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public class: PortletMode [javadoc | source]
The PortletMode class represents the possible modes that a portlet can assume.

A portlet mode indicates the function a portlet is performing. Normally, portlets perform different tasks and create different content depending on the function they are currently performing. When invoking a portlet, the portlet container provides the current portlet mode to the portlet.

Portlets can programmatically change their portlet mode when processing an action request.

This class defines the default portlet modes EDIT, HELP, VIEW. Additional portlet modes may be defined by calling the constructor of this class. If a portal/portlet-container does not support a custom portlet mode defined in the portlet application deployment descriptor, the custom portlet mode will be ignored by the portal/portlet container.
Field Summary
public static final  PortletMode VIEW    The expected functionality for a portlet in VIEW portlet mode is to generate markup reflecting the current state of the portlet. For example, the VIEW portlet mode of a portlet may include one or more screens that the user can navigate and interact with, or it may consist of static content that does not require any user interaction.

This mode must be supported by the portlet.

The string value for this mode is "view"

public static final  PortletMode EDIT    Within the EDIT portlet mode, a portlet should provide content and logic that lets a user customize the behavior of the portlet. The EDIT portlet mode may include one or more screens among which users can navigate to enter their customization data.

Typically, portlets in EDIT portlet mode will set or update portlet preferences.

This mode is optional.

The string value for this mode is "edit"

public static final  PortletMode HELP    When in HELP portlet mode, a portlet should provide help information about the portlet. This help information could be a simple help screen explaining the entire portlet in coherent text or it could be context-sensitive help.

This mode is optional.

The string value for this mode is "help"

 public PortletMode(String name) 
    Creates a new portlet mode with the given name.

    Upper case letters in the name are converted to lower case letters.

    name - The name of the portlet mode
Method from javax.portlet.PortletMode Summary:
equals,   hashCode,   toString
Methods from java.lang.Object:
equals,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.portlet.PortletMode Detail:
 public boolean equals(Object object) 
    Compares the specified object with this portlet mode for equality. Returns true if the Strings equals method for the String representing the two portlet modes returns true.
 public int hashCode() 
    Returns the hash code value for this portlet mode. The hash code is constructed by producing the hash value of the String value of this mode.
 public String toString() 
    Returns a String representation of this portlet mode. Portlet mode names are always lower case names.