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3249326
3249326 Member Posts: 6
edited Jul 10, 2016 8:26PM in New To Java

JavaBeans

I am learning Java from this tutorial

Lesson: Quick Start (The Java™ Tutorials > JavaBeans(TM))

using the NetBeans IDE with the new updates.

My problem is the Oracle tutorial screen shots and instructions seem to be from an older IDE.

Everything is fine until you get to this page

Wiring the Application (The Java™ Tutorials > JavaBeans(TM) > Quick Start)

The options list they show is not what appears on the IDE. "TEXT" is not an option.

Does anyone know a newer, correct source  for this fairly simple lesson?

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I am using Net Beans 8.1  IDE

Rigoberto
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  • Unknown
    edited May 31, 2016 7:54PM
    I am learning Java from this tutorial
    Lesson: Quick Start (The Java™ Tutorials > JavaBeans(TM))
    using the JavaBeans IDE with the new updates.
    

    What 'JavaBeans IDE with the new updates' are you talking about?

    I have never heard of any 'JavaBeans' IDE. Do you mean NetBeans?

    My problem is the Oracle tutorial screen shots and instructions seem to be from an older IDE.
    

    Seem to be? If you have followed the tutorial you would have seen this:

    This tutorial describes how to use NetBeans version 7.0.
    

    That raises a few questions:

    1. Are you using NetBeans? (rather than 'JavaBeans')

    2. What version of NetBeans are you using?

     The options list they show is not what appears on the IDE. "TEXT" is not an option.
    

    Ok - but we have NO WAY of knowing what list DOES appear unless you post a screen shot. You need to SHOW US:

    1. WHAT you do

    2. HOW you do it

    3. WHAT results you get

    Also tell us, step by step, what you did for each step of that tutorial.

  • 3249326
    3249326 Member Posts: 6
    edited Jun 1, 2016 12:49AM

    [ I am using Java Bean 8.1 ]

  • 3249326
    3249326 Member Posts: 6
    edited Jun 1, 2016 1:09AM

    ... make that Net Beans ...

    Oracle seems to have no tutorial for the 8.1.

    I guess I will save the 8.1 and look around for the 7.0 just to learn it.

    Maddening "improvements" make tutorials useless.

    [Sorry, edit feature on this page seems broken or is timing out]

  • Jiri.Machotka-Oracle
    Jiri.Machotka-Oracle Member Posts: 5,078
    edited Jun 1, 2016 4:15AM

    This: https://netbeans.org/kb/docs/java/quickstart.html claims to be for 8.0 and this page: https://netbeans.org/kb/index.html seems to be dedicated for 8.1

    Rigoberto
  • Unknown
    edited Jun 1, 2016 11:09AM
    [ I am using Java Bean 8.1 ]
    

    I've never heard of Java Bean. Are you SURE you aren't using NetBeans?

    Post the link to where you downloaded it.

  • 3249326
    3249326 Member Posts: 6
    edited Jun 2, 2016 7:47PM

    Yes ... all above is about NET Beans (lack of sleep, sorry!)

    Since the tutorial is for 7.0 and not my version I tried

       uninstalling

        switch to NetBeans 7.0.1 that I downloaded

        It fails to load entirely when installed ... then blinks off.

        I tried turning off everything, browser etc. (browser had the tutorial page on it) in case of a conflict. No good. Same with reboot. Figured my download may have had a glitch so I uninstalled and re-installed it. No good. So I figured the file (from Oracle website) has a problem.

    uninstalled that...

        switch to NetBeans 7.0  that I downloaded from non-Oracle site.

        Same deal.

    It seems to begin to load OK and after giving a status note at the bottom "loading cached objects" it blinks off.

    I found this bug report that describes my problem --

                Startup degradation at "Loading cached objects..."

                http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201201

    I have saved NET Beans 8 (which work OK) for later re-install. But I would like to run the older version so I can get through the tutorial.

    It is worth it to fuss around with this older version as this tutorial is for beginners and is better for my level to learn from.

  • Unknown
    edited Jun 2, 2016 9:20PM
    I have saved NET Beans 8 (which work OK) for later re-install. But I would like to run the older version so I can get through the tutorial.
    

    Well - I just downloaded 8.1 and went through the tutorial and 'text' appears just fine in the list.

    I suggest you take another look at the tutorial and make sure you followed ALL of the steps to select the action.

    Rigoberto
  • 3249326
    3249326 Member Posts: 6
    edited Jun 6, 2016 7:08AM

    Thanks for checking for me.

    I did slow down and try again  twice. On 8.1 version it had a wrong screen grab/wrong drop down list of options  at about the 4th step called "Wiring" ...

    http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/javabeans/quick/wiring.html

    After Connection Wizard the "Action Performed" portion was a different list.

    I cannot get the 7.0 or 7.0.1 versions to load after scrubbing version 8. So I am back to 8.1 version.

    Your link looks very good.

    I will drop my previous plan (of trying out NB7.0) and forge ahead.

    I found this -

    https://platform.netbeans.org/tutorials/nbm-quick-start.html#application

    Thank you for all your help!

    My searching on the Oracle site was not as useful as this fiorum for coming up with the page I needed.

  • Unknown
    edited Jun 6, 2016 12:01PM
    Thanks for checking for me.
    I did slow down and try again  twice. On 8.1 version it had a wrong screen grab/wrong drop down list of options  at about the 4th step called "Wiring" ...
    http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/javabeans/quick/wiring.html
    
    After Connection Wizard the "Action Performed" portion was a different list.
    

    Well - the list in 8.1 is EXACTLY what it is supposed to be with 'text' in the list.

    We can't help you since you don't seem to want to SHOW US:

    1. WHAT you do

    2. HOW you do it

    3. WHAT results you get

    All you keep doing is TELLING US what is NOT there.  You have to SHOW US what is there.

    pastedImage_3.png

    See 'text' in the list above? See the 'Target Components' lists as 'jLabel1'?

    All I did was follow the EXACT steps on the link page you just posted.

  • 3249326
    3249326 Member Posts: 6
    edited Jun 7, 2016 1:10PM

    Thanks for all your help ... I got the whole lesson to work today!

    Before... the word "TEXT" wasn't on the list... but I think it was just an issue with scrolling.

    By fooling with the  7.0 version I had to uninstall ver. 8 and when I re-installed it today  the entire drop down list shows,  (as shown in graphic above) matching the tutorial and my project works!  

    Before I couldn't even  get the app to pop up (broken code).

    It might not even have been a bad install on the IDE. It could be I didn't see that scrollbar on the side.

    Anyway ... thanks to this forum I have a new set of tutorial options for when I finish this.

    I will spend my time fooling with this big amount of options in the Swing Components pane.

    I need to know this vocabulary better for what these items are.

    I have only worked with text boxes in JavaScript before.

    Thanks again everybody!

    PROBLEM SOLVED!

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