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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Chapter 4. Crafting UI Real Estate

In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Organizing navigation with AccordionLayout
  • Snapping components even when resized
  • UI cardinality with BorderLayout
  • Building a basic wizard with CardLayout
  • RowLayout vertical and horizontal aligning
  • Building grids with ColumnLayout
  • Building DashBoards

Introduction

Layouts are a fundamental part of the GXT library. They provide the ability to create flexible and beautiful application UIs easily. However, with this power comes a level of complexity. A solid understanding of layouts is the key to using the library effectively.

With GWT Panels, the panel itself is responsible for creating the panel's markup and inserting its children at the appropriate location, and creating ...

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