Using the Button, Progress Bar, and Slider Widgets

Now that you have configured, downloaded, and installed jQuery UI, you can start to look at the widgets it contains. These are the major functional blocks of jQuery UI, and although there are other features (such as effects, which I describe in Chapter 35), jQuery UI is known for the widgets.

In this chapter, I describe the three simplest widgets: the button, the progress bar, and the slider. All jQuery UI widgets have common characteristics: settings, methods, and events. Mastering one widget provides a solid foundation for working with all of them, so I spend some time at the start ...

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