These are the steps to creating a custom builder.
- Build a model incorporating the functionality you want your builder to have.
This model is the base model for your builder.
- Profile the builder inputs in the model.
The inputs you profile appear in your new builder. A user of your builder sees these inputs and can use them to configure your builder.
- Use the Builder Skeleton tool to generate the files and Java classes required for your builder.
- Test your builder.
You can follow a tutorial to learn how to create a custom builder.
You can organize inputs by including the common groups such as Advanced, HTML Attributes, or Arguments, shown in the IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory builder call editors or by creating your own input groups.
Creating a new model wizard
You can create your own wizard for creating a model in IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory.
Overview of builder architecture
A builder is a discrete bundle of functionality in the construction of a WebApp.
Parent topic: Developing Web applications with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory