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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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Custom JavaScript

Vaadin is really JavaScript friendly. You can call JavaScript from the server, create JavaScript components and JavaScript extensions not to mention GWT capabilities such as JavaScript native interface and JavaScript overlay types.


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Calling JavaScript from the server

Calling JavaScript from the server is as easy as this:

JavaScript.getCurrent().execute("alert('Hello from server side.')");

That's it.

Calling the server from JavaScript

We can call our server from the client side using JavaScript. We need to add a JavaScript function as shown in the following code snippet:

    new JavaScriptFunction() {
      public void call(JSONArray arguments) throws JSONException {
            .show("JavaScript called me, I show this message.");

Now client side JavaScript can make a regular...