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by Fred Terry
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Wrox (July 19, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
The featured examples will help you gain an understanding of the elements and construction of Dashboard widgets, while many chapters end with a set of exercises that reinforce what you've learned. You'll quickly find all the information you need to begin developing and sharing widgets.
What you will learn from this book:
How Dashboard widgets are an integral part of Tiger
The different development environment options available
The activation, control, and focus events that provide the widget with a Mac-like user interface
The access keys that allow a widget to incorporate command-line utilities and network resources.
This book is for anyone who wants to create Dashboard widgets or modify existing ones. A basic understanding of a scripting or programming language is beneficial.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.