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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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Building a custom theme

When alterations to an existing theme via CSS and images get overwhelming, then it's time to build your own custom theme, which is not really far from the concept of styling an existing theme with CSS and images.

We will demonstrate this by making a minimal custom theme which I want to call Chrome.

How to do it...

Let's list the steps required to complete the task.

  1. Ensure that there is a gxt folder on the floor of your web application's war directory, otherwise make one.
  2. Ensure that there is a themes folder within it, if not, make one and then also make a chrome folder for the Chrome theme.
  3. Place a css folder within the chrome folder created in step 2, and then place a css file named xtheme-chrome.css inside it.
  4. Within the chrome ...

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