where is matisse or how to convert the files?

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    I had n the past myeclipse for spring, I created projects using matisse for the forms.
    Now I updated my licence and I have myeclipse enterprise….. I was surprising when I discovered matisse was not there anymore and all my forms not usable anymore.
    How we can install a matisse in myeclipse enterprise or if it is not possible, how to make my old forms available?


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    Hi Marco,

    We’re moving away from Matisse, in favor of Window Builder (called “Swing Designer for MyEclipse” in our product component), which doesn’t require the form files and allows editing using only the Java source. Help for this is in the product help under WindowBuilder Pro User Guide. There is some rationale behind this move in responses by Scott, in this forum topic.

    So, you should be able to open the Java source file, containing the forms code, by right clicking on the Java file and selecting WindowBuilder Editor.

    Note, however, that although the 2013 installer doesn’t configure Matisse by default, it is still available by going to Help->Choose Components, opening the Enterprise category on the left and double-clicking “Visual Swing Designer for MyEclipse” before clicking the Apply Changes button. Note, also, that if you use WindowBuilder to alter the GUI code, then you will not be able to go back to the Matisse editor. Though this may not matter to you, you might be advised to take a backup of the project (or have the ability to load the earlier version of the source), if you think you may want to revert to Matisse for some reason.

    This change is briefly mentioned in the Release Notes that are in the in-product help, under MyEclipse Learning Center->Notes->Release Notes->MyEclipse 2013.

    I hope this helps and apologies for this change not being clearer.

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