We are evaluating extending the IntelliJ IDEA UI Designer plug for building a GUI toolkit for our home-grown (Swing based) GUI framework. Would you recommend this (i.e. is this a feasible endeavor) & are there any limitations? Are there suitable extension points for IntelliJ GUI designer (e.g., configuration xml, configurable interfaces, etc.). Can you point me to available documentation / tutorials on this subject? To start with, we would like to customize the palette to add our own GUI widgets (with their own set of properties / attributes, some of these widgets are container components to which other components can be added (similar to the JPanel)). We would also like to customize the XML generation process (i.e. generate our own form xml).
Any help or pointers will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks & Regards,