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Bug 237141 - editing GUI using a LAF different from the GUI one
Summary: editing GUI using a LAF different from the GUI one
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-15 14:47 UTC by marcopar
Modified: 2013-10-24 16:18 UTC (History)
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Description marcopar 2013-10-15 14:47:59 UTC
Product Version = NetBeans IDE 7.4 (Build 201310111528)
Operating System = Linux version 3.8.0-31-generic running on amd64
Java; VM; Vendor = 1.7.0_40
Runtime = Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 24.0-b56

If possible it would be nice to be able to edit the GUI using directly the wanted LAF even if different from the one used to render the IDE (i.e. edit in nimbus while ide set to metal)

If technically not possible it would be nice to be able to preview the current layout in a given LAF in a quicker way.
Right now you have a button that gives you the preview using the ide LAF.
if you want to preview in a different LAF you have to right click the container and select the preview from a submenu.

I propose to add a combobox beside the current preview button. The combobox allows to select from the different LAF available. Hitting the preview button (or a shortcut for hit) will preview the design in the selected LAF.
Comment 1 Tomas Pavek 2013-10-24 16:18:56 UTC
It's not possible to design the GUI form in a different L&F. Even the preview is so so (hacks over hacks). But the combobox for preview in toolbar is a good idea.