Inside the JBuilder OpenTools API
Chapter 13 - Status Pane and Message Pane

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The IconTips example makes use of the Status Pane in JBuilder to display explanations of the icons used in the Structure Pane for Java (and other) nodes. Just point to the icon and its description appears in the pane.

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IconTips.jpx   The project file for this tool
IconTips.html Project notes
classes.opentools The OpenTools manifest
IconTipsActivator.java This class adds the listeners below to new instances of the Structure Pane for Java, HTML, XML, and IDL files
IconTipsListener.java This class listens for mouse movements over the Structure Pane and then describes the entry being pointed to
IconTipsJavaListener.java Subclasses IconTipsListener to explain Java structure nodes
IconTipsHTMLListener.java Subclasses IconTipsListener to explain HTML structure nodes
IconTipsXMLListener.java Subclasses IconTipsListener to explain XML structure nodes
IconTipsIDLListener.java Subclasses IconTipsListener to explain IDL structure nodes
IconTips.jar The packaged tool

The ConsoleDisp example sends information to the Message Pane. It is set up as a command-line option, responding to -consoledisp, and redirects standard and/or error output to a tab within JBuilder when invoked.

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ConsoleDisplay.jpx   The project file for this tool
ConsoleDisplay.html Project notes
classes.opentools The OpenTools manifest
ConsoleDisplay.java The command-line option that redirects the console output to a Message Pane tab
ConsoleDisplay.jar The packaged tool

Valentino Kyriakides' Memory Monitor OpenTool for JBuilder 7 and 8 and for JBuilder 9 and 10 can display the memory graph in the Message Pane.

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