Creation of a UI with linkki

Manual Section Creation

If you do not use a standard @UISection or UI layout, you may still use the same mechanisms employed by the PmoBasedSectionFactory to read UI annotations, create and bind UI components by way of the UiElementCreator.

In this example the UI elements of a PMO are directly added to a Vaadin FormLayout. In this case the @UISection annotation of the PMO is ignored.

public class FormLayoutCreator {

    public static FormLayout create(Object pmo, BindingContext bindingContext) {
        FormLayout formLayout = new FormLayout();
                .createUiElements(pmo, bindingContext,
                                  c -> new CaptionComponentWrapper("", (Component)c,
                .forEach(cw -> formLayout.addComponent(cw.getComponent()));
        return formLayout;


The created FormLayout could simply be used with other UI components:

        content.addComponent(FormLayoutCreator.create(pmo, bindingContext));