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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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Animating progress changes

The progressbar widget changes its visual appearance each time the value or the max option is set. For example, the default value for value is 0 and the default value for max is 100. So when the progressbar widget is displayed with these values, we don't actually see the graphical bar, yet that depicts the progress percentage. However, setting the value option will update this bar. If the bar is already visible, a change in the value option results in a change of the width for the progressbar. These changes, using the default progressbar implementation, simply change the widget instantaneously. Let's look at how we can modify the widget to support a smooth transition between progressbar values.

How to do it...

We'll use the following simple markup as the basis of our progressbar widget instance:

<div id="progress"></div>

And, here is the JavaScript used to customize the progressbar widget in order to support animating changes in progress:

(function( $, undefined...