27 Mar 2007 6:02 AM #1
Hey, was just thinking it might be fun to have a widget contest of some sort to help increase the number of useful widgets without putting Jack in the loony bin.
There could be several categories like most useful widget, best coded etc etc. They don't have to be huge widgets, just small useful components like the combobox was. I'm usre there's plenty of things people could find.
Obviously we would want the submitted widgets to leverage the farmework as much as possible and to follow the design patterns used in the framework. What I mean is things should properly extend parent classes and so on as Jacks current widgets do.
Just an idea. Doing this could also help get people digging into the code more and to sprout more examples as people dive into different parts of the code to accomplish their widget.
27 Mar 2007 7:45 PM #2
I think this is a great idea. I am currently working on an UploadDialog which I will submit when I am done. Subclassing the already existing elements in Ext makes developing complex and/or application specific widgets so easy!
Here is a screenshot of the UploadDialog which is a subclass of LayoutDialog. All this in less than 200 lines? Very cool!
The form which appears in the southern region is customizable if you want more form fields. (Perhaps you need to record a Title in a text input and a Description in a textarea field.)
The control accepts 3 URLS
* one for getting the existing file list in a JSON format
* one for uploading a new file
* one for deleting an existing file
27 Mar 2007 7:55 PM #3
Sweet, would make a great addition/3rd party util. Great work.
27 Mar 2007 9:05 PM #4
This idea has been brought up before, and it's definitely a good idea. I would say let us get the 1.0 release out the door first and get the new website settled in, then we'll definitely look at the possibility of doing a contest. In the meantime, if you have a great widget idea cooking that just can't wait until then, please feel free to post it to the Examples forum .
28 Mar 2007 1:20 PM #5
A Carousel built using Ext would be cool....
29 Mar 2007 10:52 AM #6
hey, Stever. you're not from Prado, are you?
29 Mar 2007 11:16 AM #7
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30 Mar 2007 10:22 AM #9
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