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[ANN] v4.2 - SWT Designer, Swing Designer & WindowBuilder Pro [message #6846] Tue, 18 October 2005 17:49
John Markson is currently offline John MarksonFriend
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Major new v4.2.0 release includes support for SWT Visual Inheritance, new
"Free cell mode" edit policy for SWT GridLayout, support for non-visual
beans, enhanced SWT, JFace, RCP and Swing support, supports Eclipse 3.1.1 &
3.2M2 ... plus many other new features. tion/new_and_noteworthy_420.html

o Support for Eclipse 3.1.1 & 3.2M2
o Support for SWT Visual Inheritance
- Inherit from any Composite or Shell subclass
- All inherited widgets are visible
- Access inherited widgets exposed via public or protected accessors
- Inherited widgets appear in tree with "i" decorator
o New "Free cell mode" edit policy for SWT GridLayout
- Position widgets freely in any open cell
- Insert new rows and columns between existing cells
- Rearrange rows and columns via drag/drop
- Double-click header to set/clear horizontal/vertical grab
- Interactive column and row spanning feedback
- Right-click on the header area to access the popup header menu
- Right-click to delete rows and columns
- Filler labels automatically managed
- Option for Text widgets to automatically grab horizontally
- Option to auto-align label widgets to the left of text widgets
o 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
o Enhanced SWT support
- Enhanced support for custom SWT widgets
- Option to generate Eclipse 3.0-style GridData
- New "Set tab order" command on container context menu
- New "Autosize widget" command for FormLayout
- Support for 3.2 CoolBar vertical style
o Enhanced JFace & RCP support
- Support for name/icon properties for views/editors
- Support for view category editing and creation
- Support for toolbar/coolbar managers on design canvas
- Create ID field for new ViewPart
- Create view/editor extensions when needed
- Automatically adapt non-form control
o Enhanced Swing support
- New "Set tab order" command on container context menu
- New "Flatten Hierarchy" action for Swing container
- New "Autosize widget" command for SpringLayout
- Support for custom layout managers
- Support for JBuilder XYLayout and XYConstraints
o Code Generation enhancements
- Option for specifying default code generation method
- Option to to surround method invocation code with try{}catch{}
- Option for disabling complex expressions evaluations
- Support for components from static factories
o Editor & Property Pane enhancements
- "Expose property..." item added to property table popup menu
- Option to automatically direct edit new widget

Mark Johnson
Instantiations, Inc.

"Eclipse: Building Commercial Quality Plug-ins"
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