Thursday, September 6th, 2007
Back when it was YUI-EXT the framework was immediately impressive because of the level of detail on the UI and look & feel. You could see that Jack wasn’t just thowing out code willy nilly. He was architecting a good looking overarching framework. It was consistent. It had nice touches. It just looked good!
Now we are moving towards Ext 2.0, and the team has announced new features in a preview that continue the tradition:
Go ahead and play a little with the web desktop experience:
There are a slew of new features too, such as:
- Grouping & Group Summary: Ext 2.0 will introduce highly configurable single-level column grouping capabilities as well as summary rollups at the group level.
- Scrolling Tabs: By extending the Ext.TabPanel control with a new â€œautoScrollâ€ directive, all tabs added to the panel instantly fall into the scrollable behavior of the tab panel
- Anchor Layout: The team extended the FormPanel component to allow form controls to be anchored to a specific position within a specific container.
- Column Tree: One of the requests that weâ€™ve frequently received, and now implemented, is the ability to define additional display columns with the tree control.
You can see all of this in action. Let the guys know what you think. They are listening!
We also put together a very quick walk through of the features:
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am