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  • May 17, 2005

Docking a NetBeans Module in the IDE (Part 1)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
My first skirmishes with org.openide.windows.TopComponent have been quite fruitful. At least now, for the first time, I have managed to dock a module into the IDE's Properties mode. Here's the evidence (click to enlarge):

I've found this technical document quite helpful. It describes the Windows API -- including topics such as "TopComponent", "Docking", and "Modes". NetBeans developer Petr Blaha has been very helpful too (he provided the basis of the sample and a lot of guidance). Thanks Petr! I intend to experiment with this API a lot more.

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