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Creating Groups

The GUI Designer's Palette tool window can contain groups which can be used as a means of organizing GUI components. Each Group can contain one or more GUI components, and can optionally display a custom icon for each component.

Initially, there are 2 default groups: Swing that contains the default javax.swing components, and Palette that contains one default node: Non-Palette Component. You can create other Groups for components from your libraries of GUI components and forms.

To create a new Group

  1. Right-click anywhere in the Palette tool window and choose Add Group on the context menu.

  2. In the Add Group dialog, type a name for the new Group.

  3. Click OK. A new group with the specified name adds to the Palette.

Last modified: 26 May 2024