BeanInfoEditor is a visual editor, that
completely supports BeanHelpers technology. It allows the developer to edit
BeanInfo for the bean, customize attributes of its properties, test how the bean
will look in application and generate the code to embed the bean into
Picture below shows main window of BeanInfo Editor.
BeanInfo Editor consist of five panes:
Repository pane is used to specify the beans to be loaded into project.
User can load beans:
from .class or .jar file in the local file system
from class path
from the list of previously loaded beans
PropertyInspector preview pane shows how the bean will look like in different
PropertyInspectors. At the moment there are three types of PropertyInspectors:
classic, dialog and tabular.
If the bean is a subclass of java.awt.Component (i.e. bean is displayable)
then BeanInfo Editor displays it in a special pane - BeanView pane.
BeanInfo pane is used for displaying and editing the bean's BeanInfo.
Property table pane allows the developer to edit attributes of the properties
and change their relative order.