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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Chapter 3. Click-ware: Buttons, Toolbars, and Menus

In this chapter we will cover the following points:

  • Creating buttons with text and icons
  • Aligning buttons
  • Creating on/off toggle buttons
  • Organizing actions using the menu and split buttons
  • Building a bar of tools
  • Crafting multi-column buttons in toolbar
  • Binding a single action to several Click-wares

Introduction

The web has rapidly evolved from the early beginnings of static HTML pages with GIF animations to fully-fledged web apps, now powered by HTML5/CSS3 and built with solid tools and APIs such as GWT. The XMLHttpRequest object in modern browsers and powerful UI toolkits make it possible for developers to craft web apps that look and behave like rich desktop apps, thereby increasing the enthusiasm, ...

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