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[java] A decent gui builder?

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I'm looking to make some simple forms, and in the past when doing this kind of thing it seems to have taken longer to code the gui than the rest of the program. So I was wondering what gui builders people would recommend, I looked on Google and it came up with far more than I have time to try out. Preferably I'd like an Eclipse plug in but any will do as long as it works Thanks

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First, if you haven't yet, you'll need to decide if it's gonna be swing or swt. I suppose awt is pretty much out of the question these days.

The unfortunate consequence is that it's probably still going to be faster to code the gui by hand :S. Apart from the numerous independent builders out there, there's a gui builder included with NetBeans, I think, and as an add-on package to Eclipse that supports both swing and swt (VE, the visual editor for eclipse. Download all the needed extension packages, there's 4 of em I think, and then select "new visual class" to fire it up). Then there's another gui builder on top of VE, the name escapes me right now. Quick search did turn up "jvider" as a plugin for eclipse, so you might want to try that if you are unhappy with VE itself. The short answer is, you'll have to try out a couple of the eclipse plugins, as there are several, and see if one of them increases your productivity.

Edit: sorry that I can't recommend anything. I can say one thing though, and that is that eclipse VE is rather unstable and not much of a help in designing forms. But YMMV.

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A very good GUI Builder for Eclipse is Windowbuilder by Instantiations. My favorite! Big problem its not free but try, its worth it in my opinion.
Always a good idea is to search at http://www.eclipse-plugins.info/eclipse/index.jsp. Many free and not so free ^^' plugins for Ecplise.

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