Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Working with Sling Models in Adobe Experience Manager 6.2

You can work with Sling Models when developing with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.2. That is, when developing an AEM project, you can define a model object (a Java object) and map that object to Sling resources. For more information, see Sling Models.

A Sling Model is implemented as an OSGi bundle. A Java class located in the OSGi bundle is annotated with @Model and the adaptable class (for example, @Model(adaptables = Resource.class). The data members (Fields) use @Inject annotations. These data members map to node properties.

Consider the following Java class named UserInfo.

package SlingModel62.core;

import javax.inject.Inject;

import org.apache.sling.api.resource.Resource;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.Model;

@Model(adaptables = Resource.class)
public class UserInfo {
    @Inject
    private String firstName;
    @Inject
    private String lastName;
    @Inject
    private String technology;
     
    public String getFirstName() {
        return firstName;
    }
    public String getLastName() {
        return lastName;
    }
    public String getTechnology() {
        return technology;
    }

}

This class can be mapped to nodes in the AEM JCR. You can create an AEM application that uses Sling Mapping to  display node properties.



This development article walks you through how to use Sling Models in AEM 6.2. 





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