JFormDesigner
for IntelliJ IDEA

Compatible with:  IntelliJ IDEA Android Studio
04.12.2016
162 451
Advanced Swing GUI designer. Its outstanding support for JGoodies FormLayout, GroupLayout (Free Design), TableLayout and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create professional looking forms.

Key features

  • 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 JBuilder 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

Support for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3
Anonymous
21.12.2006
excellent product!
20.12.2006
Niiiiice !!!
Anonymous
19.12.2006
outstanding
13.12.2006
All three thumbs up for the greatest plugin for intelliJ. Designing is easy, you could use your own customized Controls and support is great. It even beats the Designer of IDEA, Eclipse and JDeveloper. It is imho the best of all.
12.12.2006
This is a great GUI designer that is (IMHO) a much easier and intuitive way to build GUIs in IDEA than the built-in GUI designer. It also doesn't create any dependencies on IntelliJ jars.
Anonymous
08.12.2006
Amazing product!
05.11.2006
Awesome. Excellent quality: usability, stability and functionality.
23.08.2006
A very good desing, almost the best
Anonymous
16.05.2006
terrific
Anonymous
16.04.2006
I love this plug-in but sad that it's too expansive just for an ocasional GUI building (this is the situation of most of the users).
There also seems to be no open source license (for free) for open source projects like many other projects do (IntelliJ, JIRA, Confluence, etc.).
From a functionality point of view - I love it.
Anonymous
16.04.2006
It's still in EAP, but it's just nice. I like it more than the default IntelliJ UI Designer.
Anonymous
16.04.2006
Makes the excellent JFormDesigner available from within IDEA.
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