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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.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Formatting time for local cultures

The spinner widget utilizes the Globalize jQuery project; an effort to standardize on data formats according to the local culture. The spinner widget utilizes this library to format its values. For example, specifying the numberFormat and culture options allow us to use the spinner widget to display currency values according to local culture. However, currency is just one value that we like to format locally; time is another. We can use the built-in Globalize capabilities only to an extent in the spinner widget for displaying time values. A little more work is required on our part to extend the widget to properly allow for time values. In fact, let's create our own time widget, based on the spinner.

How to do it...

First, let's look at the markup required for creating two time widgets in which we'll display the Toronto time and the London time. We're not showcasing the time-zone computation abilities here, simply the fact that we have two different cultures...