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NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

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Using the Chrome Connector

The Chrome Connector allows an additional level of integration between NetBeans and the Google Chrome browser.

Two way DOM querying is provided such that if a DOM element is clicked within the browser, it is shown within NetBeans and in the same way if the user clicks on a DOM element in NetBeans, that element is selected within the browser.

The Chrome Connector can change the size of the browser window to help developers when writing applications for multiple platforms. For example, the browser can be set to the size of a tablet or a smartphone so that the layout of a web application can be examined for different devices.

For HTML 5 projects, the Chrome Connector allows changes to be automatically updated within the browser ...

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