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How to design window manager using jQuery Simone Plugin ?
  • Last Updated : 20 Nov, 2020

In this article, we will learn to design window manager using Simone plugin which is completely based on HTML, JavaScript, and jQuery. It gives single web page applications with simple desktop-like features.

Download the pre-compiled files from the official website before the following code implementations. Please take care of proper file paths in your project directory.

Example 1: The following code demonstrates the basic taskbar with window with default options.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <script src="../common/libs.js"></script>
    <style>
        p {
            padding: 20px 20px;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body class="no-top-bar">
    <script class="demo-js">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            "use strict";
  
            // Taskbar has to be created first
            $(".taskbar").taskbar();
  
            // Window is binded to taskbar widget,
            // so it has to be created second
            $(".window").window();
        });
    </script>
  
    <div class="demo-html">
        <div class="taskbar"></div>
        <div class="window"></div>
  
        <div class="demo">
            <div class="description">
                <p style="text-align:center">
                    This demonstrates the basic
                    taskbar and one window,
                    both with default options.
                </p>
  
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output: 



Example 2: The following code demonstrates the window containment set to “viewport” and “visible”. Refer the output with resizing and drag of the windows.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <script src="../common/libs.js"></script>
</head>
  
<body class="no-top-bar">
    <script class="demo-js">
        $(document).ready(function () {
  
            "use strict";
  
            // Create first taskbar
            var $taskbar = $(".taskbar").taskbar({
                windowsContainment: "viewport",
                buttons: {
                    openWindow: {
                        label: "Open window (viewport)"
                    }
                },
                buttonsOrder: ["openWindow"]
            });
  
            // Bind events to taskbar window opener
            var $taskbarOpen = $(".taskbar")
                .taskbar("option", "buttons.openWindow")
  
                // Get jQuery object of the button created
                .$element
  
                .on("click", function () {
                    $("<div></div>")
                        .window({
                            taskbar: $taskbar,
                            title: "Viewport"
                        });
                });
  
            // Create second taskbar
            var $taskbar2 = $(".taskbar2").taskbar({
                windowsContainment: "visible",
                horizontalStick: "top left",
                buttons: {
                    openWindow: {
                        label: "Open window (visible)"
                    }
                },
                buttonsOrder: ["openWindow"]
            });
  
            // Bind events to second taskbar window opener
            var $taskbarOpen = $taskbar2
                .taskbar("option", "buttons.openWindow")
  
                // Get jQuery object of the button created
                .$element
  
                .on("click", function () {
                    $("<div></div>")
                        .window({
                            taskbar: $taskbar2,
                            title: "Visible"
                        });
                });
        });
    </script>
  
    <div class="demo-html">
        <div class="taskbar"></div>
        <div class="taskbar2"></div>
  
        <div class="demo">
            <div class="description">
                Window containment describe 
                boundaries in which window 
                exists. There are 
                windowsContainment and 
                containment. Windows on the 
                top taskbar has "containment" 
                set to "viewport", and the 
                bottom taskbar has 
                "containment" set to "visible".
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Example 3: The following code demonstrates the window interactions like “drag” and “resize” events taking place. 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <script src="../common/libs.js"></script>
</head>
  
<body class="no-top-bar">
  
    <script class="demo-js">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            "use strict";
  
            // Tnitialize taskbar and 
            $(".taskbar").taskbar();
  
            // Initialize window
            $(".window").window({
                title: "Draggable or resizable",
                containment: "visible",
                width: 500,
                height: 300,
  
                // Logs all events
                dragStart: function (event, ui) {
                    demo.log("dragStart");
                },
                drag: function (event, ui) {
  
                    // Log drag event
                    if (Math.random() < 0.05) {
                        demo.log("drag");
                    }
                },
                dragStop: function (event, ui) {
  
                    // Logs event when the drag is stopped
                    demo.log("dragStop");
                },
                resizeStart: function (event, ui) {
                    demo.log("resizeStart");
                },
                resize: function (event, ui) {
  
                    // Log resize event
                    if (Math.random() < 0.05) {
                        demo.log("resize");
                    }
                },
                resizeStop: function (event, ui) {
                    demo.log("resizeStop");
                },
            });
  
            // Containment change value is saved
            $(".switch-containment").on("click", function () {
  
                var containment = $(".window")
                    .window("option", "containment");
  
                // When the value is toggled 
                containment = containment === 
                    "viewport" ? "visible" : "viewport";
  
                // Setting the new value
                $(".window").window("option", 
                    "containment", containment);
  
                // Button click value is set
                $(this).find("span.state")
                    .text("\"" + containment + "\"");
            }).button();
        });
    </script>
  
  
    <div class="demo-html">
        <div class="taskbar"></div>
  
        <div class="window"></div>
  
        <div class="demo">
            <div class="description">
                Window drag and resize 
                events are triggered.
            </div>
  
