I'm looking for some pointers for doing reconfigurable guis, much like Eclipse or Visual Studio let you drag around and rearrange all the various windows so you get a layout that you like.
I've got an app ( picture
) which I'm converting to Swing, but I'm finding that I need lots of different mini-windows, similar to how Eclipse has lots of displays for projects/packages/classes/overview/etc. and I need at least two or three more than what I've got in that picture. The only support for this in Swing that I know of is the JToolbar stuff, but from past experience that tends to get horribly confused as soon as theres more than one 'tearable' window, and relies on BorderLayout (so you can't stack windows either).
Is there support for this in Swing somewhere? Maybe an additional library I've missed? I've only just ported this lot over to Swing, I don't particularly like the idea of converting to SWT just to get this feature, but it looks like I may have to...
Edit: Netbeans seems to have this kind of behaviour, what in the heck is it using? It doesn't look like the JToolbar stuff I remember using.