ActionCenters offers a modular system allowing developers to
expand its functionality by plugging in new components written in
We take a look at the API for client-side plug-ins of ActionCenters, learn how to define configuration options for the component and we learn how to exchange messages with the server by using ActionCenterAPI and ActionCenterListener objects.
ActionCenters uses Ext JS 3.0 for the development of the user interface. Within this tutorial, we are not going to show you how to develop the user interface, except for a basic layout and the header panel. If you want to know how to develop a user interface with Ext JS the following resources can be helpful:
ActionCenters ships with a number of components and controls. You find them in the folder 'actioncenters/src/main/resources/plugins'.
In order to follow this tutorial, you should have
Since this tutorial was written, the API of ActionCenters has changed. Objects we use for this tutorial have been renamed as follows:
actionCenterAPI is going to be renamed as well.