Working with Matisse in Griffon

One of the clear strengths of NetBeans IDE in the context of Griffon is the Matisse GUI Builder. So I'm extending the Griffon plugin to simplify the creation of Matisse GUI forms from within a Griffon project. In particular, I'm adding the "" template to the list of templates available on the Views node of the project:

Once you've created a Matisse panel, you can integrate it into the Griffon app like this:

Then run the app:

I'm planning to create some articles around the Matisse/Griffon scenario, since that in particular is what makes the NetBeans Griffon integration interesting. A starting point I'll be using is here and here.


Sounds great Geertjan! I can't wait. I tried this using the beta 2 plugin but it didn't work :( Keep up the good work and keep us posted. Griffon is a great tool for quickly and simply developing desktop applications.

Posted by guest on May 24, 2011 at 05:52 AM PDT #

Awesome. Keep up the good work! Go Griffon Go!

Posted by guest on May 24, 2011 at 03:08 PM PDT #

It's a great idea! I tried this plug-in in netbeans 7.0.1 but there are some problems: when I want to change the text of a JButton or JLabel, an empty dialog popup and I can't reopen the form with Matisse. The java code is not well generated.

Posted by guest on January 17, 2012 at 02:50 AM PST #

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed

Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


« November 2015