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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 2. Laying Out a Rich User Interface

These are the recipes that you will learn in this chapter:

  • Laying out items within a container using CSS style absolute positioning

  • How form elements and other components maintain their proportions when their containers are resized

  • Stacking items with an accordion layout

  • Wizard style UI using a card layout

  • Using a tabbed look

  • Taking all the browser window's real estate

  • Positioning components in multiple columns

  • Using the table layout

  • Creating a modern application layout with collapsible regions

  • A custom column layout

  • A three-panel application layout with a single line of code

  • Creating a portal and a portlets catalog


Components layout is one of the most important areas of the Ext JS library. This chapter teaches you how to create different layouts that the Ext JS library provides, and informs you about their most common uses. You will also be introduced to creating custom reusable layouts that can meet the most demanding requirements of your applications...