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Tag name: <t:inputHidden>
UIComponent class: org.apache.myfaces.component.html.ext.HtmlInputHidden
Tag class: org.apache.myfaces.generated.taglib.html.ext.HtmlInputHiddenTag
Component type: org.apache.myfaces.HtmlInputHidden
Component family: javax.faces.Input
Renderer type: org.apache.myfaces.Hidden
Renderer class: org.apache.myfaces.renderkit.html.ext.HtmlHiddenRenderer

Extended version of {@link javax.faces.component.html.HtmlInputHidden} that provides additional MyFaces functionality.


Name Type Supports EL? Description
binding String Only EL Identifies a backing bean property (of type UIComponent or appropriate subclass) to bind to this component instance. This value must be an EL expression.
converter javax.faces.convert.Converter Yes The value can either be a static value (ID) or an EL expression. When a static id is specified, an instance of the converter type registered with that id is used. When this is an EL expression, the result of evaluating the expression must be an object that implements the Converter interface.
forceId boolean No If true, this component will force the use of the specified id when rendering.
forceIdIndex boolean No If false, this component will not append a '[n]' suffix (where 'n' is the row index) to components that are contained within a "list." This value will be true by default and the value will be ignored if the value of forceId is false (or not specified.)
id String Yes An identifier for this particular component instance within a component view.

The id must be unique within the scope of the tag's enclosing NamingContainer (eg h:form or f:subview). The id is not necessarily unique across all components in the current view

This value must be a static value, ie not change over the lifetime of a component. It cannot be defined via an EL expression; only a string is permitted.

immediate boolean Yes A boolean value that identifies the phase during which value change events should fire. During normal event processing, value change events are fired during the "process validations" phase of request processing. If this attribute is set to "true", these methods are fired instead at the end of the "apply request values" phase.
rendered boolean Yes A boolean value that indicates whether this component should be rendered. Default value: true.
required boolean Yes A boolean value that indicates whether an input value is required. If this value is true, and no input value is provided, the error message javax.faces.component.UIInput.REQUIRED is posted.
validator javax.faces.el.MethodBinding Only EL A method binding EL expression, accepting FacesContext, UIComponent, and Object parameters, and returning void, that validates the component's local value.
value Object Yes The initial value of this component. This value is generally set as a value-binding in the form #{myBean.myProperty}, where myProperty can be any data-type of Java (also user-defined data-types), if a converter for this data-type exists. Special cases: 1) f:selectItems - value needs to bind to a list (or an array) of javax.faces.model.SelectItem-instances 2) components implementing UISelectMany (e.g. h:selectManyCheckbox) - value needs to bind to a list (or an array) of values, where the values need to be of the same data-type as the choices of the associated f:selectItems-component 3) components implementing UIData (e.g. h:dataTable) - value needs to bind to a list (or an array) of values, which will be iterated over when the data-table is processed
valueChangeListener javax.faces.el.MethodBinding Only EL A method binding EL expression, accepting a ValueChangeEvent parameter and returning void. The specified method is invoked if this component is modified. The phase that this handler is fired in can be controlled via the immediate attribute.