JFormDesigner 5 Beta

After hard (and long) work on the next major release of JFormDesigner, the first JFormDesigner 5 Beta build is finally available.

Major new features and improvements:

  • Beans Binding (JSR 295) support.
  • Project specific settings.
  • JGoodies Forms 1.3 support.
  • Properties view: Ability to filter properties.
  • Properties view: "Group by Category", "Group by Defining Type" and "Alphabetical" commands introduced.
  • Properties view: Moved "Code Generation" properties from own tab to category into properties table.
  • "Choose Bean" dialog now supports camel-case search.
  • Automatically reload custom components when changed.
  • Automatically refresh designers on project classpath changes.
  • Simplified handling of JScrollPanes: now you can select the child of a JScrollPane and change layout properties of the JScrollPane in the Properties view and using the context popup menu.
  • Eclipse plug-in: The Java code generator can now use the Eclipse code formatter to format generated code. Enable option "Use Eclipse code formatter" in "Java Code Generator" preferences.

For more new features and improvements see the change log.

Please give it a try, download it and report bugs. Thanks.

Customer information: JFormDesigner 5 is free of charge for existing customers if the "Free updates until" date of the license key is 2010-01-01 or later.


  • maqsud sayed
    2010-09-18 20:27:12

    Respected Sir

    Your team obously done good job I am Java Project Devloper of Techmaza infotech india ltd thanxful to your group

    Wishing you Success

  • Elliot
    2012-02-23 08:42:47

    In my experience with JFormDesigner adding an actionPerformed handler, JFormDesigner created a method on the JFrame. But my understanding of Swing & OOP says the code for a ListSelectionListener should be inside the listening widget itself (the JButton in my case).