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Hi,

   Iam using SWING for my application. In my application  i placed lot of buttons and labels. Most of my programming time is eaten by the GUI design or alignment of controls in the form.

  Even if we are very good in java coding, our dialogs do not always look the way we want them to when we compile and run the program for the first time.  So it's back to the editor, fix whatever needs fixing, then recompile, relink, and restart.

  I hope this would be solved if we have a GUI builder where we can place the controls on the form as we like by reducing the develpment cycle a lot.

   Is there any such GUI builder is available for java?

Thanx.
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by:TimYates
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JBuilder Foundation:  http://www.borland.com/jbuilder
Eclipse (I think) http://www.eclipse.org
Netbeans http://www.netbeans.org

Are all free IDE's with GUI builders in them :-)
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by:Tols
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There are some plugins for it - but generally Eclipse doesn't have a GUI builder
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by:TimYates
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Ahhhh :-)
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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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hmm, sometime i really wonder why ppl go against the idea of using null layout. by setBounds(Rectangle), every component can be placed at the location you want it to be.
Yes i understand that the GUI wont be "nice" when we minimize/maximize the frame, but not the case when we have a frame that not resizable.

hemanexp>> consider using setLayout(null). but this is not the solution, and definitely not a good comment too...

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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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>>but this is not the solution, and definitely not a good comment too...

not the right solution to be precise... hehe ;p
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leeprovoost earned 120 total points
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i know you need a GUI builder now, but sun is working on a graphical sun ide (like visual studio C#/VB.NET) called project rave/sun java studio creator, coming out in 2004 i think

http://wwws.sun.com/software/products/jscreator/index.html

grtz

Lee
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by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
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hmm, in fact, TimYates has already suggested some Great Java IDE for you..

>>TimYates:
JBuilder Foundation:  http://www.borland.com/jbuilder
Eclipse (I think) http://www.eclipse.org
Netbeans http://www.netbeans.org

;)
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by:JoshCastagno
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You might be interested in a new Java GUI Builder called LayoutBuilder.

You can check it out at:  http://www.jdc-software.com
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