You've included the "User Utilities" module (by right-clicking your NetBeans Platform application, choosing Properties, clicking Libraries, and checking the box next to "User Utilities" in the "ide" cluster) and so now you magically have "File | Open File" in the menu bar. When you invoke the Action that has magically (more...)
The question of the day comes from Ralf Eichinger, a few days ago in the comments in this blog:
Coming from Java EE and starting to refresh my Swing knowledge, I found your very valuable blog entries. As I am just starting to have a look at the NetBeans Platform, (more...)
Let's say your requirement is that you need to open a ZIP file into an application, modify its content, and then ZIP it all up again.
And you're using the NetBeans Platform. Here's the general approach to take:
- Learn from Similar Code. The very first thing to do is to (more...)
A first step in porting an application, especially one you don't really know, is to run the application in the NetBeans debugger and then take a GUI snapshot of it. That lets you relate the GUI elements in the application to their source code, very easily, as shown below for (more...)
I've been actively and naturally using Ubuntu since Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn", which means, of course, April 2007, as described here. Now let's flash forward six years or so to yesterday. Yesterday I was on 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", today on the latest version 13.04 "Raring Ringtail", which (more...)
The question of the day comes from Michele Vigilante from Italy who wants to combine a Palette with a MultiViewElement.
The two key references to solving this are the following:
Here's step by step how to put the pieces together, starting (more...)
Tough times in the world of Fosfor, the EPUB Open Toolbox. Turns out that while the JavaFX WebView has perfect rendering but no editing capabilities, the JavaFX HTMLEditor has perfect editing capabilities but crap rendering.
Exhibit one is right here, with the JavaFX HTMLEditor on the left and the JavaFX (more...)
So you're using NetBeans IDE to teach programming to your class. What kind of features would be specifically relevant to you, during teaching?
- Increase/decrease font size. Hold down the Alt key and scroll the mouse up/down and you'll see the font size magically increase/decrease. Same thing in the Output window, (more...)
Speaking of terminal emulators, which I did yesterday, here's another terminal application on top of the NetBeans Platform, one that's been in production for several years, by and for Thrifty White Pharmacy. It is named JTerm.
After Windows 7 came out, the company needed a Telnet/Terminal emulator that (more...)
I've been looking into how to interact with the terminal in a NetBeans Platform application. The related APIs are not public or stable yet, but if you're OK with implementation dependencies (i.e., that means you know upfront that incompatible changes could be included in these APIs in the (more...)
Global Information Solutions is a value added services provider that specializes in content delivery via USSD, SMS, and MMS. Based on their experience, the company saw that it was crucial to deploy stable services quickly to market, especially in a climate where multiple providers and operators already exist. If this (more...)
Is there any way to handle what happens whenever I try to open a file. The file is a serialised ArrayList. when I open the file, it is de-serialised to an array then the information from the array is opened. The (more...)
If a CloneableTopComponent has a DataObject in its Lookup, the DataObject will be added to "File | Open Recent File", after the CloneableTopComponent has closed.
The relevant classes are in the "org.netbeans.modules.openfile" package in the NetBeans sources. To include the package in your application, put a checkmark (more...)
Since 1998, Itransition has been a software development innovator providing full-cycle high quality services to its customers in over 30 countries worldwide. One of its many applications is Eltim Reporter, a sales-data analysis application on the NetBeans Platform:
Mihail Rukavishnikov, Eltim Reporter's lead developers states:
We developed Eltim Reporter as (more...)
AdvancedMiner Professional is developed by StatConsulting in Warsaw, Poland, on the NetBeans Platform. It is a modern and advanced analysis application that provides a wide range of tools for data transformations, construction of data mining models, advanced data analysis, and reporting.
Mike Gordon is a secondary math-science teacher at Piedra Vista High School in the state of New Mexico, USA. He's put together an application that was originally intended to simply save time on grading student work by allowing the computer to do it for him. It has evolved over time (more...)