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Placing GUI Components on a Form

Use the Components Palette to populate your forms with the Swing GUI components.

To place a component from the Palette on a form

  1. Click the desired component in the Palette tool window.

  2. Move your pointer over the form workspace. Valid drop location in a container highlights when the component placement pointer hovers above it, the pointer changes its shape, and the drop target is described briefly in a tooltip, as shown in the following figure:

  3. Click the form workspace at the desired valid location to place the component.

  4. Check the option Is container, if you want the new component to be able to accommodate nested components.

  5. Check the option Create binding automatically, if you want to generate a field for the component in the bound class.

  6. Click OK.

Last modified: 26 May 2024