JFormDesigner 7 Preview (Early Access)

Try the next version of JFormDesigner.

Early Access (EA) means that you can download and test-drive lastest builds of the next JFormDesigner release. This is preview software. Use it at your own risk.

New Features and Improvements

JFormDesigner 7 is in active development and not feature complete.

  • Java 9 support.
  • Eclipse plug-in: Refactoring integration improved.
  • New icon/image chooser dialog.
  • Load images from project source folders.
  • Icon editor: Support selecting icons in JARs of classpath.
  • and more...

For more new features and improvements see the recent changes below.

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IDE plug-ins

Eclipse

4.4 - 4.7

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 14 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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NetBeans

8.0 - 8.2

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 7 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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IntelliJ IDEA

14 - 2017.2

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 11 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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JDeveloper

12c

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 11 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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Stand-alone

Windows

with JRE

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 33 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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macOS

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 14 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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Linux

Version: 7-ea2
Size: 14 MB
Date: 2017-11-06

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Customer information: JFormDesigner 7 is free of charge for existing customers if the "Free updates until" date of your license key is 2017-07-01 or later. Upgrades are available here.

System Requirements

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 or 9. Latest Java 8 is recommended.

  • Eclipse plug-in: Eclipse 4.4 - 4.7; other Eclipse based Java IDEs (running on Oracle JRE)
  • NetBeans plug-in: NetBeans 8.0 - 8.2
  • IntelliJ IDEA plug-in: IntelliJ IDEA 14 - 2017.2
  • JDeveloper plug-in: JDeveloper 12c Release 2 (12.2.x)

Recent changes

Build: 7 Early Access 2

Released: 2017-11-06

  • Eclipse plug-in: Refactoring integration improved: JFormDesigner form files and palette are now updated when using Refactor > Rename, Refactor > Move, Refactor > Change Method Signature or Rename in workspace on packages, classes, fields and methods.
  • Eclipse plug-in: Support assigning shortcut keys to JFormDesigner commands in the Eclipse Preferences dialog on page "Keys" (search for JFormDesigner to find the available commands).
  • Eclipse plug-in on Linux: Support running Eclipse under GTK+ 3 in a Java 9 (or later) VM.
  • Java Code Generator: Use constants for font names (e.g. Font.DIALOG).
  • Mac: Fixed LEFT and RIGHT keys in icon/image chooser dialog.

Build: 7 Early Access 1

Released: 2017-10-16

  • Java 9 support.
  • New icon/image chooser dialog.
  • Load images from project source folders.
  • Icon editor: Support selecting icons in JARs of classpath.
  • Highlight filter matches in Choose Bean and Choose Key (i18n) dialogs.
  • Java Code Generator template for java.awt.Dialog changed to use single constructor with parameter Window owner.
  • Support components that subclass java.awt.Window and have a constructor with a single parameter of type java.awt.Window.
  • System Requirements: Oracle Java 8 or 9 required.
  • System Requirements: Dropped support for Eclipse 3.6 - 4.3, IntelliJ IDEA 12.0 - 13.1, NetBeans 7.2 - 7.4 and JDeveloper 11g - 12c R1.
  • Removed "JARs" tab from "Choose Bean" dialog.
  • Removed support for .jfd files created with JFormDesigner 1.0 (use JFormDesigner 6 to save them in current format).