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jQuery UI Cookbook

By : Adam Boduch
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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.
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Appointment reminders as tooltips

Datepicker widgets help users select the proper date for an input field, or serve as a basic display. In either case, wouldn't it be useful if we could provide the user with some more context? That is, if I'm using the datepicker to select the date on a form, it would be helpful to know that when I move the mouse pointer over a day in the calendar, I've got something going on that day. Maybe I should pick something else.

In this section, we'll look at extending the capabilities of the datepicker widget to allow for specifying reminders that appear as tooltips. These get passed, as an option, to the datepicker constructor and probably originated within the application somehow, perhaps from the user's profile in the database.

How to do it...

We'll use a simple inline datepicker for this example with <div class="calendar"></div> as the target markup.

Let's extend the datepicker's capabilities by accepting an array of reminder objects, and creating tooltips...