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Create a subclass of TopComponent. Design it just as you would a JPanel (hint: in NetBeans, use the JPanel template to create a new JPanel with the form editor, and change the parent class to org.openide.windows.TopComponent.

Create a simple subclass of javax.swing.AbstractAction and add it to the main menu. Implement it to open your component:

public class MyAction extends AbstractAction {
   public MyAction() {
      putValue (Action.NAME, "Open My Component");
   }

   public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae) {
      new MyComponent().open();
   }
}

Eventually, you will probably want to have your module use the declarative XML API to install your components; the above advice is good for testing.

TopComponents are part of the Windows API.


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