December 11th, 2017

Bindows Tools - New plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 9

As many of you might already know we have a plugin out there called ”Bindows Plugin”, that help with development of Bindows applications in IntelliJ IDEA. JetBrains changed a number of things in IntelliJ IDEA 8 which broke our plugin. To be honest, we haven’t had the time to fix it and soon IntelliJ IDEA 9 will be released with even more changes introduced. Most notably, JetBrains dropped its support for internal browser windows and we used several of those in the Bindows Plugin.

So we built a new plugin from scratch. It’s called Bindows Tools and you install it normally from the plugin manager inside IntelliJ IDEA. It is a facet that you attach to your project module and includes features such as:

- live templates
- code completion for Bindows xml
- ADF launcher
- support for switching between multiple Bindows distributions (or toolkits as we call them now)
- customizable html launcher files also allows for launching InfiView applications
- cross platform support (Windows, Mac and Linux)
- multiple browsers support

In addition to this, JetBrains has added some great new JavaScript and Bindows aware features since IntelliJ IDEA v7.

To try the plugin, download IntelliJ IDEA v9 ultimate (ideaIU-90.xxx).
The pre-release version can be found here: http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/IDEADEV/Maia+EAP

The plugin homepage in JetBrains plugin repository is here: http://plugins.intellij.net/plugin/?id=4503

And our page with information about the plugin can be found here:
http://www.bindows.net/documentation/tools/intellij_plugin/

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