Chapter 7. Creating composite widgets

This chapter covers

  • Building composite widgets

  • Layout selection

  • GWT interfaces

  • Styling widgets

Composite widgets are powerful elements of GWT. They’re widgets that you create yourself using existing widgets, composites, and panels; they’re almost mini-GWT applications. A typical composite includes a number of different widgets and panels and ties all that functionality together using events, which is why we had to leave the definition of composite widgets until this point.

In this chapter, we’ll look at building two composite widgets that will be used in the Dashboard application. The first composite widget is one you can also find a version of in the GWT Widget Library—the EditableLabel. On screen, it resembles ...

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