Change Log of JFormDesigner 6

See also: What's New in JFormDesigner 6


New Features and Improvements

  • Updated JRE in Windows setup to Java 8 Update 131.

Bugs fixed

  • Eclipse plug-in: Fixed "Class/method not found" errors when creating actions or event handlers (since 6.0).
  • Eclipse plug-in on Linux: Avoid crash when running Eclipse under GTK+ 3 by forcing usage of GTK+ 2.
  • Eclipse plug-in on Linux: Fixed crash when using GTK+ look and feel (which is now no longer available in JFormDesigner when running in Eclipse).
  • Eclipse plug-in: Fixed rare deadlock when opening a form.
  • Eclipse plug-in: Fixed rare SWTException: Widget is disposed error when closing a form.
  • IntelliJ IDEA plug-in on Mac: Fixed rare NullPointerException: textInactiveText.
  • Stand-alone on Linux: Fixed Syntax error: "(" unexpected when launching
  • Stand-alone on Mac: Fixed starting JFormDesigner if Java 9 is installed.
  • Mac: Fixed painting of handles on Retina displays.
  • Minor fixes for the Darcula L&F.
  • JTabbedPane: Tab background and foreground colors were not used in "Test Form" and in runtime library.
  • Minor bugs fixed.


New Features and Improvements

  • MigLayout support.
  • Support for HiDPI monitors (scaled UI and images).
  • New modern icons (including 2x resolution).
  • Stand-alone: New modern user interface.
  • Stand-alone: New "Wide Layout" option shows Properties and Structure views side by side.
  • IntelliJ IDEA plug-in: Darcula theme support improved.
  • NetBeans plug-in: Support Darcula L&F (requires Darcula LAF plug-in).
  • Design view: Improved grid selection figure (handles always at cell bounds).
  • Properties view: Improved property editors for data types Dimension, Insets, Point and Rectangle.
  • Properties view: Color editor now supports hex color values (e.g. 0x00ff00 or 0xaa00ff00).
  • Properties view: Search for multiple property names.
  • Look and Feels: Highlight application L&F in toolbar combobox.
  • Increment/decrement numbers in text fields using Up/Down keys (Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down in multi-line text fields).
  • Command-line tool: Batch convert layout managers (e.g. from FormLayout to MigLayout).
  • Code generator can now write IntelliJ IDEA non-nls tags (//NON-NLS). Enable it in the Preferences dialog.
  • Stand-alone on Linux: Now using GTK+ look and feel.

Bugs fixed

  • GroupLayout: Fixes in layout design (from NetBeans 8.1 and 8.2).
  • Eclipse plug-in: Test form window did not receive focus.
  • Eclipse plug-in: Resize Eclipse Preferences dialog when it is too small for JFormDesigner option pages.
  • NetBeans plug-in: Resize NetBeans Options dialog when it is too small for JFormDesigner option pages.
  • Disabling project specific "Java Code Generator > Layout Managers" settings did also disable project specific "GridBagLayout" settings.

Other Changes

  • System Requirements: Oracle Java 6, 7 or 8 required.
  • System Requirements: Eclipse 3.2 - 3.5, Eclipse 3.x Carbon and Motif, IntelliJ IDEA 9.0 - 11.1 and NetBeans 7.0 - 7.1 no longer supported.
  • Dropped JBuilder plug-in.
  • Dropped "Show Diagonals" and "Squint Test".
  • Dropped Abeille forms converter.
  • Dropped JGoodies UIF lite components.