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[ANN] v4.1 - SWT Designer, Swing Designer & WindowBuilder [message #560811] Mon, 11 July 2005 14:01
Eric Clayberg is currently offline Eric ClaybergFriend
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Major new v4.1.0 release includes includes support for new dockable flyout
palette & property panes, property filtering, automatic variable naming,
improved NLS support, improved custom widget support, improved Eclipse Forms
support, new wizards, Eclipse 3.1 GA support plus many other new features. tion/new_and_noteworthy_410.html

o New Dockable Flyout Palette & Property Editor
- Dock the Property Editor to the top, bottom, left or right of the design
- Dock the Palette to the left or right of the design view
- Palette & Property Editor may be easily collapsed and expanded
- Palette & Property Editor available as separate views
o Added new Property Manager
- Important properties are highlighted in bold and sorted to the top of
the list
- Hidden properties are removed from the property list
- Hidden properties may be toggled on and off
- New preference page for configuring properties
o Automatically rename variables based on text property
- Rename always, never or only for defaults
- Specify renaming patterns using text, classname and acronym
- Use the first n elements of the text value
- New preference page for configuring variable names
o Enhanced NLS support**
- Added flag icons for all locales
- Support for ResourceBundle.getBundle("name").getString("key")
o Enhanced SWT support
- Support for setting SWT tab order within a container
- Added BIDI (RIGHT_TO_LEFT) support for Grid, Flow and Row layouts
- Added an Eclipse Forms Composite wizard
- Added an SWT Dialog wizard
- Support for Forms borders/adapt for SWT frames
- Support for direct edit/double click for ToolItem
- Enhanced support for FormLayout
- Support for drop down toolbar items and menus
- Keyboard navigation for menus
- Support for ColorRegistry & FontRegistry
- Support for Eclipse 3.1 GridLayout enhancements
- New "Autosize widget" command for null layout
- Added tooltips for FormLayout popup figures
o Enhanced JFace & RCP support**
- Support for adding existing actions for ApplicationWindow/ViewPart
- Enhanced display of ViewParts and EditorParts
o Enhanced Swing support
- Added icons for borders and an option to show them in control tree
- Show position in title for BorderLayout, JScrollPane, JSplitPane
- Improved support for custom Swing widgets and customizers
- Support for object properties
- Added support for JGoodies Component Factory and widgets
- Added "JTable on JScrollPane" palette entry
- Resize JFrame using content pane handles
- Support for JMenuBar for JApplet
- Enhanced support for SpringLayout
- Keyboard navigation for menus
- Enhanced support for JTable columns
- New "Autosize widget" command for null layout
- Added tooltips for SpringLayout popup figures
- Support for AbstractButton.setMnemonic(char)
o Editor & Property Pane enhancements
- New toolbar options to evenly distribute controls
- New Rename command to rename multiple widgets at once
- New Set Layout command on the context menu
- New Change Style command on the context menu
- Option to highlight borderless containers (with dotted outline)
- Use the Esc key to cancel an add operation
- Added read-only "class" property

** = Professional version only

-Eric Clayberg
Sr. Vice President of Product Development
Instantiations, Inc.

Author: "Eclipse: Building Commercial Quality Plug-ins"
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