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How to skip validation using serverListener

Amit_Sharma Newbie
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I am using Jdev

My requirement was to called some action using the keyboard key.

I tried with Access key first but its behaving differently in different browser.

Crome: allowing action on access key press.
IE : setting the focus on commandLink.

Note : I have defined accessKey for RichCommandLink.

Then i used the different approach which is as follows:

1- Register the keyBoard handler to document. on beforePhase Event.
2- Added the js file as follows :
Javascript file:
var keyRegistry = new Array();

keyRegistry[0] = "alt 1";
keyRegistry[1] = "alt 2";
keyRegistry[2] = "alt 3";
keyRegistry[3] = "alt 4";
keyRegistry[4] = "alt 5";
keyRegistry[5] = "alt 6";
keyRegistry[6] = "alt 7";
keyRegistry[7] = "alt 8";
keyRegistry[8] = "alt 9";
keyRegistry[9] = "alt 0";

function registerKeyBoardHandler(serverListener, afdocument) {

  _serverListener = serverListener;
  var document = AdfPage.PAGE.findComponentByAbsoluteId(afdocument);
  _document = document;
  for (var i = keyRegistry.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
    var keyStroke = AdfKeyStroke.getKeyStrokeFromMarshalledString(keyRegistry); 
AdfRichUIPeer.registerKeyStroke(document, keyStroke, callBack);

function callBack(keyCode) {
var activeComponentClientId = AdfPage.PAGE.getActiveComponentId();

// Send the marshalled key code to the server listener for the developer
// To handle the function key in a managed bean method
var marshalledKeyCode = keyCode.toMarshalledString();

_serverListener, {keycode:marshalledKeyCode,
    activeComponentClientId:activeComponentClientId}, true);

// indicate to the client that the key was handled and that there
// is no need to pass the event to the browser to handle it
return true;
*jspx page:*
<f:view beforePhase="#{KeyboardHandler.registerKeyboardMapping}">
<f:loadBundle basename="properties/Labels" var="labels"/>
<af:document id="adfDocument">
<af:resource type="javascript" source="/js/keyboard.js"/>
<af:serverListener type="keyboardToServerNotify" method="#{KeyboardHandler.handleKeyboardEvent}" />
*Java Code :*
public class KeyboardHandler {
public KeyboardHandler() {
public void registerKeyboardMapping(PhaseEvent phaseEvent) {

if (phaseEvent.getPhaseId() == PhaseId.RENDER_RESPONSE) {

FacesContext facesContext = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
ExtendedRenderKitService extRenderKitService =
List childComponents = facesContext.getViewRoot().getChildren();
//First child component in an ADF Faces page - and the only child - is af:document
//Thus no need to parse the child components and check for their component family
String id =

StringBuffer script = new StringBuffer();
script.append("window.registerKeyBoardHandler('keyboardToServerNotify','" +
id + "')");
extRenderKitService.addScript(facesContext, script.toString());
public void handleKeyboardEvent(ClientEvent clientEvent) {

String keyCode = (String)clientEvent.getParameters().get("keycode");
System.out.println("KeyCode ::"+keyCode);
//Here on basis of numeric key 0-9 i will decide different action

This is working fine and launching the first action successfully.
*Now problem is that when i invoked second action its asking me enter data for required fields.*

If i was invoking serverlistener from button than I can control immediate property of command button. but here serverListener is getting called form document. How can I avoid validation here.

Can anybody please me?

Thanks a lot in advance.
-Amit Sharma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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