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Conrad McLaughlin
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Joined: Jan 31, 2006
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Any one know any wysiwyg swing builders so that I can draw menus and stuff for my program. preferably freeware.

I need to add GUI for my code.

I'm looking for recommended products to download or buy (within limit).

At the moment I use text pad and eclipse to write java. I did download a visual editor for eclipse but I had no idea how to install to plug in so many if anyone could help on that as well?

Is net beans a visual swing designer?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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NetBeans includes such a thing, yes; it's called "Matisse", and from what I hear it's about the best one that exists for Java. Most people will tell you, though, that visual GUI designers aren't used much in the Java space; there's always so much more you can do, and do well, by hand. Not to mention that in general, generated GUI code is often ugly and hard to maintain.

I'm going to move this to our Swing/AWT/SWT/JFace forum, where it's a bit more on-topic.


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