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JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform by Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson

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8. NetBeans Platform Window System

A typical desktop application requires top-level containers that are managed by a window system. What do we mean when we use the term “window system”? First, a window system includes a window manager that responds to user actions such as dragging, undocking, selecting, or minimizing windows to manage work space. Secondly, a window system should include a persistence mechanism so users aren’t required to configure the application with each restart. Thirdly, a window system should provide a way to specify the window layout of an application and a way to group windows for common behavior. Finally, with a window system, you should be able to create multiple perspectives of an application so you can assign roles ...

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