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  • August 4, 2006

15 NetBeans Module Samples for NetBeans IDE 5.5 Beta 2

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
I finally updated the samples in my NetBeans Update Center. I removed all the various modules that were there and replaced them with one single module that provides 15 NetBeans module samples. They all show some aspect/s of the NetBeans APIs. The modules are all built on NetBeans IDE 5.5 Beta 2. So, if you have that version of NetBeans IDE, you should have no problem installing and working with these modules (there are no guarantees or promises of any kind for any other version of NetBeans IDE). In all cases, I've blogged about each of the samples somewhere in this blog. When you access my Update Center (which, if you don't know how, is also described in this blog somewhere), you will find one single module. When you install that module and go to the New Project wizard, you will find this list in the NetBeans Plug-in Module Samples category:

Some of the modules are incomplete. None have documentation, other than what you'll find in the "Description" section of the Update Center wizard and the New Project wizard. However, note that several of them are the final product of some of the tutorials listed on the tutorials page (so you could go there for details). Don't expect to extrapolate best practices from these modules either. A best practice document for NetBeans module development needs to be created at some stage. These samples are useful in showing how to do a lot of pretty practical things with the NetBeans APIs. Again, they're not complete and in some cases you're going to find there are problems with them. That's why these samples are in no way official. The official NetBeans module development samples are the FeedReader and the Paint Application. The NetBeans modules provided here are all just samples resulting from various aspects of the NetBeans APIs that I've personally been working with.

And with that lengthy disclaimer... I wish you a lot of fun with these samples and hope that you'll be able to use them to develop your own modules and rich-client applications!

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Rich Unger Friday, August 4, 2006
    I love how my little snipe icon stands out :)
  • Geertjan Friday, August 4, 2006
    Yup. That's to show how special that sample is! (BTW: It is a great honor for me and my blog to have you gracing its pages again.)
  • Rich Unger Monday, August 7, 2006
    Aww! You're makin' me blush! :)
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