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Munich Monday: NetBeans Platform Refcard & Drag & Drop with ChildFactory

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Munich Monday: NetBeans Platform Refcard & Drag & Drop with ChildFactory

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Back in Munich, so it's time for an update about what's been going on here!

The NetBeans Platform Refcard needed an update to reflect the many enhancements and new features in the upcoming NetBeans Platform 7.0. That's why we at Eppleton decided to sponsor the creation of an updated NetBeans Platform Refcard:

The new version has information for new users and advanced developers. The getting started section gives an excellent summary of the many ways to develop NetBeans Platform applications and has a great first overview about the many NetBeans APIs and their uses. It really helps to get a good overview of what the NetBeans Platform has to offer. Hope you like it!

For advanced users of the NetBeans Platform, we've published a little article about how to do Drag & Drop in Explorer Views. Below is what you'll see when you work through the article:

You'll be able to drag a node, and move it somewhere to be dropped, as shown below:

When you drop it, the node will reappear where expected:

In our latest training here with Geertjan we found that an explanation of the above is really missing from the available tutorials, especially when you want to use ChildFactories. Have a look (registration required).




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