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The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 by Heiko Böck

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C H A P T E R  12

Nodes and Explorer

In Chapter 7 you learned that the NetBeans Platform provides a very substantial concept for creating, managing, editing, and presenting data. You then looked at  the File Systems API and the Data Systems API. This chapter is about the presentation of data in the form of nodes. Nodes can be provided with actions and displayed in an explorer view. So, a node is responsible for the type-specific representation of the data. In this context, a Node represents a DataObject that is itself responsible for creating the nodes (see Chapter 7).

Nodes API

The Nodes API is the third and uppermost layer in the NetBeans Resource Management System. In this context, the role of the Nodes API is the visual representation of ...

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