If you read the NetBeans Nodes, Explorer Manager, and Component Palette Tutorial
, you will learn several cool things—how to create a tree view, how to add cut/copy/delete functionality, how to enable drag/dropping of children between nodes, how easy it is to change explorer views and, finally... how to turn your node into a palette item in a Component Palette. All in the space of one tutorial which is so
hot off the presses that your eyes will burn while reading it. Feedback is welcome as always. I still need to add a ZIP file containing the module built in the tutorial and add one or two other minor things (such as a table of content and feedback link), but for the rest it is complete. (Although some parts need fleshing out with more explanatory text.)
In other news. Have you been wanting a simple but realistic example for using the NetBeans Visual Library, Nodes and Lookup APIs? Would you like to know how to create an application like this one that does all these things? Check out the ShowMind site for details!