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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
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We covered some really useful components in this chapter. This is what we have covered:

  • We learned how layout components are used to arrange other components, even layout themselves.

  • We learned how to use HorizontalLayout, AbsoluteLayout, GridLayout, and FormLayout.

  • We added listeners to handle click events on layouts.

  • We learned how HorizontalSplitPanel, VerticalSplitPanel, Panel, TabSheet, and Accordion, let us arrange components in very flexible ways.

  • We learned many features of Window, such as limiting resizing and dragging, setting the position programmatically, listening to close events, and using modal windows.

This chapter showed you many features of Vaadin layouts. Now you can arrange your components as you wish. Next chapter, we will discover Vaadin navigation capabilities, so stay there!