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|Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:40 pm Post subject: Saving and recalling window/mode layouts?
I am porting our application to the NetBeans platform with great
success, however I have come across this show-stopping problem.
For a number of good reasons, our application allows the user to
manipulate panels of various kinds and then save the layout as a named
configuration, which can be recalled at any time. This is not a
The problem I have is the same as Mark J Koch described back in 2012,
where the "Anonymous" modes that are generated when the user moves
TopComponents around, cannot be re-created. Nor can a TopComponent be
dragged onto a predefined mode that is not currently showing.
The "Role" and "Group" concepts in Netbeans are just not flexible
enough, because these predefine what the user will see.
I can programatically find the modes that my TopComponents are in.
Dragging a TopComponent to a different location creates an "Anonymous"
mode, so there is certainly a mechanism inside the platform which does
this but why can we not access this through the api?
On 21/11/12 23:19, Geertjan Wielenga wrote:
|On 11/22/2012 12:15 AM, Mark J. Koch wrote:
Do some research "roles", which is a newish concept in the NetBeans
I have a feature request for our app where the user would be able to
reconfigure the TopComponents, sliding them wherever they want.
Right now NetBeans does that and remembers the window configuration
from the previous run. But what we want to do is let the user Save
the current window layout, give it a name, and be able to recall it
from a list of saved layouts.
The barrier I see at the moment is that when the user starts sliding
windows around, new "Anonymous" modes are created. But the API does
not allow us to programatically create new modes. It seems that Modes
must be pre-defined in the layer.xml at build time.
We've been able to create pre-defined layouts that we can load as
needed. But how might we capture a user configured layout and bring
it back on demand?
Any ideas or pointers?
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