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XUL: XML User Interface Language For: XML-2004-3 Date: April 14 th, 2005 By:David Kleinschmidt Josh Hamell.

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1 XUL: XML User Interface Language For: XML-2004-3 Date: April 14 th, 2005 By:David Kleinschmidt Josh Hamell

2 Outline Introduction Interface Elements Behavior Examples: Simple Application FireFox Extension xPhoto

3 Introduction User Interface Definitions NGLayout / Gecko Access to a number of technologies CSS, DOM, XML, RDF, XSLT, XPath, XPointer, XML-RPC, SOAP, HTML Full application with GRE

4 Interface Elements Commonly used Widgets Button, Checkbox, Radio, Textbox, Description, Label, Image, Separator, Spacer, Scrollbar Also, Menus, Toolbars, and more XBL for custom Widgets Layout Management Offers different container types

5 Structure Content, Skins, Locale ‘chrome’ identifier Installable packages

6 Example 1 – Part 1 Hello World

7 Example 1 – Part 2 More complex Widgets

8 Example 1 – Part 3 english.dtd deutsch.dtd

9 Example 1 – Part 4 Adding behavior function closeWindow() { window.close(); }

10 Example 2 Common FF extension – Venkman JavaScript Debugger http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman

11 Example 3 - xPhoto

12 Questions / Comments?

13 References / Resources www.xulplanet.com www.mozilla.org Example code locations: http://david.kleinschmidt.name/XULExample.zip http://david.kleinschmidt.name/xPhoto http://david.kleinschmidt.name/xPhoto.zip


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