NetBeansDeveloperFAQ

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* [[DevFaqModifyOpenFile| Is it safe to programmatically modify a file which is open in the editor?]]
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* [[DevFaqFindCaretPositionInEditor| How can I get the position of the caret in the currently selected editor window?]]
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* [[DevFaqOpenFileAtLine| How can I open a particular file at a particular line number and column?]]
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* [[DevFaqFileEditorContextMenuAddition| Can I add a menu item to the context menu of the Java source editor?]]
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Revision as of 23:01, 11 September 2015

This is the developer-oriented FAQ for NetBeans IDE 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x and 8.x. Developer in this context means "person writing NetBeans extension modules (plug-ins), or applications based on the NetBeans Platform". Don't see your developer-oriented question here? Ask on dev@platform.netbeans.org (subscribe to post). Not writing modules? See the list of other FAQs.

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Contents



Getting Started

Tutorials and important starting points

Getting support, where to find examples

Application Lifecycle and Hooks

Development issues, module basics and classpath issues, and information about RCP/Platform application configuration

Mavenized Builds

Configuration: How Modules Install Things

When There Are Multiple Ways To Do Something...

Actions: How to add things to Files, Folders, Menus, Toolbars and more


Key Bindings

Lookup

Files and Data Objects

Converting between common data types and finding things

Editor and Edited Files

File Management (within the IDE/Application)

Module System

Nodes and Explorer

Tasks and Progressbar

Command Line Parsing

Threading

Creating a Custom Programming Language

Settings

Window System

Dialogs API

XML Multiview API

Project Handling

Project Types

Also see BuildSystemDesign and ProjectGroups.

Saving

Versioning

Printing

HTML Browser

Wizards and Templates

Properties and PropertySheet

Output Window

Using Enterprise Resources from NetBeans module

Running and Writing tests

Branding your application

Authentication and Authorization in Platform Apps

Logging and Error Handling


JavaHelp

Look and Design

Deploying Changes through AutoUpdate and using Autoupdate API

Deployment using installers / NBI

Programmatic access to Java Sources

The following applies only to NetBeans 6.0 and later.

When things go wrong: Troubleshooting


Licensing Issues

Using Sounds

Contributor Agreement


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