copy" to see the copied text. 
 
<cfform action = "index.cfm"> 
    <cfapplet appletsource = "copytext" name = "copytext"> 
</cfform>