Friday Jul 19, 2013

Skeleton WireFrame Designer (Part 2)

The basic wireframe designer is really taking off now. One can add and delete tables, rows, and items to/from the designer window, all from the explorer window. And the two windows are in separate modules.

When more rows are added to the table than the visible space allows, the table enlarges and the other tables move down. When the user right-clicks a widget, the same actions as on the nodes in the explorer window are displayed, e.g., for adding/removing new widgets appropriate to the current context.

One cool thing will be to add support for inserting widgets between other existing widgets, e.g., a new table between two existing tables. And finally, this will be backed by an XML file, which will let the user generate various outputs from the design.

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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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