Column and row groups are used to specify that a set of columns or rows will get the same width or height. This is an essential feature for symmetric, and more generally, balanced design.
In the above example, columns [1 and 5] and columns [3 and 7] have the same width.
To visualize the grouping, JFormDesigner displays lines connecting the grouped columns/rows near to the column and row headers.
Note that selected gap columns/rows will be ignored when grouping.
You can extend existing groups by selecting at least one column/row of the existing group and the columns/rows that you want to add to that group, then right-click on a selected column/row and select Group from the popup menu.
To remove a group, select all columns/rows of the group, right-click on a selected column/row and select Ungroup from the popup menu.
To remove a single column/row from a group, right-click on it and select Ungroup from the popup menu.
A unique group ID identifies each group. When using the header context menu to group/ungroup, you don't have to care about those IDs. JFormDesigner manages the group IDs automatically.
However it is possible to edit the group ID in the Column/row properties dialog.