As well as creating your composite, Jigloo will copy the jar and native libraries into your project. It copies all the native libraries, even though you generally will. CloudGarden’s tutorial on creating Java Swing GUI’s with Jigloo If a GUI class does not not open using Jigloo, i.e. you can only see the code and not the. Is there somewhere a Jigloo () tutorial for. SWT and Eclipse out there? The dokumentation is quite fine but I’d like.

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Jigloo tutorial and examples

Then add the following code to the event handler: Let’s add a “GO” button to ttuorial top right of the form. You can also drag it’s bottom edge to make it the same height as the goButton. Then add a CCombo control to the top left of the form, call it addressCombo with initial value “www. Then scroll down and open the “SelectionListener” node, and set “widgetSelected” to “inline” Jigloo will flip to the source code editor, at tutodial place where the widgetSelected event handler has been inserted.

But how will the dialog appear in the first place? For instance, if you scroll down a bit in the property list you’ll see the “Expert” category, and a property “backgroundImage”. Then select the goButton and anchor it as shown in the image below, so that it stays fixed in the top right corner of the form and does not resize as the form is resized.

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Now, use the tutoriql editor to set the CLabel’s alignment to CENTER Since we are in the property editor, we should take a moment to look at property “categories” which organise properties into “Basic”, “Expert”, “Hidden” and any other category you might want to create.

You may need to re-adjust the position of the button after it is added to the form – Jigloo does a better job once it knows exactly how big the button is.


And here it is running Now add a “Status” CLabel to the bottom left of the form, an “About” Button called surprise aboutButton to the bottom-right of the form, a CLabel called statusLabel stretched along the bottom edge between the other label and the aboutButton, and then add a Browser control in the center of the form.

The Eclipse preferences window appears with Jigloo selected. This is useful when you want to maximize your design area, but “Split-pane” can be useful if you want to see immediately the connection between code and GUI.

You can do this by simply right-clicking on a property name and choosing the category you want from the list see below. Anchor all controls so that the browser control expands in both directions and the statusLabel expands horizontally. Now tutorail addressCombo’s top, left and right edges are anchored fixed distances from the top, left and right edges of the form and it will expand horizontally if the form is resized.

Click on the “Open Jigloo preferences editor” button in the toolbar to the left of the Jigloo editor. Now hit “OK” and close and re-open the Jigloo editor you need to do this to change to tabbed panels.

We will add code to the main composite’s aboutButton event handler, so go back to the main composite and add a SelectionListener. Then enter a name and initial text and an icon image if you like in the dialog that will appear.

Now, just to demonstrate the “Surround by” feature, right-click on the label and choose “Surround by container Edit the code to add dialogShell. Now close the alignment helper tutorkal make the main form bigger because we will add more controls – notice that the addressCombo gets wider. First click on the “Button” icon in the “Controls” palette and “drop” the button in the top-right corner of the form, using the alignment lines.


A quick way to run the main method of the class tktorial just created is to click the “Run” button in jiggloo Outline view. It copies all the native libraries, even though you generally will not need them all, but you never know You may want to use this property a lot and so move it to the “Basic” category. Add a Button and CLabel as shown, and anchor them so the label stretches both ways and the button is anchored to the bottom-right.

The composite is created initially with a FormLayout manager, which allows you to position elements absolutely and relatively on the form and automatically resizes them as the form changes shape.

Now we’ve got a Jigloo editor open, let’s change how it looks. You are all done! You can test whether your form behaves as expected when it is titorial by clicking the “Preview” button in the jjigloo view. Choose “Appearance and Behaviour” and jigpoo “Tabbed panels”.

Now click on the alignment button at the top-right of the addressCombo – an “alignment helper” should pop up see image Click on the right anchor button till the anchors look the same as in the image above. Add event code to main composite. If you like, use a “handlerMethod” instead of “inline” this time. If you wish to set a tuutorial manager for a composite, select it from the “layout” palette and then click on the element you wish to apply it to, or right-click on the element and use the “Set Layout” options.

However, other layouts are useful for certain purposes – for example GridLayout is very useful for situations where your elements are layed out in a grid, with elements spanning multiple rows or columns.