Shortcomings of GWT Designer

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Shortcomings of GWT Designer

Postby laiboonh » Thu May 27, 2010 2:22 am

i am an application developer evaluating the usefulness of GWTDesigner. Am i right to say that the designer does not cover absolutely everything you need in order to create a GWT app in the sense that if i want to do something like:

Tree tree = new Tree();
tree.addItem(new CheckBox("Item 1"));

i still have to hand code it, the designer does not provide such a capability.
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Re: Shortcomings of GWT Designer

Postby Eric Clayberg » Sun May 30, 2010 1:16 pm

That is a rarely used feature of GWT, and up until now no one has ever asked us to provide support for hard coding widgets as tree items at design time.

Hard coding tree items is not very common in general as the contents of trees are typically determined dynamically at runtime based on application logic.

We have added this ability in the latest GWT Designer v7.5 build. You can now drop arbitrary widgets on TreeItem children of a Tree widget in the component tree.
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