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|Summary:||JDK 1.4 layouts need to be implemented|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Exception Reporter:|
Description wegorkie 2003-05-16 12:05:02 UTC
1.4 has some new layouts (SpringLayout, OverlayLayout). It would be good to support them in GUI editor.
Comment 1 Tomas Pavek 2003-07-25 16:56:07 UTC
OverlayLayout is not new in 1.4. I don't think it is really much useful. SpringLayout would be nice to be supported, but that's quite not trivial job...
Comment 2 kristi5 2003-07-28 07:29:56 UTC
Mr. Pavek i do not agree with you. I think OverlayLayout is useful when you need pack some components and need to manage events on top level component. Im using something like glass pane only for some component to handle events that interest me before the events are delivered to destined lower component. Please support OverlayLayout in NetBeans.
Comment 3 Tomas Pavek 2003-07-28 17:04:35 UTC
Okay, it is useful in certain situation, but it is rather simple to use and the form editor cannot add much value by supporting it visually over writing code manually. I don't remember anybody complaining about non-existing support for OverlayLayout. But it is reasonable requirement, I agree...