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Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform by Geertjan Wielenga, Jaroslav Tulach, Tim Boudreau

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Chapter FifteenComponent Palettes

15.1. Introduction

Speed, accuracy, and efficiency are three primary concerns when you use an IDE to create an application. In this context, code snippets that can be dragged and dropped into a document can be very helpful. For example, when you open a JSP file in the IDE, a palette with items representing common JSP tags is displayed on the right side of the IDE. When you want to add a table to the JSP file, you don’t need to type the tags by hand. You can simply drag a table item from the palette and drop it in the JSP document. When you do so, a dialog box appears where you can fill in the desired number of rows and columns, as well as other properties such as the table’s border width and cell spacing. When ...

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