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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook

Odili Charles Opute , Oded Nissan

80 recipes to build rich Java web apps on the robust GWT platform, with Sencha ExtGWT with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849515184
Paperback366 pages

About This Book

  • Take your ExtGWT web development skills to the next level
  • Create stunning UIs with several layouts and templates in a fast and simple manner
  • Enriched with code and screenshots for easy and quick grasp


Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for the beginner/intermediate Java developer who wants to build really cool and powerful web apps using cutting edge Java technology and web standards. Knowledge of basic web technologies and a working GWT setup is needed. Basic knowledge of ExtGWT will be an advantage.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Playing with Panels and Windows
Creating a basic window
Building windows that can be maximized, resized, dragged, and made modal
Creating dialog windows
Pre-empt users with messages
Building a window management system
Chapter 2: Playing Hide and Seek with Tabs
Building tabbed content with custom tab icons
Creating bottom navigation tabs
Creating a tab panel with scrollable tab strip
Programmatically adding/removing a tab
Tab notification
Searching for, locating, and selecting a particular tab
Showing a tab strip for only two or more tabs
Chapter 3: Click-ware: Buttons, Toolbars, and Menus
Creating buttons with text and icons
Aligning buttons
Creating on/off toggle buttons
Organizing actions with the menu and split buttons
Building a bar of tools
Crafting multi-column buttons in ToolBar
Binding a single action to several click-wares
Chapter 4: Crafting UI Real Estate
Organizing navigation with AccordionLayout
Snapping components even when resized
UI cardinality with BorderLayout
Building a basic wizard with CardLayout
RowLayout vertical and horizontal aligning
Building grids with ColumnLayout
Building DashBoards
Chapter 5: Engaging Users with Forms and Data Input
Building a simple form with basic validation
Showing options with combos
Customizing a combo's bound model
Linking combos
Capturing multiple input selection
Simple FileUpload and processing
Binding data into forms
Building a better slider field
Chapter 6: Data Hierarchy with Trees
Building a basic tree
Custom node labels
Decorating trees with icons
Augmenting trees with ContextMenu
Building trees with checkbox selection
Building asynchronous trees
Custom sorting within trees
Chapter 7: The Venerable Grid Component
Basic grid: numbered rows, re-orderable columns
Formatting cell data
Grouping column headers
Aggregating column data
Easy record selection with checkboxes
Entering validated data into a grid
Automatic pagination in grids
Data grouping in grids
Custom rendering for grid groups
Live data group summaries
BeanModel grid
Intuitive record filtering
Chapter 8: Templates and Views
Formatting data with a basic template
Doing logic in templates
Doing math in templates
Custom ComboBox displays
Giving details with RowExpander
Chapter 9: Data Makeovers with Charts and Visualizations
Using a bar chart
Using a pie chart
Using a line chart
Using an area chart
Visualizing data from a component
Visualizing remote Data
Drawing on a canvas
Chapter 10: Drag-and-drop
Dragging any component
Simple DnD within components
DnD across components
DnD from desktop, with HTML5
Implementing custom DnD on tabs
Chapter 11: Advanced Tips
Client/server persistence setup
Client/server persistence
A novel UI with MVP, actions, and a bus
History and view transitions
Real-time server push
Chapter 12: Theming
Setting a default theme
Registering and using themes
Switching themes at runtime
Customizing a theme
Building a custom theme

What You Will Learn

  • Use ExtGWT’s very rich UI widgets
  • Create stunning UIs with several Layouts and Templates
  • Visualize data with beautiful and interactive Charts as well as third party visualization kits
  • Build and assemble Widgets that are bound to remote data
  • Create a custom theme or customize an existing one
  • Easily apply MVP, EventBus, Code Splitting, and other GWT best practices
  • Add Push functionality to your web apps with Comet
  • Start taking advantage of HTML5


In Detail

Get ready to build the next generation Gmail, Facebook, or Meebo, with HTML5 and Server Push, taking advantage of the power and versatility of Java with ExtGWT. Sencha Ext GWT takes GWT to the next level, giving you high-performance widgets, feature-rich templates and layouts, advanced charting, data loaders and stores,  accessibility, and much more.

ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook will teach you to quickly build  stunning functionality into your own apps with ExtGWT.

This is a catalog of practical solutions to get your ExtGWT web app up and running in no time, with tips for persistence and best practices. You begin by playing with panels, windows, and tabs, to learn the essentials. Next, you engage yourself with forms, buttons, toolbars and menus to build on further. Dealing with the UI and the trees will follow to help you make stunning user interfaces. Then you will be taught to work with Listview, Views, and Gridpanels, the more complex problems. The book will then deal with charts, visualization, and drag and drop to take you to the next level. Finally, you will wind up with serialization, persistence, and custom theming. Now, you are an expert!


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