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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Building a window management system

GXT windows are cool, they look great, and can be resized, dragged, maximized, and so on — we've seen how easy it is to achieve all this. Depending on your style and layout design, you probably use a lot of them in a GXT project. However, without a way to manage them, you'll soon become weary of their use.

A typical GXT app will have many windows; we want to build a system that can present them to us in a way (probably with a menu) so that we can elect to make use of a particular one, and if there are several already on screen, that one would be brought to the forefront. The system should allow us to hide and show them all with a single action, and also cascade them all (overlay them in a hierarchical fashion ...

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