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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Chapter 1. Playing with Panels and Windows

In this chapter we will cover:

  • 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

Introduction

Windows are top-level UI components, used mainly to access data in a way that accents the information being presented. We often think they are only used as a region of boxed data and controls overlaid on other UI components; although this is usually the case, I recommend that you begin thinking of them in a way that does not limit their usage to overlays.

Windows as UI controls became really cool in web development with the advent of Ajax, which in many ways makes web applications behave ...

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