years of programming, I have taken up interest in the programming
language called Java with the IDE programming environment called Netbeans
I have been
programming computers for a little over 25 years, and my favorite
languages have been Pascal, Visual Basic, REALbasic, and now Netbeans
Java. I am
interested in RAD (Rapid Application Development). Over 99% of all
of my programs are highly business and technically based. Java is
a very powerful open language.
became obsolete, and this facilitated my change to Visual Basic.
After the complete format change of Visual Basic from 6.0, REALbasic was
the closest alternative. After a while, I noticed there was alot of code
available for Java Netbeans. So I tried it and liked it.
offers many benefits, including the ability to make executable files on
the three major Operating System (OS) platforms (Windows, Linux and
has been increasing the base of programmers by providing many examples
and implementing many new and exciting features. Since I have been
programming in Windows (albeit some DOS) based systems for so many
years, and so many of my colleagues have this operating system, I am
required to follow the masses.
who program on Windows, I will be developing more free examples in the
future. The most requested samples I see is that which works with
Examples (freeware source code)
JComboBox Example - Download and uncompress
this zipped file. Open the Netbeans Java IDE and open this project.
It provides two simple methods of populating a ComboBox in the Netbeans