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Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide

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Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide

Overview of this book

Vaadin is a mature, open-source, and powerful Java framework used to build modern web applications in plain Java. Vaadin brings back the fun of programming UI interfaces to the web universe. No HTML, no CSS, no JavaScript, no XML. Vaadin lets you implement web user interfaces using an object oriented model, similar to desktop technologies such as Swing and AWT. Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide is an engaging guide that will teach you how to develop web applications in minutes. With this book, you will Develop useful applications and learn basics of Java web development. By the end of the book you will be able to build Java web applications that look fantastic. The book begins with simple examples using the most common Vaadin UI components and quickly move towards more complex applications as components are introduced chapter-by-chapter. Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide shows you how to use Eclipse, Netbeans, and Maven to create Vaadin projects. It then demonstrates how to use labels, text fields, buttons, and other input components. Once you get a grasp of the basic usage of Vaadin, the book explains Vaadin theory to prepare you for the rest of the trip that will enhance your knowledge of Vaadin UI components and customization techniques.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example Beginner's Guide
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Time for action – binding data to properties

There's no better way to learn than practice. Follow these steps to see how binding works in real life:

  1. Create a new project named binding using your IDE. A Vaadin one, of course.

  2. Don't hesitate and delete all the content in the generated BindingUI class.

  3. Create a new local instance of TextField and turn immediate mode on:

      protected void init(VaadinRequest request) {
        TextField textField = new TextField("Data");
  4. Create a new local instance of Label:

        Label label = new Label();
  5. Add the TextField and Label components to a new VerticalLayout and set it to be the content of the UI:

    VerticalLayout layout = new VerticalLayout();
  6. Nothing new so far, so create a new instance of the ObjectProperty class:

    ObjectProperty<String> property =
                         new ObjectProperty<String>("the value");
  7. Wow, that was new...