Chapter 5. User Interface Design: Let's Create Some Windows!

In this chapter, the structure of the user interface of NetBeans Platform applications is discussed. You'll learn about menu construction, toolbar creation, and window system usage. As well, this chapter shows how windows and components are created, integrated, and displayed within the window system.


The NetBeans Platform provides a window system, which is a container that manages the menu bar, toolbars, and status bar, as well as the windows your modules make available (see Figure 5-1). The following sections discuss these components in detail.

Structure of the NetBeans application window

Figure 5.1. Structure of the NetBeans ...

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