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Instant NetBeans IDE How-to by Atul Palandurkar

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Understanding UI Builder (Must know)

In this recipe, we will understand the UI Builder available in NetBeans IDE.

Getting ready

We have already discussed the Project window, the Navigator window, the Palette window, and the Properties window. Here, the Navigator window will provide a hierarchical view of the components added to the editor area. The UI Builder is divided into three main tabs:

  • Design tab: The Design tab provides an editor area where you get a visual view of the components and where you can add components directly from the palette, place, align, and resize them.
  • Source tab: The Source tab allows you to see the source code that you have written and is generated after the use of the Design tab.
  • History tab: The History tab provides the ...

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