Chapter Twenty ThreeUse Case 1: Jens Trapp on NetBeans Module Development

23.1. Introduction

When adding new features to the NetBeans IDE, you do not always need to start from scratch. Often you are able to build upon code developed by others. For example, there are lots of free tools available as open source projects for programmers or Web designers. It would be nice to include some of these in the IDE. One example is HTML Tidy that can be used to correct and format the markup in HTML files. In this chapter, we will encapsulate it as a NetBeans module, showing how easy it is to integrate existing tools and functionality into the IDE.

The focus of this chapter is on the integration of tools that do not require a graphical user interface. If a ...

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