Borland JBuilder Personal questions...

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by bungrider, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Hi guys,

    I'm using JBuilder for the first time, and there are two things that I'm having trouble with...

    One, when I have a form in design mode, and I place a button on the content pane, I can't figure out for the life of me how to drag it around and place it on the form. It will only allow me to specify whether I want it centered.

    Two, is there any way to get an object's attributes to drop down after you type a dot? (I've been using MS VStudio.NET for C# and it does this, which is a great feature for a newbie).

    If not, then maybe someone can recommend a good IDE for the novice programmer (free or to buy).

    Thanks in advance,
  2. for a novice programmer, Delphi might be even better. As to your questions, there are Borland newsgroups dealing with any of their products, so you may want to subscribe to them to have these and many other questions answered.
  3. zltrader


    You need to change the form's layout to XYLayout to drag the button in it around.

  4. Ninja


    Here are some free IDEs. I haven't used them so I don't know if they are suitable for beginners. Since they are free you can test them easily though. is a very popular IDE for several programming languages (former IBM product). is open source based on the former SUN Java IDE

    And then there is SUN One, formerly named SUN Forte for Java. There should be a free community edition somewhere on or Couldn't find it when I just searched for it. At least there is a 30day trial version though.
  5. zltrader


    The proper import statement has to be there before the attributes/methods drop down will work. For example, you have to have "import java.util.Vector" statement in the file in order to have Vector's attributes listed after you type a dot after a Vector object.