By karthikr on Jul 26, 2008
Sometimes a .java file associated with a .form file in an IDE project gets deleted or lost. In such cases, when the project is opened in the ide, .form file is shown in the navigator. Opening the .form file will not open the GUI Designer but will open the .form file as a text file. This is because the GUI Designer needs both the .java file and the .form file.
Another variant of this problem is when the .java file is not lost but has gone out of sync with the .form file. In such cases any changes made to the .form file will not be reflected in the .java file.[Read More]