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GUI builder

Software that lets a programmer or user develop a graphical user interface by dragging and dropping icons from a toolbar onto the interface window and editing them with graphics tools. Behind the scenes, the GUI builder generates the necessary programming code to implement the interface. Either a stand-alone program or part of an application development system, GUI builders are a primary component in modern programming environments. See GUI and application development system.
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The alternative to writing programs with Lab VIEW, C++, or Visual Basic is to use a GUI builder program.
According to the company, NetBeans 5.0 IDE, released in February 2006, provides comprehensive support for building Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) applications and includes such new features and as the NetBeans GUI Builder (Project Matisse).
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