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Palette is empty [message #1814294] Mon, 09 September 2019 02:19 Go to next message
Stephen Rooney is currently offline Stephen RooneyFriend
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After right-clicking .java file and selecting Open With... then selecting WindowBuilder Editor, the Design tab is empty. It has been non-empty just last week, can't tell what is different. Under Help | Install New Software..., when I click Already Installed, it lists 6 WindowBuilder items all version-stamped 1.9.2nnnnn. It also lists lots of SWT and Swing items. I have uninstalled and reinstalled WindowBuilder.
Re: Palette is empty [message #1814296 is a reply to message #1814294] Mon, 09 September 2019 03:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephen Rooney is currently offline Stephen RooneyFriend
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Re: Palette is empty [message #1814383 is a reply to message #1814294] Tue, 10 September 2019 16:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Avi Abrami is currently offline Avi AbramiFriend
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Did you check the workspace log file?
Re: Palette is empty [message #1814719 is a reply to message #1814383] Tue, 17 September 2019 06:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephen Rooney is currently offline Stephen RooneyFriend
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Nothing instructive in error log, I ended up just starting over since it was a first-time effort and it seems ok so far.

Does anybody know if WindowBuilder generates 32bit or 64bit executables? I got a build error in my project saying that InsuranceChoice (my bundle) is not a valid win32 application. I was tempted to think "Damn right it ain't" but realized that would not help.
Re: Palette is empty [message #1814767 is a reply to message #1814719] Tue, 17 September 2019 16:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Avi Abrami is currently offline Avi AbramiFriend
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WindowBuilder generates java source code, not executables. Please post entire error message and stack trace.
Re: Palette is empty [message #1815195 is a reply to message #1814767] Fri, 27 September 2019 05:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephen Rooney is currently offline Stephen RooneyFriend
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I'm getting there, a thousand thanks. But I can't resize items added in WindowBuilder from now gloriously non-empty palette. They have the little black squares on their corners and the mouse looks a hell of a lot like a resize tool, but dragging has no effect. I also don't understand what is meant by North, South, East and West when adding an item.

Yes, I feel like an idiot.
Re: Palette is empty [message #1815282 is a reply to message #1815195] Sun, 29 September 2019 14:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave Garratt is currently offline Dave GarrattFriend
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Are you seeing a similar problem to the one I reported for MacOS. I included a screen shot in my post.

https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/1099797/
Re: Palette is empty [message #1815334 is a reply to message #1815195] Tue, 01 October 2019 01:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephen Rooney is currently offline Stephen RooneyFriend
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It looks like I could not move or resize items because I had not selected a layout. Having selected Absolute, it seems to work fine. Kind of non-obvious, but hey, this is Java, I now understand nothing is easy. Job security for those who can program in it.
Re: Palette is empty [message #1815335 is a reply to message #1815334] Tue, 01 October 2019 01:47 Go to previous message
Stephen Rooney is currently offline Stephen RooneyFriend
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Does anybody else miss Smalltalk and PARTS?
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