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jQuery UI Cookbook

By : Adam Boduch
Book Image

jQuery UI Cookbook

By: Adam Boduch

Overview of this book

jQuery UI is the quintessential framework for creating professional user interfaces. While jQuery core lays the foundation for interaction with the DOM and handling events, jQuery UI fills in the user interaction gap. This book will give you a huge productivity boost out of the box with jQuery UI, and help you understand the framework, inside and out."jQuery UI Cookbook" provides you with practical recipes featuring in-depth coverage of every widget in the framework, including how to address limitations that impact your everyday development activities with these widgets. You'll get a better idea of the big picture – how the framework is composed, how the widgets relate to one another, and how to build on those patterns.Be it a minor tweak on the visual design of a progress bar or a fundamental change in a widget to meet your needs, "jQuery UI Cookbook" covers scenarios both big and small. You can show reminders as tooltips, apply a variety of effects to the menu widget, and start interactions between the dialog widget and API data using deferred objects. These and many more interesting tasks are covered in this book, which can be done with smooth learning and great understanding. You will see how button widgets can fill the width of their containing element, making the layout more consistent. Tabs can be sorted and moved between widgets. You will learn how to do all these things within the context of the big picture, by finding out why the components work the way they do, making you well-versed in jQuery UI.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI Cookbook
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Working with remote tab content

The tabs widget knows how to populate a given tab panel with remote content out of the box. It's all about how we specify the tab links. For example, an href attribute that points to #tab-content-home will load the content using the HTML found in that element. But, if instead of pointing to an already-existing element we point to another page, the tabs widget will load the content into the appropriate panel on demand.

This works as expected without passing options to the tabs, but there is the beforeLoad option should we want to tweak the behavior of the Ajax request in an any way. Let's take a look at some of the ways we can work with remote content using the tabs widget.

How to do it...

First, we'll create the HTML for our tabs widget, which consists of four links. The first three point to existing resources while the fourth doesn't exist, and so the Ajax request will fail.

<div id="tabs">
        <li><a href="ajax/tab1.html"&gt...