A Quick Tour of Wicket

Nothing says more about a development technology than a few simple examples. After all, how hard should it be to do something easy? The examples below should speak for themselves in demonstrating how easy it is to get things done in Wicket when compared to other frameworks. You will discover that Wicket’s component-oriented structure and its “low touch” approach to HTML is quite inviting.

For beginners

Wicket comes with a collection of examples meant to help you understand the basic concepts of the framework. They are particularly helpful if you are new to Wicket and you are reading our User Guide. You can see these examples and many more in live action (available also for version 8.x, 7.x and 6.x) without having to install anything.

The following list contains a full description for some of these examples:

  • Hello World! - Everybody’s favorite example
  • Navomatic - Automatic navigation using Borders and Links
  • GuestBook - A tiny blogger demonstrating ListViews and Forms
  • Using DropDownChoice - A short example explaining the DropDownChoice component
  • Markup Inheritance - A short example explaining markup inheritance
  • Ajax Counter - A short example explaining Wicket’s Ajax features building a counter.
  • Using Fragments - A short example explaining Wicket’s fragments feature. Fragments are a type of inline panels.
  • Servlet 3.x with Spring Framework - An example to show the configuration of Wicket and Spring Framework without any XML definitions.

Wicket-Bootstrap project

Wicket-Bootstrap is a full-fledged project that provides integration between Wicket and the popular CSS and JS framework. The project site offers a complete showcase of the available features.

Wicket JQuery-UI integration

Wicket JQuery-UI integration provides full integration between Wicket and JQuery UI with many great-looking widgets ready to be used in your application.