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I am looking to create a step by step introduction/wizard guide to help users create a job on my application.

For example, they will told what to click, and will be asked what actions they would like to take next etc.

Framework or library that aides this? What do you call this wizard/step-by-step workflow in software?

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do you want a guide/tutorial or a wizard? those are two completely different things –  Ryathal Jan 31 '12 at 19:11
wizard that asks for user input on each specific stage. –  Kim Jong Woo Jan 31 '12 at 19:19
What UI technology are you using? Swing, SWT, ...? –  ftr Mar 15 '12 at 10:20
I am using Swing –  Kim Jong Woo Mar 15 '12 at 23:14

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I have used Netbeans, and they have a wizard API. It allows static/dynamic steps. It is fairly flexible as uses standard swing actions to handle events.


You could easily use standard swing panels/frames. It is trivially easy to convert a swing based application into a Netbeans Platform application (so NB platform handles windows, resizing and other boilerplate). [Tutorial to port is available at http://platform.netbeans.org/tutorials/nbm-porting-basic.html ]

Perhaps, you can evaluate it and see if it is a good fit. I haven't tried to use only the wizard api outside the NB platform. Perhaps, you can send a query on the mailing list, and someone might be able to help you out.

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