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At times it is required to add Enum values on the jsp page so that its easy to handle on the server side. To display this feature i am using spring 3.0 version.
Lets create a Java Enum Class and override some of its behavior

public enum WorkingDay {</code>


private String description;

private WorkingDay(String description) {
this.description = description;

public String getValue() {
return name();

public void setValue(String value) {}

public String getDescription() {
return description;

public void setDescription(String description) {
this.description = description;


I just want 4 working days in a week 🙂 .

Now register a binder to the controller.

protected void initBinder(HttpServletRequest request,
ServletRequestDataBinder binder) {</code>

binder.registerCustomEditor(WorkingDay.class, new PropertyEditorSupport() {
public void setAsText(String value) throws IllegalArgumentException {


public String getAsText() {
if(getValue() == null)
return "";

return ((WorkingDay) getValue()).name();

Set the WorkingDay object to the model object for the view. It should be in the same controller in which the above binder is registered.

@RequestMapping(value="/form", method = RequestMethod.GET)
public ModelAndView showForm() {
ModelAndView model = new ModelAndView("/view_my_jsp");
model.addObject("workingday", WorkingDay.values());
return model;

Add the code in “view_my_jsp.jsp”

<form:radiobuttons path="type" items="${workinday}" />

The value of path should match the field name of the property of the command object passed.
The jsp page will contain four radio buttons.