Netbeans Platform referencing other module in layer.xml Tips

Friday, December 12th, 2008

How do you reference some some instance from other module in the current module layer.xml ? In my case, I need this functionality/features because I create a module that act as branding module. In this branding module I declare the shortcut, windows, menu, etc. The other module is pure API ...

Netbeans Platform localization and branding trick

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

This is the second part of Netbeans Platform i18n and localization trick. The first part is available at Netbeans Platform i18n and localization. This approach is using branding trick to override the Netbeans Platform default localization. I think this is a HACK, use with caution. The proper localization should be ...

Netbeans Platform Branding Updater.jar

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Another series of Netbeans Platform branding, but this time is branding the updater.jar. Updater.jar is used by Netbeans Platform during modules updates and update tracking and work in conjunction with Auto Update Services. After the branding of Splash Screen and About Dialog, you can also branding the updater splash image. This ...

Customize Netbeans Platform Splash Screen and About Dialog

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

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

Netbeans Platform and Default User Directory Settings

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

If you build application on top of Netbeans Platform, the default user directory setting will be in .app-name/dev. Well, this will quickly turn become problem when you deploy your next version of application, because the next version will read that directory settings for any persistence object and try to load ...

Netbeans Platform Branding and version info

Monday, August 6th, 2007

By default Netbeans Platform based application automatically insert the version information by using the platform build number (the first or last 4 digits, correct me if I am wrong). And currently there is no easy ways to set or update this version info, unless you want to dig through the ...

Netbeans Platform parsing command line arguments

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

New features in Netbeans Platform 6 is the ability to parsing command line, so let's try to parse command line to automatically open document on startup. This example below are using Sketsa SVG Editor as an example