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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Custom Visualforce Components

Custom components allow you to build a library of reusable user interface elements, encapsulating behavior and appearance while integrating with the data on the page and in the controller using the standard expression language. With custom components, all the functionality of standard components such as pageBlock and inputField is available to you to define from scratch using Visualforce and Apex code.

Custom components can be used to hide the implementation details of client-side technology like JavaScript. For example, a component can wrap a JavaScript user interface library such as Sencha’s Ext JS, freeing Visualforce page developers from the details of integrating Ext JS code into their pages. Custom components ...

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