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WindowBuilder Pro 5.0 - "Better than Matisse" GroupLayout Support for SWT [message #9630] Tue, 06 June 2006 22:36
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Instantiations WindowBuilder Pro 5.0
Major new v5.0 release includes support for support for SWT & Swing
GroupLayout, Eclipse 3.2 (RC7), creating & editing RCP ActionBarAdvisors,
enhanced SWT and Swing support, plus many other new features. tion/new_and_noteworthy_500.html

o Support for Eclipse 3.2RC7
o Support for Swing & SWT GroupLayout
- Select GroupLayout from the Swing Layouts or SWT Layouts palette
- Position and size widgets using GroupLayout constraints
- Align widgets horizontally and vertically
- Insert and indent widgets intelligently
- Align widgets to margins and along text baselines
- Anchor widgets to the sides of the parent container
- Set anchors and resizing via popup context menus
- Align and center widgets using toolbar
- Set alignment, size and spacing using floating layout assistant o
Support for creating and editing RCP ActionBarAdvisors
- New wizard for creating ActionBarAdvisor classes
- ActionBarAdvisor palette includes common and local actions
- Create toolbars and buttons with drag/drop
- Edit Coolbar and Menus with Actions tab
- Actions list prepopulated with actions defined in ActionFactory class
- Drag menu category to create a fully populated menu o New Palette
- Configure palette categories and entries with Palette Manager dialog
- Add categories, entries and separators using palette menu
- Import multiple widgets from JAR archives
- Rearrange items using drag/drop
o Enhanced SWT support
- Enhanced snapping feedback for absolute / null layout
- Support for Eclipse 3.2 ExpandBar & ExpandItem
- Support for Accessibility properties & AccessibleListener
- Support for adding Forms API Toolkits to any window
- Added Superclass field to Shell and Composite wizards
- Support for StructuredViewer
o Enhanced Swing support
- Enhanced snapping feedback for absolute / null layout
- Support for default GridBagLayout insets
- Support for LAF read/change in main() method
- Added Superclass field to JPanel wizard o Editor & Property Pane
- Option for maximizing editor on "Design" page activation
- Option for formatting source code on editor save
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