Two Ways to Load A MindFusion Java Swing Library From Maven In a NetBeans Project

In this blog post we will look at two ways to load the Scheduling library for Java Swing from Maven using Apache NetBeans IDE. In our previous blog post we looked at how to add the library from a local *.jar file. Now we will load it interactively from Maven. MindFusion’s repositories on Maven can be found at https://search.maven.org/search?q=mindfusion.

In the sections below we will look on how to load the Scheduling library from Maven and use it in a:

  • Maven project
  • Gradle project

We test that the scheduling library was successfully loaded by showing a simple calendar:

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3 Ways to Add a Local JPlanner.jar to Your Project in Apache NetBeans

In this blog post we will look at 3 different ways to add the JPlanner.jar library to your project in the NetBeans IDE. The projects are:

  • Java Application with Maven
  • Java Application wtih Gradle
  • Java Appliation with Ant

We assume you have downloaded the JPlanner.jar either with the trial version of Scheduling for Java Swing or with one of the samples.

I. Java Application with Maven

Right click on the “Dependencies” node in your project tree and choose “Add Dependency”:


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Running JPlanner Samples with Apache NetBeans IDE

In this blog post we will show you how to open the sample projects that come with the MindFusion Scheduling library for Java Swing with Apache NetBeans IDE.

The samples for MindFusion JPlanner are available from two sources:

  • The download archive, which contains all samples in seperate folders. Each sample links to the planner *.jar file.
  • The samples page where the samples can be downloaded separately. Each sample contains the *.jar file of the scheduling library.

By default the sample folders cannot be opened as projects in NetBeans. You should import them with File -> Import Project -> Eclipse Project.

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Two Ways to Customize Form Captions in JavaScript Scheduler

In this blog post we will show you how to customize the captions that appear on forms in MindFusion Scheduler for JavaScript. You can use the same technique to change any string or format that appear on the UI of a calendar. We will do this through the localization files. Here is a screenshot from the final application:

When you download the trial version of the JavaScript scheduler or the JavaScript pack you will see a folder called “Localization”. There you have JSON and JS files that represent the captions and formatting strings of the UI for the calendar. They can both be used to customize the calendar.

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