GWT-Bootstrap is a project that aims to provide all the Twitter Bootstrap styles and widgets to GWT applications. I had this idea in Jan/2012, and it was not a library, initially, I just made a simple
Button widgets as a proof of concept, and then I think: “Why not?".
So, here we go. The initial release is almost done, and has a lot of widgets and functionally ported and working, including the awesome responsiveness and the great NavBar.
So, let’s start using it.
Get the jar#
There are 2 ways to get the jar:
Configuring you module#
You will have to configure your App.gwt.xml file to inherit the GWT-Bootstrap widget library. You can do it like this:
Assuming that you’re using UIBinder, add the following namespace to the
Then you can easily use the
b namespace in your widget design, like
<b:heading size="2">Hello World GWT-Bootstrap</b:heading>
We also have the bootstrap datepicker ported into GWT-Bootstrap, but, in a different module and namespace.
Add to your App.gwt.xml:
<inherits name='com.github.gwtbootstrap.datepicker.Datepicker' />
And in your Widget.ui.xml file:
Then, just use the widget like this:
<b2:DateBox format="dd/mm/yyyy" autoClose="true" />
Pros and Cons#
- Easy to setup and use
- Almost all widgets ported
- Active forum and development