By radhika on Feb 08, 2008
A lot of users want to be able to design their own Page Layouts, and easily reuse the same across their application or even multiple applications. Basically designing layouts once and then using them in many pages. In such a scenario it will be easy to have your own page layout design accessible through the wizard in the IDE. I tried the instructions which Winston Prakash published in his blog entry titled How to create NetBeans Visual Web Page Layout Plugin. It shows you how to add your own predefined Page Layout as a template, so that it appears in the New Visual Web Page Wizard. Now you can simply choose your own template and create your page based on that template. A interesting observation in Winston's blog is that if you are
using NB 6.1 (M1), you need not have to replace all component binding with template binding. This is so because the
bindings are not inserted by default . In NB6.1(M1), the mandatory binding for every component in the page have been removed. This saves a lot of time !
Before you try this, you have to first of course create your Page Layouts. Here's the tutorial to do that
Creating a CSS-based Fixed Page Layout .
For those who would like to have some already predefined Page layout Templates accessible through the wizard, check out the the NB 6.0 plugin for Predefined Visual Web Page Layouts , which you can
simply download and install in NetBeans. By installing this plugin you can access the different
pagelayouts through the wizard and resuse.