A button performs an action when a user clicks on it.

  • XML element: button

  • Java class: JmixButton


A button can have a text, an icon, or both:

button 1

An example of defining a button with text, icon and a tooltip (title attribute) retrieved from the message bundle:

<button id="toolsButton"

To handle button clicks, subscribe to the ClickEvent in the view class:

public void onToolsButtonClick(ClickEvent<Button> event) {
    // ...


Another way of handling button clicks is associating the button with an Action:

    <action id="helloAction" text="Say Hello"/>
    <button id="helloButton" action="helloAction"/>

You can associate a button with any action defined in the view or in a component implementing the HasActions interface, for example DataGrid. In the following example, a button is associated with the create action of the usersTable component:

<button id="createButton" action="usersTable.create"/>

<dataGrid id="usersTable" dataContainer="users">
        <action id="create" type="create"/>



If the disableOnClick attribute is set to true, the button will be automatically disabled when clicked, typically to prevent (accidental) extra clicks on a button. You can later re-enable the button by invoking the setEnabled(true) method.


To generate a handler stub in Jmix Studio, use the Handlers tab of the Component Inspector panel or the Generate Handler action available in the top panel of the view class and through the CodeGenerate menu (Alt+Insert / Cmd+N).


com.vaadin.flow.component.ClickEvent is sent when the user clicks on the button.

@Subscribe("helloButton") (1)
public void onHelloButtonClick(ClickEvent<Button> event) {
    Button button = event.getSource(); (2)
    // ...
1 The @Subscribe annotation connects the handler method to the component by the component’s id.
2 If needed, you can get the clicked button from the event object.

To register the event handler programmatically, use the addClickListener() component method.

See Also

See Vaadin Docs for more information.