Swing Explorer Plugin - plugin detail

Tool for debugging and diagnostics of Swing applications

NetBeans Plugin - Swing Explorer Plugin
Plugin owner: dinosaurus
Website: http://www.swingexplorer.com
Added: 2008-08-29
License: Free
Category: Utilities
Downloaded: 4,048 times
Rating:
 4.03, by 3 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 1.20 MB   Last Update: 2011-02-20

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What's new in this version

1. User settings (sizes, positions) are now saved between executions

2. Added hyperlinks to stack trace elements in the EDT monitor

3. Component tree displays getName() property if available

4. Logging information is added

5. Added continuous refreshing by timer in case component tree is empty (needed when application is executed slowly)

6. Fixed problem with NetBeans 6.5 (New dependency was declared). Before it was impossible to use Swing Explorer plug-in with NB 6.5

7. Added Help-Tips menu

8. Added hyperlinks to about box

9. Corrected L&F of tabbed pane to look better on Mac OS (Swing Explorer still has some problems running on Mac OS)



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Download plugin   Download size: 1.20 MB   Last Update: 2011-02-20

What's new in this version

1. User settings (sizes, positions) are now saved between executions

2. Added hyperlinks to stack trace elements in the EDT monitor

3. Component tree displays getName() property if available

4. Logging information is added

5. Added continuous refreshing by timer in case component tree is empty (needed when application is executed slowly)

6. Fixed problem with NetBeans 6.5 (New dependency was declared). Before it was impossible to use Swing Explorer plug-in with NB 6.5

7. Added Help-Tips menu

8. Added hyperlinks to about box

9. Corrected L&F of tabbed pane to look better on Mac OS (Swing Explorer still has some problems running on Mac OS)



Verifications for NetBeans versions

6.0 verification FAILED See verification details


Introduction

Swing Explorer is a tool for Swing developers intended for visual exploring of Swing-based application internals. It finds all windows in explored Swing application and displays their component hierarchies as a tree. Each component in the tree can be displayed in the Swing Explorer's work area and visually inspected. Swing Explorer helps to determine sub-components when user moves mouse over them and provides additional information about currently selected component (layout, size, coordinates, border and other things). Additionally it allows to view basic graphical operations used to draw swing components like DebugGraphics does, but in more convenient way. The screenshot illustrates how Swing Explorer looks like.

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User Comments

  

Re: Debug mode

Thanks for the comment. I'll try to add this feature soon. In Eclipse plug-in is works already.
Cheers,
Maxim
Posted by dinosaurus on Oct 15, 2008
  

Debug mode

Can you add an option to run the swing explorer in debug mode. Right now there is only an option to "run with swing explorer". I want "debug with swing explorer".
That way I can change things in my code and press the "Apply Code Changes" button and see how it affects my swing.

Thanks,
Shaul
Posted by shaulgo on Oct 14, 2008
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