Include a Separate Page

To complete the page, we need to put those individual pages into corresponding area of the BorderLayout.

For all areas, we use <apply>, a shadow component, to combine separated pages, and it doesn't consume extra server memory. This component can inject a separated zul for you when the parent zul is loaded. This usage is presented below:

chapter1/index.zul

<?link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/style.css"?>
<zk>
    <custom-attributes org.zkoss.zul.image.preload="true"/>
    <borderlayout hflex="1" vflex="1">
        <north vflex="min" border="none" >
            <apply templateURI="/chapter1/banner.zul"/>
        </north>
        <west width="260px" border="none" collapsible="true" splittable="true" minsize="300">
            <apply templateURI="/chapter1/sidebar.zul"/>
        </west>
        <center id="mainContent" autoscroll="true">
            <apply templateURI="/chapter1/main.zul"/>
        </center>
        <south border="none">
            <apply templateURI="/chapter1/footer.zul"/>
        </south>
    </borderlayout>
</zk>
  • Line 1: This directive links a external style sheet under root folder.
  • Line 6, 9, 12, 15: Specify a separated zul path at templateURI attribute to inject a page into current page.

For CE users, you still can use <include> as an alternative to <apply>.