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The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform by Heiko Boeck

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Chapter 9. Reusable NetBeans Platform Components: Let's See What We Get for Free!

In this chapter, we introduce out-of-the-box NetBeans Platform components. These can be integrated directly into your application, as in the case of the Output window and the Navigator. You'll learn the purpose of these components, as well as how they can best be customized and extended.

Help System

The NetBeans help system is based on the standard JavaHelp API. The NetBeans Platform provides a module containing the JavaHelp library and exposes a class allowing access to it. To use the help system, set a dependency in your module on the JavaHelp Integration module. The dependency is defined automatically when using the wizard to create a starting point for the JavaHelp ...

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