Jigloo SWT/Swing GUI Builder for Eclipse and WebSphere
CloudGarden's Jigloo GUI Builder is a plugin for the Eclipse Java IDE and WebSphere Studio, which allows you to build and manage both Swing and SWT GUI classes.
all the parts of Swing or SWT GUIs as well as
code to handle events, and shows you the GUIs as
they are being built. Jigloo parses java class files to
construct the form that you use when
designing your GUI (round-tripping), so it can work on classes
that were generated by
other GUI builders or IDEs, or hand-coded classes. It can also convert
from a Swing GUI to a SWT GUI and vice-versa.
is straightforward, fast, powerful, easy
to use and fully integrated with Eclipse. It can lead to
substantial time-savings for GUI
development and maintainance tasks.
Components are added, layouts changed etc, by selecting from a palette, or by options in the right-click context menus. They can be resized and dragged about in the form editor and in the outline view, and their properties, layout constraints and event handlers can be changed easily in a properties editor. Multi-selection of components makes widespread changes easy to perform. Class-changing (eg, from a Composite to a Group, a combo-box to a text field, or to any custom class) can also save design time. The GUI can be "previewed" or run using editor actions.
basic knowledge of the Swing and SWT
components is useful, but not essential - and the javadoc can be easily
accessed (by a right-click option) directly from the GUI editor.
does the name "Jigloo" come from?
Features and Requirements
The Jigloo GUI builder offers the
You should use the Update Manager in Eclipse to download and install Jigloo - just open it (under "Help->Software Updates->Find and Install"). You will need to create a new remote site entry in the update manager for the Jigloo update-site - the url is: http://cloudgardensoftware.com/jigloo/update-siteInstallation using zip file:
For more detailed help, read this.
Alternatively, you can download the zip file from here. Unzip it into the eclipse folder so that the structure is eclipse/plugins/com.cloudgarden.jigloo_4.#.#