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  • July 7, 2009

Anagram Game Meets Visual Library

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
The most famous example in the NetBeans Platform world is the Anagram Game. That's a small Swing app shipped with NetBeans IDE that is used, over and over again, in NetBeans Platform trainings to illustrate small porting examples to the NetBeans Platform. However, have you ever seen it look like this:

That's what David Simonek did to it (plus a few very small tweaks by me) for a recent training at the Charles University in Prague. (See pictures from that course here.) David is one of the original NetBeans Platform engineers and he is also one of the NetBeans Platform Trainers.

This is what the source structure of the sample looks like:

In other words, now even the Visual Library can be integrated into the Anagram Game sample! Hurray. It's at least a nice possibility if you're giving NetBeans Platform trainings.

Get the sources here:

http://kenai.com/projects/nb-visualanagram

And even if you're not a NetBeans Platform trainer, this example might still be useful to you in the context of learning about the Visual Library.

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