GUI designer future

Does anybody know if there have been any major updates to the GUI designer in the upcoming 7.0 release? I've been playing around with the 6.0 release for quite a bit and in the end it just seems kind of frustrating. I love the IDE for just about everything else but the GUI designer seems to be falling a little flat.

At the moment I'm looking at possibly using NetBeans for the dialogs and forms and Idea for everything.. but I really don't want to do that. What is everybody doing for GUI type applications? I could easily build them by hand, but I've got a lot of Form and Dialogs to build and I would rather be able to build them quickly then to do them by hand. Thoughts?

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Give JFormDesigner a try. It also has an IDEA plugin, so you don't need to
switch the IDE.

Tom

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What is everybody doing for GUI type applications?
...Thoughts?

JFormDesigner:
http://www.jformdesigner.com/
the best GUI tool ever.
Nothing comes close to it, not even Netbeans Matisse.

Ahmed.

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Hello Thomas,

Does anybody know if there have been any major updates to the GUI
designer in the upcoming 7.0 release? I've been playing around with
the 6.0 release for quite a bit and in the end it just seems kind of
frustrating. I love the IDE for just about everything else but the
GUI designer seems to be falling a little flat.


Unfortunately we don't have any major GUI Designer updates planned for the
7.0 release. We're fixing bugs and some usability issues, but hardly anything
more than that.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Thank you for your responses, I'll check out JFormDesigner asap!

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