You do NOT need Eclipse. You can use the classes by themselves. For the layout,
just put "jgoodies-forms.jar" (or something like that) into your classpath. The "forms"
jar contains the layout classes.
The article is little bit hidden, but here it is (you should skim through it so you get the
And here how it would look to layout some stuff:
FormLayout layout = new FormLayout(
“pref, 4dlu, 50dlu, 4dlu, min”,
“pref, 2dlu, pref, 2dlu, pref”);
JPanel panel = new JPanel(layout);
CellConstraints cc = new CellConstraints();
panel.add(new JLabel(“Label1”), cc.xy (1, 1));
panel.add(textField1, cc.xyw(3, 1, 3));
I didn't use the "look" package for look & feel. But there should be some info on their
web site as well.