Eclipse Visual Editor 1.1 Released

A new version of the Eclipse Visual Editor is out. You can download it here and read the new and noteworthy features

Some of the new features are:

  • Ability to create and edit RCP Views
  • Performance: Phase-I
  • Improved Font and Color property editors
  • Improved Table-column support
  • Better PDE development support
  • Ability to launch RCP Views
  • Preferences aware RCP View tabs
  • Improved support for complex arguments
  • Cut/Copy/Paste implementation
  • X/Y layout enhancements
  • Prompt for name on drop
  • Improved rename dialog
  • Improved SWT container support
  • SWT Custom Controls support
  • Performance Phase-II
  • Improved SWT Grid layout support
  • Improved Swing Gridbag layout support
  • Alpha blending feedback
  • Improved source parsing
  • Improved pause reload feedback

Vep grind layout editing

But the most impressive is their new layout editing feature like Matisse. But they do not use and custom layout manager but the Swing’s GridLayout. Cool. Check out its demo here.

 Improve the visual assist for dropping, and manipulating components on a Grid Layout.  VE enables the user to treat the Grid as a table that will automatically grow in both directions, and insert/remove filler labels.