Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

TopComponent, Node, Lookup, Palette, and Visual Library

Here's a small example that puts together several pieces in the context of a NetBeans Platform application, i.e., TopComponent, Node, Lookup, Palette, and Visual Library:

http://java.net/projects/nb-api-samples/sources/api-samples/show/versions/7.2/misc/CensusDesigner

The result is a drag-and-drop user interface, i.e., drag items from the palette and drop them onto the window, that's all it does, nothing too fancy, just puts the basic NetBeans Platform pieces together in a pretty standard combination:

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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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