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To continue the theme of improving the development experience in the simulator, you will find a few new features landing on Friday.
Firstly, we have added a new property sheet that shows you the value of all of the properties of the selected component in the component tree. This is useful for checking whether a container is scrollable, or what text property of a button is set to, or pretty much anything else you’d like to know about a component’s state.
The above screenshot shows the property sheet in the right panel, displaying properties of the selected label.
Currently the values are read-only. Editing support will be added soon.
The property sheet includes all properties that have a public accessor. For some classes, there can be an awful lot of properties, which can be unwieldy to sift through, so we have included the ability to filter them, with a query.
JavaDocs button to the toolbar of the
Properties panel that will open the JavaDocs for the class of the currently selected component.
-javadoc.jar files that accompany Maven packages.
If JavaDocs are not available for the specific class of the selected component, it will traverse the superclass hierarchy until it finds a class that does have JavaDocs available.
Now, you can trigger a revalidation directly in the simulator by right-clicking the container’s node in the component tree, and selecting
Revalidate from the context menu.
More To Come
We’re not done yet. You’ll see more improvements trickling in over the next couple of weeks. If you have any pet requests, you can post them in the comments, or in the issue tracker.