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ThinWire™ Handbook: A Guide to Creating Effective Ajax Applications by Ted C. Howard, Joshua Gertzen

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Chapter 2. Component Overview

By now, you should be up to speed on the philosophy and purpose of ThinWire and understand why it’s needed. The purpose of the rest of this handbook is to create within you an appreciation for ThinWire. To do that, we need to start with the fundamental pieces of the framework: Components.

This chapter is not a comprehensive overview of the API of every Component. That information is provided at http://www.thinwire.com/api. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the essence of each Component and then expose some features that might not be apparent from the API documentation.

Frame: The Painter’s Canvas

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