JIDE 2.2.8: Synthetica Look and Feel
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Synthetica and JIDE
JIDE Software and JAVASOFT Software Engineering are glad to announce the support between JIDE and Synthetica product lines. JIDE is one of the most popular open source and commercial Swing component libraries. Thousands of companies are building their Swing applications on top of the frameworks and components provided by JIDE. Synthetica is a popular, customizable, enterprise look and feel. In past several months, developers from the both companies worked very hard together to make it possible to use JIDE components under Synthetica L&F. With the latest releases, all custom JIDE components will automatically get a nice style that is compatible with the style of the currently selected Synthetica theme. No extra code is need as long as you add syntheticaAddons.jar and jide-synthetica.jar to your class path, set the L&F to Synthetica and install JIDE extension just like before.
You can find some nice screenshots of our demos under various Synthetica themes from here.
- Black Moon Theme
- Black Start Theme
- Blue Ice Theme
- Blue Moon Theme
- Blue Steel Theme
- Green Dream Theme
- Mauve Mmetalic Theme
- Orange Mmetalic Theme
- Silver Moon Theme
- Sky Metal Theme
- White Vision Theme
- Standard Theme
TitledSeparator, JideSplitPane and FolderChooser
There are also a couple new components and features in recent releases. TitledSeparator is a new component which can has a title text and a separator. It can be used to group the components inside a container. We created PartialEtchedBorder along with TitledBorder for this purpose but you have to use it as a border. TitledSeparator is a component that can be added to any container. So you can decide which one is better in your case. The one touch button feature is added to JideSplitPane, a multi-split split pane. Many users asked for this feature and we finally got a chance to add it in this time. We also added a navigation field with IntelliHint support in FolderChooser. So instead of navigating through the tree to find a folder, you can also type in the folder and press ENTER to accept it without expanding the folder tree.JIDE Software, Inc.
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