Swing Designer v4.2.0 Released! - 3.2, non-visual beans

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Swing Designer v4.2.0 Released! - 3.2, non-visual beans

Postby Eric Clayberg » Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:24 pm

Major new Swing Designer v4.2.0 release includes support for non-visual beans, Eclipse 3.1.1 & 3.2M2 support, enhanced custom Swing widget & layout manager support, code generation enhancements, plus many other new features.

See the New & Noteworthy page.

:arrow: Support for Eclipse 3.1.1 & 3.2M2
:arrow: Support for non-visual beans
    - Non-visual beans placed in a "(non-visual beans)" category
    - Marked in source with "// @wb:location=X,Y" tag
    - Option for creating non-visual beans as fields
    - Reorder non-visual beans via drag/drop
:arrow: Enhanced Swing support
    - Show value feedback for insets/padding in GBL
    - Support for focus traversal policy for Swing
    - New "Set tab order" command on container context menu
    - Automatically autosize widgets in null and SpringLayout
    - New "Flatten Hierarchy" action for Swing container
    - Option for changing size to preferred on move in absolute layout
    - New "Autosize widget" command for SpringLayout
    - Don't show sub-components when "isContainer == FALSE" in bean descriptor
    - Support for custom layout managers
    - Support for JBuilder XYLayout and XYConstraints
    - Support for Swing components from fields
    - Mark container as focus cycle root when setting focus policy
:arrow: Code Generation & Parsing enhancements
    - Option for specifying default code generation method
    - Option to to surround method invocation code with try{}catch{}
    - Support for "this" prefix before field
    - Option for disabling complex expressions evaluations
    - Option for enable/disable reparse after custom component change
    - Support for options for position of event handler inner class
    - Option for removing "real" event handlers during component remove
    - Provide JDK 1.5 versions of ResourceManager as needed
    - Ignore during parsing methods that have single argument subclass of EventObject
    - Support for components from static factories
    - Support for borders from static factories
    - Support for adding new controls with complex constructors
    - Support for enumeration properties
:arrow: Editor & Property Pane enhancements
    - Option for automatically drop down combo property editors on activation
    - "Expose property..." item added to property table popup menu
    - Option to automatically direct edit new widgets
    - New preferences to control visibility of palette categories
    - Support for editing layout properties with multi-selection
    - Refresh custom components palette after receiving focus
    - Support for preferred property descriptors
    - Remember expansion state in image selection dialog
    - Group constructor properties in complex "constructor" property
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