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Toolbars

Toolbars provides shortcuts to often used commands.

Main Toolbar

This is the toolbar of JFormDesigner stand-alone edition. Many of the commands are also used in the toolbars of the IDE plug-ins.

Toolbar

Toolbar

New Project New Project Creates a new project.
Open Project Open Project Opens an existing project.
Project Properties Project Properties Displays the project properties.
New Form New Form Creates a new form.
Open Form Open Form Opens an existing form.
Save Save Saves the active form and generates the Java source code for the form (if Java Code Generation is enabled in the Preferences).
Save All Save All Saves all open forms and generates the Java source code for the forms (if Java Code Generation is enabled in the Preferences).
Undo Undo Reverses your most recent editing action.
Redo Redo Re-applies the editing action that has most recently been reversed by the Undo action.
Cut Cut Cuts the selected components to the clipboard.
Copy Copy Copies the selected components to the clipboard.
Paste Paste Pastes the components in the clipboard to the selected container of the active form.
Delete Delete Deletes the selected components.
Test Form Test Form Tests the active form. Creates live instances of the form in a new window. You can close that window by pressing the Esc key when the window has the focus. If your form contains more than one top-level component, use the drop-down menu to test another component.
Look and feel Allows you to change the look and feel of the components in the Design view. You can add other look and feels in the Preferences.
Refresh Designer Refresh Designer Refresh the Design view of the active form. Reloads all classes used by the form and recreates the form preview shown in the Design view. You can use this command, if you changed the code of a component used in the form to reload the component classes. But usually this is not necessary because JFormDesigner automatically reloads component classes.
Locale Allows you to change the locale of the form in the Design view. "(no locale)" is show if the form is not localized. Use Form > Externalize Strings to start localizing a form.
Localize Localize Edit localization settings, resource bundle strings, create new locales or delete locales.
Show Bindings View Show Bindings View Shows the Bindings view.
Generate Java Code Generate Java Code Generates the Java code for the active form. Usually it's not necessary to use this command because when you save a form, the Java code will be also generated.
Help Contents Help Contents Displays help topics.
Classic Layout Classic Layout Shows Properties view below Structure view.
Wide Layout Wide Layout Shows Properties and Structure views side by side.