In this month’s Community Spotlight, I’d like to summarize some of the new add-ons that have been published in Vaadin Directory recently. We are close to reaching 600 add-ons, so a big thanks to everyone using and contributing to the framework. Keep sharing your widgets so that others can enjoy them as well!
Lots of new add-ons have appeared in Vaadin Directory during the last months. Here is a list of some of them including older ones with major updates:
NavDrawer Add-on: A container of components that can be hidden or expanded based on event listeners from other components, such as buttons.
dTabs Add-on: A TabSheet clone that enables you to customize the position of the tabs (for example placing them at the bottom of the component container instead of the top).
Timer: Schedule server side events or run them periodically.
TextFieldMultiline Add-on: A text field that turns into a text area with the option to have a multiline string. Each line will be an entry in the value (List).
ExternalLayout: A single component container that can render the given component to any HTML-element in the page.
Flip: Make your Vaadin components two sided using a horizontal 3D turn effect. Flip effect can be triggered on hover, on mouse click, or programmatically.
OpenLayers 2 Add-on: A Vaadin 7 port of the OpenLayers Wrapper add-on for Vaadin 6. It implements all of the same features as the Vaadin 6 version.
ComboBoxMultiselect Add-on: A ComboBox-like component that allows users to select multiple items by using checkboxes.
MasketField: A text field that limits the input according to a configured filtering string.
FormBuilders: Build forms by using annotations in your entities.
That's all for this month. Remember that the best way to keep track of what is happening in Vaadin Directory, is to follow @vaadindirectory on Twitter - you'll hear about all new updates there.