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jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery

By : jQuery Foundation, Dan Wellman
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jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery

By: jQuery Foundation, Dan Wellman

Overview of this book

Modern web application user interface design requires rapid development and proven results. jQuery UI, a trusted suite of official plug-ins for the jQuery JavaScript library, gives you a solid platform on which to build rich and engaging interfaces with maximum compatibility and stability, and minimum time and effort. jQuery UI has a series of ready-made, great-looking user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way. With all this, the amount of code that you need to write personally to take a project from conception to completion is drastically reduced. Specially revised for version 1.7 of jQuery UI, this book has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps. In this book, you'll learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how easy it is to customize its appearance and configure its behavior to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the configuration options and the methods exposed by each component's API to see how these can be used to bring out the best of the library. Events play a key role in any modern web application if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by the component covered and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI 1.7
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Index

Tab events


The tab widget defines a series of useful options that allow you to add callback functions to perform different actions when certain events exposed by the widget are detected. The following table lists the configuration options that are able to accept executable functions on an event:

Option

Usage

add

Execute a function when a new tab is added.

disable

Execute a function when a tab is disabled.

enable

Execute a function when a tab is enabled.

load

Execute a function when a tab's remote data has loaded.

remove

Execute a function when a tab is removed.

select

Execute a function when a tab is selected.

show

Execute a function when the content section of a tab is shown.

Each component of the library has callback options (such as those in the previous table), which are tuned to look for key moments in any visitor interaction. Any function we use with these callbacks are usually executed before the change happens. Therefore, you can return false from your callback and...