Swing has lot of components built-in but still some are missing. This project provides the developer community with these missing components, components inspired (copied?!) from modern user interfaces.
the JButtonBar - it is a bar made of buttons [sic], you have seen it in Mozilla Firebird, IntelliJ.
the JOutlookBar - as seen in Outlook, it stacks components together and allows only one of the stack to be visible at a given time. The component extends the JTabbedPane, no surprise regarding its API.
the JTaskPane and JTaskPaneGroup - lot of recent applications bring contextual item lists from which you can pick tasks related to the current selection or context. The JTaskPane and JTaskPaneGroup deliver this feature to java applications.
the JFontChooser and JDirectoryChooser - surprisingly Swing has no font chooser and using the original JFileChooser to select a directory is kind of not so user friendly...well, you know how it works. JFontChooser and JDirectoryChooser address these two issues.
the PropertySheet - it puts together a list of properties and their editors. Each property is given a name, a type, a description.It also supports JavaBeans through BeanInfos and PropertyDescriptors.
the JTipOfTheDay - it brings the famous "Tip Of The Day" dialog to the Swing toolkit.
In the distribution, there are several jar files, one per component plus one including all components. This allows developers to include only the classes for the components they want to use.
To run the demo from the distribution, use:
java -jar lib\l2fprod-common-all.jar
Each jar embeds its own demo too. For example to view the JTaskPane demo, use:
java -jar lib\l2fprod-common-tasks.jar