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 ...

Netbeans Platform ClassLoader Trick

Friday, October 26th, 2007

As you probably know in Netbeans Platform each module has its own ClassLoader. So if you want to load resources (eg: properties file, xml file, image file, etc) from another module basically you are out of luck. Just out of my head, there are at least 2 solutions available: Create Utility or ...

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 parsing layer.xml

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

If you are building application on top of Netbeans Platform sooner or later you will deal with layer.xml. Layer.xml (Netbeans FAQ) is Layer files are small XML files provided by modules, which define a virtual filesystem . The layer file defines folders and files that will be merged into the ...