Just had a serious play with the GUI designer. I really like the way it
doesn't even both trying to handle event code and just binds onto private
members. This is what GUI builders should have been doing all along!
However - there appears to be something really important missing -
reordering components! If I have a row of buttons, and they are horizontally
aligned (and then probably "gridded up" within other JPanels) I can't see
any way to reorder the buttons easily - they won't drag!
You can drag the button out of the layout (leaving an empty column), move
the buttons internally (using the empty column as a "buffer"), and then
finally drag the button back in to the empty column - but this quickly turns
into a game of hanoi! It would be ever so much simpler if dragging a
component around within a grid swapped it "live" with the component being
dragged over. This would make reordering components ever so much easier!
Maybe I've missed something obvious?
Name - Richard Kent (TicH)
EMail - firstname.lastname@example.org
WWW - http://www.cee.hw.ac.uk/~richardk