Final beta, all content complete and at the printers.
A grid is a “super-table” widget. Users can sort, select, edit, add, and remove rows from the body without a page refresh. Grid draws its data from the same dojo.data datastores that feed Trees and Select boxes. Extension points make hooking in your own behavior a snap.
Dijit components are skinnable with the theme system. The bundled themes, Soria, Tundra and Nihilo, all provide balanced color and design schemes. But occasionally you may need to tweak the look-and-feel of a particular widget or class of widget. This chapter tells you how, and gives hints on creating your own theme. It also covers layout widgets, which you use to paste elements next to each other. Finally, accessibility (a11y) is discussed.
This beta release includes two new chapters.
First, Chapter 8, “Remote Scripting”, covers Dojo’s support for XHR, dynamic Scripts, and dynamic iframes. It describes the framework that Dojo builds on top of these native remote scripting techniques that facilitates building advanced asynchronous systems that are robust yet easy to express. The chapter also describes Dojo’s JSONP and JSON-RPC implementations.
Next, Chapter 10, “dojo.data”, describes Dojo’s design and implementation of a session data framework. This framework functions as middleware between front-end data consumers like widgets and back-end data providers like web services. dojo.data allows you to build an interface for each consumer and each provider and then connect any consumer to any provider.
Finally, we’ve corrected, massaged, reworked, and fiddled with just about every item that’s been posted on the errata page. Keep the feedback coming! We sincerely appreciate your efforts.
Rawld Gill, Craig Riecke, and Alex Russell