temp4746 wrote:What is the difference between the JFrame and the Application Window wizards?
Very little. The JFrame wizard create a JFrame subclass. The App Window wizard creates a subclass of Object that contains a JFrame. JFrame would be the best choice.
temp4746 wrote:Whats the best way to set the optimal window size? (Leaving an even border around the controls and the window frame)
Used the advanced template option ion the JFrame wizard
. That will insert a 5 pixel border around the window.
temp4746 wrote:What's the best way to set the Look and Feel? (for runtime not for design)
Turn on the Apply chosen LookAndFeel in main() metho
temp4746 wrote:Is it possible to only install specific parts of WindowBuilder pro or do I have to install them all?
Yes. You could install everything except SWT Designer or GWT Designer, if you wished.
temp4746 wrote:If I need to have a button, for example, to access a text field's contents, Do I need to expose the text field (Make it into a field instead of the default local variable) or is there a different way?
If you need to programmatically access any widget, you should make it a field.
temp4746 wrote:Why when I'm editing Group Layout and adding new controls, sometimes old controls jump to a different location and I have to start realiging them?
Without knowing the exact circumstances or seeing a test case, I don't know. GroupLayout does have some quirks and changing one control can very easily have effects on others (usually beneficial).
temp4746 wrote:Whats the best layout for freely editing windows, Just drag and drop without silly limitions. Like Group Layout.
If you don't want anything fancy like constraints or resizing behavior, you can't get much simpler than absolute layout. GroupLayout is probably the best combination of free-form and contraint based.