Gui Designer IDEA Vs Forte

Hi!,
Till now I used Idea to work on server side programming and Forte for JAVA for the Gui on the client.
Now with Idea new Gui designer I was thinking on leaving Forte for good.
But I can't open the form files generated by Forte.
More, Forte can't also open the form files generated by Idea .
I'm I the only one with this problem?

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
Luis Silva

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Well.. probably you're not the only one. The GUI designer that comes with IDEA is developed by the IntelliJ team and it probably isn't compatable with the way that Forte does it.

So... sorry, you'll probably have to do this by hand.

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Yess! Here comes the same old idea of intermediate Java code, generated for
a form. If Forte can generate it (I don't know), than it would be possible
to import this Java code into IDEA. Borland coined the term "two-way visual
editing". Hmm... But even in this case it possible to run into some
proprietary code, libraries and quirks, that cannot be imported. At least
IDEA could tell what is wrong with the code being imported, and maybe user
(this is us, programmer) may patch it a little. This will still simplify
porting of UI code.

"Stefan Freyr Stefansson" <stefan_freyr_stefansson@hotmail.com> wrote in
message news:10849124.1056731430445.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net...

Well.. probably you're not the only one. The GUI designer that comes with

IDEA is developed by the IntelliJ team and it probably isn't compatable with
the way that Forte does it.
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So... sorry, you'll probably have to do this by hand.



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In article <bdims8$f4r$1@is.intellij.net>, Michael Jouravlev wrote:

to import this Java code into IDEA. Borland coined the term "two-way visual
editing". Hmm... But even in this case it possible to run into some
proprietary code, libraries and quirks, that cannot be imported. At least


Not only did Borland coin the term "two way development tools", they
also patented the behaviour. I don't have the URL off hand to the
patent, but google should be able to find it, either that, or the IBM
patent database...

Mark

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