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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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Displaying month-to-month effects

When the datepicker selector is shown, we're typically displaying one month at a time for the user. If the user needs to navigate backward through time, they do so using the previous month button. Likewise, they can move forward through time using the next month button. The datepicker widget just empties out the datepicker div when this happens, regenerates some HTML for the calendar and inserts that. This all happens very quickly, essentially instantaneously as far as the user is concerned.

Let's liven up this month-to-month navigation a little bit by injecting some effects into the datepicker internals.

Getting ready

We can use any datepicker widget for this experiment, but it's probably more straightforward to just use an inline datepicker display instead of using a text input. That way, the datepicker is there when the page loads and we don't need to open it. Inline datepickers are created using a div element.

<div class="calendar"></div>