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This document describes the new [[XBL]] bindings introduced in [[Deer Park|Deer Park Alpha 1]] (<small>aka Firefox 1.1a and Firefox 1.1 Developer Preview Release</small>) and other Toolkit 1.1 applications, which allow you write Options (Preferences) UI faster, using less [[JavaScript]] code. This document describes the new [[XBL]] bindings introduced in [[Deer Park|Deer Park Alpha 1]] (<small>aka Firefox 1.1a and Firefox 1.1 Developer Preview Release</small>) and other Toolkit 1.1 applications, which allow you write Options (Preferences) UI faster, using less [[JavaScript]] code.
-This is not official yet. May be incomplete, contain any kinds of mistakes and typos etc. Please, if you see one, either fix it or note it on the [[Talk:Preferences bindings|talk page]]. 
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-= To-do = 
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-Todo: 
-* sort alphabetically 
-* review the doc, do something about things marked '??'. 
-* describe platform specific features: 
-** instant apply 
-** animation 
-* (maybe) simple example(s) 
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= Why = = Why =
Describe the benefits of the new system: Describe the benefits of the new system:
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* More natural feel on Linux/Mac OS: instantapply/animation * More natural feel on Linux/Mac OS: instantapply/animation
* ... * ...
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= New attributes = = New attributes =
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* preference-editable * preference-editable
* preference * preference
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-= Example(s) = 
-See the forum thread for now. 

Revision as of 03:03, 9 July 2005

This page is being migrated to Devmo.


This document describes the new XBL bindings introduced in Deer Park Alpha 1 (aka Firefox 1.1a and Firefox 1.1 Developer Preview Release) and other Toolkit 1.1 applications, which allow you write Options (Preferences) UI faster, using less JavaScript code.

Why

Describe the benefits of the new system:

  • Use of declarative language (XUL elements/attributes) to associate UI controls with user preferences, less JS is needed
  • More natural feel on Linux/Mac OS: instantapply/animation
  • ...

New attributes

The following attributes may be put on any element in the prefwindow:

  • onsyncfrompreference/onsynctopreference (onpreferenceread/onpreferencewrite in Deer Park Alpha 1) [1]
  • preference-editable
  • preference