Wicket Support in NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

Click the download button on the Wicket page in the NetBeans Plugin Portal:


...and you should get a ZIP called "NetBeansWicket691a.zip". That contains the updated three NBMs providing support in NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 for Wicket. (Possibly they'll also work in 6.9, but I didn't try that and will not work on supporting 6.9, assuming there are differences, now that 6.9.1 is released.)

What's the "a" for at the end of "NetBeansWicket691a.zip"? Well, I'm assuming there'll be some kind of problem or fatal bugs or something, so (once those have been identified), "NetBeansWicket691b.zip" (note the "b" at the end there) will be produced.

Want to contribute? The sources are in the "nb_69" branch that I created today at nbwicketsupport.dev.java.net:


Once it turns out that the plugin works successfully in 6.9.1, new features will be added. Probably several features I blogged about sometime ago are not actually in the plugin at the moment, need to add those back in once it turns out that the plugin as it is is actually stable and bug free.

And, FYI, the NetBeans/Wicket Tutorial should still be accurate for this plugin.

So, Wicketeers out there, your feedback is needed.


This is so funny. First I updated to 6.9.1. Then I installed the Wicket plugin only to discover that it didn't work with 6.9.1.

Found a post by you saying that it should work with 6.8 so I installed 6.8 beside 6.9.1 and it worked fine.

And now you have fixed it so that it works with 6.9.1.

All of the above happened within the last 24 hours.

Cheers from Stockholm, Sweden.

Posted by Arne on August 12, 2010 at 07:44 AM PDT #

How difficult would it be to add static checks for PropertyModel objects? The IDE should be able to discern whether a given object has the desired field. Also, it would be nice if it could detect errors between wicket:id tags in the HTML with Component.add() calls -- even if it didn't take any special-cases into account (such as fragments), a yellow warning would catch 90% of these bugs. I love this plugin; it's the bets of the bunch. Thanks!

Posted by Craig Kelley on August 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM PDT #

When you change a wicket html, reloading the page shows the changes in netbeans 6.7. After that, u must rebuild the application. Any ideas of how to fix this?

Posted by guest on October 06, 2010 at 11:49 PM PDT #

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