Brand New Tutorial: Extend the NetBeans IDE Source Editor
By Geertjan-Oracle on Jul 12, 2005
When you work through this tutorial, you'll find out how easy it is to extend the functionality offered by the NetBeans IDE's Source Editor. Do you see the "Show XML Structure" item in the screenshot below? That's not part of the standard NetBeans IDE. It can be part of your NetBeans IDE, though, and the tutorial shows you how!
"And what does that menu item do when I select it?" you ask. Well, that's a secret. You'll have to read the tutorial!
Note, though, that this tutorial -- like all the other NetBeans API Tutorials -- is incomplete. A lot of work has to be done still on the explanatory parts of the document. However, especially if you're new to writing NetBeans plug-ins, why not download the NetBeans IDE Dev build and give the tutorial a spin?
(Milan Kuchtiak, a NetBeans developer based in Prague, contributed the code for this tutorial. Is there anyone else out there who has some code for a smallish module that they think would be interesting for a NetBeans plug-in tutorial?)