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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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Dialog options

An options object can be used in a dialog's widget method to configure various dialog options. Let's look at the available options:


Default value




Shows the dialog as soon as the dialog() method is called when set to true.



Creates an <iframe> shim to prevent <select> elements showing through the dialog in IE6 (at present the bgiframe plugin is required). We'll look at this option in more detail shortly. This plugin is due to be retired in version 1.8 of the library and will be replaced by the new stackfix component.



Supplies an object containing buttons to be used with the dialog. Each property name becomes the text on the <button> element, and the value of each property is a callback function, which is executed when the button is clicked.



If set to true, the dialog will close when the Esc key is pressed.



Sets additional class names on the dialog for theming...