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Components and Containers

Components are hosted by containers. A container is a specialized collection class that allows you to track your components, and manages the interaction of your components with other components and the external application environment. The following topics provide information on component-container interaction and describe how to use them in your applications.

In This Section

Containers, Sites, and Components
Provides information on components, sites, containers, and how they interact.
Creating Component Containers
Describes how to create a container for components.
Extending Component Containers
Details how to extend component containers to implement custom functionality.
Communication Between Containers and Components
Describes how a component interacts with its container.

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