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I am struggling to write Java codes for graphics like forms and menus etc.

Is there any editor for Java like a VB in which dragging and dropping of graphics tools like buttons and text-field can be done easily..

Please let me know about it as I am behind my schedule for academic project..
Posted 27-Dec-11 3:22am
CurrentlyBE at 27-Dec-11 9:24am
The forms are created but alignment is big problem... Buttons and textfield is not in same line such a lot of issues is taking lot of time..
CurrentlyBE at 27-Dec-11 12:16pm
well lots of suggestion thank u for that but eclipse and netbeans i have also used but they do not meet what i want that is "dragging and dropping of graphics tools" like a Visual Basic.
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Solution 1

CurrentlyBE at 27-Dec-11 9:40am
I searched and number of results confused me and hence i am asking to all of you. How can I download 9-10 java ide and then decide which is best for me.
John Simmons / outlaw programmer at 27-Dec-11 11:48am
Only YOU can make taht decision. What *we* think of a given Java IDE won't really be applicable.
Espen Harlinn at 27-Dec-11 11:48am
5'ed - Netbeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ etc. They're all fairly decent :)
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Solution 2

From what I know, I would recommend NetBeans, a Java IDE based on free licenses. See:[^],[^].

Good luck,
Espen Harlinn at 27-Dec-11 11:45am
5'ed - I've used Netbeans for a number of years - Initially Eclipse is just a tad more difficult to learn :)
SAKryukov at 27-Dec-11 12:04pm
Great. Thank you for extra reassurance.
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Solution 3

I am not a Java developer , but I would suggest you to use Eclipse[^](most of my Java developer friends use this.

hope it helps Smile | :)
SAKryukov at 27-Dec-11 12:05pm
I tried it a bit and found difficult on start. Many people told me that starting with Eclipse is a considerable threshold.
Uday P.Singh at 27-Dec-11 12:16pm
I have been using Eclipse for PHP, and found it very nice and many of friends use it for JAVA, thats why I suggested.
TorstenH. at 31-Dec-11 11:46am
Eclipse is perfect - number one for Java Developers.
RaviRanjankr at 1-Jan-12 17:50pm
Agree! My 5+
Uday P.Singh at 2-Jan-12 1:06am
thank you Ravi :)
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Solution 4

I feel your pain. I also come from a Visual Studio environment too and I have to use Eclipse IDE at my University. Therefore I have to write all my code to show my GUI components.

I have got used to it now, it's just the layout managers that are a pain.

I suggest using NetBeans as that has a similar feel to Visual Basic/Studio. The only downside is, it uses XML to store what components you have. It is the only IDE that I know that has a GUI builder already in included in the software.[^]

If you decide to use the Eclipse IDE, which personally I have come to love despite it being a bit buggy, you can install some add-ons. I downloaded recently WindowBuilder Pro. I really hated it however (but that was because I was impatient to learn how to use it), and decided I would be better of coding it myself. I heard however Jigloo is very good however so you could try out those if you want:[^]

To install these add-ons in Eclipse, open up Eclipse, and click Help and then Install new Software and then use the link provided on the websites above (so for example jigloo, you would enter and then follow the setup procedure and that will install the add-ons for you.

Eclipse can be a bit daunting at first, and can be difficult to navigate your way around it but you soon get the hang of it. Also installing and updating Eclipse can be a bit of nightmare if done incorrectly.

I haven't found a Java GUI builder however that's just as good as the WYSIWYG Web builder provided in Visual Studio however. I love Visual Studio for that. If only Microsoft built a Java IDE. We will have to keep on dreaming though.
CurrentlyBE at 2-Jan-12 11:17am
Sandeep90409 at 28-Jan-12 7:48am
thanks a lot for solution
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Solution 5

why you are not using a Dreamviewer????
i think it really helps u

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