Embedded component is intended for displaying images and embedding arbitrary web pages into the application screens. Starting from the version 6.6 of the Platform you can use the Image component for displaying images.

XML name of the component: embedded

The component is implemented for Web Client and Desktop Client. Desktop Client supports image display only.

Below is an example of using the component to display an image from a file located in FileStorage.

  • Declare the component in an XML screen descriptor:

    <groupBox caption="Embedded" spacing="true"
              height="250px" width="250px" expand="embedded">
        <embedded id="embedded" width="100%"
  • In a screen controller, inject the component itself and the FileStorageService interface. In init() method, get the FileDescriptor passed from the calling code, load the corresponding file in a byte array, create a ByteArrayInputStream for it, and pass the stream to the setSource() method of the component:

    private Embedded embedded;
    private FileStorageService fileStorageService;
    public void init(Map<String, Object> params) {
        FileDescriptor imageFile = (FileDescriptor) params.get("imageFile");
        byte[] bytes = null;
        if (imageFile != null) {
            try {
                bytes = fileStorageService.loadFile(imageFile);
            } catch (FileStorageException e) {
                showNotification("Unable to load image file", NotificationType.HUMANIZED);
        if (bytes != null) {
            embedded.setSource(imageFile.getName(), new ByteArrayInputStream(bytes));
        } else {

The Embedded component supports several different content types, which are rendered differently in HTML. You can set the content type with the setType() method. Supported types:

  • OBJECT - allows embedding certain file types inside HTML <object> and <embed> elements.

  • IMAGE - embeds an image inside a HTML <img> element.

  • BROWSER - embeds a browser frame inside a HTML <iframe> element.

In Web Client, the component enables displaying of files located inside VAADIN folder. You can set the resource path relative to the application root, for example:

<embedded id="embedded"



You can also define a resource files directory in the cuba.web.resourcesRoot application property and specify the name of a file inside this directory with the prefix for the value: file:// , url:// , or theme://:

<embedded id="embedded"



In order to display an external web page, pass its URL to the component:

try {
    embedded.setSource(new URL("http://www.cuba-platform.com"));
} catch (MalformedURLException e) {
    throw new RuntimeException(e);

Attributes of embedded

align - height - id - relativeSrc - src - stylename - visible - width