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Darryl Burke wrote: It can however increase the productivity of a seasoned Swing programmer.
I am not really sure about this.
Once I had a bet with one of my friends. We drew up (on paper) a UI design which was quite complicated. Then we started coding. I was hand coding while he was using NetBeans DnD UI builder.
1) I completed first
2) My code was more logically structured and easy to understand.
3) We found that I made more use of nested layouts. I had that flexibility and thus more control
4) My code could be imported into any IDE
5) I can type real fast
Based on my experience, I have found that DnD style UI builders are good for screen mock ups at best. But for that I personally prefer the Pencil sketch toolk simply because of the "hand drawn look" I can achieve, which is similar to this Napkin L&F
i want to ask whether we can add menubar to a panel?
i made a panel whose layout is set to cardlayout and then added two other panel ..... i want in the first panel i shuld hav a menu bar and at the click of different menus , the different panels can be called...........
but i tried everything but except menu bar,I am able to do this with other controls...
when i place menubar on the panel it is not visible, when i add this using inspector window nothing happens and when i drag and drop to the panel , menu bar get added to the original Japplet form not on the panel..