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Video: Part 5 of an Introduction to the NetBeans APIs

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Here's part 5, covering the Nodes API and the Explorer & Property Sheet API via 3 small demos and a bit of explanation.

  • Nodes API: Gives you a generic model that is suitable for a number of different Swing components, instead of requiring you to rewrite the model when you switch between different UI components.

  • Explorer & Property Sheet API: Gives you the Swing components that are sensitive to models of the kind outlined above, which can be exchanged very simpy, thanks to the ExplorerManager that controls them.


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Previous parts in this series:



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Varun Nischal replied on Tue, 2008/11/18 - 8:57am

WOW, this is awesome way to begin exploring these API's? Now, I will see the other 4 videos as well. Thanks for your efforts!

Tushar Joshi replied on Tue, 2008/11/18 - 5:07pm

Thanks for the video tutorial.  They are proving helpful to me.  These tutorials have saved a lot of my time learning NetBeans platform.  Now the contents of the Rich Client book suddenly have started making sense to me.

I appreciate the efforts you have made to make the NetBeans platform easy to learn and implement.

with regards

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Gregor Kovac replied on Wed, 2008/11/19 - 1:48am

Nice. Nodes API is important.

Where can I grab this video for offline viewing?

Ashraf Fouad replied on Fri, 2008/11/21 - 11:48pm

Really thanks for the whole series of videos (Part 1 - 6), you are saving us a lot of time.

Could you please make this part 5, available for download offline as other parts (To be easier to share with other developers), as I tried to save the swf many times without success.

Thanks  in advance.

Ahmed Gaber replied on Wed, 2008/11/26 - 3:50pm

I just ask you to add the download link, I'm really need it

Geertjan Wielenga replied on Wed, 2008/11/26 - 6:36pm

Tried to find it, but seem to have lost it, just this one. Sorry, will keep looking for it. Currently on vacation, will have another look next week.

Ahmed Gaber replied on Thu, 2008/11/27 - 4:25pm

Ok, I'm still need it. I'll wait

Geertjan Wielenga replied on Thu, 2008/11/27 - 6:09pm

Well, maybe you won't get it.

Geertjan Wielenga replied on Sun, 2008/11/30 - 5:17pm

Found it, linked to it right below the screencast above. Let me know if you have problems with it.

Ahmed Gaber replied on Sat, 2008/12/06 - 2:55pm

Oh thanks greetjan,

no problems with it and hope you continue the series, because it fantistic


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Exactly what I was searching for! Developing for Netbeans is way easier with its API's. Thanks for sharing it!

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