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  • February 28, 2011

Waiting for JWebPane

Geertjan Wielenga
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  • Tom Wheeler Monday, February 28, 2011

    JWebPane is long awaited and would be nice to have, but I'd just settle for having generics in Swing. Sure would be great to have a ListModel<Foo> instead of having to cast everything -- it would at least bring us into 2004.

  • Jesse Glick Monday, February 28, 2011
  • Carlos Hoces Monday, February 28, 2011

    JWebPane is like ghosts: many people believe they exist, but just a few of them "think" they saw one ;)

  • Tom Wheeler Monday, February 28, 2011

    That's very interesting, Jesse. I guess I need to download a recent version of JDK7.

    BTW, I used the Lobo browser (lobobrowser.org) in a NetBeans Platform application last year. It's not quite what JWebPane is promised to be, but it did work pretty well for simple HTML/CSS.

  • Dominique De Vito Monday, February 28, 2011

    JWebPane would be very welcome, as I have written:

    \* HTML is the juggernaut of our time (SUN has paid a great price fighting it): http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/html_the_juggernaut_of_our

    \* SUN has lost a huge opportunity while not leveraging JWebPane : http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/sun_has_lost_a_huge

    \* HotJava may come back, due to existing, or coming, components, like JWebPane : http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/hotjava_may_come_back_due

    Any release date ?

  • Aljoscha Rittner Monday, February 28, 2011

    Hi Geertjan!

    Use DJ native Swing with an embedded browser. It works with a charm in NetBeans Platform - or wait for JavaFX 2.0 - called WebView. IMHO, you'll never see a JWebPane...

    br, josh.

  • Hans-J&ouml;rg Alles Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    We ( former users of Woodstock Components ) are all waiting for a visual design integration of a powerfull Javascript-Framework like Vaadin is. It is existing already for Eclipse, so why not boost up NetBeans ?

  • Bob Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Apparently Geertjan is using Windows Xp for development now. Interesting. What happened to Ubuntu?

    Swing Generics: I've long had a set of list, table, and combo box wrappers to address this.

    JWebPane: there are a lot of ways to display 'simple' css and html (lobo, flying saucer) which if is fine if you're generating all your html and css. If your app need JWebPane, is really a desktop app, or should it be a web page?

  • Geertjan Wielenga Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Bob, I received a new laptop from work and Windows was preinstalled. So, still need to disinfect my system and rejuvenate with Ubuntu.

  • ej Thursday, March 3, 2011

    I don't just need to display web pages, I need the capability of controlling a browser window (capturing events, programmatically opening/closing, etc.) and, like many, have been waiting for JWebPane for years. At one point fairly recently Sun/Oracle included JWebPane in their long-range NetBeans roadmap, and then it mysteriously disappeared. I fear the game is over for JWebPane, just another short-sighted mid-management fatality.

  • a1o1 Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Here is my version of JWebPane using JavaFX 2.0 WebView embedded in Swing


  • willinos Thursday, March 15, 2012


    I need help, please.

    Do you have any sample to use, and control a embedded browser, using the nebeans platform?


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