SWT Designer v5.0.0 Released! - GroupLayout, Palette Manager

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SWT Designer v5.0.0 Released! - GroupLayout, Palette Manager

Postby Eric Clayberg » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:08 pm

Major new SWT Designer v5.0.0 release includes support for SWT GroupLayout, creating and editing RCP ActionBarAdvisors, configuring the palette with the new Palette Manager, enhanced SWT absolute layout support, plus many other new features.

See the New & Noteworthy page.

:arrow: Support for Eclipse 3.2RC7
:arrow: Support for SWT GroupLayout
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    - Select GroupLayout from the SWT Layouts palette
    - Position and size widgets using GroupLayout constraints
    - Align widgets horizontally and vertically
    - Insert and indent widgets intelligently
    - Align widgets to margins and along text baselines
    - Anchor widgets to the sides of the parent container
    - Set anchors and resizing via popup context menus
    - Align and center widgets using toolbar
    - Set alignment, size and spacing using floating layout assistant
:arrow: Support for creating and editing RCP ActionBarAdvisors
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    - New wizard for creating ActionBarAdvisor classes
    - ActionBarAdvisor palette includes common and local actions
    - Create toolbars and buttons with drag/drop
    - Edit Coolbar and Menus with Actions tab
    - Actions list prepopulated with actions defined in ActionFactory class
    - Drag menu category to create a fully populated menu
:arrow: New Palette Manager
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    - Configure palette categories and entries with Palette Manager dialog
    - Add categories, entries and separators using palette menu
    - Import multiple widgets from JAR archives
    - Rearrange items using drag/drop
:arrow: Enhanced SWT support
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    - Enhanced snapping feedback for absolute / null layout
    - Support for Eclipse 3.2 ExpandBar & ExpandItem
    - Support for Accessibility properties & AccessibleListener
    - Support for adding Forms API Toolkits to any window
    - Added Superclass field to Shell and Composite wizards
    - Support for StructuredViewer
:arrow: Editor & Property Pane enhancements
    - Option for maximizing editor on "Design" page activation
    - Option for formatting source code on editor save
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