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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
About the Author
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Accordion events

The accordion exposes two custom events. The change event is triggered every time the active header (and its associated content panel) is changed. It fires at the end of the content panel's opening animation, or if animations are disabled it is fired immediately. The other event is changestart that is fired as soon as the new header is selected, that is before the opening animation.

Let's see how we can use these events in our accordion implementations. In accordion11.html change the configuration object so that it appears as follows:

var accOpts = {
  change: function(e, ui) {
    $("<div>").addClass("notify ui-corner-all").text(ui.newHeader.find("a").text() + " was activated, " + ui.oldHeader.find("a").text() + " was closed").appendTo("body").fadeOut(5000, function(){ $(this).remove(); }); }

Save this as accordion12.html. In this example, we use the change configuration property to specify an anonymous callback function...