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  • October 30, 2005

Extending the NetBeans IDE 5.0 Options Window (Part 2)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
So, here's the tutorial that I said I was working on (see Part 1). It's not 100% complete, but almost (probably about 90%). It shows how to add a new category to the Basic Options view (a.k.a. the Modern view) of the Options window—either in the Miscellaneous panel or in a new panel of your own:

NetBeans Options Window Extension Module Tutorial

Of course, complete source code is provided (via a download link in the tutorial). So, you could download the source code and extend it with your own options (and refer to the tutorial only when you don't understand something), then create an NBM file containing your plug-in, together with the extended Options window containing your options, and send it on to whoever you'd like to have access to your plug-in.

Any feedback would be appreciated. I've also completed a first draft of the NetBeans Copy Class Refactoring Module Tutorial. However, I'd like the internal refactoring gurus to have a look at it before I make it available. So, watch this space during the week and you too will be able to extend the IDE's refactoring capabilities...

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