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In Struts 2 , you can use the <s:hidden> tag to create a HTML hidden field.

<s:hidden name="url" value="" />

It will render as the following HTML code.

<input type="hidden" name="url" value="" />

Struts 2 <s:hidden> example

A page with a url hidden value, and display the hidden value after form is submitted.

1. Action

package com.mkyong.common.action;

import com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionSupport;

public class HiddenAction extends ActionSupport{

	private String url;

	public String getUrl() {
		return url;

	public void setUrl(String url) {
		this.url = url;

	public String execute() {
		return SUCCESS;


2. View page

Struts 2 “s:hidden” tag to create a hidden value field.


<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="/struts-tags" %>

<h1>Struts 2 - hidden value example</h1>

<s:form action="helloHidden" namespace="/">

	<h2>This page has a hidden value (view source): 
	<s:hidden name="url" value="" /></h2> 

	<s:submit value="submit" name="submit" />



<%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="/struts-tags" %>

<h1>Struts 2 - hidden value example</h1>

  The hidden value :
  <s:property value="url"/>


3. struts.xml

Link all together ~

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
"-//Apache Software Foundation//DTD Struts Configuration 2.0//EN"

   <constant name="struts.devMode" value="true" />
   <package name="" namespace="/" extends="struts-default">
	<action name="hidden">
	<action name="helloHidden" class="com.mkyong.common.action.HiddenAction">
		<result name="success">pages/welcome.jsp</result>

4. Demo


Struts2 hidden value example
Struts2 hidden value example


  1. Struts 2 hidden field documentation