Widget states, border property and more

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Hi there! It’s time for a new update. The main feature of the latest version is the support for widget states.

Widget states allow you to show that a widget is disabled, focused or selected where appropriate. For example you can show that a text field has the focus or that a button is disabled:

Widget states

Another useful addition is the border property. It allows you to turn on and off the border for Panel, List, Table and Tree widgets.

Eclipse 3.5

I’d like to talk a little about the upcoming release of Eclipse 3.5, codenamed Galileo. I’ve spent some time testing and fixing small problems that appeared under this version. I am happy to say that WireframeSketcher is ready for Eclipse 3.5.

An important addition in Eclipse 3.5 is the new support for Mac OS X Cocoa. The Cocoa version takes advantage of the more modern API and it’s the future of Eclipse on Mac. However, being the first release, it’s not without its problems. There are issues that make certain features of WireframeSketcher unusable. My advice is to stick for now with Carbon and wait for the release of Eclipse 3.5.1 before making the switch.

Other changes

Here’s the list of other notable improvements that have made their way into this version. For a complete list of changes and bugfixes see the changelog.

  • The Browser widget now has a new look and an address can be specified using a second line:
Browser widget
  • New document and transport icons:
New document and transport
  • New look for the Slider widget:
Slider widget
  • The Table widget now accepts space characters instead of removing them. Use this to adjust column sizes by adding extra spaces.


As usual to update to the latest version of WireframeSketcher just use the Eclipse update manager.