Hi all,

I'm new to Wicket.
I'm building an application, actually finished most of the businness model
My businness classes don't have a default constructor, they have a
constructor with parameters. Inside the constructor, it calls to the
setters. These have the business rules implemented.

For example:
public User(String email, String name,
               String password, Date birth) throws BusinessException {

public void setEmail(String email) throws BusinessException {

private void testSetEmail(String email) throws BusinessException {
   // Check the format and if it is wrong throw a BusinessException

private void doSetEmail(String email) {
   this.email = email;

Now, this is a trivial example, I have much more complex ones.
What I want to know is how should I use this kind of classes with Wicket.
I clearly cannot use the User object and a CompoundPropertyModel because I
don't have a default constructor.
So, should I use a UserDTO and a CompoundPropertyModel and have the
textfields in a form binded to it ? and then after the form is submitted
obtain the properties from the DTO and create the real User object? Of
course, I should try/catch the call to the constructor and if any exception
is thrown show that to the user in a feedback panel.

What do you think?

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