During development of our product Sketsa SVG Editor, we need to customize the default Netbeans Platform About Dialog and splash screen as part our product branding.
Note: this is tested on Netbeans IDE 6-beta1
Customize the Splash Screen
Create the image using any image editor application to suit your particular branding. If you want to have single image for both splash and about dialog, please make sure the image have dimension 259×252 px, so it will fit nicely with the available image space in the about dialog.
Note: the about dialog will automatically use the splash screen image, if it is not supplied with its own image to use.
Update: On Netbeans 6 beta2, it no longer share the splash and about image, so you need to have two files ready: splash.gif and about.png
Now on the project suite node right click and choose properties, and go to Build-Splash Screen section. Click the browse and select your desired image for the splash screen.
In this dialog you may also customize the progress bar and running text color, size, and position
Customize the About Dialog
On the about dialog you may customize the copyright info using the following methods. In the project suite (under File, not project) expand the branding folder as show in the image
Add the following in the Bundle.properties
LBL_Copyright=<div style\="font-size\: 12pt; font-family\: Verdana, 'Verdana CE', Arial, 'Arial CE', 'Lucida Grande CE', lucida, 'Helvetica CE', sans-serif; "> Copyright © 2003-2007 KIYUT. Please visit <a style\="color\: \#1E2A60;" href\="http\://www.kiyut.com">http\://www.kiyut.com</a>.<br> Warning\: This computer program is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extend possible under the law.</div>
Customize the About Dialog Image (Optional)
If you need to have different image for splash and about dialog, you need to supply the about image file.
The image must be named about.png (not gif) with dimension 259×252 px.
The file about.png must be placed under