JFormDesigner
for IntelliJ IDEA

Compatible with:  IntelliJ IDEA Android Studio
17.02.2017
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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.

Key features

  • 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
    The @BeanInfo and @PropertyDesc 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 object-oriented way.

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Recent change notes

- MigLayout support - Support for HiDPI monitors (scaled UI and images) - New modern icons (including 2x resolution) - Darcula theme support improved
04.03.2008
@Anonymous wrote "...it feels more like a desperate and pathetic attempt of achieving a higher ranking..."

Your reproach is wrong. I guarantee you that none of these comments and ratings were made by me, our company or our partners. Anyhow, I wonder what your motivation was to blame us with words like "desperate" or "pathetic". And why post as anonymous and not sign your comment?

Karl Tauber
FormDev Software GmbH
Anonymous
04.03.2008
Is this product really so outstanding? Looking at the stereotypic comments below, it feels more like a desperate and pathetic attempt of achieving a higher ranking. Anyhow, this critique is not addressed to the product itself cause I do not know it in detail, and it appears to be a good one.
Anonymous
31.01.2008
excellent, even if you are beginner in Swing this makes you feel you are learning fast and deliver great things
Anonymous
18.01.2008
I have used almost every swing design tool out there and this one beats them all. Most importantly the support is great.
Anonymous
01.01.2008
The best GUI designer ever.
Anonymous
29.10.2007
JFormDesigner is a great UI builder and this plugin conveniently supplies its capabilities to the IDEA user.
Anonymous
08.10.2007
Excellent!
Anonymous
06.10.2007
nice one.
BEAT MATISSE!!!!
this is war....
Anonymous
17.09.2007
JFormDesigner is the best ever...
Anonymous
13.09.2007
Simply the best
Anonymous
31.08.2007
Excelent, simply the best
Anonymous
28.08.2007
The best Swing UI designer out there. Period!
Anonymous
18.08.2007
i wanna f*ck from behind
Anonymous
17.03.2007
One of the best plugins I've seen for IDEA, it integrates beautifully. For example, it does not hide the Project view and gives you all the detail as when selecting locale catagories and much more...
Anonymous
29.12.2006
The best UI designer ever!
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