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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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Formatting currencies for local cultures

It is possible to use the spinner widget in conjunction with the Globalize jQuery library. The Globalize library is an effort by the jQuery foundation to standardize the way jQuery projects format data for different cultures. A culture is a set of rules that formats strings, dates, and currencies according to cultural norms. For example, our application should treat German dates and currencies differently from French dates and currencies. This is how we're able to pass a culture value to the spinner widget. Let's look at how we can use the Globalize library with the spinner widget to format currencies to local cultures.

How to do it...

The first thing our application needs when working with several locales is to include the globalize libraries. Each culture is contained in its own JavaScript file.

<script src="globalize.js"
<script src=""