Geertjan's Blog

  • May 23, 2011

Working with Matisse in Griffon

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

One of the clear strengths of NetBeans IDE in the context of Griffon is the Matisse GUI Builder. So I'm extending the Griffon plugin to simplify the creation of Matisse GUI forms from within a Griffon project. In particular, I'm adding the "MatissePanel.java" template to the list of templates available on the Views node of the project:

Once you've created a Matisse panel, you can integrate it into the Griffon app like this:

Then run the app:

I'm planning to create some articles around the Matisse/Griffon scenario, since that in particular is what makes the NetBeans Griffon integration interesting. A starting point I'll be using is here and here.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • guest Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Sounds great Geertjan! I can't wait. I tried this using the beta 2 plugin but it didn't work :( Keep up the good work and keep us posted. Griffon is a great tool for quickly and simply developing desktop applications.
  • guest Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Awesome. Keep up the good work!
    Go Griffon Go!
  • guest Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    It's a great idea! I tried this plug-in in netbeans 7.0.1 but there are some problems: when I want to change the text of a JButton or JLabel, an empty dialog popup and I can't reopen the form with Matisse. The java code is not well generated.

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