Hi ! I will now start some blogs describing in more details how MapFish works. As you know, MapFish Client is using OpenLayers and ExtJS. MapFish extends these libraries. Let’s have a look at a concrete example: a map in a complex layout.
In this example (have a look at the source), two main Ext windows are used: the map itself (line 46) and the shortcuts which allow a recentering (line 73).
– The map is defined with OpenLayers and access a WMS server (line 37).
– For the representation of the map widget, MapFish defines the mapComponent which is an extension of an Ext panel.
– MapFish defines also the shortcuts which allow the recentering function (line 127).