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  • July 14, 2010

Eclipse Nebula PShelf Widget for Swing

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
Trying to find a Swing approach to expressing the Eclipse Nebula PShelf Widget, used in the left-most window below:

I found commercial versions of the above component, i.e., in its Swing version, and then found this written in 2005, but still completely valid:

JOutlookBar: Building an Outlook-Style Menu Component

Using the above, here's the result:

Nice thing is that each of the additions to the outlook panel could come from the layer, making the component pluggable, in the same way as shown in the article Pluggable JXTaskPane.

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