1st March 09:43
New ULC Visual Editor for Eclipse 3.0.1 available
Canoo releases drag-and-drop user interface editor for Eclipse and
Canoo has announced that it has released ULC Visual Editor 3.0 for
Eclipse 3.0.1 (http://www.canoo.com/ulc/products/ulcvisualeditor.html).
ULC Visual Editor is a "drag-and-drop" user interface designer for
UltraLightClient and Eclipse 3.0.1. Using this new editor, Java
developers can visually compose rich, desktop-like graphical user
interfaces (GUIs) for enterprise web applications within the Eclipse
Build Rich Internet Applications Visually
The newly enhanced ULC Visual Editor helps developers to visually
design web applications with Canoo's Java library for Rich Internet
Applications, UltraLightClient. The ULC Visual Editor is based on
Eclipse Visual Editor 1.0.1, which uses the Java Beans component model.
Using the new visual class wizard, developers can easily create
reusable user interface dialog components: an added benefit for
prototyping and large-scale GUI design. In addition, direct editing of
text and title properties on the canvas and in the Java Bean Tree, and
events on ULC widgets are now supported in the new version.
While editing a visual class within Eclipse, the ULC Visual Editor
displays the UltraLightClient widget set in a palette. The palette
lists ULC containers, components and menus. To build a user interface,
a container is added to the canvas by drag-and-drop, and the required
ULC widgets are positioned in the container.
UltraLightClient is a library to build Rich Internet Applications (RIA)
in Java. Using this standard Java library, developers achieve
unprecedented productivity in providing rich, responsive graphical user
interfaces (GUIs) for enterprise web applications within J2EE and J2SE
infrastructures. UltraLightClient builds on available developer
know-how by following the Swing API, yet shields the developer from the
complexities of client/server code distribution by taking care of the
code split and optimizing communication. Application releases are
deployed on the server only. The user interface is handled by an
application-independent Java presentation engine distributed as an
applet to a browser, to Eclipse RCP, or via Java Web Start. See Key
to find out how ULC compares with other technologies.
ULC Visual Editor 3.0 requires the following software:
* Eclipse 3.0.1
* Eclipse Visual Editor 1.0.1
* UltraLightClient 5.2.1 or higher
* JRE 1.3.1 and higher
A developer license for ULC Visual Editor 3.0 is available for purchase
at the UltraLightClient website and costs US$ 499.- per developer seat.
A free evaluation license is available for 15 days.
A developer license of UltraLightClient costs US$ 1495 and includes
free runtime distribution on any number of servers. A free evaluation
license may be obtained for 30 days.
The ULC Community (http://ulc-community.canoo.com) provides a platform
for ULC developers to share useful extensions, add-ons and integration
snippets. All code contributions are free. Contributions for Eclipse
* Eclipse IDE Integration plug-in
* Eclipse RCP Integration plug-in
For more information about Eclipse 3.0, the Eclipse consortium,
open-source community and royalty-free downloads, please refer to
Canoo (http://www.canoo.com) is specialized in object-oriented,
J2EE-based software, delivering solutions for business applications and
products for software development. The software company is based in
Basel, Switzerland and is participating in the Eclipse Visual Editor
project. Canoo's GUI designer is the first software tool that is based
on the Eclipse Visual Editor project.
The Canoo product range includes UltraLightClient, a software library
for Swing-based Rich Internet Applications; WMTrans, a software library
for language ****ysis and generation; and Webtest, an open-source,
XP-style functional testing tool for Java-based web applications.