ScreenShot FormBuilder

SwingEmpire FormBuilder is a framework to help building form-based GUIs with JGoodies Forms. The basic driving theme is to keep different roles of developing a GUI on top of an arbitrary business model as decoupled from each other as possible - which will make it flexible, easily (re-)usable and powerful.

The package has two major parts: a visual builder to create the layout and presentation details of a form and a loader framework to use this layout.


  • rapid visual design of form-oriented GUIs
  • targeted on JGoodies Forms
  • re-usable layout data
  • immediate preview in choosable LookAndFeels
  • persisting layout data separated from application code
  • persisting via standard XMLEncoder
  • pluggable custom components
  • pluggable persistence format
  • integrated StyleEditor for logical layout styles
  • new easy data binding (on top of JGoodies Binding)
  • new support of ResourceBundles for presentation attributes

Note: The builder is deliberately not a WYSIWYG builder: the layout should be described independently of any concrete widget toolkit. Instead, the result of the building process is used to drive a preview of a container hooked to a given toolkit (here a UIFactory producing Swing widgets is used).

© Content 2003, 2004 Jeanette Winzenburg

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