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Ext JS 3.0 Cookbook

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Ext JS 3.0 Cookbook

Overview of this book

Using Ext JS you can easily build desktop-style interfaces in your web applications. Over 400,000 developers are working smarter with Ext JS and yet most of them fail to exercise all of the features that this powerful JavaScript library has to offer. Get to grips with all of the features that you would expect with this quick and easy-to-follow Ext JS Cookbook. This book provides clear instructions for getting the most out of Ext JS with and offers many exercises to build impressive rich internet applications. This cookbook shows techniques and "patterns" for building particular interface styles and features in Ext JS. Pick what you want and move ahead. It teaches you how to use all of the Ext JS widgets and components smartly, through practical examples and exercises. Native and custom layouts, forms, grids, listviews, treeviews, charts, tab panels, menus, toolbars, and many more components are covered in a multitude of examples.The book also looks at best practices on data storage, application architecture, code organization, presenting recipes for improving themóour cookbook provides expert information for people working with Ext JS.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Ext JS 3.0 Cookbook
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Chapter 10. Patterns in Ext JS

In this chapter, you will learn the following recipes:

  • Sharing functionality with the Action class

  • Autosaving form values

  • Saving resources with lazy component instantiation

  • Extending a class

  • Using code modules to achieve encapsulation

  • Implementing a publish/subscribe mechanism with relayEvents()

  • Augmenting a class with a plugin

  • Building preconfigured classes

  • Implementing state preservation with cookies


In this chapter, you will explore some additional design patterns used to build robust and flexible applications with Ext JS. Besides autosaving form elements and component state management, you will be able to take a look at the patterns for building your own custom components on top of the Ext framework, along with ways for modularizing your code.