The wicket-source plugin is a developer tool for use with the Apache Wicket web framework. A server-side plugin collaborates with a web browser and IDE plugin to provide round-trip UI component inspection.
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Wicket-Source speeds up wicket development by providing click-through from browser HTML back to the original Wicket components in your source.


  1. Wicket Module "wicketsource" - records where in the code each component is constructed. Adds an HTML attribute.
  2. Browser Extension "WicketSource" - displays html attribute and lets you click to open (for Chrome).
  3. Eclipse plugin "Wicket Source Opener" - listens for clicks from browser and opens the file to that line.


See the Wiki page for deeper details.

  1. Install the wicket-source jar into your project using maven or your preferred build tool. Add it to your WicketApplication init() as WicketSource.configure(this);

  2. Visit the Chrome Web Store and search for wicket to find the chrome plugin.

  3. Install WicketSourceOpener into Eclipse by putting its .jar into the eclipse drop-ins folder and restarting Eclipse. Then "Show View" / "Wicket Source Opener, Wicket Source Opener" to get to the tab.


August 2016: I am working on updating all components to work with the latest software.

Chrome plugin is updated in the web store.

Firefox plugin is dead. I might try again after the Web Extensions API stabilizes and firebug 3 releases.

Eclipse plugin is updated to work with Eclipse Neon. I tried to figure out Eclipse Marketplace, but the self-hosting is complicated, so I'm providing a jar for your dropins folder, still (click to download).

Feedback and bug reports welcome. See the Issue Tracker.


This software is available under an open source Apache License, version 2.0.

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Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.