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"Visual Editor for Java" integrated/plug-in into "Gel 0.39" (enhancement)

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  • darkstar2000_uk
    Guys, I have watched these forums closely from my development job and always recommend this tool to colleagues over alternative code editors / IDE. I also
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 29, 2005
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      Guys,

      I have watched these forums closely from my development job and
      always recommend this tool to colleagues over alternative code
      editors / IDE. I also realise from comments that development has all
      but finished on Gel for the moment! However, I have been playing
      around with the Eclipse 3.02 IDE and compared to Gel 0.39, it is
      slow, overly graphical with masses of wizards that really make my
      head spin! Since I am a programmer, I always prefer total control
      over my coding environment. This is exactly what Gel provides through
      its fantastically simple code centric approach. However, I would also
      like to switch to a design view once in a while to position a button,
      picture of combo box in the correct place along with a properties
      panel, without the need to figure out point 0,0 in code!

      What I am saying is that the free open source "Visual Editor for
      Java" (see below), now also used in WebSphere Studio, can give this
      functionality. However, what would be nice is if this could become
      either a specialised plug-in for the existing release of Gel 0.39 or
      if it could become an integrated tabbed "design view" window toolbox,
      similar to Eclipse. I believe if you could do this, then I would not
      have to keep constantly switching between both these IDE!

      Is there anyone amongst you who could rise to this challenge for the
      community? Surely, this is a simple request? In short, a plug-in add-
      on, or have it entirely integrated into Gel 0.39, whereby as Visual
      Editor updates are released so we can slot the new build into Gel?

      Cheers

      NightHawk

      *** Visual Editor for Java¬ô (http://www.eclipse.org/vep/) ***

      The Visual Editor for Java is a code-centric editor that helps you
      design applications containing a graphical user interface (GUI). It
      is based on the JavaBeans¬ô component model and supports visual
      construction using either the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) or Swing.
      The Visual Editor for Java provides limited visual support for AWT
      menus. The Visual Editor does provide visualization support for
      JMenus. The Visual Editor is designed to work with .java source,
      letting you edit the source and the design simultaneously. Therefore,
      it does not have its own perspective. If you use the Visual Editor in
      the Java perspective, any customization you have made to the position
      of the Tasks view, the Console view and the Outline view are used by
      the Visual Editor for Java as well as the Java Editor.
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