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What do the Dates Mean?

The supplied dates indicate when the API change was made, on the CVS trunk. From this you can generally tell whether the change should be present in a given build or not; for trunk builds, simply whether it was made before or after the change; for builds on a stabilization branch, whether the branch was made before or after the given date. In some cases corresponding API changes have been made both in the trunk and in an in-progress stabilization branch, if they were needed for a bug fix; this ought to be marked in this list.

Index of APIs

Incompatible changes by date

Fuller descriptions of all changes can be found below (follow links).

Not all deprecations are listed here, assuming that the deprecated APIs continue to essentially work. For a full deprecation list, please consult the Javadoc.

All changes by date

Changes by version

These API specification versions may be used to indicate that a module requires a certain API feature in order to function. For example, if you see here a feature you need which is labelled 1.20, your manifest should contain in its main attributes the line:

OpenIDE-Module-Module-Dependencies: $codebase > 1.20

Changes by affected class



Details of all changes by API and date

Look And Feel Customization

Support for dark theme fro Metal and Nimbus look and feel.

Jan 31 '13; API spec. version: 1.32; made by: saubrecht

When using Nimbus or Metal look and feel then system property netbeans.plaf.dark.theme=true will switch to dark color theme which nicely fits to 'Norway Today' editor color schema.

New look and feel customizations for Windows 8

Nov 27 '12; API spec. version: 1.30; made by: saubrecht

New look and feel customizations for Windows 8

New functions for getting foreground text color and color shifting

Jun 26 '12; API spec. version: 1.27; affected top-level classes: LFCustoms; made by: wbrana

new functions:
static String getHexString(int color)
static String getTextFgColorHTML()
static Color getTextFgColor()
static Color shiftColor(Color color)
static Color getForeground(AttributeSet a)

It is now possible to customize application-specific UIManager keys and values.

Jun 30 '11; API spec. version: 1.22; affected top-level classes: Startup; made by: saubrecht

Read more about the look and feel Customs branding property.

It is now possible to brand name of Look And Feel

May 6 '10; API spec. version: 1.16; affected top-level classes: Startup; made by: jtulach

Read more about the Look And Feel branding property.