Cookies are a design pattern used to add behaviors to existing data object and nodes, or to separate implementation from the main object.
NetBeans uses nodes to represent JavaBeans or other property containers, formed into a hierarchical tree.
to allow convenient way of registering BeanInfo search path.
to allow convenient way of registering property editors.
ChildFactory.createKeysbetter supports incremental display
An implementation of
ChildFactory.createKeys may now
List.add a number of times and return true at the
end, while still displaying keys incrementally.
NodeOperation.showCustomEditorDialog method that shows a modal dialog for given property
just like when the [...] button in property sheet is pressed.
Children have a new createLazy(Callable<Children> factory) method, that can be used to provide a lazy children implementation. Callable.call() is called just when node's children are really needed.
Read more about the implementation in the answers to architecture questions.
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