New Scout version 10 released
The official Scout version 10 has been released as part of the Eclipse simultaneous release 2020-03 and is now publicly available. In this article we highlight some of the new features such as the new web tool stack, support for IntelliJ IDEA and versatile enhancements in the UI section. The complete release notes can be found here.
New Web Tool Stack
Support for IntelliJ IDEA
We are happy to announce Scout support for IntelliJ IDEA, which combines the power of IntelliJ and Scout and gives you more flexibility in choosing your favorite development environment.
However, as this is the very first version of the IntelliJ plugin, not all features that are available in Eclipse are available in IntelliJ yet. The current set of features supported by release 10 can be found in the “What’s New” section in the plugin description. We are working towards closing the gaps and bring your favorite Eclipse features to IntelliJ as well. More features will come soon.
Scout’s widget library becomes more powerful and stable with every new release. A lot of small improvements and bugfixes have been made for release 10, but here are some of the highlights in the UI section:
Visualize table data as tile grid
The table now allows to toggle between the regular view, where data is presented as table rows, and a tile grid, where data is presented with different types of tiles, like a business card or a pie-chart as shown below.
Close, move and resize popups
The popup has now similar features than a classic modal dialog. There are new properties to control if a popup is closable, movable or resizable. This makes the popup more versatile and allows to use it as a lightweight replacement for old school dialogs.
GroupBox with menu bars in title
Additional to the existing possibilities to position a menu-bar in a group box, it’s now possible to position a menu-bar in the title area, which is neat when screen space is scarce.