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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  14

Visual Library

The NetBeans Visual Library API is a generic library for visualizing very different structures. It is particularly well suited to graph-oriented representations. The Visual Library API is part of the standard NetBeans Platform and is used by the NetBeans IDE itself in numerous modules and areas, such as the visual modeling of midlets in a Java Micro Edition (JME) application, as shown in Figure 14-1. To use the Visual Library API, you just need to define a dependency on the module (under Libraries within your module's Properties), as previously noted with respect to other modules.

Structure of the Visual Library API

The components of the Visual Library API, like Swing, are structured and managed as a tree. The ...

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