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Bug 81166 - Visual editors needed for Struts
Summary: Visual editors needed for Struts
Alias: None
Product: javaee
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Struts (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: _ potingwu
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-26 14:23 UTC by jfurmankiewicz
Modified: 2016-07-07 08:53 UTC (History)
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Description jfurmankiewicz 2006-07-26 14:23:03 UTC
Right now, Struts and JSF support is basically in the form of
a) create skeleton project structure
b) raw editing of struts-config.xml file, with right-click wizards for some
basic 'Add' tasks
c) raw editing of validation.xml and tiles-defs.xml (neither of which even have
Struts right click menu options)

All of these amount to a very basic level of support for Struts, with competing
offerings (both commercial and open-source) providing much more productive
visual editors for all of these (in some cases including even visual editing of
the actual JSP pages and hooking the forms on them to Struts ActionForms).

NB's level of Struts support is basic at best right now and far behind other
tools. At the very least it should provide functionality equivalent to the
Struts Console:
(which BTW does not work with NB 5.0 and higher)

or even better go a full visual route, similar to what MyEclipseIDE (and others)

In short, the developer should never have to edit the raw XML directly. They
should always have some sort of visual designer on top of those files to present
the data to them and allow modifications. Otherwise, developer productivity goes
down the drain.

P.S. Also, notice the total lack of Module support in Netbeans (i.e. there seems
to be no functionality to have a struts app with multiple modules, i.e. with
multiple module-specific struts-config.xml files).
Comment 1 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 08:53:39 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss