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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By : Edward Callahan
Book Image

Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By: Edward Callahan

Overview of this book

Developers of all levels can now easily develop custom, responsive, and rich web application clients with secure, scalable servers utilizing relational databases and RESTful services using WaveMaker Studio. Whether you need a departmental business application or a form application for your weekend club, this book will show you how to design, develop, and deploy professional grade web applications with WaveMaker. Easy Web Development with WaveMaker will help you use WaveMaker to design, develop, and deploy rich, responsive web applications, even if you are not a programmer. If you need to build a data-driven web application, but you only know ‘enough to be dangerous,' you need this book. This book examines every angle of using WaveMaker to build applications, from dissecting examples to customizing, deploying, and debugging your own applications. This book enables the non-professional programmer to become comfortable not only with using WaveMaker Studio itself, but also with the artefacts produced by the studio as well as the runtime and services provided by the WaveMaker framework. You will learn everything, from how customize the user experience with JavaScript and CSS to integrating with custom Java services and the Spring Framework server-side. Easy Web Development with WaveMaker 6.5 is packed with examples, code samples, screenshots, and links to equip you to be successful with WaveMaker Studio.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Easy Web Development with WaveMaker
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Styling the Application
Working with Databases
Utilizing Web Services

Dynamic page content

Creating new widgets or rearranging the layout of widgets at runtime is the AJAX version of dynamic content. The two key functions to unlock such magic are createComponent() and reflow().


Reflow tells the layout engine to re-render the specified container. This is required after adding components to the container or adjusting the layout of the components of the container. The reflowParent() helper function can be used to reflow the parent container without having to lookup the parent. Consider the example presented on the Dynamic Content tab of this chapter's sample application, MasteringClientCustomization:

Each Move Up button shares the upButtonClick() function for its onClick() event:

upButtonClick: function(inSender) {
 try {
     var thisControl = inSender.parent;
     var newIndex = thisControl.parent.indexOfControl(thisControl) - 1;
     if(newIndex >= 0){