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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

Accordion methods


The accordion includes a selection of methods that allow you to control and manipulate the behavior of the widget programmatically. Some of the methods are common to each component of the library, such as the destroy method that is used by every widget. The following table lists the single unique method for the accordion widget:

Method

Use

activate

Programmatically activate a header. This is analogous to the header being selected by the visitor.

Remember, in addition to the accordion-specific activate method, the destroy, enable, disable, and option methods are also available. We looked at the enable and disable methods in the last chapter, so we won't go over those again.

Destruction

The destroy method is one of the common methods exposed by all library components. This method removes the widget class names and returns the underlying markup to its original state. We'll use the default options associated with accordion instead of the ones we configured for the last example...