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All of you who are using SWT/RWT Tree or Table widget, know their limitations pretty well. Sooner or later you'll look for a way to add check boxes in multiple columns, group columns and show/hide them dynamically or put some information in a Table footer. Nebula Grid widget fulfills all these requirements. That's why we decided to port RAP to it. As a developer who believes...

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A few weeks ago Google announced their WindowBuilder contribution to the Eclipse Foundation. The WindowBuilder was originally created by Instantiations and moved to Google after they swallowed Instantiations back in 2010. Anyway, the WindowBuilder is a first class visual editor for creating UIs and will be maintained by Google. It contains an Editor for three UI toolkits: GWT, Swing and SWT. And the coolest thing...

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A few weeks ago, my colleague Ralf Sternberg, announced that RAP supports a JQuery integration. What we still needed to do was to create an example that shows how to integrate some JQuery stuff into RAP. Yesterday I took a little time to work on it. I used the JQueryUI Carousel widget as a base. Two hours later the integration and a book store example...

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Last week Wim Jongman bloged about the Nebula Oscilloscope widget. It's just an awesome widget for monitoring activity. See Wim's post to form an opinion yourself. So, for me as a RAP developer, the first question I always ask myself when seeing such a cool thing is: "Will it run on RAP?". I followed the steps Wim described to get the Oscilloscope running, changed the target...

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From time to time, I'm in the situation when I want to suggest a UI change or even try to come up with a completely new UI. While I love programming, it may be easier in these situations to just "sketch" the idea instead of really getting your feet wet. As many people asked me what I use for UI sketches, I thought I should...

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I spent part of today trying to debug a Linux specific issue in which wizard pages are not being shown properly.  Actually, the content of some wizard pages are not showing up at all (Bug 298805 if you're interested). While thinking through the problem on IRC (yes, you should be on IRC), Susan McCourt had a great idea -- install the SWT Spy and see what...

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Support for drag and drop just made it into the RAP source code repository. You can use the same API as known from SWT and thus re-use even more code when single-sourcing RCP applications. It will be available in the M4 build. In the meanwhile you can check out the sources from CVS and explore the new functionality online (go to the List page). There...

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