UI Designer documentation?

I know I'm probably overlooking something really obvious (I did look all over the installation folders), but I can't figure out how to get started with the new UI Designer, nor can I find any documentation on it...what am I missing?

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Hello, there are small sample at:
http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IntelliJUIDesigner#Samples

Maybe it help you a little

Thanks

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I know I'm probably overlooking something really obvious (I did look all

over the installation folders), but I can't figure out how to get started
with the new UI Designer, nor can I find any documentation on it...what am I
missing?


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I found the example on the TWiki. It opens fine, and I can see the GUI Designer open up. Very cool!

The thing I'm still totally stuck on is how to create a new .form file in my own projects. (i.e., how to get going with the UI Designer in my projects).

I feel really silly asking this question, but I really have looked hard throughout, and am stuck.

Alexey wrote:

Hello, there are small sample at:
http://www.intellij.org/twiki...

Maybe it help you a little


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Dylan McNamee wrote:

The thing I'm still totally stuck on is how to create a new .form file in my own projects. (i.e., how to get going with the UI Designer in my projects).


Just press Alt+Insert (or right click) in the project tree on any
package and choose "UI Form" from "New" submenu.

Best regards,
Vladimir Kondratyev
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Just press Alt+Insert (or right click) in the project
tree on any
package and choose "UI Form" from "New" submenu.


Aha -- maybe this is a bug in the OS X version (probably a bug in the OS X JDK...), but when I right-click on a package, I don't see "UI Form". All I see is "Class, Interface, File, Package, Aspect, Enumeration Class, Singleton".

Perhaps I should file a bug in the tracker...

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Now added in the UnofficialAuroraFAQ :

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/UnofficialAuroraFAQ#HowToUseTheUiDesigner

It badly needs improvment, but it's the wiki => feel free to improve.


It's bad today : ok, it's my fault. If it's still bad tomorrow, it will
be yours too :)

Alain

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Dylan McNamee wrote:
>>Just press Alt+Insert (or right click) in the project
>>tree on any
>>package and choose "UI Form" from "New" submenu.


Aha -- maybe this is a bug in the OS X version (probably a bug in the OS X JDK...), but when I right-click on a package, I don't see "UI Form". All I see is "Class, Interface, File, Package, Aspect, Enumeration Class, Singleton".

Perhaps I should file a bug in the tracker...


Please try latest build and clean install of IDEA (do not reinstall IDEA
in the same folder)

Best regards,
Vladimir Kondratyev
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JetBrains

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I just downloaded 876 and got the same results (no UI Form option) on OS X 10.2.6 with Java 1.4.1_01-14. I hadn't previously installed any version of Aurora whatsoever, so I believe I did a clean install. Is there something else we need to do?

Regards,
Paul

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Ditto here. Both 873 and 876, OS 10.2.6, both Java 1.4.1 and Java 1.3.1 for the target JDK, and the UI Form option never appears in the New.. menu. Is there a bug report filed for this, or should I add one to the Tracker?

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Jon Bodner wrote:

Ditto here. Both 873 and 876, OS 10.2.6, both Java 1.4.1 and Java 1.3.1 for the target JDK, and the UI Form option never appears in the New.. menu. Is there a bug report filed for this, or should I add one to the Tracker?

Please fill a bug report into the tracker

Best regards,
Vladimir Kondratyev
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JetBrains

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I had this problem too on OS X.

I found I could get the option if I extracted the file UI Designer.form.ft from the UI_Designer.jar (in the plugins folder of the IDEA installation) and put it in my ~/.IntelliJIdea/config/fileTemplates folder, removing the .ft extension. The UI Form option then becomes available on the Mac.

Michael

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I found a bug entry for it already; 13800. I have added some of my votes to it.

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