Using Ignition as Swing GUI Designer

I really dislike most Swing GUI designers that I’ve used, but I think Ignition is fairly awesome at it. Is there any way I could deserialize an Ignition window/resource from designer and get basic information from components/layouts?

Probably not in any way that’s useful to you. Vision uses a custom layout manager; even if you could get the components and layout constraints out in some useful way, they won’t do you any good.

Vis-a-vis Swing, I highly recommend ditching visual designers and going all in on programmatic Miglayout. It’s the last layout manager you’ll ever have to use - as soon as you get over the learning curve.


I figured as much but worth asking! Good advice Paul I’ll run through a couple tutorials here!

Wow, nice call with MigLayout, looks really nice and simple.