JFormDesigner - plugin detail

JFormDesigner is a professional GUI designer for Java Swing user interfaces.

NetBeans Plugin - JFormDesigner
Plugin owner: formdev
Website: www.formdev.com
Added: 2011-08-01
License: Commercial with Free Evaluation
Category: Graphical User Interface
Downloaded: 49,692 times
Rating:
 4.57, by 4 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 7.04 MB   Last Update: 2014-05-26

What's new in this version

JFormDesigner 5.2.0.2
  • Java 8 support
  • JGoodies Forms 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 support
  • GroupLayout design improved
  • Visualization of gaps in GroupLayout
  • Improved tree file chooser
  • Options search
  • and more...


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Download plugin   Download size: 7.04 MB   Last Update: 2014-05-26

What's new in this version

JFormDesigner 5.2.0.2
  • Java 8 support
  • JGoodies Forms 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 support
  • GroupLayout design improved
  • Visualization of gaps in GroupLayout
  • Improved tree file chooser
  • Options search
  • and more...


Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification

Download plugin   Download size: 7.04 MB   Last Update: 2014-05-26

What's new in this version

JFormDesigner 5.2.0.2
  • Java 8 support
  • JGoodies Forms 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 support
  • GroupLayout design improved
  • Visualization of gaps in GroupLayout
  • Improved tree file chooser
  • Options search
  • and more...


Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification

Download plugin   Download size: 7.04 MB   Last Update: 2014-05-26

What's new in this version

JFormDesigner 5.2.0.2
  • Java 8 support
  • JGoodies Forms 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 support
  • GroupLayout design improved
  • Visualization of gaps in GroupLayout
  • Improved tree file chooser
  • Options search
  • and more...


Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification

Download plugin   Download size: 7.04 MB   Last Update: 2014-05-26

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What's new in this version

JFormDesigner 5.2.0.2
  • Java 8 support
  • JGoodies Forms 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 support
  • GroupLayout design improved
  • Visualization of gaps in GroupLayout
  • Improved tree file chooser
  • Options search
  • and more...


Verifications for NetBeans versions

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Download plugin   Download size: 7.04 MB   Last Update: 2014-05-26

What's new in this version

JFormDesigner 5.2.0.2
  • Java 8 support
  • JGoodies Forms 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 support
  • GroupLayout design improved
  • Visualization of gaps in GroupLayout
  • Improved tree file chooser
  • Options search
  • and more...


Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification



Introduction

JFormDesigner is a professional GUI designer for Java Swing user interfaces. Its outstanding support for JGoodies FormLayout, GroupLayout (Free Design), TableLayout and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create professional looking forms.

Why use JFormDesigner?

JFormDesigner makes Swing GUI design a real pleasure. It decreases the time you spend on hand coding forms, giving you more time to focus on the real tasks.

You'll find that JFormDesigner quickly pays back its cost in improved GUI quality and increased developer productivity.

Key Features

Easy and intuitive to use, powerful and productive

JFormDesigner provides an easy-to-use but powerful user interface. Even non-programmers can use it, which makes it also ideal for prototyping.

IDE plug-ins and stand-alone application

JFormDesigner is available as IDE plug-ins for NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, JDeveloper and JBuilder and as stand-alone application.

JGoodies FormLayout and Clearthought's TableLayout support

These well-known open-source layout managers allow you to design high quality forms. JFormDesigner provides excellent support for them.

Advanced GridBagLayout support

allows the specification of horizontal and vertical gaps (as in TableLayout). This makes it very easy to design forms with consistent gaps using GridBagLayout. No longer wrestling with GridBagConstraints.insets.

Column and row headers

(for grid-based layout managers) show the structure of the layout and allow you to insert or delete columns/rows and change column/row properties. It's also possible to drag and drop columns/rows (incl. contained components and gaps). This allows you to swap columns or move rows in seconds.

GroupLayout support

brings the "Free Design" paradigm to JFormDesigner (as in NetBeans GUI Builder; formerly Project Matisse). You can lay out your forms by simply placing components where you want them. This makes it easy to design professional-looking GUIs.

Localization support

Localizing forms using properties files has never been easier. Specify a resource bundle name and a prefix for keys when creating a new form and then forget about it. JFormDesigner automatically puts all strings into the specified resource bundle (auto-externalizing).

Beans Binding (JSR 295) support

Using Beans Binding (JSR 295) helps you to keep UI state and model in sync. It drastically reduces the amount of listener code that is usually necessary.

BeanInfo Annotations

The @BeanInfo and @PropertyDesc annotations make it very easy to specify BeanInfo information directly in the custom component. Its no longer necessary to implement extra BeanInfo classes. This drastically reduces time and code needed to create BeanInfo information.

Java code generator or runtime library

Either let JFormDesigner generate Java source code for your forms (the default) or use the open-source (BSD license) runtime library to load JFormDesigner XML files at runtime. Your choice.

Generation of nested classes

The Java code generator is able to generate and update nested classes. You can specify a class name for each component in your form. This allows you to organize your source code in an object-oriented way.

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User Comments

  

Re

Thx a lot :)
Posted by ent38 on Aug 23, 2012
  

special license for NB validators

Hi,
I'm a member of the NetBeans Plugins verifiers.
Is there a way to obtain a long-term license ? Register a 20-days license for every version of this plugin is a little bit frustrating ;)

Thx in advance.

(you can get the list of NB verifiers via the "See verification details". Add "@netbeans.org" for each username)
Posted by ent38 on Aug 23, 2012
  

JFormDesigner need a valid license key

please help why JFormDesiger need the License file

how can I find it?

From
Panhavuth
e-mail:mpanhavuth@gmail.com
Posted by pvuth on Aug 21, 2011
  

Thanks -- Integration with NetBeans is great

Finally layouts based on JGoodies FormLayout can be designed in NetBeans easily.
For me this is the reason to switch to NetBeans for new projects.

Regards
Felix

PS: No problems with installing the plugin (Windows 7 32 Bit, NetBeans 7.0 and 7.01)
Posted by fischer on Aug 16, 2011
  

JFormdesigner

I tried to install the above plugin. But the installation under Neatbeans 7.01 failed. I was not able to make the installation manager run.

Regards
J. A. Brocks
Posted by jab on Aug 10, 2011
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