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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-696

Seing Designer palette shows in non-designer view of same file

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 9.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      context

      • Editing a Swing GUI form (call this Window #1)
      • Also displaying the Java source code in second window (call this Window #2)
      • Working with view side-by-side

      expected / desirable

      • Locate the Designer specific panels with the GUI designer
        • The Palette
        • The Properties display - which only relates to the GUI designer
      • These should be in same frame

      actual

      • Refer to screenshot
      • The GUI designer Palette is displayed in Window #2
        • And Not With the GUI form being worked on.
        • This makes using the Palette from the other window cumbersome.
      • The GUI properties panel is displayed in Window #2
        • Again you need to change context to examine any properties
      • Commonly different windows are actually on different monitors and locating palette and properties elsewhere doesn't make a lot of sense in the modern day.
      • A second problem is that when you are editing the JAVA file the palette/properties area still shows!
        • With nothing to display - Just a grey large mass of wasted screen area
      Two Views on Same file

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              Reporter:
              aplatypus will mason
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