What is new with Apache Pivot?
Jul 07, 2009, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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One of the new features added in Pivot 1.2 was support for
selection change transitions in the CardPane class. These allow
developers to easily add some visual interest to an application's
navigation. Pivot 1.2 includes support for crossfade and
horizontal/vertical slide transitions, and Pivot 1.3 adds the flip
transition initially implemented for the table row editor demo.
This demo (from the Pivot tutorial) shows what each of the new
transitions looks like (Java 6 required):
"Cool, huh? If anyone has any suggestions for other transitions
you might like to see, please let us know.
We have made some significant enhancements to WTKX scripting
support for Pivot 1.3. Script code can now be embedded inline in a
WTKX document (previously, it had to be stored in an external
file). More importantly, it is now much simpler to declare event
handlers in WTKX. It is no longer necessary to implement a listener
interface and programmatically add the listener to a component's
listener list - this can now be done entirely in markup. For
example, the following WTKX creates a PushButton and attaches two
other in Groovy:"