Adding JavaHelp topics to a NetBeans Platform application is made really easy by the NetBeans IDE. Run the New File wizard, and choose the Module Development category, and under File Types pick JavaHelp Help Set. The wizard will generate all the necessary files for you. The one thing in the process that was not obvious … Read moreQuick Tip: Changing the Order of JavaHelp Topics
Sometimes a small change in an application can make a pretty big difference in user experience. A colleague of mine installed the NetBeans IDE 7.2 yesterday. And after a while he commented that you can now select multiple Maven-based module projects and choose the build action from the context menu! It might seem like an … Read moreBuilding Multiple Selected Maven-Based Modules
Besides implementing and testing the IDE itself, there are various other tasks involved in a new release of the NetBeans IDE. One important aspect is ensuring that the tutorials on the NetBeans website are up to date. And this release is no exception: there are a number of interesting NetBeans Platform Learning Trail tutorials that … Read moreTutorials Revamped for NetBeans Platform 7.2
NetBeans 7.2 has just been released and can now be downloaded from the official download page! 😀 For more information about the new and noteworthy features in this release, have a look at this wiki page. Edit: Also read Geertjan’s blog post about the Top 10 New Features in NetBeans IDE 7.2.
The NetBeans Platform has a very powerful quick search feature that you can reuse and extend in your own platform applications. When I decided to do that recently, I wanted to put it onto the menu bar as it appears in the IDE. So I set out to find out how to do that. The … Read moreMoving the Quick Search Box to the Menu Bar