This tutorial shows you how to create a Prototype-UI window with Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater. Suppose you need to create an Ajax window and the content is constantly updating. My preferable approach is to wrap both the UI.Window and Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater into one object. To combine PeriodicalUpdater with UI.Window together, the PeriodicalUpdater must be stopped when the window is closed. In order to do that, the UI.Window close event handler must be overridden and the PeriodicalUpdater object is visible to the handler.
Here is a short tutorial showing you how to use Prototype-UI to create Ajax windows and control the properties between windows.
There are many window based Ajax frameworks out there in the market, ZK, Backbase, Ext-JS, YUI, GWT, etc. It depends on whether your web application requires to be client or server centric or a bit of both and the complexity of it. They all need a bit of learning curve. Recently, I came across another window based Ajax product, Prototype-UI, which is based on the well known Prototype and Scriptaculous libraries. Prototype-UI is a client centric and it is an extension work on previously known as PCW window library. Read more