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On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 18:51:57 +0300, ofer nivy wrote:

Any plans to integrate TableLayout
(http://www.clearthought.info/software/TableLayout) into the UI Designer?


Probably not, the IDEA GUI designer works with its own Layout managers...

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I suggest you to take a look at JFormDesigner (www.jformdesigner.com),
it's the best GUI designer I'v ever seen.

Tom

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I suggest you to take a look at JFormDesigner (www.jformdesigner.com),
it's the best GUI designer I'v ever seen.

+1.

I can confirm that: I've never seen a better GUI designer. It's as polished
in GUI building as IDEA is in Java code editing :).
A lot of people are saying that GUI builders are bad, but this one is clearly
not. JFormDesigner is how the IntelliJ GUI Builder should look like.
When JetBrains started it's own GUI Builder, I hoped it will be something
as good as the Java code editor. Unfortunately it turned out not to be as
good, and many said that such a task might be impossible.
JFormDesigner is the prove that it's possible, and you don't even need a
big team for this :).

Ahmed.

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On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 10:25:42 +0000, Ahmed Mohombe wrote:

I can confirm that: I've never seen a better GUI designer. It's as
polished in GUI building as IDEA is in Java code editing :). A lot of
people are saying that GUI builders are bad, but this one is clearly not.


I see they now list: Non-Commercial license available.

Thats nice to see....

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On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 02:45:34 +1300, Mark Derricutt wrote:

I see they now list: Non-Commercial license available.


Ok so it wasn't what I thought, just a cheaper licence for non-commercial
apps...

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>> I see they now list: Non-Commercial license available.
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Ok so it wasn't what I thought, just a cheaper licence for
non-commercial apps...

It's a little bit expensive for only a GUI Builder (for the occasional Swing
programmer), but the trial version is fully functional, so one still can
get an impression about how it works.
AFAIK it's (or it was) a one man show, and that's pretty impressive, considering
how polished that tool is.

Ahmed.


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Thanks,
I will have a look at the tool.

Ofer

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Wow... very nice. JetBrains should just license this thing. It's so easy and quick to use.

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TableLayout is my favorite layout manager.

I think a GUI designer based on this could be very useful.

Even without a GUI designer, TableLayout is easy to use for very complex
layouts.

If there were a visual tool that would show the row and column
boundaries and allow you to drag them to make fine adjustments, that
would be extremely useful.

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