25 June 2009

Static import and GroupLayout tip for Eclipse

I you like GroupLayout and use Eclipse this might be a good tip:
Eclipse is not that good with static imports but it is possible to make the content assist suggest and automatically add static imports. Go to Preferences -> Java -> Editor -> Content Assist -> Favorites and add the types javax.swing.GroupLayout.*, javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.* and javax.swing.LayoutStyle.ComponentPlacement.*:

It is now possible to use the Content Assist (Ctrl + Space) to get help when writing the GroupLayout properties:

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