Swing Looks ...Great (Part II - Substance)

Substance is a free (BSD) look and feel and comes with many skins and configuration options.

It is easy to install and configure. I used substance even for NetBeans in the past.

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does substance work with netbeans platform?
think it is broken, or?

Posted by horst on November 30, 2010 at 01:38 AM CET #

Substance has shown troubles at correctly detecting when a code block runs or not inside the EDT.
Code blocks from SAF, proved to run inside the EDT, made Substance to throw exceptions, as if it were executed out of the EDT.

Since several NetBeans code blocks seem to create Swing components out of EDT, Substance used to throw exceptions, and refused to correctly load up, or work fine.

I believe that were the main reasons Substance support for NetBeans stopped long ago.

Posted by Carlos Hoces on November 30, 2010 at 01:58 AM CET #


the substance support stopped around NetBeans 6.1,

thanks for your feedback!,


Posted by adam-bien.com on November 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM CET #


You can find a 5.2 Substance-Version for NetBeans under this URL:


br, josh.

Posted by Aljoscha Rittner on November 30, 2010 at 01:10 PM CET #

Additional information: It was created by me for NB 6.7.1, but it should work with 6.9.x

Only the Tabs are a little bit ugly. I need to ask Toni for a Tab-Display-Delegate implementation

br, josh.

Posted by Aljoscha Rittner on November 30, 2010 at 02:03 PM CET #


cool - didn't knew that. A perfect task for Toni :-)

thanks for the contribution - used that a lot under Vista,


Posted by adam-bien.com on November 30, 2010 at 03:58 PM CET #

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