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Bug 145750 - Ability to lock gui components in place
Summary: Ability to lock gui components in place
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 4 votes (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
: 251386 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-01 02:18 UTC by daik
Modified: 2015-10-02 13:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description daik 2008-09-01 02:18:27 UTC
I often use the GUI builder in netbeans, and overall it is great, but some things could be improved. I often find that
the GUI builder moves my components around (often unexpectedly). Therefore I would love if I could position my
components, and when I am happy with it's size and placements I can select it (or several) and choose "lock in place".
This would then mean that if I drag other components in underneath (left of, right of, etc.. ) the automatic positioning
will NOT move this component at all. I would also like to be able to lock say width or height of the panel/frame I am
working on, again to prevent the automatic resizing of the panel/frame.
Comment 1 Peter Pis 2008-09-01 08:47:01 UTC
Reassigning to "form".
Comment 2 _ wadechandler 2008-12-11 19:38:16 UTC
We have been getting so many questions about this on nbusers as forms move components around when folks don't want them
moved. There is no workaround for this what so ever at this point. I'm going to move it to a P2. There will be many
votes for this most likely per a recent discussion on nbusers. I'll point the latest discussion to this issue.
Comment 3 Tomas Pavek 2015-10-02 13:14:01 UTC
*** Bug 251386 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***