Lahiru Chandima Lahiru Chandima - 1 year ago 140
Java Question

Vaadin: adding a custom javascript to bootstrap page

I need to add jquery to bootstrap page of my vaadin application. I added following in my custom


public void sessionInit(SessionInitEvent event) throws ServiceException {
event.getSession().addBootstrapListener(new BootstrapListener() {
public void modifyBootstrapPage(BootstrapPageResponse response) {
//Jquery is necessary for open in new window button
String contextPath = event.getRequest().getContextPath();
response.getDocument().head().prependElement("script").attr("type", "text/javascript").attr("src", contextPath + "/VAADIN/js/jquery.min.js");
response.getDocument().head().prependElement("script").attr("type", "text/javascript").attr("src", contextPath + "/VAADIN/js/jquery-ui.js");

public void modifyBootstrapFragment(BootstrapFragmentResponse response) {

This code sometimes throws a null pointer exception in

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.apache.catalina.connector.Request.getServletContext( ~[catalina.jar:8.0.24]
at org.apache.catalina.connector.Request.getContextPath( ~[catalina.jar:8.0.24]
at org.apache.catalina.connector.RequestFacade.getContextPath( ~[catalina.jar:8.0.24]
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequestWrapper.getContextPath( ~[servlet-api.jar:?]
at com.mycompany.MyServlet$1.modifyBootstrapPage( ~[web-yaan-ui-base-1.3.39.jar:?]

What is the correct way to get the context path in this situation?

Answer Source

A much simpler way would be to use the @JavsScript annotation on your UI class

public class YourUI extends UI 


You will then need to put the two javascript files into a folder matching the class of YourUI. I use maven so it need to be in src/main/resources/com/company/mine/jquery.min.js

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