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Bug 76116 - Provide snapping/aligning/same size features in absolute layout design
Summary: Provide snapping/aligning/same size features in absolute layout design
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
: 201341 239250 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-09 16:53 UTC by ivanooi
Modified: 2013-12-09 16:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ivanooi 2006-05-09 16:53:27 UTC

  Matisse the auto snap alignment are very cool! which exist in XCode and now you
will be able to find it in .NET, SwingBuilder for Eclipse. 

  Now the biggest missing feature is... support null layout in Matisse. 
so... Please make Matisse support null layout! We not entering NetBeans just
because of this.... and We are choosing .NET also because of this... We like
NetBeans... so.. hope to see Matisse support Null Layout as well..

Comment 1 Jan Stola 2006-06-26 16:10:23 UTC
I am sorry I don't understand what support do you miss/request.
Could you, please, provide more details. You can use absolute positioning
(e.g. null layout) in NetBeans GUI builder already - just invoke
Set Layout > Null Layout from the context menu of your container.
Comment 2 ivanooi 2006-06-26 16:51:25 UTC

  Thanks for your repply. I understand that Null will provide absolute positioning
but that will not turn the auto snapping with guide line on and from what I
understand auto snapping only available in Group layout....

  So, I really hope that auto snapping with guide line will available in null
layout as well...

Comment 3 Jan Stola 2011-08-26 06:59:51 UTC
*** Bug 201341 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tomas Pavek 2013-12-09 15:20:17 UTC
The support for absolute positioning via null or AbsoluteLayout could offer the features of snapping and aligning, also setting the same size etc. That would be useful. However, all these would work just as setting the static absolute positions and sizes as they appear at given moment in the designer, not establishing permanent relationships between components maintained dynamically as done by Free Design (GroupLayout).
Comment 5 Tomas Pavek 2013-12-09 16:52:16 UTC
*** Bug 239250 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***