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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  17

Output Window

The NetBeans Platform provides the Output Window module as a comfortable and practical display area for showing messages to the user. Multiple different outputs can be output parallel in different tabs. The output window and the I/O API of the NetBeans Platform are closely connected. So, the standard I/O provider implementation redirects its output to the output window. (See Figure 17-1.)

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Figure 17-1. Output Window

Producing Output

First, ensure in the properties of your NetBeans Platform application under Properties Libraries that the two modules Output Window and I/O APIs are activated in the cluster

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