Installation Instructions

Stand-alone

  • Windows: Execute the installer and follow the instructions. Administrator rights are not required. The installer adds a menu item to the Windows Start menu.
  • macOS: Open the downloaded disk image (.dmg) and drag-and-drop the JFormDesigner application to your Applications folder.
  • Other platforms: Extract the downloaded archive. Execute JFormDesigner.sh to start JFormDesigner.

Eclipse plug-in

The Eclipse plug-in is available in two different ZIPs. Make sure to use the right one for the chosen installation method.

  • JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse-site.zip is an Eclipse "Site Archive", which is used to install JFormDesigner using Install New Software wizard. Do not extract this ZIP into the Eclipse installation folder.
  • JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse.zip is a simple ZIP archive, which can be extracted into the Eclipse installation or dropins folder.

There are three ways to install the Eclipse plug-in:

a) Download and install from Update Site

  1. Start Eclipse.
  2. Open the install wizard (Menu: Help > Install New Software)
  3. Click Add button, enter "JFormDesigner Update Site" into the name field, enter https://download.formdev.com/jformdesigner/eclipse/ into the location field and click Add to close the dialog.
  4. Check "JFormDesigner" in the list of available software and click Next.
  5. Review the items to be installed and click Next.
  6. If requested, accept the license agreement and click Finish to start the download and installation.
  7. Restart Eclipse.

b) Install from disk (JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse-site.zip)

  1. Download JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse-site.zip
  2. Start Eclipse.
  3. Open the install wizard (Menu: Help > Install New Software)
  4. Click Add button to open the Add Repository dialog.
  5. Click Archive button, select the site archive ZIP file (JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse-site.zip) and click Add to close the Add Repository dialog.
  6. Check "JFormDesigner" in the list of available software and click Next.
  7. Review the items to be installed and click Next.
  8. If requested, accept the license agreement and click Finish to start the installation.
  9. Restart Eclipse.

c) Manual installation (JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse.zip)

  1. Download JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse.zip
  2. Quit Eclipse.
  3. Extract the ZIP file (JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse.zip) into a folder in the Eclipse dropins folder:
    <eclipse-install>/
        dropins/
            JFormDesigner-x.x-eclipse/
                features/
                    com.jformdesigner_x.x.x/...
                plugins/
                    com.jformdesigner_x.x.x.jar
                    com.jformdesigner.doc_x.x.x.jar
                    com.jformdesigner.redist_x.x.x/...
  4. Start Eclipse.

IntelliJ IDEA plug-in

There are two ways to install the IntelliJ IDEA plug-in:

a) Download and install from JetBrains Plugins Repository

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.x - 2018.3
  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.
  2. Open the plugin manager dialog (Menu: File > Settings > Plugins)
  3. Select the Marketplace tab.
  4. Enter "JFormDesigner" into the search field and press the Return key.
  5. Click Install to download JFormDesigner plug-in.
  6. Restart IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 - 2016.1
  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.
  2. Open the plugin manager dialog (Menu: File > Settings > Plugins)
  3. Click Browse repositories button to open the Browse Repositories dialog.
  4. Right-click on "JFormDesigner" in the list of available plugins and select Download and Install in the popup menu.
  5. Click Close to close the Browse Repositories dialog.
  6. Click OK to close the Settings dialog.
  7. Restart IntelliJ IDEA

b) Install from disk

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.x - 2018.3
  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.
  2. Open the plugin manager dialog (Menu: File > Settings > Plugins)
  3. Click Gear > Install plugin from disk to open the Choose Plugin file dialog.
  4. Select the ZIP file and click OK to close the dialog.
  5. Click OK to close the Settings dialog.
  6. Restart IntelliJ IDEA.
IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 - 2016.1
  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.
  2. Open the plugin manager dialog (Menu: File > Settings > Plugins)
  3. Click Install plugin from disk button to open the Choose Plugin file dialog.
  4. Select the ZIP file and click OK to close the dialog.
  5. Click OK to close the Settings dialog.
  6. Restart IntelliJ IDEA.

NetBeans plug-in

  1. Start NetBeans.
  2. Open the Plugins dialog (Menu: Tools > Plugins)
  3. Select the Downloaded tab.
  4. Click Add Plugins button, select the NBM file (JFormDesigner-x.x-netbeans.nbm) and click OK to close the Add Plugins dialog.
  5. Review the items to be installed and click Install.
  6. If requested, accept the license agreement and click Install to start the installation.
  7. Close the Plugins dialog.

JDeveloper plug-in

  1. Start JDeveloper.
  2. Open the Check for Updates dialog (Menu: Help > Check for Updates)
  3. Select the Install From Local File checkbox.
  4. Use the Browse button to select the ZIP file.
  5. Click Next and Finish to start the installation.
  6. Restart JDeveloper.

JBuilder 2005/2006 plug-in

  1. Download JFormDesigner-x.x-jbuilder.zip
  2. Quit JBuilder.
  3. Extract the ZIP file (JFormDesigner-x.x-jbuilder.zip) into the JBuilder <jbuilder-install>/lib/ext folder:
    <jbuilder-install>/lib/ext/
        JFormDesigner-JBuilder.jar
        JFormDesigner/
            README.html, LICENSE.html, redist/, ...
  4. Start JBuilder