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JFormDesigner 4.0: GroupLayout Support (as in Matisse)

07.23.2008
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FormDev Software is pleased to announce the release of JFormDesigner 4.0,
now with GroupLayout (Free Design) support (as in NetBeans GUI Builder;
formerly Project Matisse) and JGoodies Forms 1.2 support.

GroupLayout

JFormDesigner is an advanced GUI designer for Swing user interfaces.
Its outstanding support for JGoodies FormLayout, GroupLayout (Free Design),
TableLayout and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create professional looking forms.
JFormDesigner is available as IDE plug-ins for Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and JBuilder and
as stand-alone application. Plug-ins for NetBeans and JDeveloper are under development.

Highlights of JFormDesigner 4.0:

  • GroupLayout (Free Design) support.
  • JGoodies Forms 1.2 support.
  • Improved IntelliJ IDEA form conversion.
  • Abeille form conversion.
  • Improved "Choose Bean" dialog.
  • Support for SwingX HorizontalLayout and VerticalLayout.
  • Java Code Style (indentation, tab size, etc).
  • and more...

Read about the new features and improvements here:
http://www.formdev.com/doc/help/news/whatsnew40.html

Download: http://www.formdev.com/download/

For more information, please visit http://www.formdev.com/
and watch the online demos at http://www.formdev.com/demos/

Best regards,
FormDev Software Team
www.formdev.com

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Comments

Demetrios Kyriakis replied on Thu, 2008/07/24 - 4:18am

This is really the best GUI Designer I've ever used.

Unfortunately many users that have critique to UI Designers, haven't even gave this tool a fair chance (and mostly base their statements on some bad experience with some old GUI builders).

This one is so handy and productie that it's more efficient than the one from NB, Eclipse, and IntelliJ too. 

I guess the biggest problem with this tool is that it is not free for open source projects (like other commercial products do: e.g. IntelliJ, YourKit, JIRA), so many users don't know how good this tool is.

Karl Tauber replied on Thu, 2008/07/24 - 8:20am in response to: Demetrios Kyriakis

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This is really the best GUI Designer I've ever used.

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Thanks ;)

[quote=demetrios]

I guess the biggest problem with this tool is that it is not free for open source projects (like other commercial products do: e.g. IntelliJ, YourKit, JIRA), so many users don't know how good this tool is.

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Although we do not promote it, we do offer free license keys for Open Source projects.
Just email a request to 'support at formdev dot com'.
At the end of our Customers page is a list of currently supported Open Source projects.

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