February 23rd, 2018

Bindows IntelliJ Plugin Update

The Bindows Plugin is an indispensable addition to all Bindows developers that use JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA code editor. See my previous blog for more information.
We have just released beta 3 of the plugin and it has many advantages over the first version. So let me tell you about all the nice new features that have been added.

Support for Bindows 3.0
The code completion for Bindows ADFs has been updated to reflect the API changes of Bindows 3.0 and many other improvements have been made to the schema.

Cross platform support
The plugin can now be used in both Mac OS X and Windows environments with Linux support soon to follow. On the Mac I noticed something really cool today that we might put into an upcoming version. If you have Parallels installed with Windows, you will be able to launch your Bindows application in Internet Explorer in Coherence Mode from within IntelliJ IDEA. So you are not just limited to Firefox.

Easier to setup
You no longer have to care about where the plugin jar file is installed as you don’t have to include the logging library manually in your application. This is all done for you behind the scenes when debug mode is active. Just activate debug mode and you will be able to use those BiLog.out statements.

Live templates included
We now have several Live Templates bundled with the plugin. With the help of Live Templates you can create classes, ADFs, event handlers etc. in the blink of an eye. JetBrains added a feature that enables us to access the current class and method from within the Live Template. For example; the template called blog2 prints the following:

BiLog.out("L:15 ClassName:methodName: " + "message");

All you have to type is the message.

And more…There are also many small improvements and bug fixes such as, pause button, server port option with automatic client side matching, support for multiple IntelliJ IDEA instances renamable Bindows distributions, UI rearrangements and more.

Visit our plugin page at Plugin page.

You should also check out the release notes upon new versions here: Release Notes.

Johan Lund - The Bindows Team

2 Responses to 'Bindows IntelliJ Plugin Update'

  1. 1Johan Lund
    July 28th, 2007 at 2:25 am

    Some IntelliJ IDEA versions seem to display the wrong, older version b2 in the plugin manager. The correct version should be b3rev1 or later. If that is the case for you it is always possible to manually download the plugin from JetBrains repository here: http://plugins.intellij.net/plugin/?id=1428
    Drop that jar file in the plugin directory of your IntelliJ IDEA’s installation directory.
    Its a good idea to first uninstall any previous version of the plugin from the plugin manager.

    I really hope this isnt needed but at least you know how to handle it if you run into this problem.


  2. 2Johan Lund
    July 28th, 2007 at 3:19 am

    Ok, I had a chat with JetBrains and it seems that if you have IntelliJ IDEA 7087 or later it will display the version number correctly. Thats the minimum version we are recommending anyway so its all good. :)

    You get the EAP versions of IntelliJ IDEA here:
    http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/IDEADEV/Selena+EAP


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