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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Chapter 12. Theming

In this chapter we will cover the following points:

  • Setting a default theme
  • Registering and using themes
  • Switching themes at runtime
  • Customizing a theme
  • Building a custom theme

Introduction

Themes in GXT, as with other UI platforms, provide a robust way to control the look and feel of the components and widgets available to an application. Besides the collection that ships with the standard GXT distribution, quite a number of GXT themes can be found online, making it possible to change from the bluish look of GXT applications to something different in color and even structure.

A GXT theme defines the set of images and CSS used for its styling of components, and can then be used together with the GXT theme-manager component so that ...

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