Can't you crate the "navigation panel" once and call add() on it twice by passing the same reference to it from within your page hierarchy?
On the client side I don't see why you would push this cloning to the client. Just let the page contain the same panel (html/js) via a single reference. You should be fine as long as you handle the db trip in the constructor or your own "init()" method. ~ Thank you, Paul Bors -----Original Message----- From: Colin Rogers [mailto:colin.rog...@objectconsulting.com.au] Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:28 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Cloneing Wicket Objects Wicketeers, I was wondering what the best was to duplicate or clone wicket components. I need guidance as to the best way to do this. I have, on my screen two 'navigation panels' that are identical - one at the top of the page, another at the bottom. They contain dropdown choice fields that, when 'onchange' event occurs, it triggers an ajax request that redirects the user to another page. As, in order to create the navigation panels - I have to visit the DB, and create them dynamically, so it doesn't make sense to perform this operation twice. Also they generate a large amount of HTML, in order render them, so it seems sensible to do as much as I can on the client side. The idea was - I generate the components once, and then clone them on the client side. This saves going to the DB twice and rendering them twice. I've attempted to use jquery's clone function as; clone(), clone(true) and clone(true, true) - but none work. The elements are copied, but the ajax actions never execute onchange. Is there another way to do this that works? A more wicket-centric way? Cheers, Col. EMAIL DISCLAIMER This email message and its attachments are confidential and may also contain copyright or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not forward the email or disclose or use the information contained in it. If you have received this email message in error, please advise the sender immediately by replying to this email and delete the message and any associated attachments. Any views, opinions, conclusions, advice or statements expressed in this email message are those of the individual sender and should not be relied upon as the considered view, opinion, conclusions, advice or statement of this company except where the sender expressly, and with authority, states them to be the considered view, opinion, conclusions, advice or statement of this company. Every care is taken but we recommend that you scan any attachments for viruses. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscr...@wicket.apache.org For additional commands, e-mail: users-h...@wicket.apache.org