New Group Behavior in Upcoming NetBeans Platform 7.1
By Geertjan-Oracle on Aug 04, 2011
Below, "View1" and "View2" are both TopComponents positioned in the "explorer" mode. Hence, tabs are created, as always. However, in the 7.1 build I used to create the screenshot below, new group behavior is available to these two TopComponents, simply because they are positioned in the same mode:
Now, any TopComponents found in the same mode can behave together, e.g., can be undocked together, moved together, minimized together, etc, which is what several NetBeans Platform developers have been asking for.
The above behavior will also be present in NetBeans IDE 7.1 itself, since it is just another application created on top of the NetBeans Platform.
In other news. I am no longer publishing comments in my blog from people named "guest" or "anonymous" or anything that resembles these names. That's because I often find myself communicating directly to the people who leave comments, i.e., you'll find me writing you e-mails directly, to ask you for clarification about a comment you've left here, which is not something I'm able to do if you're anonymous for whatever reason. When you leave a comment here, you'll be prompted to leave your name as "guest"; so override that with your own name, else I will not publish your comment.