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Modules

Individual units of GWT configuration are XML files called modules. A module bundles together all the configuration settings that your GWT project needs, namely Modules may appear in any package in your classpath, although it is strongly recommended that they appear in the root package of a standard project layout.

Entry-Point Classes

A module entry-point is any class that is assignable to EntryPoint and that can be constructed without parameters. When a module is loaded, every entry point class is instantiated and its EntryPoint.onModuleLoad() method gets called.

Source Path

Modules can specify which subpackages contain translatable source, causing the named package and its subpackages to be added to the source path. Only files found on the source path are candidates to be translated into JavaScript, making it possible to mix client-side and server-side code together in the same classpath without conflict.

When module inherit other modules, their source paths are combined so that each module will have access to the translatable source it requires.

Public Path

Modules can specify which subpackages are public, causing the named package and its subpackages to be added to the public path. When you compile your application into JavaScript, all the files that can be found on your public path are copied to the module's output directory. The net effect is that user-visible URLs need not include a full package name.

When module inherit other modules, their public paths are combined so that each module will have access to the static resources it expects.

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