Choose Run In the previous section, you bound properties of two standard Swing components that you added to your form from the Palette. However, to do so, you have to perform a few steps to make the IDE's features for generating the binding code for that bean available.
You can take either of the following approaches to making the IDE's binding features available for a bean: The example in the first section of this tutorial shows a straightforward binding with some default behaviors.
Before binding a component to data from a database, you need to have done the following things: This section shows you how you can bind data to JTable, JList, and JCombo Box components.
To add a database table to a form and automatically generate a JTable to display the database table's contents: The Beans Binding library (as of version 1.2.1) does not have a Detail Binding class that enables you to specify how to derive the display values for the JCombo Box. One approach is to write a custom cell renderer, as shown below.
If that is the case, you can use the Advanced tab of the Binding dialog box.Below is a list of the synthetic properties added by the beans binding libraries: The selected element of a JList; notifies of all changes.If there is a JList Binding with the JList as the target, the selected element is reported as an element from the binding's source list.If there is a JTable Binding with the JTable as the target, the selected element is reported as an element from the binding's source list.Otherwise, the selected element is reported as a map where the keys are composed of the string "column" plus the column index and the values are the model values for that column.This guide is an overview of the main aspects of beans binding in the IDE.At its most basic, beans binding is a way to connect bean properties without using event listening and handling code.When binding in the GUI Editor, you initiate a binding on the target and then you declare the source in the Bind dialog box.In this case, since the JSlider comes with a default range of values, we will use it as the source.And keeping values of different bean properties in sync (such as the value of a JText Field with the rendering of a visual bean) required hand-coding of listeners and event handlers.The beans binding library simplifies and standardizes all of this.