Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

OutlineView Sample

The Plugin Portal now provides a new sample demonstrating the new (NetBeans Platform 6.5) Explorer View called "OutlineView", which is a simpler and more powerful alternative to the NetBeans TreeTableView:

http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=12094

After downloading and installing the plugin, you will find the sample here:

After completing the wizard, you will have these sources:

Run the sample module and you will have a TopComponent with this content:

A new tutorial that will result in the above sample will be created this week. It will be based on these two resources:

So watch this space for the announcement of the new tutorial that relates to this subject. In the meantime, feel free to download the sample and inspect the sources and adapt them to your own scenarios.

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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