"More Complex" NetBeans Platform Samples... (Part 1)
By Geertjan on Aug 18, 2011
Sometimes I read about people wanting "more complex" NetBeans Platform samples. The general complaint is that the NetBeans Platform documentation & tutorials are nice for getting started but that after that you're pretty much on your own. I'm not sure in how far that is actually true (at this point, there's not much that hasn't been documented somewhere somehow), but the question I'd like to ask in this blog entry is:
What exactly is meant by "more complex" NetBeans Platform samples?
Tell me what "more complex" NetBeans Platform samples are and I will see to it that the requested sample code is put together. If someone leaves a comment in this blog entry that is clear & specific enough (and note that your comment will simply not be published if the commentor's name is "guest" or "anonymous" or anything like that), I promise that I will blog a step by step explanation of how to do whatever it is or write a tutorial that will be added to the official list of NetBeans Platform tutorials.
Here's one scenario that I could imagine being in the category "more complex":
In the scenario above, you can right-click in the TopComponent on the left and then create new items. Then, you can select a new item, by checking in an item's checkbox, and it will be added in the TopComponent on the right. When you unselect a selected item, it will be removed from the TopComponent on the right.
If you have a similar scenario, along the lines above, i.e., "how do I do XYZ while ABC is doing DEF" (and NOT "how do I create a toolbar", which is an example of something described multiple times in the tutorials and FAQs already), feel free to describe that "more complex" scenario in the comments at the end of this blog entry.