How to hide the viewcriteria from the af:query panel

If you want to hide the view criteria, then here is the easy way
The code is written in the setter of the af:query binding

public void setQuery_binding(RichQuery query_binding) {

 this.query_binding = query_binding;

 DCBindingContainer bindings = (DCBindingContainer)this.getBindings();
 DCIteratorBinding iter =

 ViewObjectImpl voimpl = (ViewObjectImpl)iter.getViewObject();
 ViewCriteria vc =  voimpl.getViewCriteriaManager().getViewCriteria("");
 vc.setProperty(ViewCriteriaHints.CRITERIA_SHOW_IN_LIST, ViewCriteriaHints.CRITERIA_HINT_FALSE);

  • getting the handle to the iterator
  • getting handle to the ViewCriteriaManager, and then getting handle to the specific view criteria that we wanted to hide
  • modifying the ViewCriteriaHints.CRITERIA_SHOW_IN_LIST property to false

note: helper method – getBindings()

 private BindingContainer getBindings() {
 if (this.bindings == null) {
 FacesContext fc = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
 this.bindings =
 return this.bindings;

One thought on “How to hide the viewcriteria from the af:query panel

  1. Ravi

    Excellent man … I was wondering how to do this for days … finally its just setProperty method … i knew its hidden in some class. all I was looking for was get a handle to “ShowInList” property somehow. This is awesome.


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