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Instant NetBeans IDE How-to by Atul Palandurkar

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Understanding the layout of NetBeans IDE (Should know)

In this recipe, we will understand the layout of the NetBeans IDE.

Getting ready

Launch the NetBeans IDE and create a demo project that is a simple Java application in order to understand the detailed layout of the IDE. The screenshot of NetBeans IDE 7.2 is shown as follows:

Getting ready

Layout of NetBeans

As shown in the previous screenshot, the layout of NetBeans is divided into different small windows as follows:

  • Project window: The opened projects and source code will be listed here. It has a different tab for a different source file.
  • Editor window: In the Editor window, the Source tab allows you to write ...

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