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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
About the Author
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Adding actions to the dialog title

By default, the dialog widget provides the user with one action that doesn't require developer intervention—the close button in the title bar. This is a universal action that applies to almost any dialog, as users would expect to be able to close them. Additionally, it isn't by accident that the close dialog action button is an icon positioned in the top-right corner of the dialog. This is a standard location and action in graphical windowing environments as well, in addition to other actions. Let's take a look at how we might go about extending the actions placed in the title bar of the dialog widget.

How to do it...

For this demonstration, we only need the following basic dialog HTML:

<div id="dialog" title="Dialog Title">
    <p>Basic dialog content</p>

Next, we'll implement our dialog specialization that adds a new option and some code that creates a new dialog instance using that option:

(function( $, undefined ) {