Brand New Tutorial: Embedding Components in the NetBeans IDE

Embedding a component in the IDE is something I've discussed in a few blog entries a while ago. Now there's also a tutorial available. You start with the Anagram sample, which is the standard J2SE sample that is shipped with the IDE. (To have a look at it, press Ctrl-Shift-N, expand Samples, then General, and then select Anagram Sample. Click Next and then Finish.) During the tutorial, you learn about a few of the NetBeans APIs and you acquaint yourself with the new GUI support, such as wizards, for NetBeans plug-in development.

At the end of the tutorial, you've transformed the Anagram sample so that it is docked within the explorer mode (i.e., where the Projects window and Files window are also found) in the IDE (click to enlarge):

Feedback on this new tutorial (which, like the other plug-in tutorials, is in a draft phase) is, as always, more than welcome.

Here it is: NetBeans Anagram Game Plug-in Tutorial

Comments:

Congratulation for your nice tutorial. Many thanks.

Posted by vbb on June 30, 2005 at 05:08 AM PDT #

I just wanted to say thank you for all the work on these great tutorials. I feel they have done more to advance NetBeans infrastructure development than I have seen in the past 6 months.

I am especially happy to see these tutorials address "real" issues, not "hello, world" tutorials.

Thank you so much!
<code>-- /v\\atthew</code>

Posted by Matthew Daniel on July 06, 2005 at 01:45 AM PDT #

Thanks Vincent and Matthew -- please indicate which areas of the IDE or the Platform you'd like to know more about; maybe a tutorial can be made to answer your specific question.

Posted by Geertjan on July 07, 2005 at 03:13 AM PDT #

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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.

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