            <button class="switch-containment">
                Switch containment (currently:
                <span class="state">"visible"</span>)
            </button>
  
            <div class="log"></div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:



Example 4: The following code demonstrates to embed video content within “iframe” of window.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
  
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <script src="../common/libs.js"></script>
</head>
  
<body class="no-top-bar">
    <script class="demo-js">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            "use strict";
  
            // Initialize taskbar
            $(".taskbar").taskbar();
  
            // Initialize window with iframe
            // with the basic one
            $(".window-demo").window({
                embeddedContent: true,
  
                // Widget class is needed for 
                // applying styles to overlay
                widgetClass: "window-demo-widget",
                title: "Basic window",
                minWidth: 630,
                minHeight: 340
            });
  
            // Initialize window containing
            // desired video
            $(".window-youtube").window({
                embeddedContent: true,
                title: "Video",
                minWidth: 410,
                minHeight: 250
            });
        });
    </script>
  
    <style class="demo-css">
  
        /* center the iframe and remove
           borders */
        .simone-window-content iframe {
            display: block;
            margin: 0px auto;
            border: none;
        }
  
        /* Apply custom styles to 
           overlay of window */
        .window-demo-widget 
        .simone-window-content-overlay {
            opacity: 0.3;
            background: orange;
        }
    </style>
  
    <div class="demo-html">
        <div class="taskbar"></div>
        <div class="window-demo">
  
            <!-- Embed the very first 
                window in an iframe -->
            <iframe src="mybasic.html" 
                width="600" height="300">
            </iframe>
        </div>
  
        <div class="window-youtube">
  
            <!-- Embed some mp4 or 
                YouTube video -->
            <iframe src="sampleVideo.mp4" 
                width="400" height="250">
            </iframe>
        </div>
  
        <div class="demo">
            <div class="description">
                This demo shows how windows 
                containing embedded content 
                like iframe, or videos can 
                be included. <br>Set 
                embeddedContent option to 
                true<br>Window containing basic 
                window has user custom styles
                while window containing video 
                has the default styles.
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Example 5: The following code demonstrates quick window maximization and slow window minimization.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <script src="../common/libs.js"></script>
</head>
  
<body class="no-top-bar">
  
    <script class="demo-js">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            "use strict";
  
            // Initialize taskbar
            $(".taskbar").taskbar();
  
            // Window with default options
            // initialized
            $(".window-default").window({
                title: "Quick maximize"
            });
  
            // Custom durations for animation
            $(".window-custom").window({
                title: "My custom durations",
                durations: {
                    maximize: 1100,
                    minimize: 400,
                    restore: false,
                    show: "fast"
                }
            });
  
            //  "maximize" method with my 
            // custom time duration
            $(".quick-maximize").on("click", 
                                function () {
  
                // 70 ms approx time is enough
                // for user to notice
                $(".window-custom")
                    .window("maximize", 70);
            }).button();
  
            // "minimize" method with my 
            // custom time duration
            $(".slow-minimize").on("click", 
                                function () {
  
                // Slow for example like 
                // 3.5 seconds
                $(".window-custom")
                    .window("minimize", 3500);
            }).button();
        });
    </script>
  
    <div class="demo-html">
        <div class="taskbar"></div>
  
        <div class="window-default"></div>
        <div class="window-custom">
            <button class="quick-maximize">
                Quick window maximization
            </button>
  
            <button class="slow-minimize">
                Slow window minimization
            </button>
        </div>
  
        <div class="demo">
            <div class="description">
                  
<p><b>
                    This shows window flow like 
                    maximizing, minimizing, 
                    restoring and showing.
                </b></p>
  
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output: 

Example 6: The following code demonstrates the sortable event triggers.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <script src="../common/libs.js"></script>
</head>
  
<body class="no-top-bar">
    <script class="demo-js">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            "use strict";
  
            $(".taskbar").taskbar({
  
                // Log events 
                sortableStart: function () {
                    demo.log("sortableStart");
                },
                sortableSort: function () {
  
                    // Log sortableSort
                    if (Math.random() < 0.05) {
                        demo.log("sortableSort");
                    }
                },
                sortableChange: function () {
                    demo.log("sortableChange");
                },
                sortableStop: function () {
                    demo.log("sortableStop");
                }
            });
  
            // Initialize 3 windows and minimize them
            $(".window")
                .window()
                .window("minimize", false);
        });
    </script>
  
    <div class="demo-html">
        <div class="taskbar"></div>
  
        <div class="window"></div>
        <div class="window"></div>
        <div class="window"></div>
  
        <div class="demo">
            <div class="description">
                  
<p><b>This shows when sortable
                    events are triggered.
                    </b><br>
                </p>
  
            </div>
  
            <div class="log"></div>
        </div>
    </div>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

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