Juice UI is very easy to get started with. You can install it using NuGet Package Manager Console like so:
PM> Install-Package JuiceUI
Or if you prefer using the UI, you can access the JuiceUI package which is located here: http://nuget.org/packages/JuiceUI Now let's try using a Juice UI Control. Since the jQuery UI DatePicker is arguably the most widely used widget let's try it! First, we take a plain old ASP.NET TextBox like so:
<asp:TextBox runat="server" ID="TextBox1" />
Using the Juice UI DatePicker Extenter, we can turn this TextBox into a nice DatePicker. The key to using Extenders is to specify the TargetControlID which tells the Extender what Control to extend, like so:
<Juice:Datepicker runat="server" TargetControlID="TextBox1" />
The end result is a nice calendar dropdown for our TextBox that allows end users to pick a date. The Juice UI Extenders could not be any easier to use. But don't take my word for it, go try them for yourself!
During the development of Juice UI we have been working closely with appendTo in order to help extend Juice UI. Since we have 18 Open Source jQuery UI widgets in Wijmo Open, we offered to create an extension of Juice UI using Wijmo Open's widgets. By developing alongside appendTo on this project we have also made sure that the Juice UI Framework is extensible so anyone can turn their jQuery UI widgets into ASP.NET Controls & Extenders. We really believe in this practice and hope that it continues to catch fire. You can expect a Beta of Wijmo Juiced coming this spring. In the meantime check out what Juice UI has to offer now. You can also look at our already existing Wijmo ASP.NET Controls. Stay tuned...