Chapter 8. Graphical Components: Let's Show Some Interesting Views!
To create dialogs and wizards, the NetBeans Platform uses a set of APIs that focus on business layer matters, rather than their infrastructural concerns. These, and additional APIs such as the MultiViews API and the Visual Library API, are discussed in this chapter. The essentials of these APIs are covered in several small code listings.
The Dialogs API creates and displays dialogs and wizards. The dialogs are based on the Java
Dialog class. Using the Dialogs API, you can display standard dialogs, as well as custom dialogs tailored to specific business needs. In addition, the API integrates well with the NetBeans window system, as well as the NetBeans help system.