Instantiations WindowBuilder Moves Java Swing and SWT Interoperability Forward

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WindowBuilder Pro 4.0 Includes Support for Building Mixed SWT and Swing Java User Interfaces; New JGoodies FormLayout Enables Creation of Elegant Swing Form Windows

Instantiations, Inc., a leading provider of advanced Java development solutions, announced today that it has released WindowBuilder Pro 4.0, the enterprise Java development product that supports both the Eclipse-based standard widget toolkit (SWT) and Sun’s Swing component technology in a single solution. With the new 4.0 release, WindowBuilder allows SWT and Swing components to be mixed so that Swing widgets can be embedded into SWT windows. Also new in version 4.0 is support for the popular JGoodies FormLayout that enables creation of precise and flexible Swing form windows.

"The availability of a powerful tool like WindowBuilder proved instrumental in our department deciding to use Java on the client," said Dimitry Fayerman, Sr. Consultant, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. "Before we discovered WindowBuilder the perception was that high quality java clients could be created but the development effort was prohibitive and only few highly skilled developers could do it. WindowBuilder changed that perception."

WindowBuilder provides a rich visual design environment that includes intelligent layout assist, drag-and-drop, direct property editing and widget morphing. Developers can select from a complete set of layout managers as well as SWT, JFace, AWT or Swing controls to create rich client platform (RCP) applications. WindowBuilder Pro installs into any Eclipse-based development tool, including Rational Application Developer, and provides a sophisticated, easy-to-use Java GUI construction environment.

"We found WindowBuilder very easy to use," said Adam Crow, Managing Director - DCLABS Pty Ltd. "As Australia's largest remote managed Linux Server company we are constantly looking for ways to be efficient and save time. WindowBuilder helped us do just that."

The complete product line, which includes WindowBuilder Pro, SWT Designer and Swing Designer, offers developers the choice of creating Java user interfaces with SWT, Swing and now a composite of both. The visual designer in WindowBuilder enables complex user interfaces to be created in minutes by eliminating hours of hand coding. WindowBuilder ensures that Java developers create high quality software in record time at reduced cost.

Pricing and Availability

WindowBuilder 4.0 products are available immediately for Eclipse 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, Rational Application Developer 6.0 and WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0, 5.1 running on Windows 2000/XP or Linux/GTK2. The price per developer for WindowBuilder Pro is $299, SWT Designer is $199 and Swing Designer is $199. For additional information and pricing please contact our sales department at (800) 808-3737 or by email at sales@instantiations.com. The products and free full-feature evaluations may be downloaded immediately from the company’s web site at http://www.instantiations.com/windowbuilderpro.

About Instantiations

Instantiations, Inc. provides leading edge software products, services and technologies for Java. Through our industry partnerships with IBM and Eclipse, Instantiations ensures that our products integrate seamlessly with the latest development environments and platforms. Instantiations is a member of the Eclipse Foundation and offers a line of products for Eclipse, IBM Rational and WebSphere Studio Java development tools. Based in Portland, Ore., Instantiations was founded in 1997 by a team of internationally recognized pioneers in the field of component software technology. Instantiations can be reached at (800) 808-3737. More information may be found at http://www.instantiations.com.

WindowBuilder, EclipsePro and CodePro are trademarks of Instantiations, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

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