Chapter 3. Sencha Touch foundations

This chapter covers

  • Getting to know the Component model
  • Exploring the component life cycle
  • Learning utility methods to create components

Sencha Touch components are the building blocks of the Sencha Touch universe. They make up the foundation upon which the rest of the framework relies. Working with components is a bit like working with Legos—no matter what you’re building, you always stack blocks on top of each other in various ways. The wondrous things you create are limited only by your own imagination and the rules of the framework.

To grasp exactly how Sencha Touch enforces these rules and how components fit together you have to understand the underlying Component model and its relationship to ...

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