L2FProd.com Common Components 6.9.1 review

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Swing has lot of components built-in but still some are missing

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Developer: L2FProd.com
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Swing has lot of components built-in but still some are missing. L2FProd.com Common Components project provides the developer community with these missing components, components inspired (copied?!) from modern user interfaces.

Editing properties

This is the main job of the PropertySheet component, it puts together a list of properties and their editors. Each property is given a name, a type, a description.It also supports JavaBeans through BeanInfos and PropertyDescriptors.

Building task oriented applications

Lot of recent applications bring contextual item lists from which you can pick tasks related to the current selection or context. The JTaskPane and JTaskPaneGroup deliver this feature to java applications.

Organizing the option dialog

Even if this is not the primary goal of the JButtonBar, this is where you often find it. It is a bar made of buttons [sic], you have seen it in Mozilla Firebird, IntelliJ.

Build the nextgen e-mail client

the JOutlookBar (seen in...Outlook) stacks components together and allows only one of the stack to be visible at a given time. The component extends the JTabbedPane, no surprise regarding its API

Selecting fonts and directories

Surprisingly Swing has no font chooser and using the original JFileChooser to select a directory is kind of not so user friendly...well, you know how it works. JFontChooser and JDirectoryChooser address these two issues.

What's New in This Release:
A change in 6.9 broke the look and feel of several custom components: these components would use only the default "basic" look, instead of the one associated with the currently installed Swing look and feel.
This update is recommended for all users who upgraded to 6.9.

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