Re: How to edit the GUI source code?

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Sat, 26 Aug 2006 20:49:19 -0400
Andrew Thompson wrote: wrote:

...the JAVA source code of a GUI programe and import them into
the NETBEANS.I can run the code in the IDE,but I can't edit the
interface of the programe.How can I do that?

NetBeans is sure capable of editing GUI's, (though I
detest it and don't use it). But if NetBeans help is
not good enough to show you how to edit the source,
why not use a different editor?

OTOH - editing source is fairly basic to all IDE's, so
if you have a basic misunderstanding about source editing
in NB - it might carry straight over to any other editor.

Which brings me back to, exactly what did you download?
This can best be explained with the link to the download,
but does it contain .java files, .jar files. what?

I strongly suspect that the cause of the problem is
that Netbeans only permits you to edit the GUI
(typical JFrame classes) via the GUI Builder not
by editing the Java code behind it.

Some XML file tells NetBeans what not to allow
being edited or something like that (it is a king
time since I have last used NetBeans).


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