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What do you understand by Widget?

Asked by punit vasant, 30 Mar '10 10:54 pm
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I think here you mean web widget.

In computing a web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are derived from the idea of code reuse. Other terms used to describe web widgets include:[citation needed] gadget, badge, module, webjit, capsule, snippet, mini and flake. Web widgets usually but not always use DHTML, JavaScript, or Adobe Flash.

Widgets often take the form of on-screen tools (clocks, event countdowns, auction-tickers, stock market tickers, flight arrival information, daily weather etc).

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Answered by Jack Johnson, 31 Mar '10 01:07 am

 
  
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1. A generic term for the part of a GUI that allows the user to interface with the application and operating system. Widgets display information and invite the user to act in a number of ways. Typical widgets include buttons, dialog boxes, pop-up windows, pull-down menus, icons, scroll bars, resizable window edges, progress indicators, selection boxes, windows, tear-off menus, menu bars, toggle switches and forms.

2. The term also refers to the program that is written in order to make the graphic widget in the GUI look and perform in a specified way, depending on what action the user takes while interfacing with the GUI.

The term widget is used to refer to either the graphic component or its controlling program or to refer to the combination of both.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 31 Mar '10 12:50 am

 
  
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A widget is a device placed in canned beer to enable the beer to be poured when opened with the normal creamy head.
Answered by Janis, 30 Mar '10 11:20 pm

 
  
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Widget may refer to:

* Widget (economics), a placeholder for a manufactured device
* GUI widget, in Computer Programming is a reusable element of a graphical user interface that displays an information arrangement and provides standardized data manipulation.
* Widget (beer), a device placed in cans and bottles of beer to aid in the generation of froth
* Widget (Marvel Comics), a character in Marvel Comics
* Widget (TV series) or Widget the World Watcher, a 1990s animated television series
o Widget (video game), a 1992 NES game by Atlus Co
* Widget UK, a UK based personal electronics distributor
* E-9A Widget ...more
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 30 Mar '10 11:07 pm

 
  
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In cumpuetr language - it is an element of a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays an information arrangement changeable by the user, such as a window or a text box
Answered by conviction, 30 Mar '10 11:07 pm

 
  
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Widget (economics), a placeholder for a manufactured device
Answered by Arshad Khan, 30 Mar '10 10:55 pm

 
  
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