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  • June 24, 2012

Viewing the NetBeans Central Registry

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

For some fun, create a TopComponent and then add this bit of code, with thanks to Toni Epple:

add(new BeanTreeView(), BorderLayout.CENTER);
try {
} catch (DataObjectNotFoundException ex) {

Run the application and you'll see the NetBeans Central Registry (a.k.a. System FileSystem) of the application you're running.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Toni Epple Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    For even more fun, open one of the folders Toolbar or Menu and drag and drop the content around. Notice anything in your application :-)?

  • guest Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    I wrapped that Node in a FilterNode to provide the "position" attribute and the "file extension". All Children are wrapped to.

    Than I used an OutlineView to show these two properties. Great tool to find wrong layer entries :-)


  • J.Boesl Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    Why don't you use


  • Jens Hofschröer Friday, June 29, 2012

    I described my version in my blog (in german, Google Translate available):



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