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[ANN] v3.0 - SWT Designer, Swing Designer & WindowBuilder [message #447563] Tue, 14 December 2004 19:37
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Instantiations has shipped version 3.0 of SWT Designer, Swing Designer and
WindowBuiler Pro. This popular family of products provides a comprehensive
GUI design environment for creating rich client Java applications.

What's New in Version 3.0:
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o Support for Eclipse 3.1
o New support for Eclipse Forms
-- Create "flat look" user interfaces
-- New wizards for FormPages, DetailPages and MasterDetailsBlocks
-- New Eclipse Forms palette supporting all Eclipse Forms widgets
-- Support for ColumnLayout and TableWrapLayout
o Support for Swing Visual Inheritance
-- Inherit from any JFrame, JDialog, JApplet or JPanel subclass
-- All inherited widgets are visible
-- Access inherited widgets exposed by public or protected accessors
o Enhanced support for custom Swing panels
-- Access subcomponents exposed via public accessors
-- Add new children to subcomponent containers
-- Automatically recognize custom bean properties
o Improved layout manager support
-- Improved null layout support
-- Improved Swing SpringLayout support
-- Improved SWT FormLayout support
o Improved editor ergonomics
-- Added Replicate Width and Replicate Height commands
-- Enhanced visual feedback for null layout move and size operations
o New and improved code gen options, wizards and properties
-- New event handler code generation options
-- New wizards for Eclipse EditorParts & SWT Shells
-- New wizards for Swing Applications
-- New support for top right control in CTabFolder
-- New support for JSpinner models (number, list and date)
-- New support for FormData width & height
-- New support for integer, boolean & String constants and fields
-- New SWT custom widget support for String[], Font and Color properties
-- New support for externalized key editing
-- New support for JLabel.setLabelFor()
-- New support for SWT Shell.defaultButton property
-- New support for "bounds" property under null layout

For complete feature details go to

All three products are available immediately for Eclipse 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1,
IBM WebSphere Studio 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2 and Rational Application Developer 6.0
running on Windows 2000/XP or Linux/GTK2. The price per developer for
WindowBuilder Pro is $299, SWT Designer is $199 and Swing Designer is $199.
To purchase, go to
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