How to Debug

Highlighting the Bounds of the Widgets

When designing a UI, it can be pretty convenient to highlight the bounds of each widget. Here are some cases where it helps:

  • Verify if the layout fits the expected design.
  • Set the outlines (margin, padding, border).
  • Check the alignment of the widget content inside its bounds.

Setting the ej.mwt.debug.bounds.enabled constant to true will add a rectangle overlay over each widget and container. For more information about constants, see the Constants section.

By default, the rectangles around the widgets are magenta. But their color can be adjusted by modifying the ej.mwt.debug.bounds.color constant.

Here is an example of a xxx.constants.list file with the result in an application:

Highlight widgets in a list
Highlight widgets in a wheel