JFormDesigner is an innovative GUI designer for Java? Swing user
Its outstanding support for JGoodies FormLayout, Clearthought's TableLayout
and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create professional looking forms.
Why use JFormDesigner?
JFormDesigner makes Swing GUI design a real pleasure.
It decreases the time you spend on hand coding forms, giving you more time to
focus on the real tasks. You'll find that JFormDesigner quickly pays back its
cost in improved GUI quality and increased developer productivity.
Easy and intuitive to
use, powerful and productive: JFormDesigner provides an easy-to-use but
powerful user interface. Even non-programmers can use it, which makes it
also ideal for prototyping.
IDE plug-ins and
stand-alone application: JFormDesigner is available as IDE plug-ins for Eclipse,
IntelliJ IDEA and JBuilder
and as stand-alone application. Plug-ins for JDeveloper and NetBeans are
and Clearthought's TableLayout support: These well-known open source
layout managers allow you to design high quality forms. JFormDesigner
provides excellent support for them.
GridBagLayout support allows the
specification of horizontal and vertical gaps (as in TableLayout). This
makes it very easy to design forms with consistent gaps using GridBagLayout.
No longer wrestling with GridBagConstraints.insets.
Column and row
headers (for grid based layout managers)
show the structure of the layout (including column/row indices, alignment,
growing, grouping) 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). This allows you to swap columns or
move rows in seconds.
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).
Java code generator
or runtime library: Either let
JFormDesigner generate Java source code for your forms (the default) or use
the royalty-free runtime library to load JFormDesigner XML files at runtime.
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.