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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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Loading tab data with Ajax

In this recipe, you will learn how to load static and dynamic content into a TabPanel's tab when the tab is first activated.

A sample TabPanel's tabs will load data from an HTML file, as seen below:

Another tab will receive its contents from a server page that makes a database call, as shown in the following screenshot:

Getting ready...

The sample data used in this recipe comes from the Sakila sample database.


You can obtain the Sakila database, as well as the installation instructions, at

How to do it...

  1. 1. Define the Tabpanel:

    Ext.onReady(function() {
    var tabs = new Ext.TabPanel({
    renderTo: document.body,
    activeTab: 0,
    width: 500,
    height: 250,
    plain: true,
    defaults: { autoScroll: true },
  2. 2. On the tabs, use the autoLoad config option to specify the page that will provide the tab's contents:

    items: [{
    title: 'First Tab',
    HTML: ""
    }, {
    title: 'Ajax load from HTML file',
    bodyStyle: 'padding:5px;',
    autoLoad: { url: 'tabs-ajax-load-data.HTML...