I decided to try UI Designer again for a new project, and immediately ran into some annoying issues in the first hour.
I created a new form. This was a basic form containing some entry fields.
The definition and layout of the components went very smoothly; I liked
it better than JForm Designer because you have better default values; I found
I had to change fewer settings to get the result I wanted.
But then I started running into some troubles.
I wanted to create another form which is similar to the first form, so I thought
I could copy & paste the first form into another form or create a new form based
on the old form, but I couldn't find any way to do this.
I tried selecting all the components in Form1 and then Copy CTRL+C, and then switch
to the new Form and select the top Form or top JPanel component and press Paste CTRL+V
but nothing happened. The Status window says "Select paste destination.
Click or press Enter To paste, press Esc to cancel" I tried to click or press Enter but
it didn't do anything.
ALT+F1 is not working while the cursor/selection is in the UI form. It isn't propagating the
keystroke. I have to hit ESCAPE first and then ALT+F1 will work.
When editing button text, I can't do CTRLBACKSPACE and CTRLDELETE. I would like these to work
the same as when editing text in the main Editor window. Basically, all textfields/textpanes
in IDEA should support the user's keybindings for basic text editing commands.