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  • April 7, 2014

Multiple Rows of Toolbars

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

Realized today that toolbars can be placed in different rows:

The above is a result of a file I named "All.xml" that has this content and is found in the same package as the layer.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE Configuration PUBLIC "-//NetBeans IDE//DTD toolbar//EN"
<Toolbar name="File" />
<Toolbar name="UndoRedo" />
<Toolbar name="Clipboard"/>
<Toolbar name="Memory"/>

It is registered as follows in the layer.xml file:

<folder name="Toolbars">
<file name="All.xml" url="All.xml"/>

And then, as a handy final step, here's code in one of my TopComponents for switching between different toolbar definitions:

protected void componentActivated() {
public void componentDeactivated() {

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Comments ( 1 )
  • slawek mikula Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Hi ! Geertjan nice to see You coming back with code snippets show. I was missing it :)

    Most of the posts if not exactly a perfect solution to some development ideas, then they serves as a nice indication where to search for more.

    And now a small question: Ordering of the toolbars in row is also kept with this definition ? I want to reorder toolbars with branding module and keep it in one row.

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