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Learning Vaadin by Nicolas Frankel

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Chapter 6. Containers and Related Widgets

In previous chapters, we have learned about Vaadin's widget-based approach and how it is implemented and how those widgets send events to each other in a nicely decoupled way. This chapter is about the second important part of the framework, data binding.

This chapter is separated into two sections. In the first section, after a general view on data binding, we will have a thorough look at the three types available in Vaadin: property, item, and container.

In the second section, we will discover two new widgets that are able to display containers, tables, and trees. As tables are present in so many applications, Vaadin provides a great deal of features which we will take some time to describe in detail. ...

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