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Change which components appear on top in WindowBuilder editor [message #769276] Wed, 21 December 2011 17:50 Go to next message
dave.cavell is currently offline dave.cavell
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Registered: December 2011
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I have overlapping panels in windowsbuilder pro for eclipse, is there any way to change their ordering without moving them. I just want to be able to edit the controls on the panel underneath. Thanks
Re: Change which components appear on top in WindowBuilder editor [message #769302 is a reply to message #769276] Wed, 21 December 2011 19:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Konstantin Scheglov is currently offline Konstantin Scheglov
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If these panels are overlapping, WindowBuilder will show them as such, because we show actual UI.
There are no feature right now to change order of component at design time only, at least for generic container.
We have something like this for JTabbedPane, StackLayout, etc.

So, you can not edit components visually, but you can use components tree to select them and change properties.


Konstantin Scheglov,
Google, Inc.
Re: Change which components appear on top in WindowBuilder editor [message #769331 is a reply to message #769302] Wed, 21 December 2011 20:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Clayberg is currently offline Eric Clayberg
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If you are using Swing, you should use CardLayout to handle overlapping panels.

For SWT, use StackLayout just as Konstantin suggested.
Re: Change which components appear on top in WindowBuilder editor [message #769546 is a reply to message #769331] Thu, 22 December 2011 09:52 Go to previous message
dave.cavell is currently offline dave.cavell
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Thanks for the help guys!
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