Managing Struts Elements
The structure of a Struts application including numerous Struts elements and the interaction between them is defined in the Struts configuration file
struts-config.xml. The Struts configuration file is created automatically when you enable Struts support for a module.
With IntelliJ IDEA, you can edit the
struts-config.xml in the Struts Assistant tool window, which provides three synchronized views:
To define the structure of a Struts application, create and edit the necessary Struts elements and specify interaction among them using the Struts Assistant tool window, tab Struts. This dedicated tool window provides three synchronized views:
- the Structure Tree to add, edit, and remove Struts elements.
- the Properties Table to specify the values of elements and their attributes.
- the Struts Web Flow Diagram to navigate through the Struts application structure.
IntelliJ IDEA provides the facilities for managing the following Struts elements according to the common procedure:
- Data Sources
- Form Beans
- Global Exceptions
- Global Forwards
- Action Mappings
- Message Resources