Advanced Swing GUI designer.
Its outstanding support for MigLayout, JGoodies FormLayout, GroupLayout (Free Design), TableLayout
and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create professional looking forms.
- MigLayout support
MigLayout is a superbly versatile and powerful open-source layout manager.
It is grid-based, but also supports docking and grouping.
- GroupLayout (Free Design) support
GroupLayout support brings
the "Free Design" paradigm to IntelliJ IDEA (as in NetBeans GUI
Builder; formerly Project Matisse). You can lay out your forms by
simply placing components where you want them. Visual guidelines
suggest optimal spacing, alignment and resizing of components. This
makes it easy to design professional-looking GUIs.
- JGoodies FormLayout and TableLayout support
These open-source layout managers allow you to design high quality forms.
- Advanced GridBagLayout support
The advanced GridBagLayout support allows the specification of horizontal
and vertical gaps (as in TableLayout).
- Column and row headers
The column and row headers (for grid-based layout managers) show
the structure of the layout and allow you to insert or delete
columns/rows and change column/row properties.
It's also possible to drag and drop columns/rows
(incl. contained components and gaps).
- IDE plug-ins and stand-alone application
JFormDesigner is available as IDE plug-ins for IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Eclipse,
JDeveloper and as stand-alone application.
- Localization support
Localizing forms using
properties files has never been easier. Specify a resource bundle name
and a prefix for keys when creating a new form and
then forget about it. JFormDesigner automatically puts all strings into
the specified resource bundle (auto-externalizing).
- Beans Binding (JSR 295) support
Using Beans Binding (JSR 295) helps you
to keep UI state and model in sync. It drastically reduces the amount of
listener code that is usually necessary.
- BeanInfo Annotations
annotations make it very easy to specify
BeanInfo information directly in the custom component. Its no longer necessary
to implement extra BeanInfo classes. This drastically reduces time and code
needed to create BeanInfo information.
- Java code generator or runtime library
Either let JFormDesigner generate Java source code for your forms
(the default) or use the open-source (BSD license) runtime library to
load JFormDesigner XML files at runtime. Your choice.
- Generation of nested classes
The Java code generator is able to generate and update nested
classes. You can specify a class name for each component in your
form. This allows you to organize your source code in an