And here's where things are right now:
It is a prototype that uses the Database Explorer API to display information in a NetBeans Explorer View via the Nodes API. It also prints column names to the Output window when a node is double-clicked. Now the column names need to end up in the columns in the Details view. One way in which this might be done is to add the column names to the global Lookup whenever a table name is selected. The global Lookup would then be available to the Details view, which would then display them as the columns of the table. Seems like a NetBeans-centric approach to me. Any advice from anyone out there on this point?