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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

Slider methods


The slider is intuitive and easy-to-use, and like the other components in the library it comes with a range of methods that are used to programmatically control the widget after it has been initialized. The methods we can use are shown in the following table.

Method

Usage

value

Set a single slider handle to a new value. This will move the handle to the new position on the track automatically. This method accepts a single argument which is an integer representing the new value.

values

Set the specified handle to move to a new value when multiple handles are in use.This method is exactly the same as the value method except that it takes two arguments—the index number of the handle followed by the new value.

The methods destroy, disable, enable, and option are common to all components and work in the same way with slider that we would expect them to.

The value and values methods are exclusive to the slider and are used to get or set the value of single or multiple handles...