Pro jQuery by Adam Freeman

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C H A P T E R  18

Using the Button, Progress Bar, and Slider Widgets

Now that you have configured, downloaded, and installed jQuery UI, you can start to look at the widgets it contains. These are the major functional blocks of jQuery UI, and although there are other features (such as effects, which I describe in Chapter 34), it is the widgets that jQuery UI is known for.

In this chapter, I describe the three simplest widgets: the button, progress bar, and sliders. All widgets have some common characteristics: settings, methods, and events. Mastering one widget provides a solid foundation for working with all of them, so I spend some time at the start of this chapter providing some overall context.

It is hard to tie all of the widgets into the ...

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