Massive TabContainer upgrade added to Dojo
Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on August 11, 2009
I previously wrote about work I was doing on the Dojo Ajax Toolkit‘s TabContainer widget. This work prevents the tab buttons from wrapping around when they are wider than the available space, and instead allows you to use either a drop down menu to select the tab (like Firefox/IE7), or to use left and right slider buttons to “slide” the buttons.
Well, thanks to some great collaboration with Dijit master Bill and a Dojo contributer called alle, the work has now been committed to the code base. It should be available to view HERE from Aug 12th 2009 onwards, and will be in v1.4 when it is released.
If you can’t wait for it, you can either download a copy of the nightly code base from http://archive.dojotoolkit.org/nightly after Aug 12th, or checkout the code yourself from Subversion right now. Note that code in between releases is not guaranteed to be stable, as many features may be in the middle of upgrades.
There are a couple of issues remaining to be worked on, such as improved right-to-left support, but for people who have been clamouring for this to make it into the code base, you can grab this now, and get the upgraded, more stable widget in v1.4