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Ext JS 4 First Look by Loiane Groner

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Chapter 3. Upgraded Layouts

The layout defines how a container sizes its child items. In an application, the layout is one of the most important components, because it defines how your container will be organized. Will it be a single item? Will it have several items organized vertically or horizontally? It is also what takes most time to render in an application. Layouts were improved in Ext JS 4; we will learn what has changed and get acquainted with the new layouts in this chapter.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Ext JS 4 layouts
  • Component layout
  • Dock layout
  • Toolbar layout
  • Field layout
  • TriggerField layout
  • An overview of the existing layouts

Ext JS 4 layouts

Layouts have been vastly improved in EXT JS 4. The whole layout engine was rewritten, although ...

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